Kadho is a company that develops and distributes language-learning products (games and e-books) designed to help young children learn sounds associated with 12 major languages. With a focus on education, the team behind Kadho knew Korea’s shared focus meant a huge market opportunity. They shared their thoughts on why it is important to consider industry… Read More


Unnyhog is a startup involved with mobile and PC games production. With their goal of penetrating the Korean eSport market, participation in K-Startup Grand Challenge was only natural. “You need to have a strong reason and a plain explanation of why you want to come to Korea” – they say. For those unfamiliar with Asian,… Read More


Imagga is a Bulgarian startup that develops image recognition technology. The transformative results of the K-Startup Grand Challenge 2016 program were best seen at Demo Day; Imagga’s demonstration showcased amazing product development, helping them emerge as one of the overall winners. Chris Georgiev, founder and marketing director of Imagga, shared his experience during the journey… Read More


How has the K-Startup Grand Challenge improved since last year? How successful were the startups that participated in 2016? Erik Cornelius from G3 Partners answers these questions and explains the overall benefits of the 2017 program for those who aren’t yet familiar with it.… Read More


“Why Entrepreneurs Come To South Korea – And Why They Don’t” is the topic tackled by tech reporter Elaine Ramirez in her recent Forbes article. She interviews a number of the participants in last year’s program as well as some of the organizers this year. If you’re considering applying, this one is a must read.… Read More


Hi Everyone!  Just for a quick recap, we create awesome sound experiences for the audience at events. In August, we were selected within the Top 40 at K-Startup Grand Challenge. Since then, we have been working closely with Ministry of Science and Technology, South Korea & Actner Labs (an accelerator in Korea) for realizing SoundRex in… Read More


Malaysia startup YouthsToday.com has bagged $33,719 (MYR150,000) in grants and investments at the K-Startup Grand Challenge — an acceleration program for foreign startups by the Korean government. The local startup, which is a portfolio company of venture capital firm Gobi Partners, connects students to corporate sponsors for events. Valued at more than $1 million, they… Read More


“If we want to stop distracted driving, we have to eliminate the need for people to actually look at the screens on their phones,” says PK Mishra. That’s why his startup came up with a rotary dial which, paired over Bluetooth with its app, allows drivers to attend to what’s happening on their phones without… Read More