Weekly Roundup: Startup Events in Seoul August 18th to 24th

Young entrepreneurs are spoiled for choice when it comes to startup events in Seoul. Almost every day of the week, startups have the chance to come together and share their ideas. But, trying to keep up with everything that’s happening can get overwhelming. That’s why we’re putting together this weekly roundup so that all our friends can find out about the best startup events in Seoul.

Saturday 18th August

Summer Open House at Bitcoin Center, Korea

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Bitcoin Center, Korea is a community center in Itaewon which embraces all things Bitcoin, and connects developers, startups, and investors from the blockchain industry. The center isn’t always open to the public, but every Saturday they have an open house for non-members. The event features key speakers on different industry topics and ends with group discussions and networking.

Where: Bitcoin Center Korea, Itaewon (Bitcoin Center Korea, 13, Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil
Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04350 Korea, Republic Of)

Time: 3 pm to 5 pm

Cost: Free

Reservations: Not required

Tuesday 21st August

SSP Seoul Promotion Plan

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Seoul Promotion Plan 2018 is Asia’s largest scale animation and webtoon market. From Tuesday through to Thursday, companies will be pitching their webtoons and animations every day.

Where: Dongdaemun Design Plaza (281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul)

Time: From 9 am Daily

Cost: Admission based

Reservations: Must apply as an artist or business. Check out SSP’s website to keep up to date with the next event.

Everything of Foresting

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Join rewards based social media platform, Foresting, for a night of blockchain and content creation chat. The event will be held at the brand new Decentre Blockchain Cafe which serves as a place for the Korean community to learn more about blockchain and even has a crypto ATM!

Where: Decentre Cafe (105 Dongyang Building 2F, Bongeunsa-Ro, Gangnam-Gu)

Time: 7pm onwards

Cost: Free

Reservations: Check back for more info!

Wednesday 22nd August

Blockfesta (22nd to 23rd)

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Blockfesta is a 2-day blockchain conference hosted by Block Media and Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association to discuss the blockchain industry and the technology behind the 4th industrial revolution. The event will feature industry leaders and government officials such as the Mayor of Seoul and bitcoin.com CEO, Roger Ver. Businesses will be able to showcase their offerings at the exhibition and demonstration booths.

Where: SETEC (514, Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu)

Time: 9.30 am Weds to 6 pm Thurs

Cost: $30 USD for attendees

Reservations: Buy Tickets Online

World Blockchain Harmony Conference 2018

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This one-day blockchain event will feature speakers from the blockchain industry,  and give fanatics the chance to network with like-minded individuals. It’s hosted by Open Chain Global, a Korea-based blockchain community for people to come together and discuss cryptocurrency. They host various startup events in Seoul based on blockchain/ cryptocurrency.

Where: Janchun Stadium (Exit No.5, Dondae-Ipgu station: Line No.3)

Time: 2 pm to 6 pm

Cost: Free

Reservations: Register on Meetup

Friday 24th August

Puzzle Startup Networking Party

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Puzzleworks are hosting a networking party for entrepreneurs to come together and share their stories. This is a monthly event for startups in Seoul aimed towards business and startup owners to meet other inspirational people.

Where: A-Lounge (BF2 50, Apgujeong-ro 12-gil, Gangnam-gu)

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Cost: 15,000 won

Reservations: Check Meetup for more Info

Seoul International Imagination Industry Forum 2018

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The Seoul International Imagination Industry Forum is one of the world’s premier conferences for the most influential scholars and experts in imagination industries. The event will shine the spotlight on animation, game, cartoon, AR/VR, and more. It will provide professionals and students alike the chance to network and learn more about trends in the industry.

The event is part of Seoul Cartoon and Animation Week.

Where: A-Lounge (BF2 50, Apgujeong-ro 12-gil, Gangnam-gu)

Time: 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Cost: Unknown

Reservations: Check the Facebook Event for more Info

Leave a comment and let us know, which of these startup events in Seoul are you looking forward to this week?

Nicole Arnott
Nicole Arnott

Nicole Arnott is a creative copywriter and content strategist hailing from Glasgow, Scotland. She's helped develop meaningful content for start-ups in a wide variety of industries from blockchain to beauty, and health and wellness. She's currently a global SNS marketer for the SNS blockchain company, Foresting, and editor at Startup Radar.

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