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K-STARTUP GRAND CHALLENGE 2018, Application Period until June 14 2018

K-Startup Grand Challenge is a project conducted and financed by the Korean government. Ultimate objectives of the K-Startup Grand Challenge are to promote the expansion of an open entrepreneurship ecosystem in Asia and to assist in South Korea’s evolution into a prominent startup business hub in the region.

Who Can Apply? Promising startups with a clear objective to expand into Asia by using the Korean market as a stepping-stone.

Target Sectors: Startups from all around the world who are interested in expanding their business in Asia or Korea are encouraged to apply.

Where? Startup Campus in Pangyo Techno Valley, Seoul, South Korea. State-of-the-Art R&D Labs, Prototyping and testing facilities and expert support, Brand New Startup Campus, Global Startup Campus is strategically built 14 minutes from Gangnam, Expert Support, Experts from some of the world’s top tech companies with experience in taking companies global, Corporate Partnerships.


Each of the 80 startups in the program will receive about $11,130 to cover living expenses in equal installments over 3.5 months

Grant for Top 40 Startups



1st Prize : $100,000 (110,000,000 KRW) 2nd Prize : $40,000 (44,000,000 KRW) 3rd Prize : $20,000 (22,000,000 KRW) 4th Prize : $6,000 (6,600,000 KRW)