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Mission and Vision


At Accelerate Korea, we specialise in bridging ecosystems across international borders by developing opportunities between Asia, Europe, and North America, acting as a catalyst within the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

We support start-ups and SMEs in their desire to grow and expand, learn, and access opportunities while creating new opportunities with the support of the government, the media, and private industry leaders. We also support governments and private organisations to fulfill their ecosystem development, innovation, and R&D mandates.


It is our mission to support the healthy and rapid development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem as a whole and to promote the Korean ecosystem globally.
We aim to maintain healthy neutrality, believing that in order to build strong ecosystems we must work together. We strive to deliver a quality and premium service, and are open to partner with all public and private organisations who share a similar vision and mission.


In three major stages, Accelerate Korea supports and works with various organizations and startups to grow, invest, and educate.


We develop custom programs for public and private sectors, along with running our in-house programs.

Our Programs


We support late stage Seed, early Series A and SMEs with our plug-n-play Venture Builder Solutions sharing resources and talent.

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Ongoing relationships with startup clients towards supporting their fundraising and global market expansion.

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Programs & Events

  • TechCrunch’s legendary meetup + pitch-off event is coming to Seoul!

  • Get ready for the Start Up Energy Transition Award 

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  • The “Cheil – Asia Fintech Think Tank” at its Seoul HQ connects the leaders of Korea’s FinTech community with the German banking group ‘VR Net-World’.

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  • Tomorrow’s India was created and is being managed by Global Social (India) Foundation, a not-for-profit company. Tomorrow’s India Global Summit will be held in Korea collaborating with Accelerate Korea, a co-organizer of the event.

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  • BETAPITCH | SEOUL is a demo-day like event where startups are given 5 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes to interact with Judges. BETAPITCH | SEOUL is the first BETAPITCH in Asia. The winner of Betapitch also gets a chance to compete in BETAPITCH | GLOBAL.

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  • Accelerate Korea is acting as Hello Tomorrow Korea, the official Hello Tomorrow Curator and Ambassador.
    The Hello Tomorrow Conference takes place in partnership with the Asian Leadership Conference 2017.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE will challenge the world to reimagine what we can do with CO2emissions by incentivizing and accelerating the development of technologies that convert CO2 into valuable products. These technologies have the potential to transform how the world approaches CO2 mitigation, and reduce the cost of managing CO2.

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  • Join GlobalHack’s first $1 Million Hackathon in St Louis, USA this Oct 21-23, 2016
    Take part in this global hackathon and develop innovative software solution to solve world’s civic technology problem.

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Accelerate Korea also provides direct business services and consulting to startups and other organizations. These services generally cover Public Relations, Client/User Acquisition, Global Market Entry & Support, and Fundraising.


Public Relations

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.

Previous Programs & Events