Techstars is excited to announce a Network Engagement Partnership with Hyundai Card, Korea’s leading credit card service provider. The partnership will support startups within Hyundai Card Studio Black, a premium amenity-driven co-working space located in the Gangnam district in Seoul, to connect startups across the Techstars network with Hyundai Card for potential collaboration opportunities.
Through the partnership, a Techstars Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) will be integrated into the community onsite at Hyundai Card Studio Black to provide startup support and help drive global market expansion for onsite entrepreneurs and startups. The partnership will also provide the Studio Black member’s access to the Techstars Worldwide Network of other startups, mentors, corporate partners, and investors.
“This partnership brings Techstars and Hyundai Card together to connect our networks of entrepreneurs, startups, and thought-leaders,” said Will Robinson, Vice President Asia Pacific Sales at Techstars. “Through this corporate innovation program, we’ll be able to drive impact and value together with Hyundai Card Studio Black, where we can assist and guide entrepreneurs toward growth and success.”
“Hyundai Card Studio Black is an optimal base camp that helps promising startups in Korea grow their businesses and prepare their entry into the global arena,” said Moonkee Ahn, Co Innovation Team Leader at Hyundai Card. “Hyundai Card Studio Black is an open innovation hub where startups in Korea and beyond create and accelerate new businesses.”
Techstars’ Network Engagement Program creates opportunities for Corporate Partners to gain access to the Techstars worldwide network of entrepreneurs and build strategic relationships with startups, founders, mentors, and investors to advance their business innovation goals. Partners will refine their corporate innovation methodologies through the program’s targeted portfolio reviews and proprietary innovation tool kits. The program is geared toward corporate partners who are interested in startup engagement for proofs of concept, investments, or mergers and acquisitions.