Calling for Startup KAIST Director Position Applications

We are looking for a new Director of Startup KAIST who can execute the Entrepreneurial University Vision 2031 and continue to promote startup culture and progression of Startup KAIST.

■ Position : Startup KAIST Director (concurrent with K-School Director position)

■ Accepting Applications for : One Director, Visiting Professor (Full-Time/Executive Level)

■ Job Description 

◦ Create a startup ecosystem at KAIST that promotes a cycle of startup launching, growth, create revenue, do-over, etc.  for technology-based startups.

◦ Lead operations of K-School to foster a challenging environment and culture for entrepreneurs.

■ Requirements

◦ Applicant must actively carry out the mission to develop entrepreneurial school presented in KAIST Vision 2031.

◦ Applicant must have experience launching, operating, growing and supporting a startup.

◦ Applicant must have a PhD degree or higher.

■ Disqualification criteria

◦ A person who falls under any of subparagraphs of Article 33 of the Civil Service Act

◦ A person whose citizenship is suspended or deprived by law 

◦ A person who is determined to be disqualified for employment

◦ A person who did not serve mandatory military duty

◦ A person who receives an order for employment restriction pursuant to Article 56 of the Sexual Protection of Children and Adolescents Act

■ Application Process

◦ Round 1 : Faculty Committee’s Application Review (3 or less Applicants Selected)

◦ Round 2 : Interview (3 or less Applicants) and Startup KAIST Faculty Committee Deliberation (One Applicant Selected)

◦ Round 3 : Final Decision after deliberation by Faculty Committee

※ Applicants will be contacted directly if admitted at each stage.

■ Contract Period : At least 2 years, re-appointment is possible

◦  Contract will start March 1, 2020.

■ Required Documents

◦ Application (Application Form, including major achievements and work plan proposal)

◦ Consent to Collection and Use of Personal Information (Application Form) 

 Application Submission Period : October 7, 2019 (Monday) ~ October 21, 2019 (Monday), 17:00

※ All documents, including the application form, will only be accepted by email, and must be received by 17:00 on Oct. 21st.

■ Submission : Email (Submit to:

■ Others

◦ Please be careful as to not reveal direct or indirect information that may lead to prejudice when reviewing employment applications and other documents.

※ Association with College/Graduate School, Hometown, Physical features (photo, physical conditions), Family ties, Age, etc.

◦ If you are not qualified, then you may not be invited for further candidacy review.

◦ Submitted application form and documents will not be returned, and will only be used for candidacy review.

◦ If any information in the application form and documents are inaccurate, the appointment may be cancelled. 

1. Startup KAIST Director Application Announcement File

2. KAIST Part-time Staff Application File

◦ Please contact Startup KAIST Office (T. 042-350-6463) for all inquiries.

2019 KAIST TECH DAY(Preview)

KAIST Startup-ting x Buzzvil Registration


On the day of the Startup-Ting, Buzzville CEO Lee Kwan-woo’s Lunch talk “The Challenges to Change the World with My Own Ideas from Little Inventor to Young Entrepreneur” will be held at the same place(9/24, 12:00). Please note that two events for Lunch Talk and Startup-Ting are applied via separate links.       * You only can register the Startup-Ting with above link.

  • Time & Location

    September 24, 2019 Tuesday 18:00~20:00, KAIST W8 1 Floor Startup Studio

  • Who can register?

    Currently enrolled & graduated KAIST students (Master’s and PhD also welcome) 

  • Questions?

    • (Phone) 031-739-7171,7173
    • (Email)

Entrepreneurship Lunch Talk (Sep-2nd Week)

Sep. 24th(Tue) 12:00~13:00
*Online registration mandatory (120 seats available)

Professor Minhwa Lee Memorial Service

  • Registration

    On-site Registration

    ※ First-come-first serve seating

  • Questions

    Startup KAIST : T. 042-350-6491, E.

Calling for E*5 KAIST Participants (2019 2nd Half)


KAIST’s Representative Startup Program E*5 KAIST – You could be the Winner!

  • Summary

    [Track A]  Idea-based Startup – Ideation, Validation and Support

    [Track B] Research-based Startup – Research subjects showing promising potentials for commercialization

    • Click “Track Comparison Chart” below to see details
  • Eligibility

    [Track A] Team or individual with at least one KAIST student currently enrolled or on leave of absence

    [Track B] Research project-possessing team or individual with at least one KAIST student currently enrolled or on leave of absence

    [Ineligibility Criteria]

    • Business license registration date must not exceed one year from the program start date (9/20)
    • Maximum of 4 times participation allowed in E*5 KAIST
    • Past E*5 KAIST ideas cannot reenter
    • Participants previously awarded Best Team or Excellent Team in E*5 KAIST are not eligible to apply (Special Prize winner can reapply)
  • Suppor (applicable for Track A/B)

    • Education, mentoring, funding, space, etc.
    • Mentors: Dedicated mentors who are investors and experts of Korea’s leading startups  (mentor-menty matching)
    • Mentor Group: CNT Tech, Kakao Ventures, Bon Angels Venture Partners, Blue Point Partners, Big Basin Capital
    • Financial Support: Startup activity support and additional fund for missions
    • Final Prize: Up to 10 million Won for grand prize winner
  • How to Apply (applicable to both Track A/B)

    [Application Period] August 19, 2019 (Mon) ~ September 5, 2019 (Thursday) 23:59

    Click on “Download Application and Apply (Click)” Tab > Download Application > Click on “Apply” tab and fill out the online template for submission

  • Schedule (applicable to both Track A/B) - Important!!

    [Application Evaluation] September 6th (Friday) ~ September 10th (Tuesday)

    [Evaluation Results] September 11th (Wednesday)

    [Business Model Camp] 9/20~9/21 Total of 18 final participants are selected at Camp (Cheonan) 

Cloud Night X AWS Registration


Please note that this event is “INVITITATION-ONLY”.
If you would like to receive an invitation, please briefly explain why you would like to participate on the registration page.

  • Time & Location

    July 18, 2019 Thursday, KAIST Startup Pangyo Center 

  • Participants

    Startups, Pre-entrepreneurs, etc.

  • Contact Us

    • (Phone Number) +82 31-739-7171,7173
    • (Email)