It’s been a crazy month! But it was worth it.

KIC-Europe celebrated its Spring Roadshow since the beginning of April, spanning over Austria and the Netherlands with the most talented delegation of Korean startups and KIC-Europe’s staff. 

Our portfolio companies were invited to participate in two international top-tier events: TNW Conference and Pioneers Festival, after going through an investment readiness programme magnificently organised by our colleagues from Epiphanic Innovation.

Both events represented a tremendous opportunity to showcase the best of Korean innovative technologies and its human capital. Participating in Pioneers Festival brought light and exposure to our top startups. One of them, PiQuant – with their product Pi, designed to identify nutritional facts as well as toxic chemicals for the consumers – made it all the way from Pionners 500 to the Grand Finale of the Boost Competition.

NexSys, our startup specialised in IoT safety helmets, was invited by Vopak (Dutch leader supplier of logistics and distribution services to the chemical and oil industry) to the Launchpad meetup initiative. And they were really a match made in heaven!

Soomvi, with its prominent drone lifesaver, already secured some customers to start operations both in the Netherlands and Austria. Toobplus and Frasen will soon expand their branches to Europe in the quest of conquering the old continent.

Our other startups were not at rest either as DoItNow, Pay Network Solution, Justy’s Adventure, Novatek and Cemware also pitched at Pioneers Festival and TNW Conference, mixing and mingling with top investors and business partners, striving for fruitful collaboration agreements.

Beyond great speakers and networking with industry experts, all KIC-Europe’s startups had a unique experience to strengthen the ties with the European early stage investing ecosystem. Be it getting acquainted with investors, partners or clients, all startups learned the key aspects process to create, pivot, validate and accelerate their business ideas.

Want to find out more about KIC-Autobahn? Please visit our portfolio companies here.

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