Korean Tech Startups: Prospects, Raising Capital, and Utilizing IP as Business

  • March 14, 2014 · 3:30 PM

Please RSVP at this Link : KSE / KOTRA Tech Startups Event

Korean Tech Startups: Prospects, Raising Capital, and Utilizing IP as Business Asset

Entrepreneur Founder Series is being held to provide Korean startups and entrepreneurs with valuable insight on overcoming the commonplace hurdles of starting and growing a new enterprise.

Some of the topics that will be discussed during this event will include: 

Intellectual PropertyStartup Capital Raising Various management issues

Program (Presentation topics subject to change)   

Available through this link: KSE / KOTRA Tech Startups Event


Guest Speakers

Roger Hahn, Esq. (CEO at YouGene Corp./ Partner at Hahn & Voight PLLC)

Mr. Hahn is a registered patent attorney with a multi-disciplinary education in the pharmaceutical, electrical, chemical, and biological arts. Mr. Hahn counsels clients in prosecution, litigation and enforcement of patent and trademarks. He provides infringement, validity, freedom to operate, right to use, reissue, reexamination, and other patent and trademark opinion advice; strategic counseling, portfolio maintenance, IP audits, and due diligence for technology transfers, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, including counsel on monetizing patents; pre-litigation management of patent disputes; and due diligence analysis of patent portfolios.

His clients range from Fortune 500 companies, to multi-nationals, to mid-size companies seeking patent protection in the US. His technical expertise includes small molecule compounds, vaccines, biologics, personalized medicine technologies, biomedical devices and instrumentation, pharmaco-genomics, complex chemical synthetic processes, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, and imaging technologies. 

Lydia Schroter (Angel Investor | Founder & CEO of LBS nX, LLC)

Lydia is a founder and CEO of LBS nX, LLC company that specializes in financial turn-around, management consulting, cross border business development, and venture marketing. Prior to founding her firm, she spent her 20 plus year career at Price Waterhouse, Bank Boston, Fidelity Investments, MIT, and other Non-profit organizations building expertise in debt and equity financing, business development, financial management and operational, and corporate governance.

She is an accredited angel Investor and provides mentoring to start-up ventures in internet, e-marketing, fashion, high-tech, and consumer product and service sectors. She often serves as a business composition judge and a speaker at various venture forums on US Angel Investment Process and Entrepreneurship. As the past Board of Director at a start-up high tech business, she oversaw the company’s growth from the company’s inception to the successful exit event. Currently, she serves on the investment committee and as a board of director at various not for profit organizations.

She is a member of the Golden Seeds and Cherrystone Angel Group in US. She has a MBA from Arizona State University and obtained her CPA certification.

Sang Lee (CEO, Return on Change | President, Korean Startups & Entrepreneurs)

Sang Lee is the founder and CEO of Return on Change, an online funding platform providing high-impact startups with the ability to crowdsource capital while fostering a powerful community of supporters and investors. Under his leadership, Return on Change has become a leader within the crowdinvesting industry, actively developing a diverse set of tools and robust platform to ensure both quality and ease of use. His previous experiences as an investment banker in the energy field provide him with a wealth of expertise in financial regulation, business, and financial structuring. Additionally, he has significant experience in the advisory and execution of more than $10.0 Bn equivalent of energy transactions in North America.  Sang strives to educate innovative entrepreneurs about crowdinvesting’s immense potential to provide startups with critical early stage capital as well as everyday investors with the opportunity to become involved in the most disruptive companies.

Host Organizations

KOTRA is a Korean government agency focused on facilitating Korea's economic development through various trade promotion activities such as overseas market surveys and business matchmaking.  KOTRA maintains more than 113 Korean Business Centers in 81 countries in the world.

KOTRA New York Intellectual Property (IP) Desk was launched on June, 2013, as part of KOTRA and Korea Intellectual Property Office’s joint effort to assist Korean companies with IP-related issues. Some of IP Desk’s services include educating Korean companies on IP rights and US IP law, financial assistance for patent and trademark filing, and providing early strategic guidelines for companies involved in IP disputes, among others.  

Korean Startups & Entrepreneurs (KSE) is a non-profit that was created to bring together Koreans and those of Korean heritage to foster collaborative learning and networking to propel the Korean & Korean-American entrepreneurial community forward.  KSE provides the opportunity to network, share ideas, and bring great businesses to life in an otherwise fragmented Korean entrepreneurial population. Ultimately, KSE aims to develop this community into a cross border hub between the U.S. and Korea to be able to bring the best of both worlds together and create a powerful group for the startup community.

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  • Sang L.

    Another great event with much kudos to KOTRA for hosting and organization. The partnership between KSE and KOTRA is growing everyday and we are excited to be a part of it.

    March 17, 2014

  • Grace K.

    Helpful, a lot of great professionals from the investing, IP law, and crowdinvesting field came.

    March 17, 2014

  • Michael

    Sorry can't make it on that time tomorrow.
    Hope to see you guys perhaps on the next meet.

    March 13, 2014

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