KIC Washington, D.C.

Our Vision & Mission

To Lead the Global Innovation Ecosystem As a Platform for Tech Commercialization

  • Providing accelerating & training programs for startups at different stages

  • Accomplishing successful cross-border transition of Korean science & technology for global innovation promotion

  • Capitalizing technology collaboration & innovative entrepreneurship for economic growth in Korea & the US

Who We are

Korea Innovation Center (KIC) is funded by the Korean government on a mission to create a global startup ecosystem throughout its four locations- Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Berlin, and Beijing. We discover and incubate promising Korean technology startups by providing assets such as connections to market enablers and accelerators and training programs. More than 80 Korean startups join our KIC Washington DC center and explore the US market annually. We welcome partners from various sectors to build a vibrant network across the US and Korea.


• Bringing highly advanced technology from Korea

• Facilitating R&D collaboration between Korean startups and the US market

• Creating a new pathway for Korean startups to thrive in the US market


• Mentoring & Training

• Special Caring service

  • - Providing Co-working Office Space
  • - One-stop US Incorporation Support
  • - Initial IP Research & Report
  • - Company Tech Marketing & Outreach
  • - Tech Press Release & Market Exposure


• Connect with government

  • - Connection to government contract integrator
  • - Guide toward achieving government grant such as SBIR and STTR

• Connect with Investors

  • - Introduction to accelerators/angel investors

• Connect with Mentors

  • - One on one consultation
  • - Advisory board


Jung Moon

Director General

Yong Kim

Deputy Director

Brian Han

Deputy Director

Hyunji Devera

Business Development Manager

Evan (KooSang) Jeong

Assistant Manager

Our Mentors

Startups will have access to top-notch mentorships, technical training support, and Global Innovation Networks.

David Powell

Principal, DLP International Business Consulting

Bob Storey

Managing Director, The MVR Company

Jim Chung

Associate Vice President, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at George Washington University

Irfan Ali

Maryland Innovation Initiative, TEDCO

Richard Hughen

CEO, Cells Systems

Karl Grover

Analytics and Advisory. Brand reservior

Elizabeth Cho

Co-Founder, MEDA Angels; Founder, ECF Biosolutions

Louis J. Cantolupo

COO of Unleash Immuno Oncolytics, Inc.

John O`Malley

President, Rockfleet Advisors

Greg Miller

CEO and Founder at Greg Miller and Associates

Tae Heum (Ted) Jeong

Managing Partner, KSV Global Innovations, LP.

Lisa Garcia

CEO, Lisa K. Garcia LLC

Bob Gordon

Founder & CEO at Grouprally

Judy Costello

Managing Director, BioHealth Innovation

Steven S. An

Associate Professor, John Hopkins University

Robert Balcerzak

CEO, Allotropic Tech

Chulan Kwon

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Sunny Lee

Partner, Sughrue Mion, PLLC

Byoung Jo Kang

Founder, B.J. Kang Law, PC

HyunDae Cho

CEO, CrossLife Technologies

Daniel D. Kunitz

Director, I-Corps at George Washington Univesity

Tim Bowden

Managing Partner, Bowden-Jacobsen Partners

Bob Smith

Director, Small Business Development Center at George Mason University

Dan Gordon

Managing Director, DanGordonTech LLC

Sean Collins

Director, Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech

Steven Brooks

Principal, Brooks Medtech, LLC

Derrick Maggard

Executive Director, Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech

Henry Ahn

Program Director, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships at National Science Foundation

Brian Park

CEO, Startup Grind

Austin Clemens

Director, Quid

Ken Malone

Principal, Early Charm Ventures, LLC

Jongwon "JP" Park

Vice President, Starburst Aerospace

Larry Dell

Executive Director, The M&A Leadership Council

Ben Park

Founder and CEO, Fosmo Med