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Product Marketing Amidst Covid-19

Marketing Strategies In The “New Normal” Recently, I attended the TechInAsia PDC ‘20 virtual Product Development Conference.  This four-day virtual conference took place on July 1-2nd (Indonesia Series) and the 8-9th (Regional Series) via Asia/Singapore timezone.  The event focused on “How to build, scale, and pivot your product amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.    There were three […]

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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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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? […]

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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 […]

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Starting A Business In Korea

Korea Business Informational By Ahn Sehoon Ahn Sehoon is the manager at Seoul Global Center in Korea.   The Seoul Business Agency was established to promote and develop industries in Korea.  In addition, it provides comprehensive and systematic support to SMEs(Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) located in Seoul.”   The Seoul Global Center business team is […]

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International Fans: 5 Ways To Not Feel Left Out

Ideas For Struggling International Fans Who Like Kpop/K-dramas So you’ve started on your journey of learning more about South Korea since you’ve discovered a K-pop group or Korean drama that you really like.  Yet, how do you stay connected to events/life in Korea when you live thousands of miles away? I’ve noticed that a lot […]