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Working as a startup accelerator, Sarah Dongmi Choi has extensive experience in general operation of startup incubation programs, and she is currently in charge of investment linkages and PR for mainly technology-based startups.

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About Chungbuk CCEI

Citing an article from Korea Herald Business (2020.8.27.)

Chungbuk Center for Creative Economy and Innovation(Chungbuk CCEI) is backed by the government startup accelerator. The Center focuses on early-stage startups in the biotech industry.

Since being selected as the operator of the Tech Incubator Program for Startup (TIPS) program organized by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups in November 2016, the Chungbuk Innovation Center, with the support of LG, has invested in startups in ICT, energy and manufacturing sectors as well as biotech, a strategic industry in North Chungcheong Province. The center provides various support programs for startups. Some of the notable programs are following: “Bio Benchmarking School” which is a startup education program for biotechnology startups done together with EBD Academy, “Global Partnering” program which supports startups to attend events like Bio Europe and Bio USA, “Global Business Development” program that is operated together with the local experts, and “License Support” program that helps startups with acquisition of certifications such as FDA, CE, MDR, and others.