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7 Tips for Applying To An Accelerator

Necessary Preparations To Apply The last three months I have been applying to business accelerators.  Since I’m trying my best to adhere to the stay in place order I now have more time to share what I’ve learned. It goes without saying, that it is important to make your application stand out. Here are the things […]

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How To Create Products Customers Want

Customer Discovery Process Before I spend money on developing my mobile application I’ve been advised to find out what customers want. Reading various business articles many advisors believe this is a crucial first step.   Customer Development is defined by Steve Blank as:  In an existing market, Customer Development means not only understanding potential customers, but […]

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Overseas Venture Capitalist Investors

How To Find Startup Funding  So you want to start a business in Asia? Starting a business is hard wherever you’re located.  Add starting a business overseas to your to-do list and it seems like one more insurmountable hurdle to overcome.  According to the Global Startup, Ecosystems report the Global Startup Economy reached $2.3 trillion […]

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How I Chose A Technical Bootcamp

Product Development Process CAD & CAM Training Recently, I’ve been apart of the first APC Fellowship organized by (LACI) or the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.  Their mission states: “LACI is building a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem that integrates women, people of color and other under-represented groups into the cleantech sector.”. This whole experience gave […]

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Business Scene South Korea

Jogong: International Fan Service

Coffee Carts, Subway Ads, and Flower Gift Sets South Korea has a long-standing subculture of Jogong.  What’s Jogong you may ask? According to The Korean Times “Jogong” is a culture of gift-giving to celebrities. You can read more on this article “Besotted Fans Splash Out On Cars, Watches For Their K-pop Idols” on The Korea […]

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Korean Convenience Store Lessons

AS CONVENIENT AS POSSIBLE! Recently, there have been some questions as to why I suddenly posted a product vocabulary list written in Hangul and English. I want to share the reason why I created this list and my future plans. I first came across GRRRL Traveler blog post titled “Just Show Me The Pictures!  Dealing […]

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Entrepreneur Korea Interview

Part of my ongoing effort to keep up to date on events occurring in South Korea, I joined Entrepreneurs In Seoul Facebook group. Tony is another member within the group and he recently launched a new venture Entrepreneur Korea. I asked if he would be willing to share with Korean Convenience readers about his experiences? […]

Big Rice Korean Cuisine Review

Bulgogi Lunch Box Spring was in the air as I walked around the Descanso Gardens.  The gardens were filled with happy children waiting to ride the mini train.  Touring the colorful tulip beds, rose and lilac bushes, I came upon a Cherry Blossom tree in full bloom.  I was reminded of my time spent in […]

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A Platform For Entrepreneurs: Seoul Startups

Seoul Startups Informational Interview In my continuous search to connect and highlight entrepreneurs involved in the startup scene in South Korea, I was referred to Seoul Startups. Seoul Startups is administered by Marta, a native from Poland, who has lived in Korea for 14 years. After years of working in a corporation, she has transitioned […]

Los Angeles Original Farmers Market

St. Paddy’s Day Celebration & Souvenir Tour Spring is on its way.  There’s a change in the air, one week it was so cold in L.A. that I needed a heater all night, now barely a week later and I’m dusting off the fan.  The flowers are blooming.  I’m reminded of that famous quote: “If […]