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K-Startup Grand Challenge

The K-Startup Grand Challenge is an accelerator program of 4 months in Korea. Governmental institutions joined forces with global corporate brands like LG, Samsung and Hyundai to support the most promising startups with ambition to expand to Asia.
  •   For all startups that want to expand to Asia

  •   $1.500.000 investment in 50 startups

  •   0% equity

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We invite all startups with at least an MVP to join the K Startup Grand Challenge, a four month accelerator program in Korea. More info »


What is in it for you?
  • Equity: K-Startup Grand Challenge asks for 0% equity in return.
  • All expenses paid: All 50 teams get $13K to cover housing and travel expenses
  • Connections: Meet with executives of Samsung, Hyundai and KT Corporation and other corporates brand partnering in this program.
  • Soft Landing: Help with your Visa, to understand the Korean culture.
  • Prize Money: On demo day the top-4 get an additional amount up to $100.000
  • Potential investment post acceleration
Who can apply?
  • Startups younger than 5 years that want to expand to Asia
10 Apr 2017
Open for applications
07 Jun 2017
Closed for applications
30 Jun 2017
European selection events in Amsterdam and Berlin
31 Jul 2017
Acceleration program in Korea
30 Nov 2017
Demo day
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