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KIC DC Partnership


About the Event

The Korea Innovation Center (KIC), funded by the Korean government, works to build a vibrant ecosystem across the US and Korea, in an effort to facilitate an entry into the US market for its startups. As part of their efforts, KIC partnered with FedTech to design and operate the KIC-FedTech Accelerator.

The KIC-FedTech Accelerator aims to help the most promising Korean technology companies launch their businesses in the U.S. and achieve their strategic goals. The program features real-world advice from active investors and founders in the U.S. and action-based learning from a highly curated curriculum. Throughout the program and mentorship, FedTech the Korean startups to create the highest impact in the U.S. market.

Startups are involved in an array of fields including cybersecurity, healthcare, and blockchain. Following the accelerator, the companies have an opportunity to showcase their technology in front of some of DC’s most prominent founders, entrepreneurs, and professionals, at our Pitch Day.


2:30 p.m. / 1430 ET


Welcome Remarks 

2:40 p.m. / 1440 ET

Keynote Address

Robert Burns - Executive Director, Innovation & Collaboration Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department Of Homeland Security

2:50 p.m. / 1450 ET

Venture Spotlight

Dave Copps - Serial Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO,

Jennifer Ortakales - Entrepreneurship Reporter for Business Insider

3:30 p.m. / 1530 ET


Closing Discussion and Audience Q&A

About the Speakers

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Robert Burns

Executive Director, Office of Innovation & Collaboration

DHS Science & Technology Directorate

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Dave Copps

Serial Entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer at Worlds

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Jennifer Ortakales

Journalist, Business Insider

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