2019 KAIST Startup Award (Chance to Win 10 Million Won Prize & CES Visit)

KAIST Alumni Association hopes to discover excelling startup teams that can represent KAIST and provide support to entrepreneurs and startups.


  • Individuals or startup teams that include KAIST enrolled undergraduate or graduate students as members
  • Startups that have board members or CEO from KAIST

How to Apply

  • Application Deadline: July 12th (Fri)
  • Application Link: Startup KAIST website link (https://startup.kaist.ac.kr/register)
  • Required Documents: Application form, business plan, personal information use consent form, etc.

General Agenda

  • Application Deadline: ~July 12th (Fri)
  • Document Evaluation Period: ~July 19th (Fri)
  • Presentation Evaluation: August 2nd (Fri)
  • Networking Session: Around October ~ November (TBD)
  • CES Visit: January 6th, 2020 (Mon)~ January 13th, 2020 (Mon)
  • Award Ceremony: January 18th, 2020 (Sat)


  • Gold: 1 team * 10 million Korean won
  • Silver: 3 teams * 3 million Korean won for each team
  • Bronze: 6 teams * 1 million Korean won for each team

* CES visit chance provided for one person per team

Contact Information

  • Startup KAIST : T. 042-350-6491, E. suky@kaist.ac.kr
  • KAIST Alumni Association: T. 042-350-4007, E. ksh3130@kaist.ac.kr
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