A global event to promote Korea's software industry called K-Tech 2013 kicks off on Thursday in Silicon Valley, which is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations.
The event, hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, will be attended by more than a hundred global companies, including Google and Intel, as well as 36 small and medium-sized companies from Korea.
During the event, the corporations will have a chance to expand their business networks and exchange information on the latest trends.
Around 23 local startups will also have the opportunity to introduce their business plans to around 150 investors.
The event, now in its second year, will run for two days.