GLOBAL ACCELERATION PROGRAM FOR STARTUPS
Every year, we host 15-20 Korean startups coming to Vietnam looking to explore business opportunities in this lucrative market, in collaboration with the KISED, or the Korea Institute of Startup and Entrepreneurship Development (under the Korea Ministry of SMEs and Startups). This initiative is an effort from KISED to help Korean companies in overseas expansion, through funding and by working with accelerators around the world in United States, France and China etc. In 2018, VSV Accelerator joined KISED's network of global partners.
Benefit from office hours with lead mentors & get support from local team.
Gain market insights from domain experts through meetings & workshops.
Establish connections with potential customers, partners & investors.
HOW IT WORKS
Timeline: Refer to public notice from K-Startup.
Method: Apply via K-Startup within notice period.
English & Korean
Assessment & Selection
1st Round: Documents assessment.
2nd Round: Online interview with the founder who will join the program.
Orientation & Pre-mentoring
Selected companies receive orientation materials and pre-mentoring sessions online before coming to Vietnam.
On-site Program in Vietnam
Startups come to Vietnam to explore the market and establish connections with key partners, with the help of VSV team.
Workshops: English & Korean
Demo Day: English
K-Startup Center 2023
Batch 2023 - Global Acceleration Program for Startups
B2C valet-storage & self-storage services and B2B inventory management & fulfilment services across Asia.
SaaS cargo transportation solution that connects cargo owners, logistics companies, and truck drivers.
Safe, edible clay toys for curious children, using food-based materials to ensure a safer playing environment.
The Daebak Company
Community-driven e-commerce platform that delivers K-products, services, and contents via subscription.
SaaS dealer management solutions that save time and cost, such as Test-Drive Fleet Management and Digital Workshop.
SaaS-based supply chain financing solution enabling financial institutions to provide efficient financing to SMEs.
Full-suite solutions that help businesses engage, retain, and monetize their customers and/or employees.
Handhug / Jelly Crew
Jelly Crew offers online and offline platforms for creative products designed by various character creators.
Life on Korea
Interior design platform that offers ready-made interior design packages that can be previewed using 3D VR.
"Legend Heroes" is a digital indoor theme park with immersive experiential games using sensing & simulation technology.
Cross-border e-commerce platform for used heavy equipment that simplifies the distribution network & optimizes services.
Data platform for AI technology that offers dataset building, storage, and analysis services.
Fresh food-focused e-commerce platform that offers high-quality products with fast and convenient delivery service.
Smart farm technology for insect breeding to create an alternative protein source for humans and animals.
AI-based on-demand in-home tutoring solutions that match tutors with children for personalized learning experiences.
TIPS to Global 2022
Batch 2022 - Tech Incubation Program for Startup
Amazing Food Solution
Data-driven personalized nutrition care services and solutions for patients.
Integrated digital treatment solution for ADHD based on mobile games and cognitive models.
Innovative EV charging solutions, including the world’s first autonomous robot with wireless charging system.
Ear-tag IoT device measuring real-time conditions of cows and delivering analyzed results to farmers.
Malaria diagnostic kit using FO-LSPR and an advanced label-free sensor.
AI technology and sound data for content businesses & an 'interactive music service' for music lovers.
Nuvilab provides personalized healthcare and eco-friendly cafeteria solutions through AI food scanners.
AI technology company with Platform-As-Affordable-Service that accelerates the entire Clinical AI Lifecycle.
IoT-based safety management solutions for construction sites and aging facilities.
Plant-based food created by their own alternative food developing data solution and specially bred soybean.
Zamface, a famous AI beauty app that helps user recognize their personal color, skin type, etc.
AI progress-oriented math learning service for students and intelligent grading support service for teachers.
Batch 2022 - Global Market Expansion Program
Mobile solution to diagnose and improve reading comprehension using AI eye-tracking technology.
Smart farm hardware and AI solutions for optimal, high-value crop growth.
Smart inflatable vest, HUGgy, provides physiological and emotional stability by "hugging" people in need of care.
Voice-based social learning network where you can interact and learn with everyone in real-time.
A leader in innovation of next-generation Al orthodontic devices that provides transparent aligner.
Patient- and user-centered arthroscopic medical devices that are verified in Korea.
"MAKE", a maker coding app helping schools introduce physical coding to overcome the digital divide.
Medical beauty-tech startup with Home Doctor Platform for professional at-home skincare treatments.
SEA target-based K-Beauty and Lifestyle content commerce platform by professional beauty editors.
Disaster/accident safety management system using industrial drones and mobilized integrated control system.
Interior platform connecting home owners with trustworthy interior design and construction firms.
End-to-end network slicing solutions for manufacturing companies to achieve faster and more secure data transfer.
A cross-border ecosystem lifting the language barriers for IT coworking.
Batch 2021 - Global Acceleration Program for Startups
Ballys creates eco-friendly, innovative and healthy pet food from normally discarded ingredients.
Application to connect parents raising small children and provide professional parenting knowledge through doctors.
Application for on-demand mobile car care services such as car wash, oil change, maintenance and repair.
Online marketplace for artisanal and handcrafted products made by Asian artists and independent brands.
Fashion e-commerce platform offering Vietnamese womenswear brands and customized style suggestions for users.
Smart and secure eContract and eSignature solution to eliminate the inconveniences of manual processes.
Green Whale Global
Patented technology biodegradable plastic offering strength and durability that was missing in the market.
JJ Corporation provides AI-predicting bone age assessment and other AI reading services.
“Adding Wit to IT”: Discover 'Rippler', the Gen Z SNS securing your privacy and delivering contents 7X more accurate.
A fresh food-focused e-commerce app that offers high quality products with fast & convenient delivery service.
Shopibox turns under-utilised spaces at hotels and commercial buildings into attractive and trendy locations.
Education center developing a student-tutor matching platform, on top of their course planning tools system for tutors.
Fully automated influencer marketing SaaS platform with an affordable subscription model for SME.
E-commerce platform for on-demand printing and embroidery on fashion products, using licensed visual IP's.
wor.kafe turns under-utilised reception areas at hotels into co-working spaces and vacant rooms into private offices.
Batch 2020 - Global Acceleration Program for Startups
Eco-friendly skincare products optimized for teenager skin, using Triple Nanoencapsulated Infiltration system.
Cross-border logistics platform that makes the process of transporting cargo easier and more affordable.
Agritech startup developing self-driving tractor technology and farming machinery data management system.
One-stop shopping app for Korean F&B products and dishes from local Korean restaurants with 1-hour delivery service.
Joey & Co Global
Quick and easy cold asphalt kit that can repair potholes on roads under difficult weather with much less resources.
LabSD provides a comprehensive community-based eye health solution for people in resource-limited areas.
FDA-certified aromatherapy products designed based on the ‘Chakra Theory', focusing on uses in yoga & meditation.
Vitamin subscription service providing users with online self-assessment test to get personalized recommendations.
Ultra-durable and small-sized can seamer for cafés and breweries, with core part warranted for 10 millions cans.
Social media-fuelled D2C wild ginseng brand that provides fresh wild ginseng subscription and processed products.
Fashion social commerce platform that allows consumers to discover and shop what celebrities are wearing.
XR-based medical solutions and service provider leveraging on 5G cloud computing and network infrastructure.
Batch 2019 - Global Acceleration Program for Startups
Insurtech company focusing on claim management innovation & automated claim settlement process for insurers.
Door-to-door storage service that allows customers to declutter, store and manage their belongings online.
Open marketplace for education that helps connecting teachers with students who need mentoring.
Fintech company providing smart financial solutions, from payment to authentication, using NFC technology.
Smartphone-powered education robot that interacts with children to help them learn effectively while playing.
Developer of activity-based mobile games that connects people through collaborative playing in real world.
Team building and networking services provider that operates through online platforms and real world communities.
Korean language app that provides real-life scenarios, interactive lessons and pronunciation feedbacks using AI.
Quick and easy online video editor that helps users create professional videos using thousands of available templates.
Xinchao Science Edu
Xinchao Science Edu distributes educational materials on science from Korea to primary schools in Vietnam.
Batch 2018 - Global Acceleration Program for Startups
Software company enabling users to develop websites and mobile apps without coding.
Animated art management system for digital displays to effortlessly switch up your mood and environment.
Dear Arch develops a VR-fueled Tetris House designing program for easy self-planning and designing a house.
Electric connector company producing waterproof electrical outlets and plugs that prevent short circuit accidents.
Hotel booking app that offers hourly booking service, making booking much faster, more convenient and private.
Illunex develops Effect Mall, a AI and blockchain-enabled network platform that analyzes and matches businesses.
Open data platform utilizing users' Q&A, where user gets rewards and advertiser gets ad services & marketing insights.
Developers of air conditioning and heating products with easy installation and increased space efficiency.
Receivables online brokerage system providing SMEs with working capital and investors with investment opportunities.
Parenting platform and smart baby products that monitor feeding postures, temperatures & bowel activities etc.
Online language education platform where people can find entertaining video contents that fit into their interest.
GLOBAL ACCELERATION PROGRAM FOR STARTUP
Every year, we host 10-15 Korean startups coming to Vietnam for each batch of GAPS (or GMEP as of 2022). The program is in collaboration with the Korea Institute of Startup and Entrepreneurship Development – an institution under the Korea Ministry of SMEs and Startups. This initiative is an effort from KISED to help Korean companies in overseas expansion, through funding and by working with accelerators around the world in United States, France and China etc. In 2018, VSV Accelerator joined KISED's network of global partners.
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