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 : Eric Sung (Executives:85)
Secretariat : 6 headquarters, 1 TF, 14 teams, Korea Venture Research Institute, Organization For Venture Enterprise Certification with 96 employees
# of members : Total of 17,965 companies (as of May 2023)
Overseas branches : 39 chapters in 21 countries (INKE)
Domestic branches : 8 branches (Daegu-North Gyeongsang, Ulsan, South Gyeongsang, Busan, Gwangju-South Jeolla, Incheon, Jeju, Gangwon)