[THE INVESTOR] ASIA BEAT Seoul (http://asiabeatseoul.com), a startup conference focusing on Asian startups, is being held the SEOULSTARTUP hub in Mapo district of Seoul on Oct. 26-27.
More than 107 startups including Plating, KOZAZA, VR Comet, Toss Lab and SOULGAMES from Korea joined in, while from overseas companies like Tokopedia - called "Indonesia's Alibaba" and Singaporean community marketplace Carousell also attended.
On the investment side, Yinglan Tan, founder of Inisgnia Ventures Partner and execs from leading Malaysia conglomerate Sunway Group were among the attendees.
First launched in December 2014 in Taiwan, the startup conference is powered by five Asian countries -- Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, and Singapore. Based on its growing popularity, the conference aims to promote startups in Asia with the vision of creating one, big Asian market.
This year’s conference is organized by Korea-based accelerator Shift., co-organized by Seoul Business Agency, and sponsored by YES24 and Seoul Metropolitan Government.
Organizers told The Investor that it sees the conference as a "golden opportunity” for Korean and global startups to meet with international investors from major Asian countries to discuss investment and business opportunities.
By Park Ga-young (firstname.lastname@example.org)