Google Campus Seoul Chooses 6 Startups for Its Campus Residency Program

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Google Campus Seoul finalized 6 startups for its Campus Residency to help them with entry to global market. The 6 chosen startups are Gomilabs (pet-care platform), Lablup Inc (machine learning solution service), Logispot (IT solution base 3PL service), Amazer (selfie video sharing platform), AIM (automated investment management service) and PRAZEN (AR display device).

Selected startups can use Google Campus Seoul’s office space free of charge for 6 months starting from this week. Moreover, they can take advantage of the ‘Passport’ program where they can use other Google Campus Residences around the world and 50 other startup coworking spaces from Google partners. They will hold regular meetings with Google employees, receive specialized support system, and network with Google Partner Venture Capital investors and other mentors.

After 6 months of residency, startups can re-apply to extend their stay. During their residency, if a startup increases to more than 8 employees, they will graduate from the program. Campus residency program will recruit every six months based on the number of existing startups.

Jeongmin Lim, Director of Google Campus Seoul said he is very excited to welcome such innovative startups. He also added “This year’s theme is focused on supporting growth, globalization, and diversity. With the Campus Residency program, we will be able to provide the education and networking opportunity for each startup and actively help them to succeed in the global market.”

Insoo Kim, CEO of Gomilabs, announced his goal to make Gomilabs as a top global startup in pet tech sector using Campus Seoul residency and Google’s support for the next 6 months.

Besides resident startups, Google is working on increasing diversity in Korean startup ecosystem and global growth including ‘Campus Startup School’ (Google experts will provide various education program) and ‘Campus for Mom’ (entrepreneurship program for parents) and ‘Campus Exchange’ (startups around the world can participate and share tips)’.

 

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Cathy is a staff writer with Tech For Korea where she writes about interesting startups in Korea. She worked for a startup company Buttercups over the summer in Bangalore, India. She is also a student in Carnegie Mellon University. Cathy can be reached at hwaeunsh@techforkorea.com.

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