LOS ANGELES, CA, Nov. 11, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — ‘COMEUP 2022’, the global startup event, will be held at Dongdaeumun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul for a total of 3 days, starting November 9 ( Wednesday) and closed on the 11th (Friday).
COMEUP is transitioning to a private sector-led and government-supported system this year, and is being completely restructured as an event with the startup ecosystem in the spotlight and beginning its new leap forward. The Korea Startup Forum (Chairman Jaewook Park), which was selected as the organizer last March, planned and managed COMEUP 2022 as a whole and prepared various programs to comprehensively display the innovation capabilities of the startup ecosystem with a total of 52 advisors, as well as startups, investors, global companies and experts.
The COMEUP 2022 programs are structured around the 4 axes of conference, startup pitch, open innovation, and global collaboration and connection, to reflect the key interests of the startup ecosystem.
Minister Young Lee of the Ministry of SMEs and Startups, who was present at the opening ceremony, said that “although the global market is facing difficult economic conditions, we hope that ‘COMEUP 2022’ can serve as a catalyst for startups in Korea and overseas to come together to overcome this crisis and show the potential to lead the digital economy. She went on to say, “The Ministry of SMEs and Startups will also provide active policy support.”
During the conference session, “Future Talk”, key startup-related issues that have recently become hot topics, such as ways to reform regulations that hinder startup growth and ways for startups to survive in recent dark times for investment, will be discussed. Stories of startups that have successfully expanded the market and led innovation in these difficult times can also be heard here. About 80 experts active in various fields, such as global expansion strategy, investment, high technology, web 3, energy, space industry, health, AI and neuroscience, will participate in as speakers and will shed light on the present and the future of the startup. ecosystem.
The opening day, the 9th in particular, was the center of attention with the holding of a fireside chat with Minister Young Lee of the Ministry of SMEs and Startups and President Jaewook Park of Korea Startup Forum, which were former startup entrepreneurs, as an opening event. Unlike most events that begin with a presentation or a speech by speakers, the event began with a candid conversation between private and government sector officials in a comfortable atmosphere, which symbolized the innovation capacity of startups. An in-depth discussion of key issues in the recent startup ecosystem, such as investment, employment, and government support, will take place here.
At the “Startup Valley”, innovative startups that will lead the future engage in IR pitching and organize promotional stands. The COMEUP Stars and Rocket League, who were finally chosen after beating fierce competition 12.6 to 1, will take the stage and compete in a heated throwing contest based on the previous accelerations that have taken place so far. In addition, unicorns and innovation leaders from Korea and abroad with the potential to develop as unicorns can be seen in the “Unicorn Talk” session, which was established this year. The 10 companies from The Pinkfong Company, My Real Trip, Megazone Cloud, Musinsa, Musicow, Backpacker, IGAWorks, Yanolja, WoowaBros and Deel will be part of the IR pitch and support mentorship to share know-how of startup business growth . in the Rookie League.
COMEUP 2022 has restructured the Open Innovation program around the demands of startups. Going a step beyond the previous method of global and CVC companies pitching their business programs, this year’s OI Ground will have Open Innovation Reverse Pitching, where they will pitch business models and projects they want to collaborate on with startups. . Around 20 global enterprises and CVCs that are leading global open innovation, such as Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motor Company, NAVER, GS Retail, Google, Microsoft, and IBM, are expected to attend and showcase their own detailed open innovation strategies in the pitch IR and formats group discussions and network with startups to discover collaboration models.
As COMEUP 2022 is Korea’s largest global startup event, many key partner organizations and companies will attend. At the special event, “COMEUP X”, which will bring together the Asem SME Ecological Innovation Center (ASEIC), Italian Trade Agency (ITA), German Entrepreneurship in Asia, Korea Institute of Design Promotion and Korea University, the selected startups will have a demo day and show their global business capability.
As part of the “Global Collaboration Session”, representatives from the overseas startup ecosystem such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM), the UK Department of International Trade in Korea (DIT), the The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) and the Tanzanian startup Association will showcase startup policies and direction of their respective countries and foster global exchanges. In addition to this, various benefits from startups and global companies that share the entrepreneurial spirit, such as SOCAR, WoowaBros, Deel, will be provided, so that not only startups, but also regular visitors can also participate in the event.
With the transfer to the private sector this year as the catalyst, COMEUP is expanding its global base to make the leap as a Top 5 startup event in the world. The event will bring together approximately 250 people from startups and the relevant ecosystem from 19 countries around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, India, Vietnam and Tanzania. Korean and foreign officials from all walks of life, including Klaus Wehage, author of Wallstreet bestseller “Global Class” and CEO of 10X Innovation Lab, CEO Magnus Grimeland of global investor, Antler, CRO Shou Wang of the human resource management platform, Deel, CEO Youngdeok Kim of the startup growth support institution, Banks Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs (D.CAMP), and Lia Kim, famous choreographer at the forefront of K- culture and CEO of the startup 1Million Dance Studio, will all be there to exchange business and generate synergies.
COMEUP 2022 represents the dynamism of startups that move the world and has developed and uses the new slogan and BI (Brand Identity) of ‘We Move the World’. The event actively used the newly chosen main color of tangerine and its complementary secondary color, purple, throughout the event venue and in various productions to show off the dynamic and free-spirited energy of the startups. It also used a large, flexible font and a curve pattern, to symbolize the global startup event’s intention to connect the world.
CEO Sungjin Choi of Korea Startup Forum said, “Held for the first time as a private company, COMEUP 2022 will be a meaningful place where startups will be at the center and share their living stories,” and went on to say, “We We’ve put a lot of effort into preparing this event as a safe and meaningful event, so I hope you’ll be interested and enjoy the event.
The global startup festival, COMEUP 2022, will be held from November 9 to 11 at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) and will also be available online via live streams.
Having its 4th edition this year, “COMEUP 2022” is hosted by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups (Minister Young Lee) and organized by the Korea Startup Forum (Chairman Jaewook Park). Startups, investors and people related to startups from over 15 countries will be in attendance, and this year in particular marks the start of COMEUP’s rebranding from the previous government-private collaboration to the private event it is now. as it aims to become a global Top 5 startup event. With the slogan “WE MOVE THE WORLD”, the event will be held both online and offline, and will have various programs such as academic conferences (conference), the open innovation strategy of global enterprises (Open Innovation) , COMEUP Stars Company Introduction (IR) and Booth Exhibits, and Business Matching (Biz Matching).
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