Event: Fireside chat with Taekyung (TK) Kim
Founder of Amazing Brewery Company
Host: Startup Grind Seoul
Sponsors: ASAN NANUM Foundation,
Samsung, SparkLabs, Mango Plate
Venue: Maru 180
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
How I Learned about the Event
Startup Grind is a global startup community that connects, educates, and inspires entrepreneurs around the world. Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Grind chapters can be found in many key cities such as, Bangkok and Tel Aviv (I've been to both) in which chapters organise monthly events hosting an entrepreneur sharing her or his story.
Startup Grind is great for entrepreneurs that frequently travel and curious to connect with people in the local startup ecosystem. And as I was planning my travels to Seoul, I found Startup Grind Seoul and booked my ticket to their latest event that perfectly fit into my schedule.
The event cost 10,500KWN (about 10USD) and guests were provided with food (pizza, cookies, snacks), and beer (free) from the Amazing Brewing Company, whose CEO, Taekyung (TK) Kim, was guest speaker for the fireside chat.
Startup Grind Seoul
What I like about Startup Grind events (or the startup ecosystem in general) is how the primary language is English (there was Korean translation real-time as one of the volunteers was typing the discussion in Korean that projected on screen for all to see). Of course being a native English speaker helps navigate different ecosystems very easy, but when I went to this event I was glad to see a mixed crowd of Koreans and foreigners, of different age groups from young professionals, mid-career professionals, young and middle aged entrepreneurs, and a good balance of men and women.