Across Asia Alliance – Reshape Roadshow Seoul 2019

Reshape Roadshow Seoul is coming this week!  Korea boasts a strong economy and a hard-working talent base of innovative entrepreneurs, making Seoul a prime spot for Korean startups.  Therefore, startup investors from all across Asia have taken notice.  The total amount of investment in startups in Korea is at an all-time high and 2019 could be the biggest year to date.  Furthermore, industry experts predict over $3.3 billion in investments towards startups and SMEs for 2019.  Most of the push comes from the Korean government’s plan to support startups and SMEs by creating a $4 billion venture fund for two straight years.  In addition, Across Asia Alliance continues to further connect startup entrepreneurs with investment partners through their continued Investor Roadshow called ReShape Roadshow Seoul.  This time the investor meetup will take place at the GRAND HYATT in Seoul on September 5th-6th.

ReShape Roadshow Seoul 2019

ReShape Roadshow Seoul 2019The investor meetup will bring in more than 100 participants from 50 different institutions.  Some of the top accelerators in Korea will be there.

Accelerators

Those looking to partner up with some of the top enterprises in Korea should not miss out on this meetup.

Enterprises

  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • LG CNS
  • Welcome Finance Group (Welrix Capital)
  • Dell Korea
  • LG Uplus
  • Mando
  • Sema Translink
  • Hanssem
  • LG Electronics
  • CJ Corp
  • Daehan Steel
  • Hugel
  • Lamdeitech
  • BNVIIT
  • ITCEN
  • NTELS
  • OnNetMNS
  • Infobank
  • Hansol Inticube

Reshape Roadshow Seoul AAAIn addition, financial institutions, VC firms, and private equity firms in Korea and across Asia will gather at the meetup to share cross-border investment cases, listen to pitches, and network.

Financial

  • KB Kookmin Card
  • BNK Securities
  • KB investment
  • Synergy IB Investment
  • Hyundai Card
  • Korea Credit Guarantee Fund (KODIT)
  • Meritz Securities

Venture Capital/Private Equity

The Korean startup ecosystem’s growth was contributed by support from the Korean government.  In addition, municipal agencies, public sector organizations, and private entities have helped many startups in Korea create, develop, and market innovative products and services.  Therefore, these organizations not just fund and mentor the startups but also offer key skills to turn their ideas into a reality.  Korean Universities have also joined in the effort to strengthen the Korean startup ecosystem.  Furthermore, here is a list of some of these organizations you can meet at ReShape Seoul 2019.

Municipal Agencies & Universities

  • Seoul Business Administration (SBA) – Seoul Startup Hub
  • Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
  • Sookmyung Women’s University
  • Center for Integrated Smart Sensors (CISS)
  • Incheon Creative Economy Innovation Center (Incheon CCEI)
  • Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
  • Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI)

Furthermore, Herald Business, Aving News, and Venture Square will also be at the meetup for those looking to get more exposure for their startup.

Schedule for Day 1 of ReShape Roadshow Seoul (September 5th)

Day 1:  Morning Session (10:00 am – 12:00pm) – Conference

*Registration begins at 9:30 am and networking time will be held until the beginning of the event.

Investment & Exit Experience and Plan in Seed-stage Startup

What exit experience and future plans do accelerators have in early-stage investment?  Therefore shared experiences from…

  • Bigbang Angels
  • Bluepoint Partners
  • the Invention Lab
  • CNT Tech and Infobank

Luncheon

Lunch at Reshape Roadshow SeoulNetwork with your peers over lunch.

Day 1:  Afternoon Session (13:30 – 18:00) – Conference

Cross-border Investment Cases (13:30 – 14:45)

Investors will share the cross-border investment cases of foreign startups.  The partners and fund managers from LB Investment, SEMA Translink, Kingsley Ventures will participate as panelists.  In addition, the global investment institutions from Hong Kong and Malaysia will share their perspectives and cases.

Reshape Roadshow Seoul – Coffee Break (14:45 – 15:15)

Coffee and NetworkingHad an intensive day of series of events?  Coffee breaks will be provided for networking and relaxation.

Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Cases, Open Innovation & Investment (15:15 – 16:00)

As open innovation through startups has expanded in Korea, large corporations are now ready to expand their venture investment through the establishment of venture subsidiaries.  Furthermore,  LG, CNS, KB Kookmin Card will share their open innovation activities and investment cases.

Municipal agencies & Universities:  Startup Support & Cross-border programs (16:00 – 17:00)

Municipal agencies & Universities:  Startup Support & Cross-border programs will share their global innovation strategies on their technology innovation and government support programs.

  • Korea Health Industry Development
  • Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
  • Center for Integrated Smart Sensors (CISS)

Across Asia Alliance (17:00 – 18:00)

Global AAA Member Portfolio Startup’s Pitch – Escape X: a portfolio startup of AAA Member, SOSV.

AAA:  2nd Year Roadmap Announcement

Membership Announcement with UNIST, Infobank, KHDI, CISS, Bluepoint Partners, Invention Labs, KODIT, SBA, Synergy IB, Korea Angel Associations

Day 1: Dinner, Networking (@GRAND HYATT Waterfall)

Waterfall at Grand HyattDinner Networking will be held at an outdoor romantic dinner venue next to the Grand Hyatt’s spectacular waterfall garden setting and breath-taking views.

Schedule for Day 2 of ReShape Roadshow Seoul (Septemeber 6th)

Day 2:  Morning Session (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

*Two different sessions will be held.

Track A (@ Room Namsan 6) – Global Startups on Series A round pitch to VC

Pitch at ReShape SeoulExclusively selected by AAA member accelerators and on the Series A or later round funding will have pitch sessions.  In addition, around 8 startups will pitch.

Track B (@ Room Namsan 5) – TIPS Accelerator Member Council

TIPS Member Accelerators will hold a council meeting for the next year.  It is only for TIPS members.

ReShape Roadshow Seoul – Luncheon (12:00 – 13:30)

For the finale of the event, the luncheon will be held for networking

Venue:  Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul

Address:  322 Sowol-ro, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

*Parking is free for up to 3 hours with an Event Registration at the Event Desk.