Seoul boosts one of the most promising startup scenes in Asia. Over the last few months, its profile has been raised by several major funding rounds, including those of e-commerce siteCoupang; Yello Mobile; 4:33 Creative Lab Game Studio; and food delivery app Baedal Minjok.
Now the city’s government hopes to get more people interested in its startup industry by sponsoring Global Hackathon Seoul, which will take place from July 29 to August 1, 2015. According to the event’s organizers, this is the first time Seoul has sponsored a hackathon.[external-link]