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SEOUL 2019

SEOUL 2019 CATALOGUES:

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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

AFTERAIN

Bitsensing Inc.

DamoGO*

EXOSYSTEMS Inc.

HBN*

Life Chair*

Seedthink

Symbiolivingtech

Beabubs

Breathing Games

DASH Company

G EYE TECH Inc.*

Hera Health Solutions

Sensegrass

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Team Snows

Besides

Color Project Ltd.

ECOACT TANZANIA

Habits.ai

Impressivo

SAY Global*

Spira

VNUALifecare

Hand it Back to Nature Co., Ltd

GROWTH TRACK

Anvayaa Kin Care Pvt Ltd.*

Breeze Technologies*

GT SCIEN Co., Ltd.*

n.thing*

Xcell Therapeutics

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

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.

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

Developing Skills

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

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

Green Consumption & Production

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

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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

Anna KANG

Consultant, MYSC

Derik Dae Jun KIM

President,

GEF

Sky SO

CEO,

Dream Factory

Ryan MOON

Head of Labs Korea,

WeWork Labs

Eugene KIM

General Partner,

SparkLabs

Woori CHAE

CEO,

Artrepreneur

Heeyon LEE

Investment Manager,

SparkLabs

Jay KIM

Co-Founder,

Lunar Circle

Chris Seungho CHAE

Managing Director,

Nextrans

Paul LEE

Deputy Director (CEO),

MCA

Sangyeob HAN

CEO,

Sopoong

Guillaume PARVAIX

Account Manager,

G3 Partners

Chang Gue LIM

Senior Managing Director, 

Ark Impact

Jiae HONG

Associate,

Sopoong

Doug Duckjun LEE

General Partner,

D3 Jubilee Partners

Nayoung KIM

Head of Impact Investment,

Crevisse Partners

Jaewon Peter CHUN

Founder & Partner,

XnTree

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