First Korean startup showcase to open in NYC

April 8, 2015
(Korean Startup Showcase NYC)

(Korean Startup Showcase NYC)

By The Korea Times New York staff

Startup entrepreneurs, get ready.

Korean Startup Showcase NYC, the city’s largest festival for Korean startups, is coming for its opening year to Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square on April 24.

Put on by Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, Korean Startups & Entrepreneurs, Overseas Korean Traders Association and GORI, the event will host educational programs, a panel with successful entrepreneurs and a networking session with investors and funders.

Featured in the panel will be David Joo, creator of NYC School Gap App Challenge winner KnowRE, Fiscal Note’s Tim Hwang, Karen Moon of Trendalytics and Eugene Chung, former film & media director at Oculus VR and founder of Penrose Studios.

KOTRA North America Head Lee Taisik said that while Israeli startups are prospering in the U.S., Korean startups currently lack the presence and influence to easily find funding.

“We hope this showcase is a chance to introduce the talents, skills and business ideas of Korean startups to New York investors, and to teach know-hows to those interested in diving into startups,” Lee said.

The showcase will run 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information and to participate, visit