Startup Weekend Seoul: Blockchain

    Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018

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  2. Schedule
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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Seoul: Blockchain

Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018

Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

서울특별시 강남구 봉은사로22길 45-9
Seoul , South Korea

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Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup. 

테크스타 스타트업 위켄드(Techstars Startup Weekends)는 개발자, 디자이너, 기획자 모두를 위한 최고의 경험적 교육을 제공하기 위해 설계된 54시간 동안 진행되는 해커톤입니다. 스타트업 위켄드는 금요일 밤 아이디어 발표를 시작으로 브레인스토밍, 사업 개발 및 프로토타입 제작 등의 순서로 진행되며 일요일에 데모와 최종 발표를 하며 마칩니다. 참가자는 해커톤 기간 동안 스타트업을 만들고 평소에 자주 만나는 네트워크를 벗어나 같은 생각을 가진 사람들과 협업을 할 수 있는 기회를 가지게 됩니다. 모든 팀은 업계 리더의 토크를 듣고 기업가들로 부터 값진 피드백을 받을 수 있습니다. 스타트업 위켄드가 진행되는 주말은 실행력, 혁신 및 교육에 중점을 두며 진행됩니다. 아이디어에 대한 피드백, 공동창업자, 함께할 팀 멤버를 찾는 등 어떤 것을 원하든지, 스타트업 위켄드는 아이디어를 테스트하고, 스타트업을 시작하는 첫 번째 단계를 시작할 수 있는 완벽한 환경을 제공합니다.

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Friday November 30th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday December 1st

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Sessions
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday December 2nd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

3:00 pm
Final Presentations

5:30 pm
Judging & Awards

6:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Justin Park

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the semiconductor, computer games and VC industry. Skilled in BD, Mobile and Online Gaming, Business Strategy, and Investment. Strong business operation professional graduated from SUNY Binghamton.

Coaches and Mentors

Josh Fraser
cofounder, Origin Protocol

Josh started coding at the age of 10. Prior to Origin, he co-founded three other venture-backed companies: EventVue, Torbit (acquired by Walmart Labs) & Forage.

Eric Chung
founder, DApperNetwork

DApperNetwork is growing the global community of blockchain developers buildingdecentralized applications (DApps) through our DApp Developer Bootcamps.

Sijun Kim
Korean community manager, Loom Network

Korean community manager at Loom Network. Operate DApp development studies (Teckle, Studypie, CodingYahac). Real hackathon enthusiast. 

Will Martino

Will is the co-founder of Kadena, a scalable blockchain solution for private enterprise and public applications. Previously, Will led development of JP Morgan’s Blockchain Research Group which invented Juno, a blockchain prototype for international currency transfers. Prior to JP Morgan, he helped to found both the Security and Exchange Commission’s Quant Unit and Distributed Ledger Technology working group. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications in materials science and mathematics. Will is the driving force behind the creation of Kadena’s groundbreaking consensus protocols Chainweb and ScalableBFT.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Seoul: Blockchain team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.

Signature Sponsors

Metadium works to provide secure, next-generation identity. Meta ID has the ability to provide identity ownership to its users, allowing for a self-sovereign identity. Next Generation Identity Standard for the New Era

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Seoul is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Songyi
  • Jay
  • Zahin
  • Marta
  • Eunhye
  • Viktoria
  • Chris


Songyi Lee
CSO at Metadium Technology Inc.

As an early adapting entrepreneur with passion for social impact and innovation, Songyi is a strong advocate of the use of blockchain to disrupt the status quo. Prior to Metadium, Songyi had co-founded 37coins, a Silicon Valley startup empowering the world’s unbanked population by providing access to Bitcoin through a decentralized SMS network. She is also a founder of Zentrepreneurs, a mindfulness education for entrepreneurs and businesses to increase productivity and quality of life through modern consciousness training.

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