Korean startups that have a product will usually get the advance to patent their product. I have been covering the Korean startup scene for over 7 years and I have met many inventors and startup entrepreneurs in Korea who have gone through applying for a patent in Korea. What I learned is that...

K-Beauty has revolutionized the beauty industry. Many thought this was going to be a trend but it has had a massive effect on Beauty companies as many have produced their own line of K-Beauty products. K-Beauty now has an estimated net worth of close to $15 billion and the trend is still looking...

Getting a Cup Ahead of the Competition South Korean adults drank 353 cups of coffee in 2018 on average. Compared to the international average of 132 cups a year, it’s safe to assume South Koreans love their coffee. Café culture may not be synonymous with South Korea, but the market has seen...

Are you looking to update your beauty shelf with some independent Korean beauty startups that’ll rival the big guys? Luckily, we’re here today to introduce our 5 Korean beauty startups to watch for in 2019.  In addition, while you won’t find any of the old cult classics that you know and...

While Instagram influencers are getting a lot of attention these days, Youtube influencers are the ones that started it all. There are very powerful Youtubers in South Korea that brands can collaborate with.  Our list is mainly based on the number of Youtube subscribers these Korean YouTubers...

Korean Venture Capital Firms have grown quickly over the last decade. Seoul is becoming a major tech hub in Asia. Furthermore, they have the highest concentration of smartphone users. Therefore Korea presents a good place for innovative startups that can shake up the market through technology. Many...

For entrepreneurs in Korea, it’s vital that you’re prepared to stand out in this competitive sphere. A lot of young business owners worry whether they have what it takes to make it. Truth be told, though, if you have a great product and a toolbox filled with essential skills, you’re already...

Entrepreneurs in Korea,  we’ve all heard this age-old saying…. If you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life  but for many of us, the thought of turning our passions into profits is nothing but a distant dream. And, let’s be honest, this can’t be truer for many...

Korea became the first country in East Asia to legalize medical marijuana. CBD oil in Korea is big news considering the United States has seen a boom in the cannabis market in the past few years once cannabis was legalized. Furthermore, what makes this news so shocking is that South Korea has...

Global companies looking to enter the Korean market or Korean companies looking to advertise their product or service in Korea need influencer marketing.  Influencer marketing agencies act as the middleman between companies and influencers.  This is crucial for global companies that might have a...

Korean Entrepreneurs have a larger fear of failure than those in the western world. That might be mainly because of the strict standards set by their parents. In Silicon Valley, it is expected that you fail when starting a startup. Through failure, you can learn from your mistakes. However for...

3D product rendering is the latest trend for luxury brands.  There are many 3D rendering companies that specialize in 3D visualization.  They are in high demand because clients these days want to see ideas in a complete picture.  The 3D rendering and visualization process is getting more and...

Coworking Spaces in Seoul Why rent a whole office for your business when you can work from a co-working space? Free coworking spaces in Seoul have sprung up recently, with services ranging from; absolutely free to use, moderately priced offices to premium-priced coworking spaces. In addition to...

Korean Startups might have new and innovative ideas but in order to become a successful startup, they will need to perfect their pitches.  These pitches, of course, will need to be done in English to get the attention of global investors and partners.  Korean startups might have a great product...

Korean Gaming Startups need to research eye-tracking technologies.  Korea has been a major market for mobile and computer gaming companies.  Therefore, South Korea’s passion for gaming can’t be matched by other countries.  Furthermore, P.C. Rooms all across Korea are filled with active...

The future is AI Technology.  Top entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been talking about the potential value as well as the harm of true AI.  AI represents a major leap forward in how computers can learn on their own.  Currently, there are many computers that can perform a...

More and more Koreans are want to be an entrepreneur in Korea and start their own Korean Startups.  That wasn’t always the case.  In Korea, the dream was for many years was to work for one of the big conglomerates like Samsung or Hyundai.  Times have changed and more young Koreans are looking...

For South Korea to become a strong startup hub globally, they obviously have to be able to enter the global market.  The Korean government has strongly pushed to bring in as much foreign talent as possible as well as work with other countries to bridge the gap between Korean startups and their...

It is called Hallyu (The Korean Wave) and it is taking over the globe at a furious pace.  It is shocking to think that Korean pop culture has grown so big that it is a major player in global culture now.  Korean dramas are now on Netflix and the skincare industry is now dominated by K-Beauty. ...

K-Beauty brands focus heavily on cleansing oils and balms as they are used as the first step in the K-beauty 10-step routine.  It is a part of the double cleansing process, and since oil dissolves oil, it is the perfect product to be used to remove makeup.  K-beauty brands have perfected...

South Korea is becoming one of the most vibrant nations in the world and a growing tourist destination.  South Korea has come a long way since the Korean War where their national income per citizen was the same as the country Ghana.  In 60 years they have become one of the top economic powers in...

Korea has made a lot of progress when it comes to gender equality, however, they still have a long way to go, especially when it comes to female entrepreneurs. You can check out a list of the Top 20 Korean Entrepreneurs in Korea.  Korea has for decades scored poorly when it comes to the gender...

Many Korean Americans come to Korea to reconnect with family roots.  While they are here they love to party and have a great time in places like Gangnam, Itaewon, Hongdae, etc.  However, besides the aspect of having fun, there are many business opportunities for them, especially in the Korean...

Many K-Beauty products expect their customers to use the double cleanse method which calls for both oil-based cleansers and water-based cleansers.  However, there are so many different types of water-based cleansers to select from.  For those that do not know the K-Beauty 10-step routine.  Water...

Starting a startup in Seoul can be a tough journey for many entrepreneurs in Korea.  Startups in Seoul need to find helpful information in regards to funding, marketing, growth, legal support, and hiring.  The good news is that there are still many startup communities in Seoul that offer answers...

With the rise of K-pop globally, more and more people are looking to become the next K-pop idol.  Korean entertainment companies do a great job of recruiting to find the next top talent. K-pop entertainment companies know it is smart to have at least one member in the group be a non-Korean which...