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Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Mike Herrington (center), head of the GERA, and Kum Gi-hyun (right), KEF Secretary General, pose for a photo after signing a sponsorship agreement between GERA and KEF in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February this year.
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Meeting
15 August 2017 - 11:15am
The Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation (KEF) announced that the general meeting of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) for next year takes place in South Korea in February 2018 based on the...
The exports by Korean venture companies rose 16.0% to US$9.98 billion in the first half of this year from the same period of the previous year.
Contributor to Exports
14 August 2017 - 12:45pm
Korean venture companies’ exports this year are expected to chalk up double-digit growth in seven years. According to the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) on August 11, exports by Korean...
Amie Kaufman (left) and Jay Kristoff, internationally bestselling authors of science fiction novels.
Story-based Simulation Game
3 August 2017 - 6:45pm
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, internationally bestselling authors of science fiction novels, will visit South Korea on August 7 to attend a production press conference of a domestic game developer....
The Korean government will add a total of 870 billion won (US$783 million) in a new fund of funds.
Promoting Small Businesses
27 July 2017 - 12:30pm
The Ministry of SMEs & Startups and the Korea Venture Investment Corporation announced on July 26 that they add a total of 870 billion won (US$783 million) in a new fund of funds. This has to do...
The Ministry of Small and Medium Venture Business was established as the National Assembly's General Assembly passed the Government Organization Act on July 20
Gov’t Reorganization
21 July 2017 - 11:45am
The new ministry’s core business of is to bring out an innovative economy centered on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and venture start-ups by correcting the nation’s economic structure...
From left: AEB IT Specialist Fedor Akimov and Paycock CEO Kwon Hae-won
Simpler Platform
12 July 2017 - 9:45pm
Paycock, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Center, a major Korean government agency under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), announced July 12 that it has signed a...
The Korean pavilion at the Echelon Asia Summit 2017.
Strengthening Networks
6 July 2017 - 2:45pm
The Gyeonggi Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (GCCEI) announced that it helped Korean top startups participate in the Echelon Asia Summit 2017 held in Singapore for two days from June 28...
Attendees of Startup Garden 2016  Program
Startup Garden 2017
4 July 2017 - 1:30pm
The Small and Medium Business Administration (SMBA) and Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation (KEF) announced on July 3 that they will run “Startup Garden 2017” international exchange program, which...
Lim Jung-wook, managing director of Startup Alliance Center, makes a presentation about the domestic startup ecosystem at the Startup Ecosystem Conference held in the Venture Maru at Jeju Technopark on June 22.
Ready for Fourth Industrial Revolution?
26 June 2017 - 11:15am
As the fourth Industrial Revolution, which brings up new technologies and services such as artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous vehicle and fintech, has been spreading, some experts have pointed...
A total of 2,838 companies in Korea received venture investment between 2012 and last year, which led to approximately 30,000 new jobs during the period.
Fruits from Investment
20 June 2017 - 12:00pm
According to the Small & Medium Business Administration (SMBA) of Korea, a total of 2,838 companies in the country received venture investment between 2012 and last year, the investment led to...
The K-ICT Born2Global Center signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Internet Initiative Development Fund (IIDF) in Moscow, Russia to promote start-up foundation in both countries and their start-ups’ global projects.
Promotion of Startups in Russia
14 June 2017 - 8:15pm
The Born2Global Center, a Korean start-up support organization, announced that the center has signed a joint protocol and an MOU with the Skolkovo Innovation Center and the Internet Initiative...
Six judges from Korea, Singapore, Japan and Thailand, and two DEPA personnel.
Startup Demo Day in Thailand
8 June 2017 - 12:00pm
The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) of Thailand hosted the Digital Startup, one of the biggest demo days in Thailand on June 6. It took place at Central Embassy in Bangkok. In the event, 40...


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