Kookmin University, led by President Ji-soo Yu, held the agreement ceremony for the commercialization of products in the Startup Leading University Cultivation Project on June 25th.
Kookmin University selected 22 future entrepreneurs to be included in the ‘2015 startup product commercialization’ last June 8th. In the presence of all future entrepreneurs, representative Dong-hun Yi of ORIGIN PIXX pledged to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit and to develop innovative and creative ideas. He also promised to execute vigorous wealth creation and engage in ideal business practices during the agreement period.
The Startup Leading University Cultivation Project was first introduced in 2011 for the revitalization startups. This project is a core course in university startups and is included in the national political agenda and three-year economic development plan. It intends to support successful startups of future entrepreneurs or businesses in the early stages of establishment by providing support infrastructure.
The Startup Commercialization Support project intends to discover and cultivate future entrepreneurs or new businessmen with promising startup products. For those who are selected in the project, various kinds of assistance are provided such as financial grant for prototype production, technical information activity, and marketing of the product. Other services are also provided to entrepreneurs such as business education to strengthen startup competence, mentoring, and follow-up management.
Do-hyeon Kim, leader of the Startup Support Team said, “Upon its appointment as a startup leading university, Kookmin University has pursued the ‘startup base of the university.’ To support the 22 entrepreneurs that were selected this year and to develop them as innovative entrepreneurs, we will provide them with the university’s physical infrastructure and human resources.”