Seven companies including stiPop, offering an open emoticon platform; Hidden Track, offering a calendar subscription service; The Wealthy Unemployed, offering a smart expenditure curation service; the camera app SOVS, which provides a matching composition using a silhouette; Cosmetheus, offering a one-stop dermatologist reservation system; Soulgit, an advertisement-based global mobile game publisher; and POPPET, a pet-centered IoT company, participated in this year’s event. Each company introduced their products and services through a 10-minute public company presentation (Investor Relations) and their individual booths.
The companies participating in this event were selected at the 2017 Start-up Express, where less than 1 in 10 companies made the cut. Through this selection process, each company received up to 5 million won for operating expenses, office space, and networking and promotion/marketing services at the Iljin Center for Startup Incubation, located on the second floor of the KUBS Main Building. During their time there, they also received help establishing and running their start-ups from companies with an MOU with KUBS, such as Kim & Chang Law Firm, Samil Accounting, Amazon Web Services, and CROWDY Crowdfunding.