About KOVA

Legal Basis

Classified as a non-profit organization under Article 32 of the Civil Act
* Approval of establishment by MOTIE in Dec. 16, 1995; Authority transferred to SMBA in July 11, 2014


To revitalize the startup industry by sharing knowledge and management information through exchanges among startups; to spearhead the protection of rights and interests of the startups in different sectors by compiling difficulties that they face

Organization & Membership

President: Ahn Keon joon (Executives:65)
Secretariat : 4 offices, 1 division, 6 teams, 2 centers with 60 employees
# of members: Total of 14,129 companies (as of March 2016)
Overseas branches: 78 chapters in 47 countries (INKE)
Domestic branches: 8 (Daegu-North Gyeongsang, Ulsan, South Gyeongsang, Busan, Gwangju-South Jeolla, North Jeolla, Incheon, Jeju)