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2014 Global K-Pioneers Programme

Updated: Mar 5, 2018

Global K-Pioneers Programme was a series of events that Bridge International organised to help some of the promising Korean start-ups to become global players. It was just awesome, full of helpful information and global networking.

(Photo by Bridge International)


From 3rd to 8th December 2014, Bridge International was busy helping 13 promising Korean start-ups to prepare their overseas expansion. We hosted the events in London, the capital of the technologies and global businesses, with a government agency of South Korea called KISED (Korea Institute of Start-up and Entrepreneurship Development).


What did we do?


The programme consisted of seminars, visits to start-up accelerators, meetings with successful entrepreneurs, a demo day, networking and business matching events. The demo day aimed to showcase the best of Korean startups to enthusiastic crowd of UK investors, incubators, media and digital professionals, as well as connect entrepreneurs with the digital world. It provided an opportunity to meet the startups personally to see their product demos and discuss business at an international level.


Check out the video of this fruitful experience.

(Video by KISED & SMBA)


Looks like all the participants from Europe as well as the ones from Korea were satisfied by what they’re experiencing during the programme and enjoying the time.


What Jaana said was particularly memorable.

Creating a bridge between Europe and Asia, I think Korea is one of the key players in that.

Jaana Allas – Technical & A/V Team Lead – TEDxWanChai


South Korea, located between the two big points – China and Japan, can act as a hub of East Asia for any types of business. Moreover, as the leading country of IT industry, it offers a lot of opportunities and tremendous potential to tech companies.


Your next step to Asia


If you're interested in Asian markets, Bridge International Group can get you there utilising our strong network in Asia including Korea and China and the knowledge as a certified global accelerator by Seoul Startup Hub. Learn more about what we can do for you. And don’t hesitate to book a free consultation to discuss your business expansion to Asia.



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