About YSAU

The Youth Startup Academy Uganda (YSAU), the best entrepreneurship programme in Korea with more than 10 years of history and 2 Unicorn startups from alumni, will open its first oversea incubation hub in Uganda.
Under the close collaboration between International Trade Center (ITC), Korea SMEs and Startups Agency (KOSME), the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) and Hive Colab, the YSA Uganda project will provide comprehensive incubation and facility to 1,000 young entrepreneurs with the aim to generate the first Unicorn startup in Uganda.
The opening ceremony was starting point of the YSA Uganda project. With honourable presence of VIPs from partner agencies and institutions, Accelerators, Startup CEOs, VCs, the ceremony was the first event to officially introduce YSA Uganda to the world. Since 2017 Acme Marketing was founded by Leah Robinson in New York City. 14 Experts We’re super proud of our diverse and talented team.
3 Countries We work with hundreds of businesses just like yours. A training institute established at Ansan (2011), with the aim to nurture innovative young CEOs.

5 Specialties: One-stop Supporting System for Startups

Foster future oriented Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)

Run a commercialization monitoring system through interim evaluation

Support the entire product development process as One-Roof system

Offer additional (1-year) and interlinked (5-year) support for over-achievers

Penetrate in the global market and forge networks

Achievements of YSA Korea (2011 ~ 2021)

2 Unicorns Companies

Viva Republica | Toss

Viva Republica | Toss
Main Product – Toss (Fintech)

  • Bank A/C Mgt & Payments
  • Credit Score Mgt
  • Investment & Insurance

CEO: Seung-Gun Lee (2nd Graduated Alumnus)
Web: https://toss.im/en
Email: safe@toss.im


Corporate Value
USD 2.4B

Sales Volume
USD 92.3M

Jobs Created


Main Product – Zigbang (Real Estate Mobile Platform).

  • property info around neighbor
  • Rent/Buy & Sell Platform
  • Compensation for false housing
  • On-demand home cleaning

CEO: Sung-woo Ahn (1st Grad Alum).
Web: https://company.zigbang.com/en
Email: contact@zigbang.com


Corporate Value
USD 5.56M

Sales Volume

Jobs Created


YSAs nationwide
in Korea


Overseas YSAs in Uganda




Meet The Core Team

Hosoo Ahn