We hope you had a great summer and that you survived the crazy back to school pace and didn’t overdose on petits fours and champagne at the twenty tech events in Luxembourg this September! Hang in there, there’s even more planned before the end of the year! Let’s talk about this incredible number of workshops, meetups, conferences, keynotes and other events that continue to exponentially fill our agendas. In Luxembourg, there are around a hundred events per year, which, for an ecosystem with between 150 and 200 startups makes for a very high ratio of events to startups. There is certainly no shortage of ideas and speakers, and increasingly we’re seeing international guests coming to speak at events. You may have noticed, that in Luxembourg, the organization of B to B events is like a national sport and the number of business clubs for networking continues to grow. And there are many interesting events coming up this fall—discover the new Calendar section of the magazine so you don’t miss any! With Adopt un Dév, Startup Grind, Startup Weekend and Rockstart Answers you shouldn’t get bored.
Speaking about events and the calendar, this magazine features one of the most promising startups in Luxembourg and it just happens to be a company that helps you figure out what to do with your time. I’m walking about Supermiro, of course! Have you already visited the site and subscribed to “ SuperNotifs” to explore all the events happening near you? Luckily, founder eLfy Pins gave us a bit of time in between drawing her illustrations—which, among other elements, contribute to the charm and success of the website—to tell us about her startup and upcoming projects.
This is an exciting issue of SILICON magazine. We’ve covered a lot of interesting subjects such as equity crowdfunding, artificial intelligence, innovation and urban mobility. Our management section has grown this issue. Our picture report will give you a taste of the best events we’ve recently attended. The new job board section is for those who aspire to join a startup. And of course there’s a new delicious recipe in this issue! We’ve also included a supplement that’s co-authored with our colleagues of the Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association to give you an up-to-date snapshot of the state of the venture capital scene in Luxembourg.
Finally, in this issue, we take you on a long flight and immerse you in South Korea’s dynamic digital ecosystem. Thanks to Younhee Kim, the director of the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office—and her network—we were able to explore Seoul and its startups, which are bubbling with new ideas. We present 41 of them to you in this issue! In fact, we invite you to get to know the Korean Unicorn Club, including the 11 startups that have already exceeded the one billion dollar mark!
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