On June 28-29, the Korean International Trade Association (KITA) and Korean Development Bank (KDB) held the annual NextRise global exhibition and conference, bringing together startups, venture capital firms, and established industry from all over the world. The event hosted 673 startups, 116 large and medium sized companies, and 42 venture investment firms. Science offices, embassies, and universities were also represented in large numbers. Along with 3 stages and multiple conference rooms hosting speakers from around the world, there was always something to keep attendees occupied.
Lighting Up Ventures is partnering with Ignite Innovators to bring you Ignite Your Startup 2021!
Following up on a successful 2020 “Ignite Your Startup in Kendall...
One week before NextRise, Lighting Up Ventures hosted a pitching workshop to help founders navigate the art of pitching and learn how to best present their company.
On day 2 of this year’s Swiss-Korean Innovation Week “Green Transition,” Swissnex will be organizing “Impact Makers: Social Entrepreneurship Game for Students.” This three (3) hour event is open to all students in Switzerland and Korea that are interested in entrepreneurship, social impact, and sustainability.
Swiss Science & Technology Office in Seoul is part of Swissnex and will host the Swiss-Korean Innovation Week 2021 with a focus on Green Transition. Today, more than ever, it is important to transition our economy to more sustainable patterns of production, consumption, and transportation. We can no longer ignore the impact that the private sector can has on the environment and on society. Attendees will be able to hear about practical solutions that are relevant, and sometimes unique, to the innovation networks and collaborations between Switzerland and Korea. The events will take place from June 1 to June 4, with some being open to the general public.
Lighting Up Ventures is proud to partner with the Swissnex Seoul team for two events during this week: Impact Makers and the Virtual Summit.
The World IT Show 2021, which is the largest ICT festival in Korea, is going to be held from April 21 to April 23, 10 am-5 pm at COEX. The Korea Ministry of Science and ICT is the host of this event, and the slogan of this show is "The New Normal, make IT yours!!". There will be various tech companies setting up the booth at the show, particularly showing their services and technologies related to Un-tact, AI&IoT, and ICT convergence service.
The Hanyang University startup support foundation is recruiting companies for their 2021 programs. These programs include potential access to funding, global accelerating programs, workshops, and more. Here are three programs they are running this year.
When we launched a little over a year ago, we had targeted the higher education market with workshops and content for early-stage entrepreneurs. At this time, our domain was set to www.lighthouse.ac to reflect the educational nature of our products and higher education targeting.
Hana Lee founded Melixir in 2017 to develop healthy, sustainable skincare products that are plant-based without any toxic chemicals. The company had successfully launched in South Korea, and by 2019 was available in the United States as well through the company's own website and through the Urban Outfitters online store. Hana and her team were planning to expand their activities in the United States, and they identified the Bay Area as their first foothold with US consumers. Hana had participated in YCombinator in her past role at Memebox and so was already familiar with customers in that region. How would they strategize their event to drive brand awareness?
Hanyang University Center for Global Entrepreneurship cooperation networks with startup founders and professional mentors by teaching the live on-site experiences and practical skills for students and entrepreneurs of early startups.
Lighthouse joined the Summer Global Accelerator and Global Advisory Board to help leverage the existing partnerships and resources with innovation ecosystems around the world.