Korean Venture, Global Incubating ::
한국벤처, 글로벌 인큐베이팅
April 8, 2016
Korean Delegation visit Toronto for Global Venture Week
October 18, 2016
As a collaboration project between KIGALabs and the Korea Venture Business Association (KOVA) and the International Network of Korean Entrepreneurs (INKE), the Global Venture Week 2016 program ran from October 17, 2016 to October 22, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.
16 delegations from Korea were invited over to Toronto to attend a week-long program for training and testing their ability to soft land in Toronto’s tech market. Attendees to the program visited a number of startup ecosystems such as Ontario Centres of Excellence, MaRS, Communitech, and DMZ. 1-on-1 mentoring sessions, investor relations training, market approach strategy consultations, presentation pitch training from local Toronto experts and industry leaders were given to all delegates.
The Korean delegations also were given the opportunity to directly pitch and receive feedback about their businesses and products during the: 2nd Canada-Korea Venture Forum, Keiretsu Angel Capital Expo and the Test City Showcase at the Vaughan International Commercialization Centre.
The Global Venture Week 2016 conference held the objective to create direct relationships between the Korean tech startups with Toronto’s rapidly evolving startup ecosystem. The forum’s theme was Innovation, Commercialization and International Collaboration, with a specific emphasis on “Smart Building”, “Media, Entertainment & Education”, “Healthcare” and “IoT” sectors.