22 May — Startup workshop

Young entrepreneurs have different challenges to face nowadays in a really competitive and fast changing market. Moreover, the companies mastering the most innovative technologies have to fulfill demanding regulatory requirements, build up sales & distribution channels and tighten alliances. Networking is one of the keys to connect the players in the same market developing ideas and strengthen relations to succeed.

The workshops we propose will help you develop mutual trust and creativity, learning with and from each other, while exchanging about business difficulties and tricks with experts who will be helping you in the problem-solving process.

Location:  Swiss Embassy, 77 Songwol-gil,  Jongno-gu, 03165 Seoul. Multipurpose room

Time: 08:00-15:00

Closed event on invitation only

Participants: Selected startups from Switzerland and Korea offering solutions in the fields of:

Mobility, security, inclusiveness, real estate, energy, sustainability, AI, VR/AR, IoT, machine learning, etc.


– Early stage startups interested in cooperation projects with Korean/Swiss companies

– Mature startups ready for internationalization


Science and Technology Office, Embassy of Switzerland in Seoul, Lift 


Abir Oreibi, CEO of Lift, Innosuisse advisor


– Understanding the Korean/Swiss market by meeting a number of stakeholders

– Identifying the various R&D and strategic partners models

– Discovering the investment landscape in Korea

– Meeting investors and potential partners

Related Topics (mentors expertise)

– Scaling of business operation to a different market/continent

– Strategic Partnership models – R&D partnerships: Incentives, Driving force, etc

– Investors Perspective

– Market Access Entry to Korea and Switzerland


Swiss mentors belong to:

Impact Hub Zürich >< Largest creators’ community in Switzerland

Innovaud >< Main startups’ accelerator in Canton Vaud (Region of Lausanne)

SBB >< Swiss Railroad and Real Estate

Sensirion >< World’s leading manufacturer of digital micro sensors and systems

AAAccell >< High-tech company in Risk- and Asset management

Confirmed Swiss startups

Creal3D >< High image quality light-field for Virtual Reality

Technis >< Smart flooring as a service

GaitUp >< Combining sensors, algorithms and biomechanics to provide world leading motion analysis

Act Light >< Disruptive technology in the field of light sensors

Confirmed Korean mentors:

SparkLabs >< Korean business accelerator providing investment solutions and mentoring for startups

WeWork Labs >< Space, community and programming for early-stage startups

D.Camp Banks Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs >< Non-profit foundation/association of Korean banks focused on helping young entrepreneurs.

LB Investment >< IT Healthcare Tech investment, industry and tech analysis

Switzerland Global Enterprise >< Swiss export promotion

Korean startups,

Infleum >< Blockchain platform for decentralized brand publishing

GenesisLab >< Emotion recognition technology through micro expression

Deepixel >< Visual intelligence company



Pitching Breakfast

08.00 – 08.15: Introduction to workshop & to mentors – Context & goals of the day

08.15 – 09.15: Swiss and Korean Startups Pitch

09.15 – 09.25: Talk: Scaling your business & Market Access to Korea and Switzerland

09.25 – 09.35: Q&A

09.35 – 10.40:  First round – Intensive coaching

                         Participants rotate          

10.40 – 10.50: Talk: What is the Korea investors landscape?

10.50 – 11.00: Q&A

11.00 – 12.00: Second round – Intensive coaching

           Participants rotate

12.00 – 13:00: Lunch

13.00 – 13.10: Talk: Driving forces and incentives of R&D and strategic partnerships

13:10 – 13.20: Q&A

13.20 – 14:20: Third round – Intensive coaching

           Participants rotate

14:30 – 15:00: Group Exchange, Observations, Wrap-up & What’s next?