There is a person who is leading the globalization of the domestic smart content business. This is Kim Hyo-geun, head of the National IT Industry Promotion Agency. Aving News met with Mr. Kim at the site of "SLUSH 2015", Europe's largest startup conference.
Mr. Kim said: "Among the companies at the K-ICT Smart Content Center (www.smartcontent.kr) of the National IT Industry Promotion Agency, under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, five outstanding firms that aim to enter foreign markets were selected and participated in "SLUSH 2015".
The K-ICT Smart Content Center supported the participation of five domestic companies: Digital Motion Entertainment, Pison Contents, SounDUX, iCubis, and HisShow.
(Picture description: Kim Hyo-geun, head of the National IT Industry Promotion Agency)
Kim Hyo-geun, head of the National IT Industry Promotion Agency, said: "It is a reality that domestic startups with outstanding technologies have difficulty in entering foreign markets."
He also added: "We hope that the five companies, including Digital Motion Entertainment, will have a chance to not only discover new buyers, but also create bigger networks with foreign smart content companies."
"SLUSH 2015" is a large exhibition held in Helsinki, Finland, where more than 3,500 startups participated. This event ran in Helsinki, Finland, until Thursday the 12th, local time, or Friday the 13th, Korean time.
"SLUSH 2015" held the startup battle "SLUSH 100". Startups from foreign countries, including those in Europe, North America, Russia, Asia, and Australia, competed for the gold prize. Furthermore, CEO Niklas Zennstrom, the founder of Skype, and Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen, creator of the popular game "Clash of Clans", participated in a global startup seminar as guest speakers and provided insightful know-how.
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