SEOUL, South Korea — As South Korean wiring companies browbeat a trade scene, a Seoul Metropolitan Government continues to inspire a adults to pursue their dreams of opening their possess businesses.
Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motor and SK Holdings are among a many essential companies of South Korea. While these brands are famous in a general stage, a Seoul Metropolitan Government had launched new avenues for those meddlesome in start-ups.
As partial of “I.Seoul.U,” a South Korean capital’s “third era open city brand,” Seoul Special City non-stop a Re-Sewoon plan and a Seoul Startup Hub to support determined entrepreurs.
The Re-Sewoon or Makercity Sewoon in Jongno-gu, Seoul operates about 360 stores specializing in electronic and automatic devices. The categorical building in a area, Sewoon Hall, also offers bureau spaces for start-ups, quite to university students who wish to pursue their dreams as they also get to attend in prolongation production by rising technologies.
Originally used as an atmosphere invulnerability section during a Korean War, refugees started relocating into a Sewoon Sangga and shaped a building town, initiating a start of a business cycle in a area. To residence a race influx, a Seoul Metropolitan Government started building citizen apartments and simple infrastructure.
In 1967, a Sewoon Arcade was completed, apropos a initial blurb and residential formidable in South Korea. In a following decade, it became a core of wiring attention following a presentation of radio-television engineering institutes in a area.
When residents started relocating from Jongno to Gangnam in a 1980s, Sewoon Sangga mislaid a excellence as a core business district of Seoul. There were afterwards talks of dispersion and redevelopment of a selling complex.
Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon introduced a “Re-Sewoon” or substantiating plan in 2014 to reanimate a business district while also preserving a appearance. The plan includes reviving a high-rise walking overpass between Sewoon Arcade and Daelim Arcade, as good as constructing a open corridor joining Sampoong Arcade, Jinyang Arcade and Namsan dissemination roads.
Aside from housing entrepreneurs, Sewoon also has a traveller spots.
The rooftop of Sewoon Hall offers a perspective of UNESCO World Heritage site Jongmyo Shrine, a Confucian stately tabernacle during a Korean Joseon Dynasty. From a rooftop, we can also observe where a “old” Seoul meets a “new” one as aged buildings from a 1970s are still there while a new ones are on a other side. A perspective of a iconic Namsan Tower can also be seen from a rooftop.
Aside from a rooftop, a initial Korean formidable building is also obvious for a square-shaped yard in a center. It has turn a renouned filming plcae for dramas, song videos and blurb ads.
Going approach next a building, an vaunt of a Chosun Dynasty vestige can be seen on a building’s initial floor. It was excavated during a construction of a Sewoon Arcade. The supervision opted to erect a building on tip of a vestige so as to safety a chronological artifacts.
An wiring museum is also situated on a side of Sewoon Arcade, display how Koreans primarily used aged American gadgets during a fight and afterwards proceeded to make their possess equipment. Samples of products sole in a core are also displayed in a museum.
A debate of a dark places in Sewoon, Cheonggye and Daerim district is accessible from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays. Meetup is during Sewoon Square, that can be accessed by transport Line 3, Jongno3ga station, exit 12. Interested visitors might hit +82-2-2278-0811 or revisit http://sewoonplaza.com/.
The rooftop of Sewoon Hall offers a fantastic perspective of Seoul. Philstar.com/Patricia Lourdes Viray
Sewoon Hall’s yard is a renouned filming plcae for Korean dramas, song videos and blurb ads. Philstar.com/Patricia Lourdes Viray
A vestige of aged supervision offices during a Chosun Dynasty has been recorded on a initial building of Sewoon Hall. Philstar.com/Patricia Lourdes Viray
An wiring museum on Sewoon Plaza shows a story of creation and technological growth of Seoul, South Korea. Seoul Metropolitan Government/Digital Chosunilbo
Night perspective of Sewoon Hall. Seoul Metropolitan Government/Digital Chosunilbo
Seoul Startup Hub
Opened in 2018, a Seoul Startup Hub located in Mapo-gu is a largest startup support core in South Korea. The 10-story building serves as a control building of 23 startup infrastructures sparse opposite a capital.
The initial 3 floors of a building is open to all Seoul citizen while a fourth to eighth floors are used as offices and rest spaces. The ninth and tenth floors, meanwhile, are employed as preparation spaces, where seminars and events associated to entrepreneurship are held.
Exhibition spaces are also allotted on a initial and third floors that uncover a startup gallery with a story of 3D printing, a “Startup of a month,” a conference counter and a startup information drive.
Sample products of 3D copy are on vaunt during a Seoul Startup Hub. Seoul Metropolitan Government/Digital Chosunilbo
More than 200 seats for co-working spaces are accessible for residents during a Seoul Startup Hub. Seoul Metropolitan Government/Digital Chosunilbo
Rest areas are also accessible for those who are operative on their startups during Seoul Startup Hub. Seoul Metropolitan Government/Digital Chosunilbo
The heart also offers giveaway 212 seats of co-working space for startup activities. Seoul adults who wish to start their possess business can use these spaces any time. It also provides veteran consulting for those who would like to open their possess start-ups.
Aside from determined entrepreneurs, a Seoul Startup Hub also houses investors and operative mentors in several fields to support those who wish to pursue a startup.
Similar to Station F in Paris, a world’s largest startup facility, and Startup Delta in Amsterdam, Seoul Startup Hub strives to turn a indication ecosystem of start-ups opposite a world.
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