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Ministry to Implement Payment System for Small Businesses

Ministry to Implement Payment System for Small Businesses

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A new payment system will be implemented aimed at addressing one of the top difficulties small businesses face, payment processing charges. Hong Jong-hak, the minister of SMEs and Startups, stated at a gathering relating to the issue today that an innovative payment system is needed to relieve small businesses [...]

Samsung’s Creative Lab Supports Three More Startups

Samsung’s Creative Lab Supports Three More Startups

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics revealed yesterday that it had selected three startups developed internally and discovered through “Creative Lab,” a program developed to nurture internal startups. With the three additional startups, the total number of startups supported by Samsung’s Creative Lab totals 34. The newly selected startups are Agwart, Catch Flow [...]

Global Blockchain Startups Head to S. Korea

Global Blockchain Startups Head to S. Korea

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A string of global blockchain companies have recently entered South Korea to start their business, including startup Steemit Inc., industry sources said Sunday. The U.S.-based Steemit — founded by Ned Scott in 2016 — is a social networking website that uses its own blockchain-based rewards platform for publishers. The [...]

Startups Urged to Commercialize Intellectual Property in China

Startups Urged to Commercialize Intellectual Property in China

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean companies operating in China are being encouraged to make use of the Chinese government’s support for the creation of intellectual property. Speaking to South Korean business owners and students during a forum in Shanghai on Sunday, Seo Dong-wook, the director of the Shanghai branch of the Korean Cultural [...]

Gov’t to Extend Exemption on Public Charges for Manufacturing Startups

Gov’t to Extend Exemption on Public Charges for Manufacturing Startups

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Saturday that it will extend exemptions on various charges for manufacturing startups, translating into sizable benefits going forward. The Ministry of SMEs and Startups said the recent passage of the small and medium enterprise (SME) support plan through parliament will permit newly founded companies to be [...]

Government-Funded Startups Vulnerable, but Show Promise

Government-Funded Startups Vulnerable, but Show Promise

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Government funding for startups is bearing fruit after a report released on August 9 by the Korea Institute of Startup and Entrepreneurship Development and the Ministry of SMEs and Startups revealed that government-sponsored startups had hiring increases that were five to six times higher than at small and medium-sized [...]