May 29, 2014 On Our Blog

100 Startups in 10 Days: 6 Things To Know About Korea’s Startup Ecosystem

During my recent two-week trip to Seoul to judge at beLAUNCH (Korea’s TechCrunch Disrupt) and meet Seoul Digital Forum’s Global Hackathon teams, I was lucky enough to chat with 100 Korean companies. That’s 100 companies in 10 days! For some context, I am a Korean-born American who immigrated to the US from Seoul when I was 9 years old. Having been only back once in 2004, this was my first time seeing Korea in 10 years. What started out as just a great excuse to see my home country quickly turned into an eye-opening and surprising experience; I worked really hard to learn as much as I could in about the Korean startup ecosystem in just 10 days. I believe Seoul …


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