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  • Date : 2018-02-01

KU student start-up team Jungle Gym awarded the minister of education’s prize at the Industry-University Cooperation EXPO in 2017


The KU student start-up team Jungle Gym, led by President Ki-won Kwon (who majored in business administration) was awarded the Minister of Education’s Prize at the recent 2017 industry-university cooperation expo, Promising University Start-up Teams 300.

Creating an AI-based App to Automate Career Counseling for Adolescents


The KU start-up team Jungle Gym established a company, Job Shopper, last May with their AI-based automation app for adolescent career counseling. Jungle Gym completed the start-up course Campus CEO and the SK Ascending Youths program at the KU Research and Business Foundation to cultivate their entrepreneurial skills. As they came up with an idea and received good scores in start-up competitions at KU and elsewhere, they were able to connect with governmental businesses and receive funds for prototype production and start-up exploration. The team also placed within the top 10 at 101 Startup Korea, held at the SK Planet Coexistence Innovation Center, and received support in the form of a 6-month incubation program.


The Challenge! K-Startup 2017 program, hosted by the Ministry of Education, selected 300 promising start-up teams from universities. Through Promising University Start-up Teams 300, these teams receive intensive promotion and support for each level of growth to encourage the creation and expansion of successful commercialization models. Eight teams from KU entered this year’s Challenge! K-Startup program and five of them placed within the top 100. These five teams will be able to enter the next round, receive entrepreneurship training and mentoring, and ultimately participate in the finals, where the winning team will be decided.

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