Announcement of Recruitment of Accelerators from 7 Countries to Operate the Program
Ministry of SMEs and Startups (MSS) is the ministry responsible for policies regarding small and medium-sized enterprises, venture companies, and startups in Korea and oversees not only policy planning, but also support, protection and fostering programs. Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development (KISED) is a public institution under MSS, specializing in providing support to over 5,000 startups annually through entrepreneurship education programs, financial support for commercialization, and support for global expansion.
KISED will be selecting accelerators with presence in 7 locations: Seattle (USA), New Delhi (India), Stockholm (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland), Tel Aviv (Israel) Singapore and Paris (France). The selected K-Startup Center program’s accelerators will be responsible for directly evaluating and selecting Korean startup companies to participate in their program. Startup teams shall be recruited by KISED, with the focus on leading specialized industries in each country. Upon startup companies’ selection, the accelerators are responsible for conducting a short, remote (online) program in May 2021, followed by a KPI workshop in June and a regular program (run locally or remotely) between July and October. (See program details on p.3~4 of the Appendix)
Accelerators wishing to participate as K-Startup Center accelerators are asked to submit their applications by no later than February 21st (Sun), 2021 at 5pm KST (Korea Standard Time).
|Specialized Industries||Autonomous driving, retail||AI, Green Industry||Fintech, Smart City||EduTech, AgTech||AR,VR,XR Smart Energy||Healthcare Bio, Defence Industry||Culture contents, contact-less industry|
1) Evaluation & selection of startup companies
2) Operation of a 2-week pre-program
3) KPI workshop (including visiting Korea)
4) Operation of a 8-week local-based regular program
5) Operation result & budget balance reporting etc.
※ If due to COVID-19 situation it is impossible to operate a regular program on site, at least two overseas accelerator's personnel shall come to Korea to run the program in Korea
② Candidate accelerators must present a history of investment or acceleration in at least 5 overseas startups
③ For conducting of the local regular program, the accelerator must be able to provide access to public space: office space, meeting rooms seminar rooms for at least 10-20 people.
② Pre-Program Composition & Operations : Setting up adequate business meetings and improving the understanding of the local market by analyzing the target market, customer-base size, competitors, etc (At least five business meetings should be provided)
③ KPI Workshop : Accelerators shall visit Korea in order to conduct at least three 1-on-1 meetings with selected companies and shall submit finalized KPIs to KISED
④ Regular Program Composition & Operations : Conducted on site (8 weeks), after the end of the pre-program, from June 2021 onwards
※ If the local COVID-19 situation does not considerably improve within 1 month before the beginning of the regular program, the accelerator representatives shall come to Korea to operate the program in Korea
⑤ Submitting the Reports (Accelerator → KISED) : 1) Accelerator is to submit a report on the achievement of KPIs and it’s operational results of pre and regular programs, 2) Expense Report
|Accelerator Recruitment||→||Document/Interview Evaluation||→||Result Announcement|
|January 28 (Thu) ~ February 21 (Sun) 2021||February 24 (Wed) ~ February 26th (Fri), 2021||~ Mar 4(Thu), 2021|
|Application submitted through email||KISED Evaluation Committee||KISED → selected accelerators|
※ Please note that each interview will be carried out according to Korea Standard Time.
|No.||Dates||Online Session Link|
|1||Feb 3 (Wed), 2021, 10am ~ 11am KST||(Session Registration) Please sign up via this link (https://forms.gle/WgSiYKp7tWDwTHZ68).
* A direct link to access an the online briefing will be sent directly to such registrants.
|2||Feb 3 (Wed), 2021, 5pm ~ 6pm KST|
* Both sessions will cover the exact same contents, so it's advisable to just attend one
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