k-cellerate

As an initiative to help South Korean startups better move to international markets, the South Korea National IT Promotion Agency (NIPA) has announced that it will be launching KCellerate today.

KCellerate will see 10 Korean startups hosted at JFDI.Asia‘s office in Singapore, the well-known startup hub – Block 71. These 10 startups will be given ample opportunities to present cases to new business partners and investors, attend networking events and learn from counterparts in Singapore.

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Jiyong Lee, Manager, International Cooperation Division/Global Startup Team at NIPA, said: “A major part of NIPA’s business is to support international exchange, cooperation, and overseas expansion related to the IT industry. We see the K­Cellerate program as one of a series of key initiatives we can operate to help Korean tech companies to enter new markets.”

A detailed calendar of public talks to be staged in Block 71 will be announced shortly by beSUCCESS, the South Korean global expansion platform for Korean tech startups that is managing the program.

KCellerate will also be organising a ‘Korean Kristmas Block 71 party’ on December 20. Those interested should write into [email protected] to join the programme’s mailing list.

Here are the 10 startups:

1. Appknot: A digital publishing system that deepens customer engagement while reducing cost and time involved in sharing rich media with potential customers

2. Enkino: An Android app that lets users create and share favourite smartphone home screens with friends

3. IUMSOCIUS: Its product IUM (South Korea) and Hey (global) matches users every day, if both agree to chat.

4. Lee & Company: Its service Waffle allows simple authentication for free Wi-Fi

5. Love Is Touch: Near Field Communication (NFC) platform provider which transforms the real world into media

6. NF Labs: Its product Peloton gives data scientists an easy way to analyse big data sets in real time

7. Starindex: Creates a private social space for K-wave fans and artists to connect on mobile devices

8. Stubbyplanner: Helps backpackers organise their itineraries according to what other users have experienced

9. TNT Crowd: Its product Learnyware, which is an open market, gives users the opportunity to learn or teach

10. VCNC: Its platform Between is a couple app which gives lovers a private space

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