UOS launched a Start-up Education Center in May, supporting undergraduates who want to establish their own businesses. UOS graduates looking to start their own businesses can also receive assistance.
The center offers several programs to support undergraduates, such as one matching UOS professors as mentors to start-up clubs. Through this, students can receive a wide range of help from professors in diverse majors. The center will also assist clubs financially in starting for procedures such as prototype testing and printing. Moreover, it offers support for students who put off their graduation, paying for such expenses as field trip fees, and awarding prize money for competitive exhibitions on campus.
The center is planning to hold a start-up camp in November, followed by a competitive exhibition for start-up clubs in December. A start-up mentoring program will be held twice in 2018, one each semester. The mentoring for the first semester will take place on May 23. It will educate participants in starting their own businesses, from basic points like writing business plans to intellectual property and marketing strategies. Start-up clubs at UOS can use the club-activity room and a seminar room in the First Engineering Building.
The head of start-up education center, Park Dong-wook said, “Along with the launch of the start-up education center, the university’s budget for supporting graduates who are willing to start their own businesses will be doubled compared to last year.” He also said, “All the students who are interested in founding their own businesses can receive help from the UOS Start-up Education Center, and we will do our best to support our graduates.”