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[KITA KGSF 2017] 2017 Startup Challenge Platform Demo Day Selected Company Exhibition & Networking

  • Saturday, December 9, 2017, 3:13 pm
  • ACROFAN=Yong-Man Kwon
On November 28, ‘10th Korea Grand Sourcing Fair 2017' was held at COEX D Hall in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.

The ‘10th Korea Grand Sourcing Fair 2017', which will be held until the November 29th, will connect Korean with overseas and regional large distribution corporations, manufacturing companies, and consumer goods import vendors for both on-line and off-line to support the export of domestic products through a large global distribution network.

The event, which will be held for the 10th time since 2008, is sponsored by Korea International Trade Association (KITA), sponsored by Ministry of Industry, Trade and Energy and the Ministry of SMEs and Startups and KB Kookmin Bank. In this event, 140 foreign big buyers, 20 WTC member companies, 900 domestic export companies and 100 PPL companies participate in consultation activities and incidental events.

'2017 Startup Challenge Platform Demo Day', an incidental event of ‘10th Korea Grand Sourcing Fair 2017', is an exhibition as well as demo day of '6-month Challenge Platform' progressed by Seoul Center for Creative Economy and Innovation. It is prepared by Seoul Center for Creative Economy and Innovation to raise the opportunities of investment and business linkage by informing the accomplishments of the startups that were fostered through the project period to private accelerator and investing institutions.

A total of 19 companies selected through the recruitment of participating companies participated in the event. Targeting domestic angel investors, accelerators, and VCs, incidental events including "Company IR", in which six companies conduct their own IR, "Selected prototype exhibition", which discloses the products produced as a result of the performance, "Startup representative lecture", which presents success stories of excellent startup representatives among graduate companies, and "Networking", held for exchanges among attendees such as selected company representatives, accelerators, investors, center employees, and visiting buyers.

As a final event of "2017 Startup Challenge Platform Demo Day", the time for exhibition and networking of selectors and companies are prepared. In the exhibition space that was held together in the IR event hall, the introduction of products and business were conducted. Through the networking time provided at the last time of the event, the networking and consultation between the graduate companies and the selected company were conducted.

▲ A final event of "2017 Startup Challenge Platform Demo Day" was progressed with the time for business, product exhibition and networking of participant companies.

▲ It was time to inquire about the items that were interested and to plan networking.

▲ Since it was right after the lecture by graduate companies, their interests were high.

▲ The networking time of this event is noteworthy that not only companies but also various entities gathered.

▲ There was also a spaces where a brief introduction and demonstration of technology was possible.

▲ Technology that can not be exhibited directly was introduced through video.

▲ In some cases, the product was prepared to be experienced on the spot.

▲ The demonstration environment of VR contents which was popular in G-Star was prepared with considerable effort.