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Korean Startups & Entrepreneurs (KSE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization seeking to cultivate and develop the technology startup ecosystem in the United States, particularly involving Korean-American and South Korean founded companies.

Headquartered in New York City’s Silicon Alley, KSE was originally founded as a Meetup amongst Korean-American technology entrepreneurs in 2012 and with growing demand has expanded to include hundreds of entrepreneurs, affiliated partners/advisors, and investors. KSE fosters this tech community by providing unique opportunities for prominent entrepreneurs to share their experiences in fire-side chats, startup pitch events, educational seminars and scholarships, and exclusive networking and social events.

KSE is primarily focused on the US technology space. However, it also helps to pioneer efforts in connecting startup companies, entrepreneurs, and investors between the U.S. and South Korea. KSE leverages its governmental, financial, and organizational relationships to expand markets and opportunities to and from the U.S. and South Korea, seeking to benefit relationships on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.

Steering Committee

Sang Lee
Sang Lee
President
Grace Kim
Grace Kim
Vice President
Sean Kim
Sean Kim
Secretary
Joseph Juhn
Joseph Juhn
Event Chair
Walter Hong
Walter Hong
Treasurer
Jun Yoon
Jun Yoon
Technology
Grace Park
Grace Park
Event Co-Chair