VentureBeat is making its first trip to Korea on June 11-14, where we’re partnering with a local blog site to host the country’s first technology startup event, beLAUNCH.

VentureBeat writer Meghan Kelly and I are participating in the event, judging startups, and reporting on the new technology we see in the country. The conference, to be held in Seoul on June 13-14 will showcase the most disruptive technology startups in Korea and surrounding region in Asia.

I’m also planning to meeting privately with up to ten local disruptive companies, as part of my effort to find and invite the best companies globally to DEMO, the Silicon Valley conference we co-produce in October.

As part of those meetings, I’ll be offering feedback to entrepreneurs about their technology, business model and go-to-market strategy internationally. If you’re an entrepreneur based in Korea and your company is interested, please fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with further details shortly.

James Jung, founder of Korean tech blog BeSuccess, came up with the idea last year, and approached VentureBeat to see if we wanted to partner. We were delighted to, because it fits with our larger mission of covering disruptive technology regardless of where it emerges.

We look forward to seeing you in Korea!


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