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SEOUL 2019

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GRAND PRIZE WINNER

SEOUL MAYOR'S AWARD

CITYPRENEURS

SEOUL 2019

WINNERS

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FIRST PRIZE WINNER

WeGO SECRETARY GENERAL AWARD

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SECOND PRIZE WINNER

UNESCAP-ENEA DIRECTOR'S AWARD

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GRAND INVESTOR'S PICK

WeGO SPONSORSHIP

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INVESTOR'S PICK

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INVESTOR'S PICK

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CIOs' PICK

*CITYPRENEURS SEOUL 2017
GRAND PRIZE WINNER

SEOUL 2019 SEMI-FINALISTS

*Top 10 Finalists

SEED TRACK

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AFTERAIN

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Bitsensing Inc.

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DamoGO*

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EXOSYSTEMS Inc.

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HBN*

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Life Chair*

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Seedthink

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Symbiolivingtech

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Beabubs

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Breathing Games

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DASH Company

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G EYE TECH Inc.*

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Hera Health Solutions

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Sensegrass

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songEsongE

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Team Snows

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Besides

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Color Project Ltd.

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ECOACT TANZANIA

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Habits.ai

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Impressivo

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SAY Global*

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Spira

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VNUALifecare

Hand it Back to Nature Co., Ltd

GROWTH TRACK

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Anvayaa Kin Care Pvt Ltd.*

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Breeze Technologies*

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GT SCIEN Co., Ltd.*

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n.thing*

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Xcell Therapeutics

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YOLK*

 

SEOUL 2019 TIMELINE

5/20

APPLICATIONS OPEN

7/31

APPLICATION DEADLINE

10/1

COMPETITION IN SEOUL

6/27

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE

8/6

RESULTS ANNOUNCED

12/16

DEMO DAY

*10 start-up teams will be selected to be part of the Top 30, remaining early bird submissions will be reviewed again at the final applications deadline

SEOUL 2019 THEMES

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Healthy & Inclusive Ageing

Improve health and wellbeing for all, at all ages, and empower older persons to be economically and socially included in their city.

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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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Developing Skills

Upgrade skills and promote lifelong learning for jobs of the future for everyone.

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Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

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Green Consumption & Production

Change the way we make, buy and dispose to protect our planet.

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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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CITYPRENEURS

EVALUATION MATRIX

SEED TRACK

Pre-Selection

55%

45%

Impact

(SDG & Urban)

Profitability

(Business model & Scalability)

GROWTH TRACK

50%

50%

Impact

Profitability

Semi-Finals & Finals

35%

65%

Impact

Profitability

30%

70%

Impact

Profitability

REWARDS

FOR THE TOP 30 FINALISTS

ㆍ(Seed Track) Business model mentoring & pitch clinics
ㆍPermanent membership with Citypreneurs, right to use official Citypreneurs branding
ㆍNetworking opportunities with global finalists
ㆍTravel subsidy for teams coming from outside of Seoul
ㆍTech transfer opportunities
ㆍJoint project opportunities with larger companies
ㆍLow-interest borrowing rights from the Citypreneurs Community Fund (300K USD)

ㆍInvitation to UN Conferences and Events

FOR THE WINNERS

GENERAL
ㆍInvestment opportunities from a pool of interested money (50M+ USD)
ㆍAwards from UN and Seoul City Officials
ㆍPrivate Demo Day with investors
ㆍImpact evaluation matrix development guidance

SEED TRACK (3 Teams)
ㆍGo-to-market consulting
ㆍTotal award money of 22M KRW

GROWTH TRACK (3 Teams)
ㆍPilot and R&D opportunities with cities, including Seoul
ㆍInvitation to international, high-level panels
ㆍCompany introduction at Mayoral meetings and/or UN Conferences

ELIGIBILITY

Citypreneurs acknowledges that start-ups may be at various stages of development, and thus offers a dual track system:

* Your team may be moved to a more appropriate track by the organizers

SEED TRACK

Designed for early-stage start-ups still working on their prototype development with flexibility to focus on urban issues specifically identified by partner agencies. 

QUALIFICATIONS

ㆍFounded in 2016 or after

ㆍUnder Series A round investment

ㆍMVP(Minimum Viable Product) ready

GROWTH TRACK

Designed for start-ups that have three or more years of experience with market-tested prototypes and are looking to scale up.

QUALIFICATIONS

ㆍFounded in 2015 or before

ㆍSeries A round investment and over

ㆍProduct verified in the market

2019 SEOUL INVESTORS

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66,350,000

USD

TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR INVESTMENT

2019 SEOUL TECH SPONSORS

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2019 MENTORS

FROM OUR INVESTOR POOL

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Anna KANG

Consultant, MYSC

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Derik Dae Jun KIM

President,

GEF

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Sky SO

CEO,

Dream Factory

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Ryan MOON

Head of Labs Korea,

WeWork Labs

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Eugene KIM

General Partner,

SparkLabs

Brick Wall

Woori CHAE

CEO,

Artrepreneur

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Heeyon LEE

Investment Manager,

SparkLabs

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Jay KIM

Co-Founder,

Lunar Circle

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Chris Seungho CHAE

Managing Director,

Nextrans

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Paul LEE

Deputy Director (CEO),

MCA

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Sangyeob HAN

CEO,

Sopoong

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Guillaume PARVAIX

Account Manager,

G3 Partners

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Chang Gue LIM

Senior Managing Director, 

Ark Impact

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Jiae HONG

Associate,

Sopoong

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Doug Duckjun LEE

General Partner,

D3 Jubilee Partners

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Nayoung KIM

Head of Impact Investment,

Crevisse Partners

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Jaewon Peter CHUN

Founder & Partner,

XnTree