New attempt to promote Korean companies to domestic and foreign markets in post-coronavirus era!
AVING NEWS' Korea's only convention media
and online exhibition center by itself, began this project to help small and
medium-sized Korean companies to enter the domestic and foreign markets through
MIK HOT SPOT (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) on its way to become the global
online hot spot.
The online exhibition consists of opening
the MIK ONLINE HOT SPOT exhibition, business introduction video for buyers and
investors, domestic and global promotion, target promotion for MIK HOT SPOT
network, and post-management after contacting the buyers and investors, open
for 365 days a year.
The ten companies that participated in MIK
HOT SPOT_Seoul Food Startup Center are as follows. △Connect With △Dafina
△Balance Market △N&B Food △Ventus Ac Aqua △Chobless △Vandalsoft △Yorinori
△Lauren Choo Company △Nutrigram
Connect With is a food tech company that
makes simple-prep food. It makes healthy foods that even the busiest people of
modern days can eat with minimum preparation. Hong Su-yeon, the CEO of Connect
With, said, "Since our product contains the cereal itself, you can chew it, and
it fills you up. And our patented formula keeps the cereal crunch for a longer
time in liquid."
Dafina introduced its no-sugar homemade
fruit jam developed after three years of research. Oh Jang-geon, the vice
president of Dafina, said, "We will establish ourselves as a leading brand in
the handmade jam industry, and we intend to enter the Asian and European
markets by producing various products such as jam as well as fruit puree type
baby food with excellent domestic agricultural products." He also said, "I have
plans to launch new products. We will launch apple wine jam that boasts the
deep and luxurious taste of apple and port wine. Also, we plan to develop
puree-type baby food products. In addition, we are researching and developing
ways to extend the shelf life."
Balance Market introduced Meal Kit which
you can make juice with, and ABC Juice which is grabbing the attention. Min
Jeong-hyun, the CEO of Balance Market, said, "Our company is a company that
produces and sells food for a balanced, healthy life. We are preparing a
variety of foods, starting with a simple meal kit and healthy juice that are
completed in one pack. We dream of a society that promotes not only balance in
food but also the balance in life, creating a healthy life with a healthy body
and a healthy mind."
N&B Food introduced its savory nut
snack Nuts Coco. Kim Han-na, the director of N&B Foods, said, "We have made many attempts to create nut snack products that tastes crunchy without heavy oil and artificial flavor, and finally came up Nuts Coco. Nuts Coco contains many nutritious ingredients like coconut for immunity and brain activity, almonds rich in vitamin D, and natural fatigue-relieving agent pumpkin. Made with a patented method, it makes you feel full with just small amount, positioning itself as the snack suitable for those who want to lose weight or wants health supplement."
△Ventus Ac Aqua
Ventus Ac Aqua introduced scent-related
products that contain natural fragrances. Seo Ji-woon, the CEO of Ventu Ac
Aqua, said, "We are making top-level niche perfumes and diffusers. We are
creating the most realistic and close-to-natural scents of nature by using raw
fruits, trees and plants. The raw materials are aged at a low temperature to leach
out the fragrance and then put it in a fragrance products like perfume or
diffuser to make the fragrance vivid. Unlike other products that use artificial
scent, we use only the natural scent, and therefore our products do not cause
symptoms such as headaches."
Chobless developed the portable solid type
fermented vinegar Lia-pong. Han Chae-won, the CEO of Chobless, said, "We are
the food tech startup established in 2018, and first developed fermented
vinegar in solid form. Despite its good health benefits, fermented vinegar is
hard to be popularized because it is not not easy to eat and does not taste
good. So I developed Lia-pong. I made it into solid form that was convenient to
carry and distribute, so you can have it anytime and anywhere. We are receiving
positive attention from the people who are on diet and interested in inner
beauty, and continuously increasing sales."
Vandalsoft introduced its automatic edible
insect breeding device IoT Twinstarfarm. Lee Bong-hak, the CEO of Vandalsoft,
said, "We are a software development company established in Seoul in 2017. In
order to produce edible insects more efficiently, we have developed IoT
Twinstarfarm, which we used smart farm technology. By introducing an automated
breeding method, we could reduce the time required for breeding edible insects
and increase production by 50%."
Yorinori introduced the processed salt and
butter that it developed with the company philosophy and its brand name. Park Jeong-su,
the CEO of Yorinnori, said, "We are processing and distributing a variety of
ingredients and raw materials so that many people can enjoy the cooking process
with fun. We are currently manufacturing processed salt and butter that fits
our brand name and brand philosophy." He continued, "Currently, our butter is a
steady-selling product. It comes in three flavors, tomato, garlic herb, and
maple cinnamon. We are planning to add new type every month by the end of this
△Lauren Choo Company
Lauren Choo Company introduced its
well-being dessert products. Choo Se-eun, the CEO of Lauren Choo Company, said,
"We are a food startup that makes food that are tastier and healthier by using
good ingredients and special formula for our customers to enjoy. When I was
young, my parents would tell me that good medicine is bitter, but I want my
customers to break that old belief. I am very peculiar about taste, and I
thought my preference will play a crucial role in making the products."
Nutrigram introduced Soljikdanbaek, the protein bar that keeps you full longer. About Soljikdanbaek, Lee Ji-woo, the CEO of Nutrigram, said, "Unlike most protein bars and energy bars on the market, it is a low-sugar, low-carb, high-protein, high-fiber simple nutritional food developed by minimizing sugar content and finding the sweetness that customers can enjoy." Major features of Soljikdanbaek are as follows: △ Protein combination that has high absorption and fulfilling for a long time △ Protein 14g: 26% of the recommended amount of daily intake by adults △ Low carb, low sugar, no artificial flavoring △ Dietary fiber 11g: 44% of the recommended amount of daily intake by adults △ Chewy, various flavors
Seoul Food Startup Center, which participated in MIK HOT SPOT (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) is providing support to the agri-food-related companies come up with innovative ideas and new products. It is supporting food processing technology, licensing, patents, design, and promotional marketing so that agricultural products can be reborn as high-value products. Various startup support services such as ▴Startup training ▴Mentoring ▴Consulting ▴Investment connection are prepared.
The official of the center said, "We are fostering start-up agri-food companies to help develop new competitive products. This is going to lead to the exports of Korea's excellent agri-food and create more jobs, becoming a new growth engine for Seoul."
The global news network AVING News has begun holding the MIK Hot Spot (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) to help small and medium-sized companies enter the market and attract investment 365 days a year' AVING News has been running online exhibitions since 2005 and had 975 online exhibitions so far. Its YouTube online exhibition has placed itself as Korea's largest online exhibition hall that opens with 19,000 videos (booths) with more than 800,000 visits per month which means more than 10 million visits per year.
The MIK HOT SPOT online exhibition is
scheduled to be held regularly according to the field, target market, and
participating institutions, and it will be presented as a new type of online
business by transforming the know-hows and values of the participating
companies according to the trend. Companies that want to participate can apply
and apply through the marketing support projects from supporting institutions
in the local governments. Refer to the institutions for more information.