Companies & Organizations
that make Seoul a Shareable City

This list features companies and organizations that make Seoul a sharing city. Seoul Metropolitan Government has designated a total of 64 entities as sharing enterprises and organizations by December 2015. They vary in terms of their business area ranging from space, product, skills, experience, time, and content.

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    CCKOREA

    CC KOREA is a non-profit organisation that pursues an open culture where everyone gets together to create and share. While respecting the rights of copyright holders, the organisation distributes the CCL(creative commons license), and open license for the sharing of knowledge, information, and art. Since 2013, CC KOREA has been operating SHARE HUB (sharehub.kr) with the Seoul Metropolitan Government to disseminate the culture of sharing. CC KOREA plays an important role in the private sector as Seoul’s partner in realizing 'Sharing Seoul'.

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    Cinegg

    Cinegg set its mission as excaving sustainable alternative independent films and through that promote the diverse independent films and practice community art film screenings and various cultural sharing actions.

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    AUD Social Cooperative

    AUD provides plattform for sharing real-time subtitles, applied to not only people who can not hear as well as to all people.

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    XVision Technology

    Software development company, specializing for visually impaired people, XVision Technology develops smartphone applications to provide comparable information for visually impaired and non-disabled as well.

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    Fair Space

    Fair Space connects the information of through Facebook contributed spaces to the people who need space. In recent years, there are people who will donate the remaining space of their own house like sharing private simple wooden platform with neighborhood.

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    Idelelot

    Liaison for linking idle space to those who need space, including empty café during daytime and empty conference room of a business during evening hours.

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    BnBHero

    BnB Hero provides a short-term room rental service to travelers. While BnBHero is as easy to use as a hotel, it also provides cheap services and opportunities to interact with local residents.

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    Hanintel

    Liaison for empty rooms for renting to foreign tourists.

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    Home Stay Korea

    Liaison for empty rooms for renting to foreign tourists.

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    Kozaza

    Kozaza provides travelers deep sleep as well as special experiences by connecting them with empty rooms. In particular, Kozaza has been focusing on ‘hanok stays’ which enable travellers to stay in Korean traditional houses(hanok) and experience traditional culture of Korea.

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    Labo Korea

    Liaison for empty rooms for renting to foreign tourists.

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    Parking Lot Sharing

    Moducompany connects parking lot owners with people who need a parking space during idle time through the smartphone application ‘Modu’s Parking Lot’. Modu’s Parking Lot has proved that parking lot expansion is not the only solution to the city’s serious parking problem.

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    Sellpark

    Sellpark shares parking spaces during those times when their owners aren’t using them by its website or application so that people in urgent need of a space can use the parking spaces instead. Users can search for the closest and cheapest available parking space around their office or home using Sellpark.

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    Space Noah

    Support for office space sharing or co-working network among businesses.

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    On Off Mix

    Platform for sharing knowledge and contents. onoffmix is a platform that provides space for events. ONOFFMIX is a platform that provides spaces for events.The company not only provides event information, but also helps with the hosting of events. This service enables easy sharing of knowledge and contents.

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    Living and Art Creative Center

    Sharing space for living or creative work, education for creation in life.

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    Norizzang

    Sharing workspace or tools to allow people to make daily necessities by recycling waste wood.

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    WOOZOO

    Sharing house with those with similar hobbies and experiences. WOOZOO is a company that creates and provides shared houses. WOOZOO supplies housing to students at low cost, and helps residents share their hobbies and experiences with one another.

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    Hello Market

    Small-scale flee market operated in a small open space for recreation, which is mandatory in buildings.

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    Church Plus

    Linking with people who wish to use church space for weddings, etc.

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    Seoul Social Standard

    Strives to propagate shared house models.

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    Space Cloud

    Information platform that connects people with spaces fitting their needs. It provides a list of variety shared space which could be rent comfortable with good price.

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    Space Share

    Providing variety informations about study rooms, meeting rooms and other space renting issues.

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    Store Sharing

    Store-sharing connects design teams who need spaces with the shop providing space to sell design objects. Sharing space revitalize existing retailers and help pioneer designers to find their way to start up.

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    Honghap Valley

    Honghap Valley is the plattforn where the worries of start-ups are solved. It incubates start-ups, ventures, preliminary founders and helps to build indigenous ecosystem.

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    ino-on

    As ino-on´s main project, Parking Plex provides IoT (Internet of Things) technology-based services to solve the parking problems through sharing parking spaces.

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    cocofarms

    cocofarms connect people with idle land and people want to tryout farming without owning their own land.

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    Gongdok

    Through Gongdok you can find an empty seat in studyrooms which can be used freely throughout Seoul.

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    Wonderland

    Linking with people who wish to rent or borrow goods that are not used frequently, including travel luggage or bags.

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    Billi

    Linking with people who wish to rent or borrow goods that are not used frequently, including travel luggage or bags.

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    Billiji

    Linking with people who wish to rent or borrow goods that are not used frequently, including travel luggage or bags.

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    Super Natural Used Market

    Linking with people who wish to rent or borrow goods that are not used frequently, including travel luggage or bags.

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    Tikle

    Tikle is a sharing company that provides a carpool service. The service opened in May 2013, and there are now around 30,000 members actively engaging in the carpool as of June 2014. Tikle is a platform that connects people who want to carpool. Users can enjoy reasonable consumption and resource preservation using the Tikle service.

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    N Market

    Linking with people who wish to share trivial jobs or work or rent or borrow goods that are not used frequently, including travel luggage or bags.

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    SoCar

    SOCAR is a socially innovative company that offers a flexible and reasonable alternative to private vehicle use by providing an economic and eco-friendly car sharing service. SOCAR was put in charge of Seoul's official car sharing service, Nanum Car, in March 2012, only one year after its foundation at Jeju in November 2011.

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    Green Car

    Green Car is the first and the biggest car sharing company in Korea. It was a groundbreaking moment for the company as brand awareness and trust in car sharing increased among citizens. Also, as the company was allowed to use public parking lots that are operated by the city, it is now able to provide a more accessible car sharing service.

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    Car Sharing Korea

    Car sharing service that enables borrowing cars as required using smart phones.

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    Kiple

    KIPLE is a service that connects individuals wishing to exchange and share children’s wear that no longer fits in a fair and convenient manner. KIPLE conducts its children’s wear sharing business along with the regional community through collaboration with national and public nursing homes within Seoul’s boroughs.

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    The Open Closet

    There are many young people currently in search of a job in Korea. And, in many cases, they are faced with the burdensome price of suits for their interviews. In July 2012, OPEN CLOSET began its clothing rental business for young people facing economic difficulty and people from socially neglected and vulnerable classes. Since its foundation, the business has enjoyed 5,000 trades and 450,000 cumulative visitors.

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    Staff Seoul

    Business that shares stage facilities or props abandoned after a show is over.

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    Market In U

    Community-oriented, cultural used-market Market In U practice buying, selling, exchanging, fostering, sharing goods and try to realize the virtuous cycle of resources.

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    Theater Waste Recycle (TWR)

    Theater Waste Recycle (TWR) is a window of communication of the community where you can exchange and recycle leftover stage props, sets.

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    My Real Trip

    myRealTrip provides a customized travel service accompanied by local people. Since the launch of the service in February 2012, approximately 18,000 people have travelled to 187 cities around the world using myRealTrip. There is a good reason behind many people’s use of the company’s service. Trust is the key to the travel service business, and the company was able to provide this trust due to its position as an official sharing company recognized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

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    Play Planet

    Provides information on tourist destinations by linking tourists with a local guide.

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    Wisdome

    Wisdome is a platform designed to enable ‘Human Books’ to share their knowledge, insight and know-how with people in need. Launched in March 2012, Wisdome presents around 1,000 people, collectively known as ‘Human Books’, who possess experience and stories from diverse fields. In the past two years, around 24,000 participants have held 2,500 meetings through Wisdome.

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    Join Us Korea

    Community for sharing knowledge or multiple cultures in multiple languages for foreigners staying in Korea.

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    Book PR Media

    Flash mob events organized to read books in subway stations or trains.

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    Wishket

    Linking programmers or designers with businesses or individuals for short-term service.

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    Zipbob

    Zipbab is an online platform dedicated to social dining. This innovative online solution provides services-including location brokerage, reservation, payment gateway and participant invitation-designed to enable anyone to conveniently host a meeting. The huge increase in one-person households has resulted in increased demand for communication and help with forming relationships help with forming relationships.

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    Ready and Start

    Supports young people in realizing their dreams by sharing the experiences and wisdom of seniors.

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    AirKlass

    Sharing experiences and knowledge by displaying video clips of lectures on the Internet.

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    Local Stitch

    The local hotel ‘Local Stitch’ is a platform that remodels small regional superannuated inns and provides an accommodation service while connecting guests with the tourism resources and services of a particular local community. The Local Stitch prototype model began on October 2013 in Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul. Using this prototype, the company is experimenting with whether it can provide a hotel-grade complex service through the sharing of regional services and contents.

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    Allows local residents to share talents or goods using a local virtual currency.

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    Questrunner Korea

    Supports the sharing of talents by providing a platform for linking people to temporary jobs.

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    Lingofly

    Lingo fly will share the 70 million native talents around the world. Everyone could select a language to learn or to teach.

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    Headflow

    The major projects of Headflow is Open College suggesting a new model of learning such as 'making together'.

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