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Meet the rising startups from our GOAL Gyeongbuk CCEI Batch 3 Program

Global Overseas Acceleration & Learning (GOAL)Gyeongbuk CCEI Batch 3 Startups (Rising Startups in Korea)

Congratulations to the 10 startup companies that have been selected into the 3rd batch of Plug and Play's Global Overseas Acceleration & Learning (GOAL)Gyeongbuk CCEI Accelerator Program! We are excited to be working with this cohort who are pioneering innovative business solutions for global corporations, focusing on: Automotive, Food, Packaging, Health, Sustainability, and more.

Over the course of the program, cohort startups will have an opportunity to benefit from comprehensive training, educational workshops, mentorship, fundraising and pitching opportunities to the global network of Plug and Play corporations, VCs, government, fellow founders and innovators.

Based on the Korean government's Creative Economy driven strategy, Gyeongbuk CCEI has the mission to accelerate innovative startups and to become the Global Hub to promote such startups to global markets with 17 other Innovation Centers in South Korea. The main functionality of the Innovation Center is to accelerate startups to Go-to-Market in many industries with partnerships with Global Incubators and Startup Accelerators, and to help Korean startups to go global.

The 10 companies selected include:

  1. Quanta Materials Website: Quanta Materials produces nano powder materials for electric vehicles

  2. InHandPlus Website: InHandPlus provides AI smartwatch for behavior analysis and personalized healthcare solution.

  3. Decant Website: Decant upcycles wine pomace and produces eco-friendly beauty products.

  4. JH Salt Website: JH Salt provides eco-friendly interior architecture and healing solution

  5. Pixcolo Website: Pixcolo produces recyclable, printable, and non-hazardous magnetic blocks for kids

  6. Repla Website: Repla's proprietary bioreactor treats waste plastic and increases its purity with the help of specially-cultivated bacteria.

  7. Glad I Website: Glad I produces eco-friendly packaging containers for food and beverages

  8. AiTRON Website: AiTRON is a "step-on" platform that works with IoT mats for brain recognition training

  9. Pongdang Pongdang produces fruit extract sticks

  10. Jina F&C Website: F&C produces fermented products using its patented production technology

Register now to catch these startups pitch their innovative solution at our upcoming APAC Summit.


About Plug and Play Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 30 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 30,000 startups and 400 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. Companies in our community have raised over $9 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Rappi, Dropbox, Lending Club and PayPal. For more information, reach out to us here!


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