Call for Ideas: 2018 ASEAN-Korea Startup Idea Competition

Asean-Korea Startup Idea Competition

Theme: Startup Ideas to Improve the Lives of ASEAN and Korea People 

Creative and innovative ideas which can resolve issues in 10 ASEAN Member States and Korea


- Nationality: 10 ASEAN Member States and Korea

- Age: 19 - 34

- Individual/ Team: team of 1-3 members

- Current Residence: 10 ASEAN Member States and Korea 


Deadline: Monday, 10 September 2018 (23:59 Korea Standard Time)

Documents: 1) Online Application

                  2) Business Plan Presentation Slides (format: PowerPoint)

                  3) 3 - minute Video Presentation (format: .mp4)

Submission: Online at

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Benefits: Top 6 Finalists:

- Roundtrip flight tickets from ASEAN home country to Seoul

- Free Accommodation in Seoul (2 nights) 

- Pitching at the 2018 ASEAN- Korea Youth Innovation Forum ( 12 Nov. 2018)

- Mentoring sessions with young innovators, private investors and accelerators

- Participation in The Global Entrepreneurship Week ( Get-in-The-Ring)

- Invitation to other international events from ASEAN-Korea Centre

- Study visits and field trip in Korea

Prizes: Top 3 winning teams:

- 1st Place prize: Award with value of USD 1.000

- 2nd Place prize:  Award with value of USD 800

- 3rd Place prize:  Award with value of USD 500


- All application materials should be submitted in English.

- One person/team apply only once

- Application is valid if an idea is not yet been commercialized