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[2015] Mayor’s Speech

  • Seoul: Ideal Place to Do Business or Establish Your Startup

  • [2015] Mayor’s Speech SMG 1294

    2015 Seoul Startup Investment Presentations

    Date March 26, 2015 Venue Youth Startup Plus Center in Yongsan

    Good morning. I am very glad to meet you all here. I am Park Won-soon. I would like to thank you all for taking time out of your busy schedules to participate in the 2015 Seoul Startup Investment Presentations. All the startups here today are the winners of new opportunities through a fierce competition of 13:1. Being here with you, I am confirmed in my belief that there are so many entrepreneurs out there to join this opportunity.

    In order to provide you with more opportunities to begin your own startups, we joined forces with a private company that supports startups as well. I am confident that startups with smart ideas will be given an active and favorable environment for investment.

    Today’s setting is part of that effort. Our plan is to prepare a venue where private investment companies and startups can meet together, so that investment companies can directly select startups for investment. At the same time, we will hold a monthly investment presentation to support startups, allowing all startups to have the chance to consult and seek investment.

    Today is a very meaningful day, since we have the first day of this initiative. A while ago, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by investment companies to invest 2.8 billion won into startup companies, and a signboard hanging ceremony was held for the Seoul Startup Investment Support Center. In the future, centering on the Seoul Startup Investment Support Center, we will actively cooperate with investment companies to grow startups and enhance investment by providing training and creating networks.

    With Challenge 1000 Project to support startups, we will continue to create infrastructure such as the Seoul Startup Hub (Gongdeok in Mapo-gu), which is currently being built.

    Seoul will become an even better city for doing business and establishing startups, giving us more companies and job creation, growing together.

    All of you working at startups! Please challenge yourselves endlessly. Seoul will support you and root for you all the time. I hope all of you coming to this event have a great future in the end. Thank you!