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Competition an opportunity for expat entrepreneurs

TIDE Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides entrepreneurship training programs, will be hosting a three-day competition for foreigners with business ideas.

The “2013 Startup Springboard for Foreigners” will run July 25-27 at Kyungil University in Gyeongsan, North Gyeongsang, to help foreigners open their business here and create jobs for both Korean citizens and expatriates.

The entire process will be in English. Technicians, developers, designers and entrepreneurs will gather at the university, share ideas with the foreign participants and complete a business model in teams.

The participation fee is 20,000 won ($17.50), which will cover accommodations, meals and other expenses, and applications can be filed at the home page (

The entrepreneurship organization is overseen by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and is led by Ko San, Korea’s first astronaut candidate.
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