Korean Startups Announced for Runway to RISE Seoul!

Korean Startups Competing at Runway to RISE Seoul

Runway to RISE Seoul has announced the Korean startups that will be competing at Runway to RISE Seoul for a chance to go to RISE Hong Kong and represent Korea on the Alpha Stage.  These Korean startups will battle it out at Google’s Campus Seoul on June 14th.  There are still limited tickets available (150).  Therefore, if you haven’t registered for a ticket please do so here.

Here are the Korean startups that will be pitching at Runway to RISE Seoul.

Open Education

Korean Startup Open Education

Open Education develops educational games that help build practical learning skills such as logical reasoning, short & long term memory, reading fluency, listening comprehension, problem-solving and visual processing.  They have the whole family in mind to help everyone at whatever language level or learning style.  Their products target young learners from as early as kindergarten through elementary school in an effort to make learning fun and interactive for the whole family.


Korean Startup Cashmallow

Cashmallow offers a minimal 1% service charge for all currency exchanges.  Furthermore, users will be able to exchange currencies anywhere and anytime via their mobile phones.  They offer 7-day customer support.  They also have affiliate stores where you can apply for cash withdrawal.  Local currencies are withdrawn without additional service fees.  Lastly, Cashmallow users can pay with a QR code scan at no extra charge.


Ziktalk is a new way to practice languages with native speakers anytime and anywhere.  It is a mobile app which lets language learners practice with native speakers from all around the world.  In addition, native speakers can teach using the live video through their smartphones.  Language teachers are available 24 hours a day in all time zones.  Therefore no matter where you are you can meet with native speakers all over the world.


Hauzd looks to change the property-buying experience.  No matter if it’s a residential or commercial project, Hauzd offers an amazing real-time user experience by creating an interactive 3D sales solution.  Furthermore, no programming is required.  Users just focus on the 3D modeling and Hauzd takes care of the rest.  Therefore users can make unique presentations which you can explore, manipulate, rotate, and zoom.  In addition, there is no need to have one code team for each platform.


Rezi helps students, professionals, and global job seekers build a resume to pass hiring systems quickly and easily.  Therefore, they offer a resume generator that is free, fast, and simple, making it easy to create new resumes without hassle.  Rezi offers 3 resume templates formatted to pass ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) hiring systems.  ATS is used by 90% of large corporations.  Furthermore, they also help with formatting and optimizing content to make sure your resume passes the ATS standards.


Puerlla is a direct-to-consumer e-commerce company that has complete control over the quality and price of their own products.  They have great partnerships to offer the best price possible.  All cost breakdowns can be seen for each item on their product page.  Low prices are possible because there are no retail markups, no offline stores, no import costs, and no expensive ad expenses.  All items are made by artisans and designers based in Seoul.


STRIX offers a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform that manages distributed energy resources (DER).  They offer a microgrid which is a next-generation power system that applies modern technology to the traditional unidirectional power grid.  Users are connected to the system by applying IoT devices and can utilize their DERs with minimum cost and time.  STRIX connects to customer’s DERs and energy market to monitor and provide real-time data.  Based on the customer’s preference, their system automatically operates their assets to efficiently consume electricity.


Cloudbric is a decentralized universal security platform that is comprised of three security components that will change the way you look at cybersecurity forever through the power of the blockchain.  One of those components will feature a CLB token rewards system for users that help contribute to the growth and advancement of Cloudbric’s new universal security ecosystem.

John Yoon

John Yoon is the Editor in Chief at Startup Radar, Organizer for Startup Festival 2017, Head of Operations Korea at EOS Asia and the Global Marketing Director for Foresting.io. Email = john@startupradar.asia if you are interested in guest contributing and helping the Korean startup ecosystem. Wechat, Kakao, and Line user ID is jswy315

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