Runway to RISE Seoul Coming in June!

RISE is Coming to Seoul

RISE will be coming to Seoul for the first time ever!  They have partnered with 500v2 the organizers of Startup Festival 2017 to bring Runway to RISE Seoul.  Runway to RISE gives an opportunity to early-stage startups (those that have raised less than $200,000) to pitch at RISE on their BREAKTHROUGH stage on Day 3.  The winner of the BREAKTROUGH stage will win an Alpha stand at Web Summit in early November.

Runway to RISE is traveling to 8 cities in Asia to pick the best early-stage startup from each country.  Each startup will represent their country at RISE Hong Kong (July 9-12th 2018).  Those 8 winners will compete on the BREAKTHROUGH stage.

The 8 cities this year will be:

  1. Seoul
  2. Tokyo
  3. Shanghai
  4. Beijing
  5. Taipei
  6. Singapore
  7. Bangkok
  8. Hong Kong

Who will represent Korea at RISE Hong Kong?  Applications to compete at Runway to RISE Seoul will be starting soon.  RISE and 500v2 will choose 8 Korean startups to pitch at Google Campus Seoul 6/14.

The winning Korean Startup will get:

  • 3 free tickets to RISE
  • 1-day exhibition stand
  • Request investor meetings
  • Access mentors and investor database
  • Access to exhibition floor on all 3 days
  • Access to workshops, pub crawls and all talks.
  • pitch on the BREAKTHROUGH stage.

(Please note: this is a separate event to PITCH on Center Stage and being an Alpha startup.)

RISE Hong Kong

RISE is produced by the team behind Web Summit.  In only 6 years, Web Summit has become Europe’s largest tech conference which last year attracted 53,000 attendees from 136 countries around the world.  RISE will bring together people from the world’s biggest companies and most exciting startups to share their stories and experiences.  They will be joined by major global media, hundreds of VCs and thousands of attendees for the three-day event.

This is an opportunity that every early-stage Korean startup needs to take advantage of.  Finally RISE is coming to Seoul, let’s show them what Korea is all about!

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 Email = 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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