CEO & Chairman of Global Entrepreneurs Foundation (GEF)
Dae Jin (Derik) Kim is the founder and chairman of Global Entrepreneurs Foundation(“GEF”) based in Korea. He is also a co-founder and partner of HSR ANGEL LLC(“HSR”), which has done angel investment and company buildup. GEF is an officially-approved foundation by Korean government. it runs an accelerator named HSR EPICENTER I , II & III. Before GEF and HSR, Mr. Kim has founded five start-ups, three of which were established in Korea, and two in the USA.
He has also served as CEO and Executive officer of several companies in Korea and USA, including EVP of Talon-International, Inc. During his career, he has worked as International sales man and global marketing specialist for 14 years, besides his entrepreneurship experience.
Nowadays he concentrates on making GEF the Gateway between Korea, Asia and Global start-ups ecosystem. He was a speaker at Startup Ole in Spain, a Mentor at Startupbootcamp Energy global selection and a judge/MC at K-Global Conncet Pangyo Festival in 2017.