Runway to RISE Seoul: Korean Startup Open Education

Open Education Korea

Korean Startup Open Education Korea is an online and offline edu-game development company. They create, develop and sell games to teach fundamental skills, language, and coding. Open Education’s online products create an interactive classroom on the go, no previous language knowledge is needed. In addition, their offline products encourage listening, speaking and reading comprehension and face-to-face reinforcement of learned material both inside and outside the classroom.

Their best game might be Pooks an online/offline language game for the whole family.  Another interesting game is their coding puzzle game called Kindy Koding.  The game teaches kids the fundamentals of coding as well as valuable life and academic skills.  Kids will need to move around obstacles and barriers by using directional commands.  The quicker and more efficient the code, the more points they will earn.

Keys to Winning at Runway to RISE Seoul:

  • Focus on the importance of educating children not only in Korea but all across Asia.
  • Talk about the desire to expand to other markets.
  • Showcase Kindy Koding as well as Pooks.

Breakdown:

Open Education will need to show the judges that they are not just a Korea focused startup.  Teaching English through online games can be applied to any other country.  Therefore, Open Education has the potential to be a truly global company.  Furthermore, they need to show that they are looking to expand outside of Korea and the steps they need to take to get there.  There might be not enough time to showcase all their games but it would be wise to showcase Kindy Koding as the need for developers are in such high demand.  Getting kids interested in coding at a young age is something many parents will start looking into very soon.  Pooks their online/offline language game should also be included.

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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