BLOCK71 Entrepreneurial Link: Singapore x South Korea
For this instalment of Entrepreneur Link, BLOCK71 Singapore together with Korea IT Cooperation Center Singapore (KICC), will explore ventures into South Korea, one of Asia’s most promising and driven startup ecosystems. Join us to discover recent developments in the South Korea start-up ecosystem, the opportunities that await for founders and investors, the types of infrastructure support available and the unique characteristics of the largest consumer market in Asia. A 101 for anyone who is thinking of venturing into South Korea!
// MEET OUR FEATURED PANELLISTS //
→ Rock Oh is CEO of Awesome Ventures - a global accelerator in Seoul. They run global batch programs in Seoul every year, which attract startups from worldwide and have fostered the growth of 49 companies since 2016. Before Rock founded Awesome Ventures, he was a managing director of DEV, a New York-based Venture Capital firm where he invested in Korean startups and US companies as well as being an LP for accelerator funds in US with its Delaware fund.
→ Mike Holt is Director of Nodis, and an EiR at INSEAD. Mike founded venture capital and venture studio firm Get2Volume in Singapore in 2006. Get2Volume invests in and incubates technology companies, helping to grow revenue, win customers, raise money and get acquired. Mike has 27 years of management experience in the high-technology industry, having been the founder of Semitech Semiconductor, ConnectedHealth and gridComm.
→ Andrew Chow is CEO at Igloohome, where he envisions a future of a world without keys. On the side, Anthony is a technology tinkerer and dreamer of a connected world.
→ Yvonne Lee is Marketing Manager at KICC. Coming from an agency’s background, Yvonne is a holistic and strong hands-on business-driven marketer with more than 10 years experience in B2B marketing, in particular technology sector. Her APAC region experience has also helps her to foster a broad and integrate perspective when developing, designing and implementing marketing programs and activities. Currently, Yvonne works at Korea IT Cooperation Center that involve conceptualising and organising inter-national level programmes, galvanising and working with communities to promote ground up initiatives to promote national growth.