Try Everything 2021, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by the Seoul Startup Hub was held for three days from Sep. 15 to 17, and the Global Policy Cooperation Round Table event was held in Dynasty Hall A at Shilla Hotel on Sep. 16.
The policy roundtable where startup policies from seven countries are shared was held to promote sustainable business creation for the quantitative and qualitative growth of startups.
The participants are as follows: △Lee Seong-ho (President of The Korea Entrepreneurship Society) △Baek Ji-a (Former Ambassador of International Relations in Seoul, Embassy of Korea in Geneva) △Sripriya Ranganathan (Ambassador of the Embassy of India in Korea) △Nguyen Vu Tung (Ambassador of Embassy of Vietnam in Korea) △Tudor Hera (Minister of Embassy of Canada in Korea) △Nikesh Mehta (Deputy Ambassador of the British Embassy Seoul) △Julie Anne Quinn (Representative for Trade and Investment in Embassy of Australia in Korea) △Christophe Bonneau (Deputy Representative of the Economic Counselor, Economic and Trade Representative, Embassy of France in Korea)
Lee Seong-ho, President of The Korea Entrepreneurship Society, who chaired the event, said, “I am delighted to be chaired for this precious event. I think it is a good opportunity to share each country’s startup policies and opinions.” Next, Baek Ji-a, Former Ambassador of International Relations in Seoul, Embassy of Korea in Geneva, took the global star BTS as an example and said, “Lyrics, composing, dancing, and workmanship are factors for their success, but I think the share of investment companies who invested in their vision and potential is also significant.”
Sripriya Ranganathan, Ambassador of the Embassy of India in Korea, said, “There are many areas where Korea and India can coexist. I would like to discuss various ways to cooperate.” Nick Mehta, Deputy Ambassador of the British Embassy Seoul, said, “The UK has the world’s largest number of unicorn technology companies per capita. I want to make the ideal a reality with many companies.”
Tudor Hera, Minister of Embassy of Canada in Korea, said, “We are building a good relationship with Korea through a free trade agreement. In the future, we want to discuss in-depth R&D partnerships in Korea.”
Christophe Bonneau, Deputy Representative of the Economic Counselor, Economic and Trade Representative, Embassy of France in Korea, said, “France ranks second in the number of unicorn companies in Europe. We have prepared effective support system with the research staff from all over the world.” Julie Anne Quinn, Representative for Trade and Investment in Embassy of Australia in Korea, said, “Australia is exporting a lot of digital products as well as agricultural products to Korea. If you contact the Australian embassy, they can provide details of the R&D program.”
Finally, Nguyen Vu Tung, Ambassador of Embassy of Vietnam in Korea, said, “Vietnam is not only a huge market that can attract many businesses, but also attractive because of its high proportion of consumers. I’m excited to see that we will get more opportunities to cooperate with Korea in the future.”
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, ACC, and startup specialized organizations are operating a total of 91 scale-ups and startup programs for companies interested in entering the global market.