[THE GUARDIAN] North Korea’s unlikely tech startups

September 26, 2014

While North Korea has programmers who are technically proficient, how they can build successful tech-oriented business without connectivity remains to be seen. (Yonhap)

[THE GUARDIAN] Tech entrepreneurship in North Korea might seem an odd notion. This, after all, is an industry that requires internet access and smartphone usage, neither neither of which are widely available there.

However, despite the setbacks they face, North Korean researchers and businesspeople attended a two-week workshop last month as part of Choson Exchange’s Tech Start PY programme in August, which took place with state permission, and focused on helping build an entrepreneurial culture and a supportive environment for startups in North Korea. [READ MORE]