Song Lak-Kyoung is a visiting professor of KAIST Graduate School of Innovation and Technology Management(I&TM), Daejeon, Republic of Korea since January 2009, and he has assumed a director of the KAIST Center for Innovation Initiatives(KCI) since May 2010, as well. Since 2013, he has participated a member of the Startup-KAIST Committee, which was initiated by President Kang Sung-Mo of KAIST for the purpose of encouraging KAIST’s entrepreneurship movement. Since April 2014, accordingly, he has also not only assumed a director of Startup service department in the Institute for Startup KAIST(ISK), but participated to establish a one-year master course, named K-School, which is designed for providing STEM-majored students with packaged classes of entrepreneurship and startup tools.
Besides higher education in KAIST, Song has a topfull experience of a practitioner in private businesses and public service in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation. As a venture capitalist as well as a startup enabler, over last twenty-five years, he was working for KTB Network (www.ktb.co.kr), which is one of the top-class venture capital firms in Korea (October 1983-August 2005). During the above period with KTB, he assumed, as a CEO, to found the KTB Incubating Co.(KTBi, January 2000-August 2005), which was regarded as one unique so-called private, for-profit incubating company in Korea. Especially Song has experienced well enough to invite some remarkable foreign institutional investors, such as Silicon valley bank(US), CompaQ(US), and TechFarm(US), into KTBi’s shareholder group. Through a tough-but-smart relationship with foreign professionals, he had learned lots of advanced know-hows to manage various stakeholders in incubating business.