Korean Startups Need to Apply for Runway to RISE Seoul

Runway to RISE Seoul

If you ask most Korean startups or startups in general, they will tell you that the most challenging aspect of starting a startup is finding investments.  Raising capital can be time-consuming.  In addition, many don’t know where to start.  It is very difficult to get your startups name out there.  Therefore, Founders need to be very active and take every opportunity they can to meet as many investors as possible.  Runway to RISE Seoul will be one of the best opportunities for Korean startups to expand their network of investors.  Startups can grow their network not only in Korea but in Hong Kong and China as well.  Runway to RISE takes place June 14th.  All the information can be found on www.r2riseseoul.com.  Korean startups looking to apply for Runway to RISE Seoul please follow the link here.

500v2 will be hosting the Runway to RISE Seoul event.  Furthermore, 500v2, Web Summit, and Startup Radar will be looking to do more startup events in Seoul in the future.

Meet Investors

Many startups join pitch competitions not just for the prizes but also for the connections.  Runway to RISE Seoul will be live streamed on Facebook so Korean startups will not just be pitching to local investors at the event but to tens, if not hundreds of VCs and Angel investors.  You just need to catch the eye of just ONE of these investors and it would have made the event a success for your startup.

The winning team will have access to RISE’s mentor/investor database and will be able to request investor meetings at RISE Hong Kong.

Form Partnerships

This is a great opportunity to meet other startup founders who you can connect with, share ideas, ask questions, and even form partnerships.  There will be speakers from The Greater Bay Area for startups looking to expand out of Korea and into China or Hong Kong.

500v2, Web Summit, RISE, and Startup Radar hope all Korean startups apply to this pitch competition before June 1st.  The Web Summit team and 500v2 team will then select 8 startups.  Then those 8 lucky Korean startups will participate in the pitch competition at Google’s Campus Seoul on June 14th!

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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