“Handys“, AirBnB’s comprehensive management service, was awarded the Grand Prize at “The Edge of 2017, Demo Day” held at Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation on the 22nd.
“The Edge of 2017, Demo Day” is an event where the 4th generation Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation teams, who entered back in March 2017, share their achievements made during their six-month stay. Nine 4th generations teams, graduated teams from the past and venture capital officials attended this event.
The Grand Prize was awarded to Handys, a company that first started with cleaning service, and is currently expanding into real estate management and facility management services. Handys has also received $300K in seed funding from Spring Camp and Plan Tree Partners after establishing its base in Jeju Island.
Other participants included: “Busya”,one-stop charter bus reservation service, “Nodaman”, online art curation service and storage service for art collections, “B-Route”, B2B service for travel, “Jeju Dali Fishery Corporation”, content planning startup based on haenyeos (female divers), “LoF”, a local tour guide matching service for Chinese travelers, “LKInternational”, a company preparing for style curation service for Chinese travelers,and “The Eye Vision,” a company that develops smart glasses to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation chief Jung Hwan Jung said, “There is still a lot of people who think that Jeju Island is a difficult place for start-ups to prosper; however, today, we will see companies that are growing through Jeju Creative Economy Innovation Center. I hope this platform will be give people more courage to start a business in Jeju.”
Up until now, there have been 29 start-ups nurtured in the Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation, and a total of 81 teams under supervision.
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