FRENCH TECH HUB SEOUL BECOMES FRENCH TECH COMMUNITY SEOUL


With more than 30 000 startups and 130 VC funds, the Korean ecosystem has raised 6 unicorns and many successful startups in high-tech fields such as AI, biotech and fintech. At the same time, France positioned itself as a real startup nation with funding booming since 2013 and key private initiatives such as the creation in 2017 of Station F, the world's largest startup incubator housing more than 1000 startups and corporate partners such as Naver, Facebook and Microsoft.

To bridge these ecosystems and encourage partnerships between France and Korea, the French Tech Hub was created in 2016, resulting in numerous MoUs signed and genuine interest of both innovation ecosystems to develop partnerships. To further accelerate this success, the French government now wishes for these hubs to be directly managed by and for startups: the French Tech Hubs become French Tech communities.

FRENCH TECH SEOUL COMMUNITY OBJECTIVES

The new French Tech Community in Korea, officially endorsed since April 2019, will allow us to create a real community comprised of French and Korean startups, creating business / funding opportunities on both sides and strengthening the ties between France and Korea with a focus on “Tech for good” innovations.

Develop networks between French and Korean startups and within the French / Korean tech startup ecosystems

Create business and investment match-up opportunities for startups in France and Korea

Strength in numbers:

Promote the ecosystems and the market opportunities on both sides 

MEET THE BOARD

Our board members collaborate to build and execute the strategy and objectives of the community. Composed of founders and executives of French-Korean startups, corporates, venture capital and accelerators, their diversity reflects the building of a true French-Korean community.

Bosun Kim

President

Co-Founder, Asiance

Alain Briez

Vice-President

CEO Asia, Germinal

Isabelle Morin

Community Coordinator

Ghislain Brun

Board Member

Co-founder, QoQoons

Sabrina Tachdjian

Board Member

Head of Blockchain Investment, Line Corp.

Janghyuk Lee

Board Member

CTO / Head of Seoul Office, Aligo

Sangyong Han

Board Member

Representative Seoul Office, Orange Fab Asia

Guillaume Parvaix

Board Member

Open Innovation Manager, Hyundai Motors Group

Jordan Monnet

Board Member

Co-founder, Head of AI & CPO, nr2

Enzo Gian

Board Member

Co-founder, Le Wagon Seoul

Solomon Moos

Board Member

Head of Asia Investment, Idinvest Partners