The Far East has always been a hot-spot for technological development. South Korea especially has fostered many advances in the startup ecosystem for years with many of the world’s best companies coming out of South Korea. Therefore its of no surprise that The Global Social India Foundation (GISF) has announced that it will host a special event for start-ups during the Tomorrow’s India Global Summit to be held on September 25-29 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
The start-up event will be held on September 27 at Seoul Global Start-up Centre and is being organized in association with Accelerate Korea, Indian Angel Network (IAN) and IIT Delhi’s Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT). Start-ups from India, Korea and Singapore will be participating in the event and will stand a chance to secure on-the-spot funding from international investors.
Tomorrow’s India is a global initiative showcasing India’s entrepreneurial strength and academic excellence within a cultural framework. The program aims to bring an integrated approach, focused on developing international inter-country collaborations in the fields of business, culture, and education. It’s a vision to create immense opportunities with economies around the world and identify emerging trends within India for the participating countries. Ultimately, Tomorrow’s India is the premier gateway to and for India through the exchange of knowledge and culture – a gateway that builds bridges across nations.
Mr HP Singh, Founder and MD, Tomorrow’s India, says,
“Besides promoting India’s strengths in business, knowledge and culture, we want to make Tomorrow’s India a platform for budding entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas on a global stage and contribute to the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Start-up India, Stand-up India’ campaign. At our Seoul edition later this month, we are offering start-ups a chance to meet international investors from India, Korea, Mauritius and Singapore and secure on-the-spot funding.”
The event is in partnership with Accelerate Korea, which acts as a catalyst within the entrepreneurship ecosystem across international borders by developing opportunities between Asia, Europe, and North America. Besides developing custom programs for public and private sectors, it also runs its own programs and supports late stage seed, early Series A and SME funding and provides consulting and education for fundraising and global market expansion.
The Tomorrow’s India event coming to Seoul, Korea this year is a testament to how entrepreneurship is growing and becoming mainstream in the two countries. Both countries have for many years now, shown their strength within the ICT sector as their products and services are increasingly supplied to the world. From the startup entrepreneurs’ exposure to the two markets as Accelerate Korea, the organizers believe that both countries are fast becoming global leaders in terms of their ability to produce new out-of-the-box ideas now giving rise to much original innovation as their skilled talent learn to tap into their creative sides.
We look forward to the Tomorrow’s India in Seoul to see what opportunities will come from this conference as these two developing countries build bridges for collaboration between their ecosystems.
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