The organising team at K-Startup Grand Challenge is extremely excited to announce that we have selected 80 global startups for the final round of assessments in Korea. After several weeks of online and local face to face assessments, 80 teams from 32 countries will be invited for on-site assessments at Global Campus in Seoul. The final round of assessments will take place at Startup Campus in Korea, August 17 to 21, 2016.… Read More


Korea’s bid to diversify its startup ecosystem by offering an  international acceleration program for foreign startups is exceeding all expectations. The K-Startup Grand Challenge drew applications form 2,439 startups from 124 countries. They are vying for one of just 40 spots in an acceleration program that will kick off a few kilometers south of Gangnam… Read More


Korea’s English language culture and news network, Arirang TV aired a special report on the upcoming K-Startup Grand Challenge, discussing how it would help to diversify Korea’s startup ecosystem. Hear from experts including Dr. Chang-yong Ahn from the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, and Nathan Millard, from G3 Partners. Watch the full report.… Read More


The Korea Research and Innovation Center in Europe has produced a video where you can hear from European entrepreneurs in Korea, as well as business leaders dedicated to the success of the K-Startup Grand Challenge.… Read More


Korea will host an all expenses paid acceleration program for 40 high-potential startups from around the world this autumn. The first of its kind in Asia, the program is sponsored by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, which was created in 2013, as part of President Park Geun-hye’s initiative to transform Korea’s economy.… Read More