Go Seoul 2018

internationalization to SEOUL and TOKYO enabled by GIN and Advantage Austria Seoul

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GIN and Advantage Austria Seoul jointly provide Austrian later-stage start-ups the amazing opportunity to participate in the acceleration program goSeoul 2018 with a breakout session to Tokyo. Startups are supported on their internationalization plans with extensive hands-on experience by experts. The participants will be getting first-hand insights into the local market while GIN and Advantage Austria will connect them with corporates, distributers, development partners, investors or any other relevant stakeholder of the local start-up community, which is of relevance for their progress.

The goSeoul program will take place from 30.04. to 15.05.2018, followed by a break out session to Tokyo from 16.05. to 20.05.2018

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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' partner: 


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.

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Application closed! If you are interested in our goAsia programs, stay tuned, information is announced regularly.

You can currently apply for the goSingapore 2018 program, which will be taking place from  25 June - 13 July 2018. 

Selected Startups

PDF profiles of the participating startups 

Complete goSeoul 2018 startup brochure 

Program Outline

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.

Carina Margreiter, GIN Program Management

Please contact Carina Margreiter for more details.

Annamaria Andres

+43 57755 1312


Carina Margreiter

+43 1 501 75 259


Jan Arpe

+43 5 775 513 20