Globalization Specialist for Korean Startups

Tech Rocketship Awards

The UK’s Tech Rocketship Awards are aimed at startups who are ready to start scaling up. So, if your Korean company is a tech scale-up with international growth ambitions, the Tech Rocketship Awards are for you.

The Korea-UK Tech Rocketship Awards will connect Korea’s fast-rising tech stars with the UK’s world-leading growth eco-system of VCs, advisors, customers and support networks.

The UK has an excellent ecosystem for startups and the largest pool of Angel investors in the world. And to help you get connected the UK Government are running the Korea-UK Tech Rocketship awards which round up in March 2020 with a trip to the UK for a week-long program. The programme is open to Korean companies that have been trading for at least 2 years, if your startup is ready to scale, now is the time to apply.

Timeline 2019 to 2020

26 June 2019 – Applications open in Korea

4 October 2019 at 23:59 Seoul time – Application Deadline

11 October 2019 – Shortlist announced

4 November 2019 (week of) – Final pitching/ judging

4 November 2019 (week of) – Winners announced

March 2020 – UK Programme*

* Winners need to be able to travel to the UK for the programme taking place during this week.

Rob Oakley Marketing is pleased to offer a range of support services to help you apply for the Korea-UK Tech rocketship awards;

  • Support your scale-up with the complete application process
  • Liaison with the British Embassy, Seoul
  • A comprehensive review of your pitch deck, brochure and other collateral
  • Support arranging meetings in the UK
  • Support with your UK Trip arrangements

Why apply

The UK Department for International Trade specialises in helping overseas companies succeed in the UK. Day to day, trade missions to the UK and award programmes like the Tech Rocketship Awards are all geared to helping you grow your business successfully in the UK.

So far, they’ve taken around 40 companies to the UK as recipients of the Tech Rocketship Awards, running fully-mentored programmes, helping them gain vital exposure and connecting them to invaluable networks.

In 2019/2020 they’re offering this opportunity for the first time to Korean businesses.

 The prize package will include a paid-for visit to the UK in early 2020 with a tailored program of events and meetings designed to supercharge your UK expansion plans.

Award Categories:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Data
  • Tech for an Aging Society (Life Sciences)
  • Clean Growth (Cleantech)
  • The Future Mobility

Find out here what makes the UK a great place for Korean start-ups.

Who Should Apply?

Tech Rocketship is open to established Korean scale ups that deliver innovative, technology-led solutions across a wide spectrum of industries. Winners will have been trading in Korea for at least 2 years. They will be ambitious, globally-scalable businesses with a demonstrable fit with the UK market.

How to apply

Applications should be made before 4 October 2018 and must be completed in English. Once an application has been started it is not be possible to save your progress and so you will need to prepare your answers beforehand.

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