K-Startup Grand Challenge

writer Author: KSGC

calendar  Date: 15/04/2022

dart-board Target: Startups


K-Startup Grand Challenge is a startup acceleration program hosted and financed by the Korean government. The program is designed to attract talented entrepreneurs and promising global startups to do business in Korea.


Startups that are less than 7 years old or Pre-entrepreneur whose representative holds a foreign nationality.

Promising startups with a clear objective to expand into Asia by using the Korean market as a stepping stone.


Application: Apr 15- May 31 

Application Review: Jun7-Jun10  

Global Auditions: Jun20-Jun24 

Final Result Announcement: Jun 30 

Accelerating Program: Aug 1-Nov 15

Demo Day: Nov 9-Nov 11

Follow-up Support Program: Jan 15-Jun 30 2023A

  1. Acceleration by local accelerator (3.5 months) 
  2. Mentoring, consulting, BM developing, localization, business meetings with Korean companies 
  3. Free office and project space in Pangyo
  4. Corporate sponsorship and support 
  5. Korean interns support 
  6. Help Desk & Visas 

Total of $320,000 prizes for top 10 winners 

Living expenses $11,136 per team