ComeUp2019 – the annual flagship event for startups to be held in November in Seoul

ComeUp2019 will be held from 27th November to 29th November in Seoul.

It is time for startups to gear up for the startup week ComeUp 2019, a global flagship startup event aimed at promoting the Korean startup ecosystem at home and abroad. Startup founders, investors, VCs, entrepreneurs, and media will gather to build a global network and discuss and share win-win strategies at the event.   

The annual event has numerous programs such as lectures, panel discussions, IR, networking, exhibitions, startup ecosystem tour, as well as joint private-public events. This year the ComeUp2019 will be held from 27th November to 29th November in Seoul.

Organized and hosted by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Korea Institute of Start-up and Entrepreneurship Development, and private startup ecosystem, the 3-day event will be held at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza(DDP) in Seoul.
ComeUp2019 will commence with a pre-event program on 27th November for various stakeholders – domestic and international to get acquainted with the startup ecosystem in Korea. There will events to introduce some of the outstanding startups and support programs for startups in the country and showcase the growth potential for Korean startups by visiting a unicorn company.

For the main program spread over two days, there are 8 sessions planned that reflect global trends in various industries like food tech, edu-tech, lifestyle, bio& health, beauty and fashion, frontier tech, entertainment, mobility, and FinTech.  The event sees many prominent speakers and mentors for the startups and it is a great opportunity for networking. Last year, the event had seen CEOs of prominent companies like Market Access Center, Thinktomi, MashupAngels, Brand Builders, Shazam, EndeavorVR, etc as key speakers.

ComeUp2019 has partnered with organizations like Kakao Ventures, SparksLab, Altos Ventures, MashupAngels, Startup Alliance, Korean Startup Forum, Woowa Brothers, Viva Republica and others. The Media partners for ComeUp2019 include beSuccess, Platum, Venture Square and EO.

The registration for the event is free and is only available through the official website ( Startups can register for the event after they join the membership.  

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