Our upcoming and past events

Korea/France Tech4GOOD Summit 2019

At the occasion of the K-Startup Week - ComeUp 2019 festival (November 27th-29th) at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, the French Tech Seoul, FKCCI and Business France work together to provide you an exciting program*!

Focused on the concept of “Tech for Good” (technology for the benefits of all), we will gather French and Korean startups for: 

  • A dedicated pavilion gathering startups at the ComeUp 2019 festival
  • The French-Korean Tech4Good forum
  • Networking events
  • B2B Matching

*Schedule to be announced

What is ComeUP?

ComeUp 2019 is the biggest gathering for all stakeholders working in the startup ecosystem in Korea and believing technology can reinvent the way we do business and create a better society. ComeUp will the best moment to discover the Korean and French Tech4Good ecosystems.

The week will include numerous programs, such as lectures, panel discussions, IR, networking,
exhibitions, startup ecosystem tour, as well as joint private-public events.

Discover the program here: https://www.kcomeup.com/event/major_info.jhtml

Why Tech4Good?

 Recent technology innovation gave unprecedented opportunities to shape a better world and solve social, economic and environmental challenges.

The need to improve access to education, health care, and transportation or tackle gender inequalities and environmental issues is now urgent. In 2015, The UN created 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world.

Both French and South Korean governments understood the importance of supporting organizations that use technology to create a positive impact. Through this week, we provide the opportunity to exchange and find synergies between our startup ecosystems.


(may be subject to change)

(10:00 – 10:30) Registration & Coffee

(10:30 - 11:00) Opening Remark

(11:00 – 11:30) Keynote Speech “How Artificial Intelligence will Revolutionize Healthcare?”

  • Alexandre LE BRUN, Co-Founder & CEO of Nabla

(11:30 – 12:30) Panel Discussion – “The use of AI for Good”


(2:00 – 2:30 ) Startups Pitch Session - Discover French Impacts Startups

(3:00 - 3:30 ) Keynote Speech - "Harness the power of algorithms to address unemployment"

  • Paul DUAN, co-founder & Chairman of NGO Bayes Impact

(3:30 – 4:30) Panel Discussion – “Collaboration for Change – Positive Impact through Creative Cooperation and a Dynamic Ecosystem”

(5:00 - 5:30) Startup Pitch Contest - Discover Korean Impacts Startups


  • Date: November 27th (10 am – 6 pm)
  • Location: Academy Hall, Design Lab 3F @DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza), Seoul, South Korea
  • Language: English & Korean
  • Entrance fee: Free
  • More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/510570426155201/

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