To advance such efforts and discuss ways to better support global startups, the Ministry of SMEs and Startups held a roundtable talk event in Seoul, Thursday, inviting companies which won the K-Startup Grand Challenge, a state-run startup accelerator program.
In the meeting, Startup Ministry Park Young-sun vowed to come up with more policies that can better support global startups running their businesses here.
“We are living in times where setting up a new business is more about where you start, rather than who runs the business. Korea was the first in the world to commercialize 5G telecommunication, and has already surpassed 4.35 million subscribers. Against this backdrop, Korea is well matched to be a new land of opportunity for global startups as Asia’s tech hub, equipped with advanced infrastructure and technology,” the minister said.
“Recently, the passing of the three data-related acts at the National Assembly has enabled our ministry to fully support the industry. This recent development will help those pursuing new business models in big data, AI and related new industries, providing a breath of fresh air to companies who faced certain barriers in respective fields in the past,” she added.
During Oct.31 to Nov.3, Kodimo team and some other teams in K-Startup Grand Challenge program participated in G-Fair 2019 in Korea to introduce products and services.
This event, Kodimo introduced to Korean market the Monte playset, a playful STEAM coding robot for children aged from 4 to 8 years old.
Some photos at the event:
Kodimo in Korea had a wonderful discussion with NeoLAB at Pangyo Startup Campus in South Korea.
Both side found we have some technologies can work together for a new project in education.
Kodimo is happy to announce that we are one of the top 40 teams from 1.677 teams around the world to go to South Korea to participate in K-Startup Grand Challenge 2019.
During 3,5 months, we will work with a lot of partners, investors and join in many networking, workshop events.
Furthermore, we will establish Kodimo Korea (KK) in next few months.
With Kodimo Korea, we can bring Monte and other Kodimo product into Korean market, help children in this country develop 21st century skills in playful ways.
In the honored presence of the Federal Councilor, H.E. Mr. Guy Parmelin – Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) of Switzerland, Ms. Beatrice Maser Mallor – the Swiss Ambassador to Vietnam, and a delegation of representatives from Swiss firms, and the education, research, and innovation landscape, the Swiss Entrepreneurship Program (Swiss EP) has organized a Demo Day on 13th July, in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
The Demo Day was an introduction and information exchange on Vietnamese and Swiss ecosystems. It was also a chance for Swiss EP’s partner organizations and ecosystem players of the two countries to explore collaboration opportunities in the future. On this occasion, four Vietnamese startups, represented various sectors – agriculture commerce (Foodmap), fintech (Finhay), robotics in STEM education (Kodimo), and ICT application (eLinkGate), presented their businesses and growing plans. They had received supports from Swiss EP’s partners. After the Demo Day, the Swiss Delegation got a brief picture of a vibrant and dynamic Vietnamese ecosystem.
It was honored for Kodimo to introduce Monte playset for all audiences at the event.