Business networks are slowly warming to the thought of startups. For many years it has been undeniable that startups have brought great value to business and the world, but how to incorporate them in an ecosystem of 50-100+ year old companies, each with tens of thousands of employees, has proved a challenge.
NextRise 2021 brought together everyone involved in the startup ecosystem in Korea. One of those startups that visited, was Alto.
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.
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.