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May Meetup: Connecting Communities

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Tech Temple

Building B, Room 107, 107 Dongsi Bei Dajie, Dongcheng Chinese address 东城区东四北大街107号天海 商务大厦B座107室 · Beijing


(Read all the way down there are some important notes there!)

Hey Everybody!

GMIC is just around the corner and there are many guests coming from abroad. We have guests coming especially from Korea to share their knowledge about our neighboring country startup scene.

They all come from different fields so we can learn a lot from them.

Here you go:

Nathan Millard ( from BeSuccess ( - Korea's leading startup tech platform.

He will be covering korea, from a media / PR / Marketing perspective and then will be able to answer any additional questions from the audience.

Here is a summary from his profile:

Based in Korea, I am all about connecting startups with the networks and support services to help them succeed globally. My main role as Global Director at beSUCCESS is to engage our high level global networks for the benefit of the Korean startup ecosystem and to explore ways of cooperation between beSUCCESS and like-minded individuals and organizations across the globe. I also provide support to startups on aspects of communication, customer acquisition, overseas market penetration, raising funding, and global networking.

Michael Hong ( from Red Herring Inc - advisor and angel investor. Currently involved in a half of dozen Korean startups and ventures as an angel investor, an advisor and/or a co-founder and thus will have some interesting perspectives that can be of interest to our group.

Mr. Hong, currently based in Seoul, Korea, has a wealth of experience after having held senior
leadership positions in both Western and Asian companies spanning a broad range of industries from
financial services, IT, Internet to traditional manufacturing over the period of 25 years. He has
developed expertise and experience in global financial markets, including cross border M&A’s, and
international management from large-sized, multi-billion dollar companies to small start-ups. In
addition, in 2012, as a visiting professor, he taught 125 graduating seniors at a state university in Utah
for a semester on corporate strategy at its business undergraduate program.

Joey Chang - Pikicast CEO - Has started his own social media company in Korea a couple of years ago and it has now become #1 social media in Korea. It is a Korean equivalent of BuzzFeed. His current company is called Pikicast ( ( The service is offered on its mobile app platform (iOS and Android) as well as on Facebook and Kakao Story, Korea's leading mobile SNS. The service is currently offered in Korean, Mandarin and English.

Esther Bang - Korean entrepreneur - Esther is pitching in the GMIC startup battle and can give a Korean entrepreneur's perspective for the Q&A / networking.

Read on!



Nathan Millard & Michael Hong


Our agenda should be as follows:

3:00pm - Registration

3:15PM - Opening + Co-founders search pitch

3:30pm - Nathan Millard ( - "Korea, Gateway to the World"

4:00PM - Michael Hong - Korean startup eco-system from the investor/entrepreneur perspective.

4:30PM - Network, Mingle and find new partners.


Tech Temple

Building B, Room 107, 107 Dongsi Bei Dajie, Dongcheng Chinese address 东城区东四北大街107号天海 商务大厦B座107室, Beijing

Directions: 200m south of Beixinqiao subway stop, west side of the street, Line 5, Beixinqiao

Important Notes

• Co-founders pitch

I see that many people in the group are looking for Co-founders or hire. Search no more!

On the beginning of the meetup people who are looking for Co-founders will pitch their name, what kind of startup it is (only one sentence!) and which type of Co-founder you are looking for. Later on you can connect with the people interested.

• Meetup Weixin /WeChat group

We now have a WeChat group and it's limited (for now) to 100 people to join in. It's a system limitation we Chat have. I want to give a chance to people who show up to join the group first. So download Weixin and come and scan the group QR code when you enter.

This group is to ask for help, or advice, or if you are looking someone to connect you to somebody It can be a great platform to use.

• Finding a Co-founder - ( is a great platform to find a co-founder and go through this hard stage. It's used all around the world and there are 100s of co-founders in China already. Check them out!


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