1. “Superstar” FoundersSeoul Space was founded by three very successful Korean technopreneurs. They are no strangers to the technology and entrepreneur scene, and they know the Korea market well as evident in their past ventures. Sharing office and getting some mentorship with the three legendary founders is a plus point for incubating businesses with Seoul Space2. Connections with Silicon ValleyAs the founders are closely connected to big incubators such as Y-Combinator in Silicon Valley, it will provide Seoul Space incubator advices and connection if they decide to expand in the west or get more funding from Silicon Valley.3. Knowing both Domestic and Foreign MarketSeoul Space is one of the few incubators with an English website and that says a lot about their mission to help Korea’s IT startups and early-venture businesses to go global, as well as being a default “soft-landing” pad for global internet and software companies, like Twitter or Evernote, to enter and/or grow in the Korean market.
Director of Google from early 2001 to 2006, David was the first international executive to lead the sales, operations, and business development efforts in Asia, Europe and Latin America, and launched Google’s offices in KR, JP, CN, AU, and elsewhere. David has since Co-Founded XG-Ventures, a renowned angel fund in Silicon Valley that has already exited 10 companies in its 30 company portfolio, and is lead Advisor for SK Telecom Ventures. He’s an LP in Y-Combinator and SV Angels, and has been profiled in both BusinessWeek and Forbes magazine, and still manages to find time for some rounds of golf between forays of IT world domination.
Richard brings a over a decade of experience from across the Korean IT industry to the Seoul Space team. He founded Korea’s first pay-per-click search engine company, Zingu, launched the first Hello Kitty game for iPhone as Sanrio Digital’s only Global Licensed Partner, and lead Samsung Mobile and Electronics successful viral marketing campaigns in Asia. Richard is an official Mentor for the Korea Communications Commission's (KCC) IBS (Internet Business Startups) program, recognized authority on WebMasterWorld, a speaker at Youth Venture Summit (YVS) and TechCrunch in Tokyo, and Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Conference in New York, and was a Research Fellow at the Korean government thinktank, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). Richard has consulted for global Fortune 500 enterprises (eg: Google, Twitter etc) and local Korean businesses as an industry authority, leader and pioneer on the digital frontier.
Founder of CP Entertainment: A Seoul-based Concert and Artist Licensing, Events and Promotions Company with representation experience including the Pussycat Dolls and other international artists. Chong-pil is an investor in various IT, entertainment, franchise and real estate ventures, including Seoul Space. He has lighting-fast PC gaming reflexes and makes a killer pasta sauce — both invaluable skills for any good startup.
1. The VisionaryBeing of the first startup incubator in Korea, the founders of Seoul Space clearly envision the market way earlier than their competitors. Seoul Space also aspire to the starup gateway between Korea and rest of the world by helping Korea’s IT startups and early-venture businesses to go global, as well as being a default “soft-landing” pad for global internet and software companies, like Twitter or Evernote, to enter and/or grow in the Korean market. 2. Having AmbitionPuting "Striving to become the Silicon Valley of Korea" as their about us profile definitely sums up Seoul Space's Ambition. In fact, may tech news websites have highlighted Seoul Space to be the "Korea's Y-Combinator".3. Build a Top-Notch Business TeamWithout a doubt, the impressive trio do make a top-notch business team. They are experience and influential in the startup scene and had made a good team thus far.4. Build a Rock-Soild ReputationBuilding the pioneer in the field does has it own advantage; Seoul Space being one of the first few startup incubator had aquired a good reputation over the years. The incubator future ride on the fame of its founder which further solidify its name.5. Do what you enjoyLook at their passion. If that don't convince you, look at their smile:)
ONOFFMIX is a service to ease management and promotion of various events. and is experienced platform to support many types of events from corporate events of Intel, Samsung and cultural events like TED to private events like Alumni association.
The company was founded based on the idea of organising offline events online, with the focus on bringing people together in one place. While Onoffmix may be a startup, they are a two year old company that has already had one change of CEO. One thing that makes them different from many startups is that they are already widely known among the public. No competitors in domestic market
KYEC is Korea High School Entrepreneur Association
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About Seoul Space• One of Korea first start- up incubator• Aspire to be the “Silicon Valley of Korea”• Linkage between Korea and Global start-ups
Services Offered Seed Mentor-Funding ing Events & Seminars Coworking Media & Space Publicity Soft Market Landing Research Software Development
Unique Selling Points (USP)1. “Superstar” Founders2. Connections with Silicon Valley3. Knowing both Domestic and Foreign Market
Founders of Seoul Space • Director of Google from early 2001 to 2006, • Co-Founded XG-Ventures, a renowned angel fund in Silicon Valley • Lead Advisor for SK Telecom Ventures David Lee • Limited Partner in Y-Combinator and SV Angels
Founders of Seoul Space • Founded Korea’s first pay-per-click search engine company, Zingu • Launched the first Hello Kitty game for iPhone as Sanrio Digital’s only Global Licensed Partner • Lead Samsung Mobile and Electronics Richard Min successful viral marketing campaigns in Asia. • Official Mentor for the Korea Communications Commissions (KCC) IBS (Internet Business Start-ups) program • Research Fellow at the Korean government thinktank, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). • Consulted for global Fortune 500 enterprises (eg: Google, Twitter etc)
Founders of Seoul Space • Founder of CP Entertainment: A Seoul-based Concert and Artist Licensing, Events and Promotions Company with representation experience including the Pussycat Chong-pil Yim Dolls and other international artists. • Investor in various IT, entertainment, franchise and real estate ventures
Top 5 Entrepreneur Traits1. The Visionary 2. Having Ambition 3. Build a Top-Notch Business Team 4. Build a Rock-Solid Reputation 5. Do what you enjoy
Top 5 Questions to AskThem1. What is the main difference between a Korean start-up and say a start-up from Silicon Valley?2. What is the key stopper to becoming an entrepreneur in Korea?3. What elements should be present in order for a start-up incubator to be successful?4. What do you think will be the entrepreneurship/technopreneurship trends in Korea in next 5 years?5. Do you think entrepreneurship can bloom in a "structured" country like Singapore?
About ONOFFMIX• Helps in organizing and promoting a wide variety of meetings and events among like- minded people• Allows everyone to explore and be part of online or offline groups
About ONOFFMIX• The idea of organizing offline events online, with the focus on bringing people together in one place
About JoonCheol Yang• 2001 - 2004:CEO/Founder of T2DN (Web Agency & Server HostingManagement)• 2002 - 2004:Chairman of Korea Youth Entrepreneurs Club• 2004 - 2010:Worked in various companies, such as DaumCommunication, Neowiz, Onlinetour, CDNetworks etc• 2010 - Present:ONOFFMIX Inc CEO of ONOFFMIX
Entrepreneur Traits• “Build a rock-solid reputation”• “Remember its all about the customer”
Quote from JoonCheolYang “The world will lead you to be happy and succeed if your service leads the world happy”