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Korea’s Biggest Startup Tech Conference – Coming Soon!

Do you dream of starting your own business or being the next star in the Korean tech industry? With success stories of Korean startups such as Ticket Monster, Coupang and Kakao Talk, it’s no wonder that Korea is being talked about for its emerging startup ecosystem. Yet, outside of Korea, local startups have rarely had the same success they or their big brothers like Samsung and Hyundai have seen seen at home. WHY!?!??!!?

beSUCCESS was created with the mission to find out why Korean tech startups struggle outside Korea. Its core ambition is to promote Korean startups on a global stage and help overseas startups successfully come into Korea. With these goals in mind, beSUCCESS is organizing its 2nd annual tech/startup conference to bring together the global technology and startup community.

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The conference last year was a huge success, attracting partnership deals with major global tech conglomerates, such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Samsung, as well as over 350 startups and 1,500 attendees. The startups had the opportunity to meet with over 100 well-monied VCs and investors from Korea and beyond.

be INSPIRED: Startup Incubator

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This year, beLAUNCH will be held from May 1 through May 2 at COEX Auditorium with the theme: “Revolution”. beSUCCESS expects this year’s conference to have an even greater turnout with over 2,500 attendees. Moreover, they have already confirmed global CEOs and thought leaders as speakers at this year’s conference including Evernote CEO Phil Libin, Silicon Valley Bank Chairman Ken Wilcox, 500 Startups partner Christine Tsai and a host of domestic and global startup stars including the CEOs of Kakao Talk and Coupang. (See the full list of confirmed speakers at beLAUNCH here.)

be INVOLVED:  Startup Battle
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Are you up for a challenge? In addition to panels and speakers, beLAUNCH is accepting entries for their startup battle, which gives Korean developers an opportunity to showcase their startups/products in front of influential investors, media and a global audience. Do you have what it takes to win the Startup Battle? I definitely encourage you to take the chance…YOLO! (You Only Live Once ;) ).

If this sounds like something you’d like to attend or participate in, apply here: https://www.younoodle.com/podium/er/belaunch2013/enter.

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About the author by Anna C.

Avid fan of all things Korean whether it be technology, design, art or culture. I am always interested in finding and sharing the hottest innovations and trends originating from Korea. In my spare time you’ll find me roaming the streets of Seoul enjoying the beautiful scenes of the city that combines both the traditional and the new.

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  • http://twitter.com/JoseAntEsTejeda JoseAnt.EstevTejeda.

    I hope that many people go to that event, sounds fun and productive at the same time.