Go Seoul 2018
GIN and Advantage Austria Seoul jointly provide Austrian later-stage start-ups the amazing opportunity to get one of the rare tickets for the acceleration program goSeoul and the breakout session to Tokyo. Work with experts with extensive hands-on experience on your internationalization plan, getting insights into the market and let us help you get in touch with corporates, distributers, development partners, investors or any other relevant stakeholder of the local start-up community, which is of relevance for your progress.
The goSeoul program will take place from 30.04. to 15.05.2018, followed by the break out session to Tokyo from 16.05. to 20.05.2018. You are back on time for the next Pioneers Festival in Vienna.
Seoul's business ecosystem is widely known for its country’s conglomerates Samsung, LG, KIA and Hyundai but it has also developed to be a place for start-ups to thrive. South Korea has grown to be a country, which provides excellent conditions such as institutional support from the government, a large number of investors as well as a market showing enthusiastic responses to start-ups.
In this target market, GIN works closely together with its' partners:
Tokyo's start-up ecosystem is growing at a rapid pace, with many expecting it to play an integral part in revitalizing the market. In recent years, innovation driven by the start-up ecosystem has become increasingly important for Japan. Traditional Japanese corporates have also become more aware of the need to cooperate with start-ups and have therefore made the market more accessible.
Then register for one of the 10 GOLDEN TICKETS TO SEOUL NOW!
Apply now (deadline 29/11/2017) for the three-week multidisciplinary internationalization program and connect with all relevant local stakeholders. Furthermore, you will get a tailor-made mentoring program as well as workshops on start-up facilitation models, venture capital funding, legal requirements and new venture marketing. Please note that your start-up should be later-stage, meaning beyond proof-of-concept.
Application closed! If you are interested in a goAsia program, stay tuned more information will be announced soon.
Following the application deadline there will be a Pitch Competition on the 4/12/2017. The event will start at 09.00 am and will be held at the Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (meeting room one) located at Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, 1045 Vienna. The participating startups will have 5 minutes time for their pitch.
08.30 - 09.00 REGISTRATION
09.00 - 09.05 WELCOME Michael Scherz, Head of Innovation, AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA
09.05 - 09.10 INTRODUCTION Ivana Bacanovic, Global Incubator Network
09.10 - 09.15 SEE YOU IN SEOUL (via Skype) Franz Schröder & Caroline Adenberger, Advantage Austria Seoul
Steve (Sung Tae) Ahn, Director, Institute for Startup KAIST
Kidae Lee, Managing Director, Startup Alliance Korea
Danny (Sang Yong) Han, Senior Manager, Orange Labs Seoul
09.15 - 09.20 SEE YOU IN TOKYO (via Skype) Marcel Rasinger & Arnold Ackerer, Austrian Trade Commission Tokio
09.20 - 11.20 5MIN PITCHES OF APPLICANTS followed by 2min of Q&A each participant pitches
11.20 - 11.30 Q&A
11.30 NETWORKING LUNCH
Moderation: Rafael Rasinger, Start-ups / New Corporates, AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA
Are you curious to find out what the program will look like?
In the first week, the focus lies on an introduction to the South Korean market, how to do business, found a company, negotiate and many other important aspects. Thereafter, you will be divided according your respective sectors and work closely on your internationalization road map with your individual mentor. In the final week, you will get the great opportunity to explore another vibrant ecosystem. Japan and its great market will be examined trough a breakout session to Tokyo.
The preliminary program will be available soon, stay tuned for more.
GIN refunds 60% of expenses for the acceleration program as well as accommodation and travel costs up to €7.000,- .
The participation fee per startup (to be paid to WKO) will be:
Please contact Ivana Bacanovic for more details.