Young and aspiring innovators had the opportunity to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit at the 2017 UNIST Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, which was held in UNIST campus from February 22 to 24, 2017.
This two-day bootcamp is designed to help students start their own businesses, learning what it is to be an entrepreneur. It provides students with vigorous full-day training and mentoring as they learn to become entrepreneurs, develop business ideas and compete against the business acumen of their peers.
“The program has given me valuable information on different aspects of entrepreneurship, as well as a comprehensive view of entrepreneurship,” says Dong Whee Hong of Division of General Studies at UNIST.
The event featured a series of lectures and special talks by guest speakers who are industry practitioners and successful entrepreneurs. This year’s keynote speakers include, President Sung-ho Park at Boud, a leading supplier of innovative design products, President Jung Woo Park at Thirteen Floor, President Gi Hong Bae at Strong Ventures, a notable investment company based in the United States.
In addition, Executive Director David Ochi at UC Irvine ANTrepreneur Center, Manager Eugene Noh at UC Berkeley Starup Center, and President Joonshik You (Associate Professor of Natural Science, UNIST) at Praxis Biosciences, Inc., a supplier of medical diagnostic and surgical equipment joined the event as mentors.
The 2017 UNIST Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, which is being held for a second time, was organized by the UNIST Center for Entrepreneurship Education (CE2) and the UNIST Business Incubation Center.
“With the recent downturn in the local economy, a new spotlight is shining on the vitalization of technology-based startups,” says Professor KwangWook Gang of Business Administration and Director of CE2. “Through this camp, I hope students will develop the right entrepreneurship and grow into successful entrepreneurs.”