Academy for Women Entrepreneurs: South Korea

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs: South Korea will support a cohort of women in South Korea looking to develop or expand their technology-based startups through education, networking, and mentorship from US-based entrepreneurs, leaders, and investors.

AWES 여성 창업가를 위한 아카데미: 미국의 기업가, 리더 및 투자자의 교육, 네트워킹 및 멘토링을 통해 기술 기반 스타트업을 개발하거나 확장하려는 한국 여성 창업가를 지원합니다.


Participants of the program will:

  • Learn from Thunderbird School’s three- month-long “100 Million Learners Program” with support from EFN and Nuleep’s team of experts and advisors
  • Attend recurring virtual cohort meetings to learn alongside other women founders in South Korea and US business experts
  • Build relationships with a cohort of other founders through in-person networking events
  • Access EFN and Nuleep’s Network of Investors, Accelerators, and Corporations in the US


Participant Expectations:

  • Complete the Thunderbird School’s “100 Million Learners Program” (~25-30 hours of self-paced learning over 3 months)
  • Attend the program kickoff and 4 virtual cohort sessions
  • Attend 2 in person networking events & the final event in Seoul
  • Prepare and present a final pitch
  • Be responsive and engaged with the programming team
  • Complete all program check-ins and surveys


Important Dates

  • In-person Recruitment Event in Seoul: November 22nd, 4pm. Register here.
  • Informational Webinar: January 2024
  • Application Deadline: January 29th, 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time
  • Acceptances Announced: Mid-February
  • Program runs March through June


Apply here by January 29, 2024. Applications written in English or Korean will be accepted, but English applications will be prioritized. This program will run primarily in English. 

Interested, but not ready to apply? Complete our interest form here.

About the Program

Entrepreneur Futures Network (EFN) is an international nonprofit based in California that is dedicated to helping organizations and individuals tap the power of open entrepreneurial and innovation resources. We provide entrepreneurial program development, management and collaboration platforms, and training on several topics including mentoring and coaching, pitching and grant writing. Since our launch in 2003, we have served more than 5,000 entrepreneurs, over 100 universities, 40 accelerators, and have the privilege to have over 500 mentors.  

Nuleep provides strategic consultancy and technology solutions for leadership, experiential learning, and workforce development. For over 20+ years, our executive team has provided global training across 75 countries, serviced Fortune 500 companies, and scaled teams across key industries. Based in Los Angeles, we develop people first frameworks and programs for leading companies in AI, tech, cleantech, ESG, entertainment, supply chain, startups, accelerators, venture capital, and nonprofits.

In September 2023, EFN partnered with Nuleep to bring the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs program to South Korea. This program is supported by the U.S. Embassy in South Korea. 

Questions? Contact Program Director, Cassie Coravos at


EFN(Entrepreneur Futures Network)은 샌프란시스코에 본사를 둔 국제 비영리 단체로 멘토링과 글로벌 네트워크를 기반으로 기업가 리더를 양성하는 데 전념하고 있습니다. 2003년 UC Berkeley에서 창립된 이래로 우리는 20억 달러 이상을 모금한 5,000명 이상의 기업가 들에게 서비스를 제공했습니다.

Nuleep에서는 AI, 스타트업, 엔터테인먼트, 청정기술, ESG, 공급망 및 의료 전반의 데이터 기반 사용자 경험과 기술을 갖춘 미래를 위한 인간 중심 디자인을 믿습니다. 로스앤젤레스에 본사를 두고 프로그램 설계, 데이터 중심 의사 결정, 커리큘럼 설계 및 전략 계획을 통해 최고의 액셀러레이터 및 벤처 캐피탈 회사를 지원하고 있습니다. 우리의 클라이언트는 지속 가능한 인력을 창출하기 위해 고용을 증대하고 수십억 달러의 자본을 조달했습니다.

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs: South Korea FAQs

1. When does Academy for Women Entrepreneurs: South Korea occur?   

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs: South Korea will run March through June 2024. Specific dates and program activities will be announced in February. 


2. Approximately, how many hours should participants plan for in an assignment?

Over 3 months, founders should expect to attend an onboarding session, 4 virtual cohort meetings, 2 in person networking events & the final event in Seoul. Founders will also complete the Thunderbird School’s “100 Million Learners Program” which we estimate to take ~25-30 hours over the 3 months.


3. Who is eligible to be an entrepreneur with Academy for Women Entrepreneurs: South Korea?

Women entrepreneurs currently residing in South Korea from all backgrounds and industries are encouraged to apply. 


4. How can I learn more about past EFN programs? 

This is the first year of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs: South Korea. To learn about EFN’s other international work, check out Empower Queensland and Jump Startup Spain

Academy of Women Entrepreneurs: South Korea is run by Entrepreneur Futures Network in collaboration with Nuleep and supported by the U.S. Embassy in South Korea. 

이 프로젝트는 Nuleep과 협력하여 Entrepreneur Futures Network가 운영하고 주한 미국 대사관의 지원을 받습니다.