|No.||PR/21-10||Date||June 23, 2021|
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|ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.|
ASEAN-Korea Centre to Participate in NextRise 2021, a Global Startup Fair
- AKC exhibition booth, conference session, and 1:1 meet-up for start ups -
- ASEAN’s startup environment to be shared by the ASEAN Secretariat -
Seoul, Korea - The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Hae-yong) will participate in one of the largest global startup fairs held in Korea, “NextRise 2021, Seoul” from June 28 to 29 at COEX. At the fair, the ASEAN-Korea Centre will promote prominent startups in ASEAN and share information on Southeast Asia’s startup eco-system and policies through a conference, exhibition, and 1:1 business meetings.
The twenty some ASEAN startups participating in this year’s NextRise all have been recommended by their respective governments as promising home-grown startups across all major industry verticals including artificial intelligence, e-commerce, fintech, agricultural machinery service platform, and logistics & transport platform. Due to COVID-19 situation, company promotion (PR videos) and business meetings (online) will be carried out in a contactless manner.
At the conference slated for June 28, Kim Hae-yong, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre will highlight the significance of the ASEAN region as the birthplace of 12 global unicorn startups, and emphasize the potential of ASEAN-Korea partnership in this area as the new driver of future ASEAN-Korea economic cooperation. From the ASEAN Secretariat, Ms. Penchan Manawanichkul, the Head of Enterprise & Stakeholders Engagement Division will talk about startup eco-system and polices in ASEAN Member States as well as on ways to foster a vibrant partnership and balanced ecosystem of ASEAN and Korean startups.
Meanwhile, the ASEAN-Korea Centre will host the annual ‘ASEAN-Korea Startup Week’ in late November. The program was launched back in 2018 to nurture startups in the ASEAN region and build a foundation of cooperation between ASEAN and Korea in this area. This year, ASEAN startups at seed and series A funding stage will be invited to take part in the program for IR pitching and business meeting opportunities with venture capitalists and investors.