- Organized as part of startup accelerator program Kstartup to share key trends and in-depth information on
Silicon Valley startups
- Silicon Valley-based startup entrepreneurs and high-profile investors will participate as mentors, imparting practical
advice and tips to building successful startups and expanding overseas
- SK Planet will continue to actively support startups and entrepreneurs in Korea to succeed in global markets
Seoul, Korea, February 26, 2013—SK Planet today announced that it will hold Fireside Chat, in conjunction with AppCenter,
to share key trends and in-depth information on Silicon Valley startups, on February 27, 2013 at T Tower located in Euljiro, Seoul.
The event, organized as part of Kstartup, will feature sessions presented by a broad spectrum of speakers including startup
experts and insiders who will share their know-how and insights into top industry and market trends.
Kstartup is a premier accelerator dedicated to helping startups and entrepreneurs in Korea succeed globally by providing
them with mentoring, workshops and events, and access to experienced entrepreneurs. The startup accelerator launched
early this year is powered by AppCenter, SK Planet, Google Korea and Banks Foundation.
The upcoming Fireside Chat is expected to generate great interest from Korea’s tech startups as well as aspiring
entrepreneurs as Silicon Valley-based startup founders and high-profile investors will participate as mentors, imparting practical
advice and tips to building successful startups and expanding overseas.
Speakers of the event will include David Lee, a former business development executive at Google and a Venture Partner at
SK Telecom Ventures; Bart Decrem, a SVP & GM at Disney Mobile; Jennifer Lu Co-founder & CEO at Thumper Studios;
Lorenzo Swank Co-founder at Pixio Software; and Rob Young, a user experience lead at Google. Their stimulating and
informative presentations will cover △what to consider when entering the U.S. market △Silicon Valley startup environment
and unique strengths of Korean startups △service planning targeting the U.S. market and △how to develop UI?UX that reflect
global preferences. The event will also feature a mentoring session with the speakers.
“We expect the upcoming event to offer practical information and key takeaways to Korean startup entrepreneurs aspiring
to take their business global,” said Kim Young-chul, Chief Finance Officer of SK Planet. “Going forward, SK Planet will continue
to provide necessary support and access to resources for startups to expand globally.”