The Global Startup Program Showdown is the epic conclusion of months and even years, of blood, sweat and tears from some of the hottest Korean/Korean American companies on the new frontier of the Wild West; AKA, The Silicon Valley.
Witness 12 elite companies claw their way to the top in a no-holds-barred pitch competition to take place at the world-famous, Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale California.
Join us and meet the next generation of entrepreneurs responsible for the roadmap, technology and infrastructure of the future.
1:00 – 1:30pm Registration
1:30 – 1:40 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
1:40 – 2:50pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Why Silicon Valley Should Care About Korea
Learn, from industry luminaries, what makes Korea a force to be reckoned with in the Silicon Valley. From technology to business and even philosophy, Korean entrepreneurs have a lot to offer that’s changing how the world does business.
Moderator: Dylan Tweney, Executive Editor, VentureBeat
TaeHea Nahm, General Partner, Storm Ventures
Brendon Kim, Sr. Director, Samsung Open Innovation Center
David Lee, Co-Founder, K-Startup
***Startup Showdown – Part 1 (4 companies will compete)***
2:50 – 3:00pm BREAK
3:00 – 4:10pm FIRESIDE CHAT: Best of Both Worlds
Find out how these foreign entrepreneurs came to Silicon Valley and have made it! How they stood out from the competition and became industry leaders.
***Startup Showdown – Part 2 (4 companies will compete)***
Moderator: Eugene Lee, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Artiman Ventures
Bumsoo Kim, CEO, Brightstorm
Rashmi Sinha, CEO, Slideshare
Michael Yang, Founder, mySimon.com & Become.com
4:10 – 4:20pm BREAK
4:20 -- 5:30pm PANEL DISCUSSION: What Does It Take to Be a Global Entrepreneur?
No company exists in a vacuum, especially with technology enabling us to be constantly connected. Modern business has to be global, but what does this mean for today’s entrepreneur? Find out in this in-depth panel.
Moderator: Marguerite Gong Hancock, Associate Director, SPRIE Stanford Graduate School
Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Eileen Tanghal, Managing Director, Applied Ventures
Jishnu Bhattacharjee, Partner, Nexus Venture Partners
***Startup Showdown – Part 3 (4 companies will compete)***
5:30 - 5:40pm BREAK
5:40 - 5:50pm WINNERS ANNOUNCED & CLOSING REMAKRS BY NIPA
5:50 - 7:00pm Networking Reception
Global Startup 2013 Program is sponsored by:
Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning (MSIP) & National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA)
KOTRA-SV, KSEA, KISA, KGroup, Plug & Play, AAMA
Brightstone Partners, LLC.
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Global Startup 2013 Program
The Global Startup Program is a unique program designed to connect Korean entrepreneurs with the Silicon Valley. Designed by Silicon Valley Korean-American entrepreneurs, this unique program celebrates and explores the rich cultural history, business diversity, technology expertise and entrepreneurial spirit that is unique to Korean entrepreneurs, while building bridges, connecting them to the Silicon Valley’s best-known companies, venture capital firms, thought leaders and industry luminaries. Through an exciting series of sessions, mentorship advisement and pitch opportunities, the Global Startup Program helps emerging Korean companies learn what it takes to establish themselves and succeeded in the Silicon Valley and beyond.
For more information, please visit our website: www.globalstartup.co