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.


Bio & Health

EduTech & Lifestyle

Frontier Tech


Beauty & Fashion




(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/

Pitch Contest for Korean Impact Startups

French Tech Seoul, ChangeNow and KISED (Korean Institute for Startups and Entrepreneurship Development) come together to offer you the best chance to exhibit your solution at the first “World Expo of Innovations for the Planet” in Paris from January 30th to February 1st 2020, the gathering of the World’s leading innovations tackling the most pressing global issues.

Being selected is a unique opportunity to showcase your work in one of the most emblematic venues of Paris - The Grand Palais, Champs-Elysees - and offers international recognition among the leading forces behind the Impact wave.

Among the main themes of the Summit:

·       (Environment) clean air & water, secured & health food, sustainable & accessible energy, preserved biodiversity etc.

·       (Society) sustainable consumption & production, good health & well-being, quality education, peace & humanity etc.

3 Selected solutions will benefit from:

(First Place)

·       An exclusive exhibition corner for three days at the heart of the Summit

·       Premium access to ChangeNow B2B meeting application 

·       High visibility across various communication channels

·       3 full-access passes for your team

·       Flight ticket (Economy Class) for 2 people

·       Accommodation up to 2 people

(Up to 3rd Place)

·       Flight ticket (Economy Class) for 2 people

·       Accommodation up to 2 people

·       10% off on the booth and exhibition corner for three days at the heart of the Summit

Application Process

Call Opening : October 18th

Deadline : November 4th

Link: http://me2.do/IF6QfRAV

Program for all Startups

Selected startups will benefit from:

  • Booth for 2 days (28th-29th Nov)
  • Access to Pitch Contest in their category
  • Access to the networking and Business Zone
  • Plane Tickets for 2 peoples (economy)
  • 4 nights accommodation (27th to 30th Nov)

Startups selected as part of the Tech4Good Summit will also benefit from:

  • Invitation to the "France-Korea Tech4Good Forum" (Nov. 27th)
  • Exposure & Booth on Nov. 27th
  • Networking with Tech4Good & French Tech ecosystems in Seoul
  • Support B2B matching

> Deadline for Application > October 15th

> http://www.kcomeup.com/part/cont_info.jsp 

> RSVP to French Tech Seoul: frenchtechseoul@gmail.com