Ignite Your Startup 2021

For Good Health and Well-being


Ignite Innovators and the Nakseong Venture Center invite you to participate in Ignite Your Startup 2021! This program will focus on helping startups with innovative products and services that can improve human health and wellness. This program will focus on helping startups develop market entry strategies that are aligned with Good Health and Well-being, which is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #3 to "ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages." 

Focus on the betterment of humankind has taken on increased importance with the recent, and still ongoing, COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change, social inequality, and environmental pollution are problems that present unique opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators to help build a better future.

All startups with a focus on health and well-being in Korea are encouraged to apply.

Participating startups will receive the following benefits:

  • Access to co-working space at the Nakseong Venture Center.
  • A one-year membership to Lighting Up Ventures including exclusive content and online office hours
  • Group sessions and one-on-one mentoring with a panel of experts in human health and wellness. 


The program will run from August 16th until September 27th.
All session will be online via Zoom.


Aug 7

Application Deadline

Aug 9 Admission Results Announced
Aug 16 Storytelling and Business Models
Aug 30 Impact-Driven Innovation for Health and Wellness
Aug 31- Sept 17 Group Sessions and One-on-one mentoring with Industry Experts.
Sept 13 Partnerships and sales channels.
Sept 27 Final Pitch


Just your time!


Will Wright

Will Wright - portrait

Patrick Lenehan

Patrick Lenehan - portrait

Joe Maier

Joe Maier - portrait

Vice President of Innovation,
Protective Life Insurance


Director of Ultrasound,
Emergency Medicine at California Hospital Medical Center


Corporate Strategy, Samsung
Green Beret Veteran


Devin Graber

Devin Graber - portrait

Jose Ramos

Jose Ramos - portrait

Mario Garcia-Lee

Mario Garcia-Lee - portrait

Chief Operating Officer,
Lighting Up Ventures


Program Director,
MIT Industrial Liaison Program


Chief Executive Officer,
Lighting Up Ventures


Apply Now!