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Heads of seven Korean startups pose at Uppsala Innovation Center (UIC) in Sweden on Dec. 8 (local time).
GCCEI’s Startup Acceleration
12 December 2016 - 1:15pm
The Gyeonggi Center for Creative Economy and Innovation (GCCEI) announced that its incubated seven startups participated in a pitching event held at the Uppsala Innovation Center (UIC) in Sweden on...
Navdy’s head-up display is showing a car navigation service.
Harman’s First Acquisition
8 December 2016 - 10:30am
Harman, a US-based company recently acquired by Samsung Electronics for US$ 8 billion, invested in a US head-up display start-up. This is the first investment move by Harman since Samsung’s...
Chinese capitals are actively pursuing investment opportunities for domestic virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) start-ups.
Cautions Needed
7 December 2016 - 11:15am
Giant Chinese capitals are actively pursuing investment opportunities for domestic virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) start-ups. On the contrary, Korean venture capital (VC) firms is...
Number of Venture Companies by Approval Category
Never Able to Stop
5 December 2016 - 5:15pm
Jobless growth has been continuing in South Korea. During the past three years, the country recorded a coefficient of employment of 0.35 and 0.17 in response to an increase of one billion won (US$900...
Winner Yoon Sang-won, CEO of Castec Korea.
Recognition of Great Contributors
5 December 2016 - 5:00pm
The Venture-Startup Expo will encourage and praise venture start-ups which performed greatly in 2016. The Korean government will recognize them by giving awards: Silver Tower Order of Industrial...
An image of Venture Startup Expo in 2016.
Venture-Startup Event
5 December 2016 - 4:45pm
With an eye towards strengthening the global capabilities of Korean venture start-ups, the Venture-Startup Expo 2016 has been held by the Small and Medium Business Administration at COEX C Hall on...
Chonbuk National University President Nam-Ho Lee (left) and Cafe24 CEO Jae-Suk Lee pose for a photo after signing an MOU on Dec. 1 to nurture young entrepreneurs who want to launch an e-commerce business.
Fostering Young Entrepreneurs
2 December 2016 - 2:15pm
The global e-commerce platform cafe24 announced on Dec. 1 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chonbuk National University to nurture young entrepreneurs who want to launch an...
Naver has selected French audio technology company Devialet as its first European start-up to invest in.
Investment in EU Market
30 November 2016 - 1:45pm
Naver has selected its first European start-up to invest in, French audio technology company Devialet. The Korean search engine operator announced on September 29 that it will jointly make a...
KICOX President Hwang Kyu-yearn, left, and IBK CEO Kwon Seon-joo, right, pose at the MOU signing ceremony.
Support for Leading SMEs
24 November 2016 - 11:45am
The Korea Industrial Complex Corp. (KICOX) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) at the IBK headquarters on November 23 to jointly help small and mid-...
An image of the Venture-Startup Expo 2015.
Korea Venture-Startup
23 November 2016 - 11:30am
The Venture-Startup Expo 2016 will be held by the Small and Medium Business Administration at COEX C Hall from December 1 to 4. The Venture-Startup Expo will encourage and praise venture start-ups...
The ratio of South Korean firms established by those with a masters or doctorate degree increased from 18% to 35% between 2014 and this year.
Same Level as Silicon Valley
21 November 2016 - 11:15am
The Korea Startup Ecosystem Forum announced on November 16 that the ratio of South Korean firms established by those with a masters or doctorate degree increased from 18% to 35% between 2014 and this...
A Korea-based travel startup WAUG offers 1,400 activities including city tours, attractions, lessons and extreme sports online or via mobile across 40 cities in Asia.
Tour Booking Platform
18 November 2016 - 5:45pm
WAUG,(http://www.waug.co.kr) a Korea-based booking platform for tours and activities, has raised series A funding from Cognitive Investment and D.CAMP to expend its business globally. WAUG Travel...

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