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‘2019 Spring CHOO CHOO’ Day Successfully Held
May 20, 2019
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2019 Spring CHOO CHOO’ Day Successfully Held 
 
 
The ‘2019 Spring CHOO CHOO Day’, which was hosted by Korea University Business School (Dean = Jae Wook Kim) and organized by Startup Institute (Director = Hicheon Kim), was held at LG-POSCO Building SUPEX HALL on May 10th. CHOO CHOO Day is an event where young entrepreneurs who moved into Startup Institute on the second floor of KUBS Main Building present their products and services. About 300 investors, industry insiders and prospective entrepreneurs attended the event, showing their keen interest.

"One of the most important areas I look for as VP of Korea University is the startup," said Jin-Han Rhee, Executive Vice President for Research, “I would like to thank many members of the school and of business sector for attending this event.” "All the teams that have moved into Startup Institute -- they are very serious and desperate," said Jungbin Moon, Director of Iljin Center for Startup Incubation, “I ask you to pay a lot of attention, loving advice and of course, investment.” 

Following teams have participated in the event: △ “Boldbox Inc.” that produces K-beauty men's cosmetics brand targeting foreign market △ “Enjoying Lions” that produces Slodka, a DIY cocktail kit for your special moment △ “Tickle”, an investment platform that automatically saves change and invests when users pay with a linked card △ “Stipop Inc.”, an emoticon platform that enables foreign users to use emoticons on a variety of apps △ “dbd Lab”, a platform that allows users to test UX (User Experience) easily △ "Skylab Entertainment" that develops healing games with emotional stories △ “Blimey” that produces cultural contents targeting Malaysia's YouTube market △ "Sooho", a security and compliance application for secure blockchain business. Each company presented its achievements and visions through presentations, question-and-answer sessions and individual booths. 
 
The event which began at 2 pm lasted until 6 pm, and continued at the individual booth set up outside the classroom after the presentation. Startup Institute, the organizer of the event, is the first startup incubation center established in Korean business school, and is carrying out many projects to nurture its talented students. It holds a startup competition, Startup Express, every semester, and all teams who move in are selected through tough competition, usually with the ratio of 10:1. The Startup Institute pay operating expenses to the moving team, offer an office at Iljin Center for Startup Incubation and education programs at Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education.

In addition, it is continuously preparing opportunities to exchange information with experts from startup related agencies such as Kim & Chang, Samil PwC, Amazon Web Services and YCrowdfunding.