SolBridge Hosts 3 Day Startup Checkpoint Program
From February 7th - 9th, 2018, SolBridge
hosted the 3 Day Startup Checkpoint Program for aspiring entrepreneurs. The
program attracted over 30 participants from SolBridge and Woosong; Sun Yat-Sen
University, China; BINUS University, Indonesia; and Bangkok University,
The program was aimed at enhancing upcoming
entrepreneurs in the understanding and meeting mentors and investor’s demands,
identifying sources of funding, understanding cofounder dynamics and the art of
pitching ideas among others. Two professional facilitators from 3 DAY STARTUP
(3DS), Texas and three experienced professors from Woosong University and
SolBridge mentored all five teams.
To deepen their understanding of start-ups, the teams
undertook research projects such as reviewing the possibility of entering the
Korean market with GOJEKs new business plan, identifying and comparing
investors in South East Asia vs. China; developing marketing plans for new
markets and analyzing business models for different startups. Additionally,
participants also received the basics concepts of digitally marketing a
This event is linked to the 3 Day Startup Program that
was held in September last year, the very first of its own in Korea. Usually a 3DS checkpoint program is a one
day’s event; however, this event was customized for three days to have a
thoroughly enriching experience. Regardless of the student background, talents,
and ideas, the program is made in such a way that everyone one benefits and at
completion, are capable of starting a business.
“The 3 DAY STARTUP checkpoint was a great opportunity
for me to gain more insight on entrepreneurial skills. I have also made friends
from Korea, China, and Indonesia. I would like to thank our facilitators, I am
now a step closer to what I want to do in the future” said Eva Yanovsky one of
the participants from Bangkok University.
With the establishment of the entrepreneurship center
at SolBridge, efforts are being made to provide students with practical
opportunities and global experience in developing startups. SolBridge
participated in this program will have a chance to join the 3DS Global Roundup
in July 2018 in Texas, USA.