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The Circle: Welcomes South Korean Startups for Market Access and to Launch India Operations

The Circle: Founders Club (The Circle FC) is delighted to announce the first cohort of 13 high-potential startups from South Korea with some amazing products and solutions to explore synergies in the Indian market. The Circle FC has partnered with the Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development (KISED) for K-Startup Center 2022 India program. After a rigorous application process, 13 startups ranging from Edtech, Healthtech, E-Commerce, AI and Cybersecurity were selected in this cohort. The 16 weeks long acceleration program offers a go-to-market engine to validate, scale innovative ideas and provide access to business and distribution partners to establish their base in India. This program is supported by KISED (under the South Korean Ministry of Startups and SMEs) and operated simultaneously across 7 countries I.e., India, USA, France, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, and Israel. Talking about this initiative, Nemesisa Ujjain, Project Director of the Circle FC said- “This program is specifically designed to provide a holistic view of the Indian business environment and startup ecosystem, and reinforces our mission of connecting the world’s most promising technological innovations with India’s vibrant and competitive market.” Over the years, The Circle as an innovation ecosystem has supported startups and businesses that have succeeded in multiple fields globally like Artificial Intelligence, fintech, health tech, IoT and D2C, offering a conducive environment, helping them to focus on core offerings, and expanding market outreach. The objective has been to provide them with momentum to establish a strong position in the market, identify business opportunities, and build scalable business models. “Going forward our mission is to create the most impactful soft-landing platform for international startups looking to launch and find partners in India,” added Rajiv Bathla, CEO, The Circle.Work. The 13 South Korean startups in the cohort:

1. SchoiceHabsida

They are the first cross-border coding school in South Korea. They want to select and train Indian coders and developers on real-world coding projects, and after finishing the intensive course the students get opportunity to work with South Korean companies and startups.

2. UROCK Inc

URock has patented technologies to completely and securely wipe Windows and Mac systems. They also provide services for forensic recovery of evidence from Windows, Mac, and Android devices.

3. Rezi

Rezi is an AI-based resume writing platform for students and professionals. Their software helps job-seekers create professional resumes and cover letters specific to the job description added by them, which helps them get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers.

4. WhoseGoods

WhoseGoods is an e-commerce startup running their own B2C platform called to sell K-Pop merchandise and other K-culture items such as Korean food and beauty products. consumer goods.

5. Wordvice

Wordvice AI Proofreader is an automated writing correction tool that finds and fixes errors in all kinds of English writing. It is specifically made for researchers and students to help them in publishing research papers in scientific journals.

6. PiQuant

PiQuant provides environmental measurement solutions based on spectroscopy technology. They have applied for over 25 patents and 9 have been granted, and have launched Water Scanner- IoT based water quality analyzer, and ColiQuant, a simple kit for E. coli detection.

7. PowerPlayer