KOREA BEST AWARD
APEC 여성 혁신 창업의 주인공은 바로 우리입니다.
2019 KOREA BEST AWARD는
다양한 해외진출 지원에도 불구하고 혁신성, 진취성을 갖고, 4차산업분야의 성공적 글로벌 창업 생태계로의 진입에 어려움을 겪고 있는 혁신적인 여성 스타트업을 발굴하고, 2019 칠레에서 개최하는 APEC BEST AWARD의 한국을 대표하는 혁신적인 여성 스타트업을 추천하기 위하여 마련되었습니다.
중소벤처기업부, 대구창조경제혁신센터(센터장 연구황)를 중심으로 본 사업을 대한민국 최초로 개최하게 되었으며, 앞으로 많은 격려와 응원 부탁드립니다.
본 대회는 KOREA BEST AWARD를 통하여 21개국 APEC에 진출할 여성 창업가들의 협업과 아이디어롤 공유하고, APEC BEST AWARD 수상자들과 함께 공동체 창업의 기회의 장입니다.
본 사업은 APEC BEST AWARD 심사위원으로 활동해온 여성혁신연구회 (회장 이소영)가 응원하고, 2018년 APEC BEST AWARD 그랑프리를 수상한 (주)쉼표와 느낌표(대표 김미란)가 수행하며, 여성맞춤형 ICT교육컨텐츠의 지속적 연구개발을 통하여 APEC 시장을 개척하고 있는 비전21테크(대표 신원선)이 함께 합니다.
KOREA BEST AWARD!
전 세계 뉴 노멀시대(New Normal) 도래, 감성 컴퓨팅, 인공지능, 감성 로봇, 생체모사, 고객 맞춤형 플랫폼 등 신 성장 산업 변화를 선도할 수 있는 글로벌 여성 청년 창업 성공의 길을 함께 하겠습니다.
APEC BEST AWARD
APEC BUSINESS EFFICIENCY AND SUCCESS TARGET (BEST) AWARD Chile, October 2, 2019
MSMEs play a major role in the economic development of member economies, both internally and in the context of global supply chains, accounting over 97 per cent of all businesses and employing over half of the APEC economies workforce. Yet, women remain Munderre presented in MSMEs due to a lack of access to capital markets and capacity building. 2017 APEC Study found that there are 600 million economically active women (40% of the total APEC workforce) in APEC economies, nevertheless women-owned APEC MSMEs amount to an average of only 38% of the total number.
This opens a window of opportunity for developing women entrepreneurs’ potential which is considered the main priority of the BEST Award. Participation in the international Business Efficiency and Success Target Award will provide participants with a chance to internationalize their businesses, attract foreign partners and potential investors across APEC economies, as well as encourage more women to found SMEs and enable job creation in different industries, thus, bolstering economic growth by applying successful business models.
BUSINESS EFFICIENCY AND SUCCESS TARGET AWARD - is initiated by the Russian
Federation already for the fourth time.
The APEC BEST AWARDs were successfully held:
- in Lima, Peru, June 2016 (gathered around 100 participants);
- in Hue, Viet Nam, September 2017 (around 150 participants);
- in Port-Moresby, PNG, September 2018 (around 200 participants).
Business-women with disabilities were invited to APEC BEST AWARD 2018 for participation that was especially important for Papua New Guinea where the involvement of disabled people to the social life is the priority for the economy. In 2019 disabled women will be similarly welcome to present their success stories.
Based on its outcomes, Overview of APEC SMEs Internationalization Models and Practices and Catalogues of the best entrepreneurial practices were elaborated and published on the APEC official website and local websites of member-economies and information about the event was given by the leading international media.
Objectives The key objectives of the project are to identify and spread “success stories” of women MSME owners & MSME top managers and the key instruments they applied when developing businesses across APEC economies as well as, more broadly, to offer vital support to female entrepreneurs, encouraging more women to establish their own businesses and helping them gain control over their economic well-being.
The APEC BEST AWARD aims at attracting the interest of mass media, business and public community to the issues of the development of women’s entrepreneurship across the APEC economies
Furthermore, considering the scale of the event, BEST Award will serve as a springboard for many businesswomen to facilitate recognition from the business community, international partners and foreign investors.
The Contest also contributes to building a network among women-owned MSMEs, consultants, mentors and investors across the APEC region.
Beneficiaries of this project are:
Women – top-managers;
Micro-, small and medium enterprises;
Both APEC economies and international community.