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KITEE Entrepreneurship Forum 2023

December 1, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - December 2, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

KITEE Entrepreneurship Forum 2023

Korean-American Innovative Technology Engineers and Entrepreneurs (KITEE) will host its 1st KITEE Entrepreneurship Forum on December 2, 2023 in New York, NY. The forum seeks to provide a cooperative environment for current and future aspiring technology entrepreneurs in the US and Korea to network with high-profile entrepreneurs and investors, listen to the stories of those who have successfully run their startups, and learn about the best practices of startups, from protecting your intellectual property and assets to securing funding from venture capitalists and government agencies. For budding entrepreneurs, come and pitch to potential investors at the Startup Pitch Competition about how your solution seeks to improve people’s lives in the world and the synergy of Korean and Korean-American entrepreneurs in the global market. We invite all entrepreneurial-minded Korean and Korean-American professionals to this forum.

  • Date: December 2, 2023, Saturday (12:30 ~ 9:00 PM)
  • Place: Reed Smith LLP at 599 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022 (22nd floor)


  • Chair: Kyeong Ho Yang (KITEE)
  • Program Chair: Kooksang Moon (JP Morgan)
  • Program Director: Wookjin Choi (Thomas Jefferson University)
  • Treasurer: Hyun Chung Kim (Ascendis Pharma)
  • General Director: Nathan Byun (University College London)
  • Public Relations: Nakjung Choi (Bell Labs), Jaeung Ko (UPenn), Jiwon Lee (Next Travel Nursing)
  • Local arrangement: Min Suk Kang (Columbia Medical Center), Sung Won Park (Reed Smith),
    Laura Cho (Dione Systems)
  • Online Registration: Hannah Kim (Temple University)
  • Design Director: Dongjune Lee (SINABURO)
  • Young Generation: Tommy Cho (Rutgers University)
  • Advisors: Dong Sung Suk (KITEE Chairman), Myung Jong Lee (The City College of New York)Competition Committee:

    Tae Heum Jeong (SV Bio Ventures), Kyeong Ho Yang, and Nathan Byun

(Time in the US Eastern Time, EST)

December 1, 2023 (Friday) – invitation only

Visits to Global Tech Companies (14:00 – 18:00) – maximum 24 people

-Bell Laboratories (Headquarters in Murray Hill, NJ)

Networking Dinner (18:00 – 21:00)

Registration fees:

 KITEE Members  Non-members
  -Global Company Visit and Networking Dinner on 12/1 (Friday):  $50.00  $100.00
  -Forum and Networking Dinner on 12/2 (Saturday):  FREE  $50.00
  -Lodging (Friday night, 2 people per room in NJ) and transportation:  $100.00  $150.00

KITEE member:
(1) A current, paid KSEA member who selected KITEE as an APS at her/his KSEA Profile page or (2) a member who paid the KITEE membership fee ($50 for regular and $15 for student members) for the fiscal year 2023-2024 (July 1 to June 30).
Pitch Competition Application

Forum Registration


December 2, 2023 (Saturday)

Registration & Networking w/ Refreshments (12:30 – 13:15)

Opening and Keynote (13:15 – 14:00)

Session 1: Sharing of Startup Experiences (14:00 ~ 14:45)

Break (14:45 – 15:00)

Session 2: Startup Pitch Competition (15:00 ~ 16:00)
-8~10 startups
-Early-stage startups that were founded after January 2020 and raised no more than $500K.
-Certificates and cash awards for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners
-5-minute pitch followed by 2-min Q&A

Session 3: Startups 101 (16:00 ~ 17:45)

-Life cycle of startups
-FDA process for biotech and healthcare startups (Sung Won Park, Reed Smith LLP)
-Intellectual properties for startups (Janice Logan, Morgan Lewis LLP)
-Fundraising for startups

Award Ceremony & Closing (17:45 ~ 18:00)

Photos (18:00 – 18:15)

Networking Dinner (18:15 – 21:00)

-Dinner Buffet with drinks
-KITEE Introduction

Pitch Competition Application


Sponsors and Supporters




December 1, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
December 2, 2023 @ 9:00 pm
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