SBA (Seoul Business Agency) and Hanyang University Startup Support Group (Director Jeon Sang-kyung) announced on Oct. 6 that they had successfully completed the 2021 Global Investor Meet-up Day.
As a part of the Try Everything 2021 joint cooperation program with the SBA, this program was held to provide biz matching and networking opportunities between early-stage startups and foreign investors (buyers) wishing to advance into overseas markets and attract foreign investment. It was held online for about three weeks from Sep. 14 to 30.
In this program, ▲Global IR training and 1:1 pitching coaching in connection with overseas experts ▲Overseas investment institutions (accelerators, VCs) and buyers invited to a startup pitching event ▲One-on-one online meet-up between foreign investors and startups were held, and about 20 domestic early-stage companies (seed to series A investment attraction stage) participated.
In the pitching session divided into two on Sep. 14, 14 startups had the chance to introduce their products and services to more than 20 foreign investors like Seedstars, Fresco Capital, Plug and Play, ECM Medical, and HKTDC and buyers that are corporates and government agencies.
Overseas investors (buyers) who participated in the 1:1 online meet-up, which ran Sep. 14-30, provided realistic feedback on how to improve their overseas expansion strategies and how to secure future investments, with some companies conducting follow-up meetings for investment review and support for connection with overseas buyers.
In this program, about 200 matching consultations and networking were conducted, and some companies that received deep interest from participating investors will receive benefits such as follow-up meetings, investment connection, and participation in overseas accelerator programs.
Hanyang University is continuously operating the Global Accelerator Program as a part of the initial startup package project for start-up companies to advance overseas, and through this, it identifies trends in the global market and continuously provides opportunities for overseas expansion.
Jeon Sang-kyung, Head of Hanyang University’s Startup Support Group, said, “We will strive to scale up excellent domestic startups and establish a foothold for global advancement through continuous connection and cooperation with various global investor networks possessed by Hanyang University.”
Try Everything 2021, held for three days from Sep. 15 to 17 this year, is a global startup grand festival that embodies the challenging spirit of startups with the slogan “Try everything without fear of failure.” Seoul has been holding this event since 2019 with a goal of activating startup ecology.→ Go to Try Everything 2021 news special page