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‘Youth Startup Hanmadang Tour’ was held at Yonsei University on May 30th. I want to share the event notes for people who were absent. We talked a variety topic of sharing such as, concept of sharing, the flow of sharing, business model of sharing, and applied case of sharing. The event “Startup meets sharing economy” consisted of two parts. It was time to talk about the concept of sharing, the future of sharing, what concern people have in the fields, what kind of innovation is possible, what kinds of efforts needed with many examples.
Judge Yoon Jong Su gave a speech titled “From the Age of Possession to the Age of Sharing”, about the background of the age of sharing and flow of sharing with using examples. Especially, he advised audiences to strategically judge the situation, and think what kind of information can be shared and what I can earn from the sharing when kicking off business.
(Yoon Jong Su, the Northern district judge, lead CC KOREA project)
The second topic was “Sharing Knowledge in the Digital Age” by Professor Seo Jung Wook. He discussed about public information, open of academic information to the public, and sharing of academic information. He mentioned that people who want to get knowledge should be able to get knowledge, and knowledge is created by everyone. Many efforts are required to make better knowledge environment.
(Seo Jung Wook, the chief of librarian in medical library of Seoul National University)
Choi Hyung Wook the CEO of Future Designers gave the third speech with a topic “The Future of Sharing and Open.” He emphasized that the most important thing in sharing is “cooperation” because market expansion depends on the relationship of cooperation. I was impressed the sentence, “The more you share, the more you have”. Also, he advised prep entrepreneurs to agonize what change can happen due to share and open information.
(Choi Hyung Wook the CEO of future designers )
Song Jung hee a vice president of KT service innovation gave a speech about “Technology for Everyone, Cooperation for Tomorrow.” She explained sharing and cooperation using keywords ‘stimulation, reaction, and connection’ so that it was easy to follow her speech. Especially, she emphasized that the chance comes out the linked point of stimulation and reaction. Let’s think about what item can be agreed by people.
(Song Jung hee a vice president of KT service innovation)
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We had a Q&A time with each of speakers to finish the first session. The second session was waiting for the audience with more particular sharing examples.
Kang Hyun Sook the head of Creative Commons Korea talked about “Economy of Consumption to Economy of Sharing.” She emphasized that trust and reputation are very important in sharing economy. It was time to share her belief and positive mind about sharing economy to audiences. The most memorable saying was that ‘sharing economy is not only business, but also it provides a touching service to solve a social problem and connect between individuals.’
(Kang Hyun Sook the head of Creative Commons Korea)
Session2 – meeting with sharing economy enterprises
Founders of sharing economy enterprise shared the real story of startup from the background of business to what concern they recently have.
Kim Ji Man the founder of So Car came up with a fun idea, and he did experiment at Jeju. He advised that business item should be tested through experiments, and revenue model and social value should be pursued together.
(Kim Ji Man the founder of So Car)
The Open Closet
Han Man Il the founder of the Open Closet started his business because he wanted to solve a problem the first that he could. He advised that startup should be started at deficiency or problem. Also, he emphasized that experiment should be actively quick.
(Han Man Il the founder of the Open Closet)
Lee Sung Young the founder of Kiple said that he learned by trial and error. Also, he advised that challenge with patient because it takes more time than people think.
(Lee Sung Young the founder of Kiple)
My Real Trip
Lee Dong Gun the founder of My Real Trip wanted to reform an irrational service of existing travel agency. He advised participants to solve clients’ problem by the way of sharing economy, and implement quickly.
(Lee Dong Gun the founder of My Real Trip)
Park Jin Ho the founder of talent sharing Action Start started the business in order for creators who should be able to receive full price for their work. He advised to agonize about ‘sustainability.’
(Park Jin Ho the founder of Action Start)
Kim Mi Yeon director of experience sharing company ‘Wisdome’ advised, “startup should have confidence. It is really hard with 100% conviction. Have your philosophy.”
(Kim Mi Yeon director of Wisdome)
“Start quickly, and undergo trial and error.”
It is a common advice. It applies to everything. I encourage whoever prepare new work!