Accelerator Program

ActnerLab is different!

  • Global program for global startups born in Korea
  • Industry focused program for hardware startups

ActnerLab is looking for hardware startups meeting the below requirements

  • Teams must have at least two members
  • Business plan
  • At least one patent applied
  • Teams should be in the development stage looking to acquire working prototype within three months
  • Hardware based products with the focus on Bio & Medical, Healthcare, Big data & AI, Wearable, IoT, Human interface, and Advanced materials market
  • Preferred core technologies such as chipset, material, sensors, firmware and so on

ActnerLab supplies our startups with

  • Seed funding of $20,000 ~ $100,000 in return for 5% ~ 10% equity
  • 미국 실리콘밸리 2개월 무료 연수
  • Office space in Kangnam, Seoul
  • A 3 month Startup Institute education program
  • Mentoring, development tools and test beds from industry leading companies and universities
  • Support for funding activities in Korea and the USA

Join us now to go global!

Over our 6 month program in Seoul, Korea and Silicon Valley, USA, your startup will be ready to go global market.

  • D
  • D+1m
  • D+4m
  • D+6m

D ~ D+2mSeoul, Korea

[ Warm-up ]

  • +Biz plan review
  • +Product review
  • +Design review
  • +Process review

D+2m ~ D+4mSeoul, Korea

[ From Prototype to Product ]

  • +Consultancy by mentors and corporate partners
  • +Access to Prototyping facility
  • +BOM, Schematic and mass production validation
  • +Supply chain, inventory and distribution setup

D+4m ~ D+6mSilicon Valley, USA

[ Go-to Market ]

  • +Product launch
  • +Marketing/crowd funding
  • +Seed or Series A funding
  • +Key partnership acquisition

Seoul, Korea

Silicon Valley, USA

Startup Institute


Startup Institute is the 3 month entrepreneur and startup launch program created to help aspiring founders launch their company. Participants will learn by doing through ActnerLab’s large networks of successful entrepreneurs and leading corporate mentors. The program consists of an intensive course as well as open classes.

3 month intensive course

  • Purpose: To help entrepreneurs launch a company with the right timing, place and people from the start
  • For whom: everyone aspiring to be successful entrepreneur
  • Format: twelve weekly courses during 3 months
  • How to apply: (TBD)
  • Cost: (TBD)
  • Highlights

    • +“learning by doing” based on group work
    • +Ready to launch a company after graduation
    • +Mentorship from prominent human networks
    • +Strong alumni association
* Course curriculum (example)
Week Subject Details
1 Orientation Intro, team building
2 Market research Targeting/segment
3 Company & Organization Mission statement, co-founders, organization
4 Product planning Ideation, opportunity sensing, methodologies
5 Business model BM canvas, business strategy, competition
6 MVP Tool shop training
7 MVP Tool shop training
8 Customer & IPR Lean startup, IPR
9 Marketing 3C & 4P, channels
10 Finance P&L analysis, valuation
11 Funding Angel vs. VC, pitching
12 Demo day For real investors

Open Class

Free or paid class for special subjects open to everyone


  • Free legal, marketing and accounting service for starting a company
  • Ten free coupon for Startup Café
  • Free meeting and work space (Only in the weekend)