K-ICT Born2Global, a start-up accelerating center affiliated with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, announced on Feb. 25 that it will host “European Investor Invitation Seminar” at ZAG POT in Samsung-dong, Seoul on March 9.
According to the center, this seminar is designed to discover and nurture top startups, which are ready to push into the European markets. It will invite foreign investors and successful entrepreneurs to the seminar to provide startups with opportunities to evaluate their profitability and chances of global market expansion and help them attract investment and develop sales outlets by establishing networks with foreign experts.
Riku Asikainen, the current head coach of Startup Sauna and one of prominent angel investors in Europe, Kasper Suomalainen, COO of Startup Sauna, Otta Hilska, CEO of Smartly.io, and Moaffack Ahmed, funding partner of Superhero Capital, will be participated in the seminar as guest speakers.
On Feb. 10, the second day of the seminar, a pitching audition will be held to select participants in Startup Sauna’s accelerator program. At the audition, top three out of 15 companies, which passed the document screening, will be chosen through a pitch.
The final three firms will be exempt from the initial screening for Startup Sauna’s accelerator program and the finalist will be offered an opportunity to take part in Born2Global’s Demo Day in Europe.
Six European and Korean investors will do a screening. In addition, European investors will provide participating companies with one-on-one coaching and mentoring services and group pitching workshops.