Meet Korea’s Top Tech Startups: Google’s Global K-Startup Winners Hit London 5-9th Nov
South Korea: the most connected country on the planet. 100Mbps broadband is the norm (N.B. UK government, that is super-fast). The economy is growing at 6.1% and local industry giant Samsung has a combined turnover is larger than Apple, Google & Microsoft combined.
That infrastructure would make any startup’s mouth water. Just imagine the possibilities? Luckily, we don’t have to, Chinwag is delighted to welcome the winners of Google for Entrepreneur’s Global K-Startup program to London. The group are coming to London 5-9th Nov and we’re chuffed to be working with Google to show them the best of the city.
And there's two opportunities to meet, greet, network and find out more about the companies and the digital market in South Korea.
Global K-Startup is a competition for Korean startups in partnership with Korea Communications Commission and Korea Internet & Security Agency. Out of 250 applicant teams, 30 were selected and 6 lucky winners will be chosen to visit London for a week of networking, meeting with VCs and startups.
Chinwag are busy working with the Google for Entrepreneurs programme and laying on a weeks worth of activities for the group, including market briefings, pitch training, agency meetings, incubator tours and roundtables with industry experts.
Sign up to the below events and get a chance to meet up with the startups and the delegation from South Korea:
South Korea's Global K-Startups Pitch London
Tue 6th Nov, 6:30-8:30pm, Google Campus
It's pitch time. The winners of the Global-K Startup competition will be pitching their wares to a panel of judges from London's tech scene. Compare, contrast and learn about the startup scene in South Korea. Followed by drinks, nibbles and networking.
Seoul2Seoul - An Evening of Networking for UK and Korean Startups
Thu 8th Nov, 7-9pm, Venue tbc
What's the startup scene like in South Korea? What's it like to have 100Mbps broadband and high speed mobile access? What's the digital market like? Can you get funding in Korea? What are the opportunities and challenges?
Seoul2Seoul (OK, so we like a pun in a name!) is a chance to meet, network and chow down on some Korean BBQ whilst giving a chance for London and Seoul startups to share knowledge, swap stories and understand the ins and outs of the tech scene in each city.
N.B. Space is strictly limited and by invite only. Apply to come below and we'll let you know as soon as your space is confirmed.