Korea Startup Forum(K.S.F.)
was established by the agreements made
100 entrepreneurs in Korea to improve
the business environment and to
advise the government
on the reformation of policy and regulations for startups in Korea.


The distinguishing feature of K.S.F. is that
leading startup companies and unicorn startups have joined to in
shaping startup-friendly economic development and sustainable growth in Korea.



2016 5.           Kick-off meeting
2016 9.26.     K.S.F. launched

2017.9.26.     K.S.F. 1st Anniversary Forum
2018 4.2.        Established Korea Startup Forum
2018 10.16.   K.S.F. 2nd Anniversary Forum
2019 2.15.      Launched K.S.F. local branch in Busan
2019 2.21.      1st Regular General Meeting
2019 6.            About 889 start-up companies joined membership

Organization & Membership

*President : Kim Bong Jin (Executives:26)
*Executive Board Director : Choi Sung Jin
*Committees : 5 committees
(Legislation and Patent, Welfare, Community, Education,Investment)
*Special support group : 1 (Legislation and Patent support group)
*Secretariat : 1 office, 2 teams, 8 employees
*Local branch : 1 (Busan)
*Industry Working Group: 3 working groups (Mobility, O2O, Proptech)

We support startups with

*Expanding the business network
– We organize the Industry Working Group regularly to develop
opportunities for
cooperation as well as to make collective
voices on the latest industry trends
and issues.


*Bridging between startups and government
– We assist startups in communicating with policy-makers and
regulators from
various governmental bodies to advocate their
right and interest..

Business Summary

  • Membership Program.

Accelerating innovation by active discussions and networking
programs among the member startups.


  • Startup support program.

Reinforcing self-reliance of member startups
Provide guidelines and advice on IR strategies and organize diverse
programs to bridge between startups and consulting


  • Policy and Regulatory affairs.

Coordinating communication channels between the government and
startups to support innovation growth by regulatory reform.


  • Media and Public relations.

Strengthening media relations and public communications
Cooperate with ‘Startup Activity Group’ to manage the communication
channels effectively for productive networking within membe
companies of KSF.


  • Partnership with government

Organizing and supporting the government projects to enhance mutual
understanding KSF has built a partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Finance to
promote the discourse of digital economy in Korea.


KSF organized a ‘2018 Digital Economy Forum’
<<The Driving Force of Innovation :
Platform Economy & Entrepreneurship>>,

and domestic startup companies
and experts on the digital economy with
more than 300 individuals.

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Contact US

– KoreaStartupForum Office
-Tel : +82)02-6211-9400
– e-mail : hi@kstartupforum.org
– Home page : http://kstartupforum.org
– facebook : https://www.facebook.com/koreastartupforum