Accelerator

DEV Korea Discovery Acceleration Program

DEV Korea offers DEV Korea Discovery, the first start-up accelerator in the nation to run simultaneously in New York and Seoul.


Why New York and Seoul?

New York


AS THE GLOBAL HUB OF FINANCE AND MEDIA, NEW YORK IS IN THE VANGUARD OF GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS. IT HAS ESTABLISHED ITSELF, ALONG SIDE SILICON VALLEY, AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST VIBRANT TECH ECOSYSTEMS. EXPOSURE TO THE RESOURCES AND POOL OF PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERS IN NEW YORK WILL HELP ENTREPRENEURS DEVELOP A PRODUCT TARGETED FOR THE WORLD.


Seoul


EMERGING AS ASIA’S NEW START-UP MECCA, SEOUL IS A HIGHLY POPULATED CITY EQUIPPED WITH UNRIVALED TECHNOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INCLUDING LEADING SMARTPHONE PENETRATION, AN EXPANSIVE BROADBAND NETWORK AND SIGNIFICANT R&D SUPPORT. SEOUL IS A PLACE FOR ENTREPRENEURS TO SPROUT NEW IDEAS AND INCUBATE THEM USING THE MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY.



3 Months Program for Global Expansion

Business Development in Seoul

Guest Speaker Sessions: Presentations led by successful entrepreneurs, IP lawyers/attorneys, global PR specialists.

Round Table Sessions: Group business discussions to refine product positioning, revenue models and strategies for global expansion.

Global Market Validation in New York

Mentor Sessions: Introduction to industry professionals and experienced investors with skillsets that match the needs of program participants.

Curated Workshops: Interaction with domain experts on key topics with a global perspective.

Networking Events: Participation in New York Tech Meetup, Playcrafting and General Assembly sessions to share business ideas and get feedback from global consumers.

Demo Day in New York and Seoul

DEV Korea Discovery Demo Days: We host Demo Days for participants in New York and Seoul, attended by 60-80 investors, mentors and other venture-related personnel.

Ongoing Support:After program completion we stay engaged with portfolio companies and host events such as Alumni Nights and Angel Investor pitch sessions.