Promising startups, investors, and accelerators from around the world are gathering together.
Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will hold “Try Everything,” a global startup grand festival where promising startups, investors, and accelerators from all over the world gather at one place for three days in Sep. 15-17 at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul and the Haneul Theater of the National Theater of Korea.
This year’s Try Everything, held under the slogan of “Jump Up! Scale Up!” has been expanded compared to last year. Global startup experts from more than 15 countries, global conglomerates, VCs, ACs, and startup specialized organizations are operating a total of 91 scale-ups and startup programs for companies interested in entering the global market.
Also, since this event is a stage for startups, an online meet-up system will run so that investment discussions between startups and investors can take place at all times. The main event will be held both online and offline from Sep. 15 to 17, and those interested can participate through the official website and searching the keyword Try Everything 2021 in YouTube.
On the first day starting with Haier, Binggrae, OB Beer, S-Oil, Mercedes-Benz Korea, and Kyowon Group came to find promising startups. The final selected startups will receive commercialization subsidies and investment opportunities from these companies as well as a space to move into Seoul Startup Hub.
The next day, keynote speeches will be delivered by Jason Schenker, the world-renowned financial market futurist who wrote “The Future After COVID” and is also the chairman of the Futurist Institute and Stephan Trojansky, the expert in visual effects and the CEO of Scanline VFX.
On Sep. 17, a session on global unicorn cases will be held with Tim Hwang, CEO of FiscalNote who fulfilled the American dream as a Korean-American, and Ahn Ik-jin, CEO of MOLOCO. All programs will be broadcast live for three days from Sep. 15 to 17.
Lee Tae-hoon, head of Seoul Startup Hub, said, “We will make Seoul a startup city that specializes in fostering startups, and a city that supports continuously from the startup phase to the development of medium-sized companies. With the customized startup support policies by phases, we will triple the number of unicorn companies in Seoul.”