Our upcoming and past events



YEi Start in France, started in 2005, is an accelerator designed to help tech startups to develop their project in France and grow their business in Europe.

It provides an intensive training in Paris and one free immersion week in France that will allow laureates to benefit from of an extensive customized business network and connections with the best resources in France in their fields. 

The competition accepts applications from startups incorporated in the US, Italy, South Africa, Finland ,Taiwan and Korea!


French Tech Seoul is glad to have the opportunity to select a few innovative tech startups from Korea and introduce them to YEI program. Each of the Korean startup selected to participate in the YEi Start in France accelerator program will be sponsored for one trip to France from Nov. 5, 2018 to Nov. 9, 2018.

The covered expenses include:

One roundtrip ticket (economy) to Paris from the Seoul;

Hotel Costs for one person including breakfast: 5 nights in Paris and another French region (as recommended by YEi Start in France);

Transportation between Paris and the other French region for one person (as recommended by YEi Start in France);


Criteria of eligibility:                               

Less than 30 employees

Less than 2M USD turn over in 2017

Any technology fields

Technological startups, which would benefit from partnering with French companies / research organisations

Motivated entrepreneur willing to spend one week in France (CEO or CTO)

Mature startup: at least with a prototype or a working app/service. Prefered pre-A or Series A startups

Korean based company


May 31: Online application deadline

July: Final announcement (3 startups selected for YEi programme in Paris)

Fill out the form and send it back before May 31st midnight online or to jonathan.lauerstumm@expertisefrance.fr

Past events

KISED Global Accelerator meetup, with creative Valley, June 29th 2018

Global Accelerator & Demoday, May 24th 2018

An opportunity to introduce the European and French startup ecosystem in Korea

AI & IoT French Tech Party with Dr. Luc JULIA, June 14th 2018

La French Tech Seoul was glad to welcome last week Dr. Luc JULIA, VP of Innovation at Samsung Electronics, for a FrenchTech Party. He shared his vision about AI and "intelligence of things". 

Event organized with the support of : Asiance, Business France Seoul Office, 디캠프 D.CAMP

Orange Demo Day + French corporates meet Korean startups, March 23-24 2018

Five French corporates (Airbus, Axa, Havas, Orange & Renault) had a "reverse-pitch" to introduce their initiatives towards Korean startups.

Sophie Cluzel' visit to Sogang Open innovation center, March 3rd 2018

Sophie Cluzel, the French Secretary of State for Disabled People, visited Sogang University’s Open innovation Center and met several innovative startups that developed technologies for disable people.

Benjamin Griveaux' visit to the incubator D.Camp + French Tech networking event, Sept. 22nd 2017

Data French Tech Night with Yann Lechelle, November 9th 2017

Yann Lechelle, COO of the French promising startup SNIPS, shared insight about data protection during a French Tech event.

French Tech AI rooftop Party with Alex Lebrun, July 4th 2017

Alex Lebrun, Engineering Manager at Facebook AI Research, gave a great talk about AI followed by a rooftop networking party at Asiance.

Open Innovation Seminar, Dec 8th 2016

Open Innovation has the potential to change how large companies and start-ups collaborate together.

Orange Demo Day, Sept 28th 2016

The 2nd promotion of Orange Fab Lab had its Demo Day !

La French Tech in Paris Region, July 4th 2016

The incubator Creative Valley signed 2 MoUs to enhance its collaboration with both SBC and KISED

Fintech Seminar, May 30th 2016

An opportunity to meet the vibrant fintech ecosystem in Korea