Discover Korea’s Top Startup Event in May: beLAUNCH Agenda Now Live!

May 14-15 sees the return of beLAUNCH, Korea's top tech and startup event for the Global Entrepreneurship Community. This year the event will be held in the brand new and impressive Dongdaemun design Plaza in the heart of traditional Seoul. Now that we are only a few short weeks away from launching the event we are able to officially release the full agenda for the conference that features some of the biggest names in the Global startup world, as well as a few local stars. For the full speaker line-up, check here.

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AGENDA - WEDNESDAY, MAY 14

TIME
SESSION TITLE 
8:30am-9:10amRegistration / Booths
9:10am-9:20amDay 1 Opening

  • James Jung (Founder/CEO of beSUCCESS/beLAUNCH/beGLOBAL)
9:20am-9:40amFounder Story 1:

  • Eric Migicovsky (CEO/Founder of Pebble)
9:40am-10:00amFounder Story 2:

  • Sonny Vu (CEO/Founder of Misfit Wearables)
10:00am-10:10amWelcome & Salutatory Remarks from the Korean Government
10:10am-10:30amThe Wearables Revolution

  • Eric Migicovsky (CEO/Founder of Pebble)
  • Sonny Vu (CEO/Founder of Misfit Wearables)
  • Moderator: TBA
10:30am-10:50amBreak / Booths
10:50am-12:00pmStartup Battle – Session 1

  • Startups TBA
  • Judges:
    • Dan Chen (Managing Director of Siemer Ventures)
    • Jai Choi (Founder/Managing Director of Tekton Ventures)
    • Hiro Mashita (Founder/Director of M&S Partners)
    • Rich Jun (Managing Partner of BAM Ventures)
12:00pm-1:30pmLunch / Booths
1:30pm-2:00pmAsian Corporate VCs Panel

  • Saemin Ahn (Managing Partner of Rakuten Ventures)
  • Taka Tsujiguchi (Director of DeNA Strategic Investment Office)
  • Moderator: Jay Eum (Co-Founder/Managing Director of Translink Capital)
2:00pm-3:10pmStartup Battle – Session 2

  • Startups TBA
  • Judges:
    • David Eun (EVP of Samsung Open Innovation Center)
    • Saemin Ahn (Managing Partner of Rakuten Ventures)
    • Taka Tsujiguchi (Director of DeNA Strategic Investment Office)
    • Jay Eum (Co-Founder/Managing Director of Translink Capital)
3:10pm-3:30pmBreak / Booths
3:30pm-4:00pmGame-Changing the Gaming Industry

  • Peter Vesterbacka (CMO of Rovio)
  • Fabien Siouffi (VP Asia of Take 2)
  • Moderator: TBA
4:00pm-4:30pmTop Silicon Valley VCs Panel

  • Tim Chang (Managing Director of Mayfield Fund)
  • Joe Lonsdale (Founding Partner of Formation8)
  • Moderator: TBA
4:30pm-5:00pmKorean Founders: Beyond the Exit Panel

  • Byung-gyu Jang (Founder/Partner of BonAngels)
  • Gilyun Kim (Founder/CEO, Enswers, acquired by KT)
  • Moderator: Junghee Ryu, (Founder/CEO of Olaworks, acquired by Intel)
5:00pm-5:30pmThe Tipping Point of Bitcoin Panel

  • Naval Ravikant (Co-Founder of AngelList)
  • Cameron Winklevoss (Principal of Winklevoss Capital)
  • Tyler Winklevoss (Principal of Winklevoss Capital)
  • Moderator: TBA
5:30pm-6:00pmBooths

AGENDA - THURSDAY, MAY 15

TIME
SESSION TITLE
8:00am-9:20amRegistration & Booths
9:20am-9:30amDay 2 Opening:

  • Nathan Millard (Global Director of beSUCCESS)
9:30am-9:50amKakao Story: 

  • Sirgoo Lee (CEO of Kakao)
9:50am-10:10amCoupang Story: 

  • Bom Kim (CEO/Founder of Coupang)
10:10am-10:30amKorean Unicorns Panel

  • Sirgoo Lee (CEO of Kakao)
  • Bom Kim (CEO of Coupang)
  • Moderator: Eric Kim (Managing Director of Maverick Capital)
10:30am-11:40amStartup Battle – Session 3

  • Startups TBA
  • Judges:
    • Eric Kim (Managing Director of Maverick Capital)
    • Kyungsang Yu (Head of SK Planet Global Commerce)
    • Yasuhiko Yurimoto (CEO of Global Brain Corp.)
    • TBA
11:40am-12:00pmFounder Story 3:

  • Mike Cannon-Brookes, (Co-Founder/CEO of Atlassian)
12:00pm-1:30pmLunch / Booths
1:30pm-2:00pmEntrepreneurship around the Globe Panel 

  • Mike Cannon-Brookes (Co-Founder/CEO of Atlassian)
  • Soujanya Bhumkar (Co-Founder/CEO of Cooliris)
  • Moderator: TBA
2:00pm-3:10pmStartup Battle – Session 4:

  • Startups TBA
  • Judges:
    • Naval Ravikant (Co-Founder of AngelList)
    • David Lee (Founder/Managing Partner of SV Angel)
    • Tim Chae (Entrepreneur-in-Residence at 500 Startups)
    • TBA
3:10pm-3:50pmGlobal Angels Panel:

  • Naval Ravikant (Co-Founder of AngelList)
  • David Lee (Founder/Managing Partner of SV Angel)
  • Moderator: John Nahm (Co-Founder/Managing Director of Strong Ventures) 
3:50pm-4:10pmBreak / Booths
4:10pm-4:30pmFounder Story 4:

  • Ben Huh (Co-Founder of Circa and CEO of Cheezburger)
4:30pm-5:00pmRedefining Content & News Distribution Panel:

  • Ben Huh (Co-Founder of Circa and CEO of Cheezburger)
  • Eric Alexander (VP of Flipboard)
  • Moderator: TBA
5:00pm-5:30pmKorean Startups Exploding Globally Panel

  • Dino Ha (Founder/CEO of Memebox)
  • Jake Park (Founder/CEO of VCNC/Between)
  • Moderator: James Jung (Founder/CEO of beSUCCESS/beLAUNCH/beGLOBAL)
5:30pm-5:50pmbeLAUNCH Startup Battle Award Ceremony
5:50pm-6:30pmBooths

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Abouth beLAUNCH: beLAUNCH is one of Asia's biggest annual events for the tech and entrepreneurship ecosystem, hosted by beSUCCESS, Korea's top tech startup media. In 2014, the event will be accommodated in the brand new Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, a futuristic conference venue that suitably captures the mood of excitement and growth in the domestic entrepreneurship ecosystem. We expect over 3,000 entrepreneurs, investors, media personalities and tech luminaries to join us for this momentous festival of tech and entrepreneurship, for startups, by a startup. As well as tech and startups, come and experience the vibrant city of Seoul and sample the local culture that is infiltrating the global consciousness, and share a few 'sojus' with the local startup movers and shakers.

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