Mission and Vision
At Accelerate Korea, we specialise in bridging ecosystems across international borders, with our current focus being Euro-Asia and Korea Centric. It is our goal to act as a catalyst within the Start-up ecosystem. We aim to support start-ups in their desire to grow, learn and access opportunities while creating new opportunities for start-ups with the support of the government, the media and industry leaders.
It’s our mission to support the healthy and rapid development of the ecosystem as a whole and to promote the Korean ecosystem globally, all-the-while, making it friendly and easy to access for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a start-up.
We aim to maintain neutrality while delivering a quality and premium service while remaining open to partner with all public and private organisations who share a similar vision and mission.
KBLA Venture Forum Breakfast is a start-up specific event held every two months in which we select a startup to give a long-form pitch to the members of the KBLA in which they present their company, team, product and business model. Generally two hours long, this represents a wonderful opportunity for startups to go through the problem they are addressing in detail with experts and discuss their business.
Accelerate Korea is acting as Hello Tomorrow Korea, the official Hello Tomorrow Curator and Ambassador. As the official curator, we are sourcing early-stage scientific startups for the global startup competition, Hello Tomorrow Global Summit, held in October 13 and 14 this year.
As the official ambassador, we will be holding a Hello Tomorrow Summit in Korea early next year. It would be the first Hello Tomorrow Summit in Korea with the startup competition added to the main conference.
- Hello Tomorrow is an international, non-profit initiative that promotes early-stage scientific startups with an aim to solve major industrial and societal challenges Now in its third edition, the initiative has grown into a vibrant ecosystem that empowers scientists to transform innovations into world-changing products.
- BETAPITCH | SEOUL is a demo-day like event where 10 startups are given 5 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes to interact with Judges. The winning startups are brought to Berlin for a 3 month high-intensity acceleration program aimed at helping them build solid businesses in the European market. The winner of Betapitch also recieves 5000 Euro from hub:raum as well as a trip to Silicon Valley and the chance to compete in BETAPITCH | GLOBAL.
- Accelerate Korea: Student Entrepreneurs (AK:SE) is an organization within Accelerate Korea dedicated to supporting young entrepreneurs who are interested in becoming future business leaders and innovators. It supports students from the time they initially are inspired to follow the path of an entrepreneur all the way up to when they become the founder of their own successful businesses, and beyond. AK:SE supports students through Education, Events, Fundraising Support and Acceleration.
- AK:SE is about supporting, throughout their entire career, those who are keen to make a difference.
Accelerate Canada contains the two different customized Acceleration program. One is operating an acceleration program to bridge Korean startup to North America. Canada would be an ideal place for startups looking for market expansion to North America. The other is operating an acceleration program in Korea, which would be well-known as a ‘test-bed’, for Canadian startups to enter the Asian market with localization of the startup.
Through our team and partner’s resources we are able to offer Film Production, PR and Marketing support to Startups and SMEs targetting a Global English and / or Korean Audience. For select startups and SMEs.
International Business Support
Focusing on market research, design/brand localization, and foreign office / branch establishment, Accelerate Korea is able to provide start to finish assistance to startups and SMEs looking to expand internationally. Engagements are structured to suit.
Fundraising & Legal Support
Spanning from fundraising preparation, including deal. structuring to post-deal support, Accelerate Korea is able to provide all of the tools necessary to close a round of funding with the right partners and at the right valuation.
Brand Innovation Partnerships
As experts working with the startup community, we are able to assist companies who are interested in associating their brand with innovation, and to create a brand blueprint tailored to specific company identity needs.