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  • 2017-10-19 thumbnail

    AI Customer Service Solution, Minds Lab Selected as Best, Most Innovative Company at ITU Telecom World 2017

    The excellence of MINDs Lab, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform company, was recognized at ITU Telecom World 2017, hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The K-ICT Born2Global Centre announced that its member company MINDs Lab was selected as the best and most innovative .... Read more

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    Archisketch, an Interior Design Portable Solution, Reaches its Full Kickstarter Funding Goal in 3 Hours

    Architecture IT startup "Archisketch" successfully launched the world's simplest interior design solution on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. In less than three hours, Archisketch had reached the full funding goal of US$30,000. Archisketch is continuing crowdfunding at Kickstarter until December 1st. .... Read more

  • 2017-09-29 thumbnail

    Born2Global Signs MOU with Renault Group on Joint Support for Overseas Debuts of Promising Mobility Companies

    On August 28, the world-class automaker Renault Group and the K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global) signed an MOU to cooperate in finding promising Korean companies specializing in mobility technologies and supporting them with their debuts in overseas markets. The MOU aims to have Renault Grou .... Read more

  • 2017-09-26 thumbnail

    Next Aeon Introduces 360 Social Media Platform

    Next Aeon Inc., a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, announced the official launch of its virtual reality brand, YouVR.On September 25th, YouVR 360 and YouVR Maker will be available on Google Play Store and App Store. This innovative mobile solution will change the way people engage with 360 degr .... Read more

  • 2017-09-25 thumbnail

    Registration for K-Global Connect Pangyo Festival 2017 Is Now Open

    B2G Hosting Korea Tech Festival 3rd Edition, Sep 28, 2017 – Startup Campus “The Era of 4th Industrial Revolution – AI for ALL” It is our pleasure to invite you to the 3rd edition of the K-Global Connect Pangyo Festival 2017, one of Korea’s leading technology festivals. This is a great .... Read more

  • 2017-09-22 thumbnail

    Changing the way people pay! - Hankook NFC

    Changing the way people pay! - Hankook NFC Take a look on how a payment is done with just a simple gesture of putting two phones back to back! B2G’s fin-tech member startup Hankook NFC 한국NFC (B2G '16-'17) is the creator of the Phone2Phone (P2P) Simple Payment System. By u .... Read more

  • 2017-09-20 thumbnail

    Looxid Labs Debuts Globally as a Startup Battlefield Participant at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017

    Looxid Labs announced today to showcase its emotion recognition system with eye and brain interface optimized for VR at TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield San Francisco 2017, which is known as the world's leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups. At the competition, Looxid Labs revealed Looxid .... Read more

  • 2017-09-14 thumbnail

    Kiwontech Launches Ai-Integrated Email Security Solution Platform in Japan

    Kiwontech will soon be launching its AI-integrated email security solution platform in Japan. A member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, Kiwontech recently announced that it will be expanding sales of its AI email security solution platform in Japan as part of a business partnership with Tai .... Read more

  • 2017-09-06 thumbnail

    REDTABLE Signs Supply Contract with Klook to Provide Food Tour Products

    REDTABLE, the developer of a global restaurant marketing platform, recently signed a contract with Klook, Southeast Asia's largest travel platform, regarding the distribution of food tour products. A member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, REDTABLE announced its signing of the contract wi .... Read more

  • 2017-09-01 thumbnail

    Have You Ever Wished for a Cute Robot?

    Have You Ever Wished for a Cute Robot? - IPL's "iJini" IPL's "IJini" social robot is created through a combination of robotics technology, IoT and speech recognition. IPL (B2G '16-'17) is confidently moving forward with its innovative social robots to make you feel at home wit .... Read more

  • 2017-08-28 thumbnail

    Exciting Korean Startups to Be Unveiled at IFA NEXT

    Korea's most exciting startups will make their debut at IFA 2017 in Germany. The K-ICT Born2Global Centre, a major Korean government agency, announced that some of its member companies will be participating in IFA 2017, the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, scheduled to .... Read more

  • 2017-08-23 thumbnail

    Carah, a Smart Safety Watch with Function & Flair Launches on Kickstarter

    K-ICT Born2Global Centre, a major Korean government agency, announced that its member company DNX launched the Carah safety watch on Kickstarter for a campaign that will last 30 days. Carah is a real analogue watch with smart capabilities and a built-in SOS safety alert. Carah, which without the .... Read more

  • 2017-08-21 thumbnail

    ESMLab to Receive Investment from KDDI

    ESMLab successfully attracted investment from KDDI, one of Japan's three largest mobile telecommunications companies. The K-ICT Born2Global Centre, a major Korean government agency, announced that its member company ESMLab signed an investment agreement with KDDI earlier this month. The investment will be ma .... Read more

  • 2017-07-27 thumbnail

    Knowck to Enter Southeast Asian Smart City Market Armed with Its Smart Signage Technology

    Knowck, a manufacturer of smart signage products, will soon be making a full-fledged entry into Southeast Asia’s smart city market. The K-ICT Born2Global Centre, a major Korean government agency, announced that Knowck, one of its member companies, recently completed the application of its “smart building .... Read more

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  • 2017-07-21 thumbnail

    Smart Putter with Built-In LED Level Indicator, Laser Pointer Launches on Indiegogo

    K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global), a major Korean government agency, announced that SMARTGOLF, a member startup of Born2Global, successfully launched "Smart Putter" with built-in LED level indicator, laser pointer on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. SMARTGOLF is continuing crowdfunding with Smart Put .... Read more

  • 2017-07-19 thumbnail

    Carah, the Real Analogue Watch with Built-in Smart Safety, to Launch on Kickstarter

    Developed by a working mother whose children were studying abroad, the Carah smart safety watch provides comfort for anyone who feels vulnerable or insecure. A woman in the US is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds. Unfortunately, the statistics of crime against women are horrifying. In th .... Read more

  • 2017-07-18 thumbnail

    More than meets the eyes, PITTA Drone

    More than meets the eyes, transforming action cam : PITTA Drone. Take a look on how this works! More than meets the eyes. 4K(30fps), live streaming, 13M Still images, time-lapse, panorama and more. The PITTA transform drone. Basic drone function with additional "Track .... Read more

  • 2017-07-12 thumbnail

    Paycock Enters Russian Fintech Market with Its Convenient Mobile Payment Service

    Signs MOU with subsidiary of Russian bank JSCB Almazergienbank JSC Will be engaging in full commercialization for local financial sector The fintech startup Paycock is planning to enter the Russian/Eurasian financial market. The K-ICT Born2Global Centre, a major Korean government agency un .... Read more

  • 2017-07-03 thumbnail

    Visual Camp Mounts VR Eye-Tracking Technology onto Samsung's Exynos 3

    Offers eye-tracking technology optimized for mobile HMD, attracting significant attention from visitors at MWCS 2017 Users of Samsung Electronics' Exynos 3 (3rd generation) will now be able to experience Visual Camp's VR eye-tracking technology. The K-ICT Born2Global Centre, a major Korean g .... Read more

  • 2017-07-03 thumbnail

    ESM Lab. : Time & space manipulation technology - 4DReplay

    Time & space manipulation technology : 4DReplay. Take a look on how this works! Time & space manipulation technology : 4DReplay. Called ‘bullet time effect’,it’s the same technology used in “The Matrix”. Now, it has advanced to be able to viewa single moment from various a .... Read more

  • 2017-06-29 thumbnail

    REDTABLE Becomes Official Korean Partner of Ctrip Gourmet List

    REDTABLE to introduce Korean restaurants, accept mobile orders, and participate in joint operation of order/payment service for Chinese tourists REDTABLE, a startup that developed a global platform for restaurant marketing, recently signed a contract to become the official Korean partner of Ctri .... Read more

  • 2017-06-22 thumbnail

    COOLJAMM Company Won This Major Startup Pitch Competition In Cannes

    Music Creation and Education: HumOn This app allows anyone with musical ambitions to begin creating a tune with absolutely no understanding of any instrument. No, it’s not another digital piano or the next program suggesting anybody can be an electronic producer, but rather one that turns everyday hummin .... Read more

  • 2017-06-15 thumbnail

    Born2Global Supports Korean Start-Ups’ Advancement into Russian Market

    The K-ICT Born2Global Center signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Internet Initiative Development Fund (IIDF) in Moscow, Russia to promote start-up foundation in both countries and their start-ups’ global projects. The Born2Global Center, a Korean start-up support organization, announc .... Read more

  • 2017-06-12 thumbnail

    Earstudio Reaches Full Kickstarter Funding Goal in 3 Days

    K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global), a major Korean government agency, announced on June 7 that Radsone, a member startup of Born2Global, successfully launched EarStudio, the world's first Bluetooth receiver delivering 24bit studio-quality sound, on the crowdfunding platform kickstarter (http://kck.st/2qHn .... Read more

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    Eyedea to Release Automatic-Tracking Drone in Second Half of 2017

    Startup Eyedea announced that it will be releasing Pitta, a video recognition-based, automatic-tracking selfie drone, in the second half of 2017. The company’s CEO Jung Jong-chuck said, “Following the completion of the test product in June, we will conduct real-world tests and release the commercial version .... Read more

  • 2017-06-07 thumbnail

    Lockin Company to Set Upgraded Version of Security Solution App

    Mobile application security firm Lockin Company announced that it will release an upgraded version of LIAPP, a mobile application security solution, in June. Designated this year as a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, an organization affiliated with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Plan .... Read more

  • 2017-06-07 thumbnail

    InfiniFlux to Release Multi-Server-Based Time Series DBMS in June

    Startup InfiniFlux announced that it would release a multi-server-based Time Series DBMS in June. In 2015, InfiniFlux commercialized a single server-based Time Series DBMS, which it is currently supplying to security companies and state-owned railroad companies. A Time Series DBMS is a database that is capab .... Read more

  • 2017-06-01 thumbnail

    Paycock to Supply Seoul City with Optical Character Recognition-Based Mobile Payment Service

    Fintech startup Paycock announced that it would begin supplying Seoul City with a mobile payment service based on optical character recognition technology starting in June. The service allows stores to accept credit card payments through the company’s mobile application, Paygood, making it possible for paymen .... Read more

  • 2017-05-30 thumbnail

    Stratio’s Portable Spectrometer Selected as Kickstarter “Project We Love”

    Startup Stratio announced on May 18 that its portable spectrometer LinkSquare, which is currently being sold on Kickstarter, was selected as a “Project We Love” on May 15 by Kickstarter staff. Stratio’s Kickstarter campaign will be held until June 8. LinkSquare is a portable spectrometer that provides inform .... Read more

  • 2017-05-25 thumbnail

    Born2global Recruits New Startups Who Are Ready to Expand Its Business Globally

    K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global), a major Korean government agency under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), has received the application for Korean startups entering the global market. Born2Gblobal select up to 100+ excellent startups to give “Bonr2Global Membershi .... Read more

  • 2017-05-22 thumbnail

    Visa Seminar for Foreigners

    K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global), a major Korean government agency under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), is going to hold a lecture on visa issuance by type and condition to attract and support foreigners who work at ICT convergence startups. The startup officials who have .... Read more

  • 2017-05-19 thumbnail

    Born2Global Introduces Six Korean Startups at the Pitching Showcase in Moscow

    ​ Six of Korea's most fascinating startups will be unveiled in Russia and the CIS. The K-ICT Born2Global Centre announced that they will be the host of the pitching showcase, K-Global @ Moscow where its member startups will present their business models to top-tier Russian and the CIS countries VCs, .... Read more

  • 2017-05-19 thumbnail

    From your finger to your heart, Sgnl

    From Your Finger to Your Heart ─ The watch strap “Sgnl” makes it easy for you to receive calls using just your fingers. Take a look on how its done! https://goo.gl/uBAvyT *Sgnl is the world’s only smart strap. This strap delivers sound through your body. Sgnl has been very popular the las .... Read more

  • 2017-05-19 thumbnail

    Hankook NFC Attracts USD 2.6 million Investment from Japan

    Signed investment contract in Tokyo, Japan, with the K-ICT Born2Global Centre on May 11 Preparing to enter Japanese market with its phone-to-phone payment service Attracted foreign investment from Japan’s Miroku Jyoho Service Hankook NFC, a startup company that has developed an NFC mobile pay .... Read more

  • 2017-05-19 thumbnail

    COOLJAMM Company to release iOS version of its HumOn

    Startup COOLJAMM Company announced Thursday that it is planning to release an iOS version of its independently developed music composition application “HumOn” in August. HumOn is a mobile application that analyzes a melody hummed by the user and converts it into sheet music and even creates accompaniment chor .... Read more

  • 2017-05-10 thumbnail

    Six Born2Global's Korean startups to be unveiled at TNW Conference Europe 2017

    Six of Korea's most fascinating startups will make their debut at TNW Conference Europe 2017 in the Netherlands. The K-ICT Born2Global Centre announced that its member Korean startups will participate in TNW Conference Europe 2017, the largest tech festival to be held this year in Amsterdam o .... Read more

  • 2017-05-04 thumbnail

    Kiwontech Begins Providing AI-integrated Email Security Solution in Japan

    Local service launched based on MOUs with Japanese and Vietnamese IT companies Kiwontech - iService Kiwontech will soon be providing its AI-integrated email security solution platform in Japan. Kiwontech, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, announced that it will be launchin .... Read more

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  • 2017-04-20 thumbnail

    The world’s first touchpad embedded keyboard ‘Mokibo’.

    Take a sneak peek "B2G Tech" on innopresso - Mokibo ! *The world’s first touchpad embedded keyboard ‘Mokibo’. Mokibo works and feels just like a regular pantograph wireless keyboard. Once changed to touchpad mode, you can click, drag, and multi-touch. Connect up to 4 devices, such as laptops, tab .... Read more

  • 2017-04-20 thumbnail

    Born2Global Selects 53 Member Companies for First Half of the Year

    Member company service Kick-Off to provide annual year-round support for overseas debut K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global) has begun cultivating global enterprises with its membership service Kick-Off. On April 18, Born2Global announced that, based on the results of a contest held in March, it .... Read more

  • 2017-04-20 thumbnail

    B2G Press Kit Ver.1.0 - April 2017

    Here you find all our creative assets, guidelines and press materials. Born2Global (B2G) press kit introduces the program that consists of B2G's global experience in the collaborative work with exclusive brands presented by the media from the automotive world. The press kit has been especially d .... Read more

  • 2017-04-19 thumbnail

    B2G X Bayer Meetup on May 11

    The Digital Healthcare market is growing rapidly than ever. We are looking for ICT startups who are willing to expand their businesses to the healthcare industry. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the current market trends, and how you can apply your technologies and services (VR/AR, AI, Fi .... Read more

  • 2017-04-17 thumbnail

    B2G's Product Localization Seminar on April 27

    The know-how to successful product localization in US through the presentation on variety of cases will be presented by Hyejin Lee, CEO at the MEME. Following cases will be presented at the seminar: - Culture and design differences between South and North Americas - Why it i .... Read more

  • 2017-04-10 thumbnail

    Game Marketplace “itemku” Has Raised USD 1.2 Million

    Five Jack, a company that operates an e-commerce game platform called itemku for gamers in Indonesia, recently raised an additional investment of USD 1.2 million. Five Jack announced to have raised investments from 500 Startups and Korean venture capitals, an addition to investments made by BonAn .... Read more

  • 2017-04-06 thumbnail

    Fieldsolution Enters Final Round of Japan’s B Dash Camp

    Fieldsolution ranked among top six at B Dash Camp in Fukuoka last month Attracted attention with its IoT-based water treatment process management solution Fieldsolution (CEO: Dae-cheon Kim), which developed an IoT (Internet of Things)-based water treatment process management solution, made it to the f .... Read more

  • 2017-04-03 thumbnail

    "Monster GODJ" The New Party Host of This Generation

    "Monster GODJ" The New Party Host of This Generation JD Sound, a member startup of Born2Global sells a portable DJ device "Monster GODJ" at the Amazon Japan through the partnership with bouncy STORE. This startup has created a portable and mobile app version of its DJ device, enabling use .... Read more

  • 2017-04-03 thumbnail

    Can Agricultural Productivity Be Increased Just by Letting Water Drip Through a Tube?

    If Water Is Broken Up into Individual Molecules, Will Plants Absorb It Better? Having majored in mechanical engineering, Edward Hong was always interested in developing new products. After graduating from university, he worked at .... Read more

  • 2017-03-28 thumbnail

    Bagel Labs’ Smart Tape Measure Draws Worldwide Attention

    Bagel Labs, founded in January 2016, is a startup company that provides a platform service for taking and recording length measurements. The company’s core product is the “Bagel,” a smart tape measure that is capable of measuring length in three different ways. Users can draw a string from the device to take .... Read more

  • 2017-03-23 thumbnail

    LinearHub to Participate in Enterprise Connect 2017 for Entry into US Markets

    LinearHub (CEO: Sunghyuk Kim) will be participating in Enterprise Connect 2017, the largest enterprise communications trade show in the US, to be held this year in Orlando, Florida from March 27 to 29 (local time). Meeting minutes can be edited while simultaneously video conferencing. Enterp .... Read more

  • 2017-03-22 thumbnail

    Korea Startup Index 2016

    Over the past four years, K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global) has met with numerous startups working hard to achieve their dreams. Born2Global has had countless discussions with them about our shared concerns and helped make their debuts into overseas markets a reality. Born2Global discove .... Read more

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    Prinker Introduces Tattoos that Are Pain-Free and Non-Permanent

    SketchOn’s Technology Recognized at Finland’s Slush Launched in 2008 in Helsinki, Finland, Slush is Europe’s largest startup conference, where startup hopefuls gather to attract investment and share information and anyone interested in startups comes to discover the next “big thing.” Last year’s .... Read more

  • 2017-03-14 thumbnail

    Innomdle Lab Developed “Sgnl,” a Watch Strap that Allows Users to Make Calls with Their Fingertips

    Founded in September 2015, Innomdle Lab is a wearable startup that, despite its short history, has already established a strong presence at home and abroad. The company developed “Sgnl,” a watch strap that allows the user to talk on their smartphone simply by pressing their fingertip to their e .... Read more

  • 2017-03-13 thumbnail

    [B2G-Tech] VisualCamp. Eye tracking, The game changer

    [Born2Global Tech : Visual Camp, EYE TRACKING THE GAME CHANGER] Eye Tracking the game changer. Provides tracking information accurate to less than 1° via mobile using only 10% of CPU processing power. Able to extract users' intention with 75% accuracy using AI-based tracking info .... Read more

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    [B2G-Tech] 3dup'ndown, The largest online marketplace for verified 3D printing files

    [Born2Global Tech : 3dup'ndown, The largest online marketplace for verified 3D printing files] There are lots of websites for downloading 3D printing files. However, due to vast amount of unverified 3D printing files, time and materials are often wasted. Introducing the lar .... Read more

  • 2017-03-06 thumbnail

    Recruitment of Channel Partners (CP)

    Recruitment of Born2Global Professional Channel Partners (CP) K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global), a major Korean government agency under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), is accepting applications from professional Channel Partners that can provide consulting to Kor .... Read more

  • 2017-03-06 thumbnail

    Mesh Korea Changes the Paradigm of the Logistics Industry

    Mesh Korea was founded in January 2013 with a goal of bringing innovation to the logistics market through the introduction of information and communications technology (ICT). The company launched Korea’s first on-demand, e-commerce application, called “Bootake” (a Korean phrase meaning “do me a .... Read more

  • 2017-03-03 thumbnail

    Born2Global Membership Program 2017

    K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global), a major Korean government agencyunder the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), has received the application for Korean startups entering the global market.Born2Global will select up to 100+ excellent startups andprovide services such as global-oriented e .... Read more

  • 2017-03-02 thumbnail

    Striving to Become a Next-Generation Health Care Company

    WELT is a healthcare startup and the creator of the WELT smart belt, the world’s first smart belt to target the healthcare market. With a name created by combining the words “wellness” and “technology,” WELT aims to become a healthcare company based on next-generation technology. With its built-in senso .... Read more

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    KOREA Pavillion MWC 2017

    GSMA_MWC_2017_directorybook.compressed.pdf .... Read more

  • 2017-02-24 thumbnail

    We Will Make The Social Robot an Essential Home Appliance

    Upcoming Launch of the Social Robot “iJINI” IPL is the startup company behind the development of the “iJINI” social robot, which is a kind of robot that combines robotics technology with the Internet of Things (IoT) and speech recognition. Founded in March 2014, IPL aims to launch a series of social .... Read more

  • 2017-02-20 thumbnail

    VR Headsets That Free Both of The User’s Hands

    Developed eye-tracking VR headset Since last year, virtual reality (VR) has been a popular topic in the information and communications technology industry. VR is a technology that provides users with an immersive experience of virtual environments, such as outer space, the sky, and overseas sightseeing d .... Read more

  • 2017-02-16 thumbnail

    Make Various Types of Electronic Devices by Combining Modules like Toy Lego Pieces

    Use combinations of different components, such as microphones and motors, to create devices capable of performing specific functions Forgetting to turn off the lights before going to bed, forcing one to get up again to turn them off, is a common nuisance in people’s daily lives. With smartpho .... Read more

  • 2017-02-13 thumbnail

    IOFIT Smart Shoes Receives ISPO Gold Winner Award

    K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global), a major Korean government agency, announced on Feb. 10 that Samsung Spin-off Salted Venture, a member of Born2Global, dedicated to creating IOFIT smart shoes, has been honored and selected for the ISPO 2017 Gold Winner Award. At the end of January, near .... Read more

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    NAMU Launches Posture Coach for Preventing “Text Neck” on Japanese Crowdfunding Platform

    The healthcare startup NAMU recently launched its real-time posture coach/tracker on Makuake (makuake.com), the largest crowdfunding platform in Japan. The K-ICT Born2Global Centre(Born2Global) announced that NAMU, one of its member startups, has been ranked as the company with the second-fastest-gro .... Read more

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    “Vision loss is irreversible, like spilled water. However, it is preventable.”

    “Vision loss is irreversible, like spilled water. However, it is preventable.” Ovitz into Market for Portable, Low-Cost Eye Diagnostic Devices Rather than Focusing on Expensive Equipment Ovitz has developed a compact, portable eye diagnostic device for people who are unable to have their eyes ex .... Read more

  • 2017-01-31 thumbnail

    Korean Startups Sweep Innovation Awards at CES 2017

    CES 2017 has drawn to a close, showcasing innovations that will set the tone in the consumer electronics industry for the rest of the year. Living up to expectation as the place to check what’s the next big thing in technology, industry big players like Samsung, Nvidia, Xiaomi, LG, Sony, and Amazon unv .... Read more

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    Be connected to B2G

    Provides tracking information accurate to less than 1° via mobile using only 10% of CPU processing power. Able to extract users' intention with 75% accuracy using AI-based tracking information. Can be applied to marketing strategy development by analyzing usage patterns, including on-line shopping and .... Read more

  • 2017-01-23 thumbnail

    Stay Powered Up with These 5 Cool Solar Chargers

    Devices. We all rely on them every day, and we’re stuck in a constant loop of charging and using and charging. While we now have more options for powering up, there are still plenty of times when we’re off-grid. No electricity? No problem. Use the power of the sun! It’s free, and as green and renewable as .... Read more

  • 2017-01-20 thumbnail

    10 South Korean Startups Breaking Out In 2017

    While the worst was expected for South Korea’s startup scene in 2016, we found that it wasn’t so bad at all, especially for the already strong brands like cosmetics startup Memebox and food delivery startup Woowa Brothers, which found fresh funding. Rising startups like Memebox and Woowa Brothers (cr .... Read more

  • 2017-01-18 thumbnail

    UVify’s Plucky Little Draco Drone Hits Speeds Up to 100 Miles an Hour

    For all the grandiosity of its ancient Grecian name, the Draco is a fairly unassuming thing. It’s surprisingly small and unimposing in fact — and if it weren’t for those four rotors, it would fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. But UVify’s little drone has tremendous zip when pushed. In fact, the .... Read more

  • 2017-01-18 thumbnail

    Stratio’s Portable Spectroscope Can Tell what Kind of Pill That Is

    To the untrained eye, most pills tend to look the same. Hell, even to the trained eye, differences can be slight. It’s a problem that Stratio — a company competing in TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at CES 2017 — is trying to solve. They’ve built a portable device that can identify a pill in seconds .... Read more

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    What All Content Creators Desperately Need

    Buying and selling music rights just got easier with ‘SOUNDFLOOR’ – service launched with the New Year Today’s rapid growth and development of online media and self-produced content demands an increasing supply of creative audio and visual stock sources. In response to this demand, Seoul, South Kor .... Read more

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    CES 2017: Fitness Footwear Gets Even Smarter

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 8 — With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show 2017 currently taking place in Las Vegas through January 8, we round up our pick of the smartest footwear being showcased at the event to help you give your sports performance a boost. Sensoria Sock 2.0 Good news for runners, Sensor .... Read more

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    14 Coolest Tech Products from CES 2017

    Thousands of tech companies descended on Las Vegas for CES 2017 this week to show off what they think you'll buy in the coming year. Although we saw more of what dominated the tech scene last year -- smart home products, wearables and enough Amazon Echo partnerships to make your head spin -- some n .... Read more

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    This Company Uses NLP to Find the Right Keyword

    Image credit: Twinword This is the ninth post in our series: Discover Korea’s Tech, where we will talk to a mix of Korean startup entrepreneurs who stood their own ground with their technology, in Korea’s economy notoriously dominated by gigantic companies. Stay tuned over the coming month as we ta .... Read more

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    SendBird Makes In-App Messaging Easy For Developers

    Image credit: SendBird This is the eleventh post in our series: Discover Korea’s Tech, where we talk to a mix of Korean startup entrepreneurs who stood their own ground with their technology in Korea’s economy notoriously dominated by gigantic companies. Stay tuned over the coming month as we talk .... Read more

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    K-ICT Born2Global Centre to Attract Global Talent for Startups By Offering Visa and Labor Consulting Services

    Come to South Korea, the hub of ICT startups. SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- South Korea, which aims to become a hub for ICT startups in Asia as well as on the world stage, has embarked on a mission to find global talent for Korean startups. The K-ICT Born2Global Centre (B .... Read more

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    IPL signs agreement with China’s Roobo for distribution of social robot “iJINI”

    IPL, a member company of the Born2Global Center, signed an agreement with Roobo on Nov. 11 for the distribution of its social robot “iJINI.” Under the agreement, IPL will provide iJINI and related AI services in China. IPL CEO Kim Kyeungwook said, “We will launch iJINI in China by March 2017, and th .... Read more

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    Korea's Cultural Heritage Introduced to the World Via 3D Printing Design

    SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- The K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global), a major Korean government agency under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), announced on Dec. 15 that 3Dupndown Co., Ltd, a member of Born2Global, the international trade platform for 3D de .... Read more

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    This Agriculture Tech Company Helps Plants To Absorb More Water

    Image Credit: Aqutonix This is the tenth post in our series: Discover Korea’s Tech, where we will talk to a mix of Korean startup entrepreneurs who stood their own ground with their technology, in Korea’s economy notoriously dominated by gigantic companies. Stay tuned over the coming month as we ta .... Read more

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    Linearhub selected as a 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Global Technology Company

    The K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global), a major Korean government agency under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), announced on Nov. 28 that Linearhub, a member of Born2Global, was selected as a "2016 Red Herring Global Top 100 Technology Venture Company" (2016 Red Herring G .... Read more

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    ‘Seoul startup ecosystem vibrant, but needs diversity’

    Hwang Byung-sun of Bigbang Angels (4th from left) answers a question from reporters at Campus Seoul in Gangnam-gu, Wednesday. Also pictured: Head of Google Campus Seoul Jeffrey Lim (far right). (Google) Employee diversity and exposure to global markets are two major areas that need to be improved in .... Read more

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    Sems Games to open first online, offline pop-up toy store

    Actual-size character figurines and houses designed via the convergence toy platform Playhouse and printed out using a 3D printer. Sems Games said on Nov. 7 that it will open its first pop-up store, called “Playhouse,”in Seoul’s Hongdae area by the end of this year. At Playhouse, customers will be .... Read more

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    Discover Korea's Tech: VisualCamp, Eye-Tracking Company for VR Ads Monetization

    Image Credit: VisualCamp This is the fourth post in our series: Discover Korea’s Tech, where we will talk to a mix of Korean startup entrepreneurs who stood their own ground with their technology, in Korea’s economy notoriously dominated by gigantic companies. Stay tuned over the coming m .... Read more

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    Meet AI Robot That Responds To Your Voice

    iJINi goes back to its charging station when its battery is getting low. This is the fifth post in our series: Discover Korea’s Tech, where we will talk to a mix of Korean startup entrepreneurs who stood their own ground with their technology, in Korea’s economy notoriously dominated by gigantic co .... Read more

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    REDTABLE Uses Big Data to Demystify Foreign Menus

    Image Credit: REDTABLE This is the sixth post in our series: Discover Korea’s Tech, where we will talk to a mix of Korean startup entrepreneurs who stood their own ground with their technology, in Korea’s economy notoriously dominated by gigantic companies. Stay tuned over the coming month as we .... Read more

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    This Company Opens Malicious Email Files So You Don't Have To

    This is the seventh post in our series: Discover Korea’s Tech, where we will talk to a mix of Korean startup entrepreneurs who stood their own ground with their technology, in Korea’s economy notoriously dominated by gigantic companies. Stay tuned over the coming month as we talk to Korean entrepr .... Read more

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    This AI Company Wants To Prevent Accidents In Construction Sites

    This is the eighth post in our series: Discover Korea’s Tech, where we will talk to a mix of Korean startup entrepreneurs who stood their own ground with their technology, in Korea’s economy notoriously dominated by gigantic companies. Stay tuned over the coming month as we talk to Korean entrepreneur .... Read more

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    Calling all VCs: Meet Korea’s brand new global startup hub

    Twenty years ago, South Korea pulled out of the Asian Financial Crisis in only three years—and its economy has been thriving ever since. With that same drive, South Korea has begun to position itself as the Asian startup hub, with the express intention of not only boosting the economy, but of sparking th .... Read more

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    W70m required for average Korean tech start-up

    The initial capital needed to start a tech venture in Korea is estimated at about 70.5 million won ($57,500) on average, with the most coveted area being mobile apps, a recent survey found Tuesday. Born2Global, a start-up accelerating center affiliated with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Pl .... Read more

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    For European Startup Investors Born2Global to Help Creating Synergy between Startups and European Investors

    K-ICT Born2Global, a start-up accelerating center affiliated with the Ministry of Science,ICT and Future Planning, announced on Feb. 25 that it will host “European Investor Invitation Seminar” at ZAG POT in Samsung-dong, Seoul on March 9. According to the center, this seminar is designed to discover and nu .... Read more

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    Smart Diet Belt Born2Global Center Member Firm ‘DoubleH’ Succeeds in Attracting Investment

    K-ICT Born2Global, a start-up accelerating center sponsored by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, announced that its member company “DoubleH” attracted “Global Star Fund for New Growth Engines” from L&S Venture Capital on May 12. DoubleH developed a smart wearable diet belt “LumiDiet” using .... Read more

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    Hub Of Korean Startups Born2Global Nurtures Startups with Global Entry Potential

    Pangyo, the South Korean Silicon Valley, is emerging as one of the most fascinating startup hubs in Asia to connect next information communications technology (ICT) stars to the global market. The Korean government is preparing for establishment of an over 582,000 square feet startup campus in Pangyo, Gye .... Read more

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    To Be Born Global K-ICT Born2Global Center to Enhance Promotion of Korean Startups Abroad

    Dr. Kim Jong-gap, who has helped South Korean small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and venture firms make inroads into global markets in the Silicon Valley for the past 20 years, was appointed as the head of the K-ICT Born2Global Center in September last year. His past career includes a director of t .... Read more

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    K-ICT Born2Global Center and its Members ① Status

    In March of this year, the Start-up Campus officially opened in Pangyo, Gyeonggi-do, welcoming with it the addition of the Seoul Sangnam-dong K-ICT Born2Global Center (aka, the Born2Global Center). The Born2Global Center is a start-up incubator affiliated with the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Plan .... Read more

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    K-ICT Born2Global Center and its Members ③ NAMU

    Health care startup NAMU announced Friday that it had released “Alex,” a wearable tracker designed to reduce turtleneck, or forward head posture. Until December this year, Alex will be undergoing clinical testing at two major hospitals in Korea, Asan Medical Center and Mok-Huri Neck & Back Hospital of Orie .... Read more

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    K-ICT Born2Global Center and its Members ⑤ JD SOUND

    Sound equipment company JD SOUND announced Monday that it will be holding a crowdfunding campaign through the U.S. crowdfunding platform Indiegogo on July 6. Its goal is to secure $2 million in funding for its new portable DJ device.In June 2016, JD SOUND managed to raise approximately 53 million yen ($ .... Read more

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