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   ‘Seoul Food Start-up Center’ is to be founded by Seoul city to provide support for food-agri companies with food processing, licensing and permission, patent, design promotion and marketing to turn agricultural products into high value added items through development of innovative ideas and new products.

   ‘Seoul Food Start-up Center’ will be built at Building 1 and Building 2, 3rd floor at the renovated facilities of Garak grocery market (1,547㎡ of total area) and consists of office area (open and private) and open kitchen to make prototypes, as well as networking space for member companies. It will provide diverse services for business start-ups from start-up education, mentoring, consulting and investment matching and will run diverse programs of consulting and coaching for the growth of member companies and development of the 6th industry in food-agri sector and food-related programs open for participation of general citizens.
   The center will nurture business start-ups in food-agri sector with entrepreneurship and mentoring programs and help them develop new product. It will also drive export of competent food-agri products of Korea into global markets and create jobs to build new growth engine for Seoul city.

   We are looking forward to seeing continuous interest and engagement of start-ups and future state-ups in food-agri sector that are committed to contributing to healthier and happier life of citizens of Seoul.

   Thank you.

Center overview

Location
932 Yangjae-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul
(Garak-dong 600, Garak Mall Building 1, 2 3rd floor)

Area
1,547㎡ in total (779㎡ in Building 1, 768㎡ in Building 2)

Facilities
Office area (Open/private office), Open kitchen,
product development room,
conference room, meeting room, etc.

As of February 2017:
In operation with 170 persons from 40 companies

Services available

Seoul Food Start-up Center provides diverse services to share business start-up information in food-agri sector and support start-up companies.

Support facilities

Offer office space free of charge
‘Seoul Food Start-up Center’ will be built at Building 1 and Building 2, 3rd floor at the renovated facilities of Garak grocery market.

The center offers office space (open, private) and fixtures free of charge for member companies. It consists of Open Kitchen, the place for program activities and social dining space, also used for prototype production.

The evaluation is conducted for every 6 months and it can be extended up to 2 year at the max.

Benefits

Start-up education
It provides education on business start-up practice and information (legal affairs, tax accounting, IP application, administrative document drafting, latest technology trend, etc.).

Expert support
It offers consulting and mentoring (customized consultation with experts from various fields, including Investment attraction, promotion and marketing).

Funding
It offers wide range of events and opportunities for investors matching to secure funding (Demonstration Day, Competition, and Crowd Funding).

Networking
It runs diverse networking activities to strengthen membership and bonding of member companies of the center.

Location

Address
932 Yangjae-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul
(Garak-dong 600, Garak Mall Building 1, 2 3rd floor)

By Subway
Exit 2 of Garak Market Station (subway line No. 3 and No.8)
Go straight for 300m towards the direction of Yangjae-daero (6 minutes on foot)

By Bus
Garak Market, Garak Market station (24-385)
General bus No.16, No. 31, No. 60, No.100, No. 101, Express bus No. 1007, No. 5600, No. 5700
Garak Market, Garak Market station (24-363)
General bus No. 31, No. 60, No. 100, Blue bus No. 301, Green bus No. 3319
Garak market station (24-444)
Blue bus No. 301, No. 401, Green bus No. 3319, No. 3416

By Car
Turn left toward the “Olympics Park, Garak Market’ at Suseo IC
Drive 942M along Yangjae-daero
Take the lane next to underground roadway
Drive 191M along Yangjae-daero
Turn right towards ‘Garak Market’ at the entrance of Garak Market
Drive about 422M Turn left Drive about 503M
Arrive at the parking lot on the 3rd floor of Garak Mall

Parking guideline
Paid parking space opens 24-7 around the year (Parking fee is charge, following the policy of Garak Mall.)
Parking fee: Free for the first 15 minutes, KRW 1,000 for 120 minutes afterwards and KRW 500 for every 10 minutes after 120 minutes

© 2017. Seoul Metropolitan Government and Rehoboth all rights reserved.
932 Yangjae-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul
(Garak-dong 600, Business Support Division, Garak Mall Building Hall-1)
3rd floor, Business Support Division. Seoul Food Start-up Center
E-mail : seoulfoodstartup@gmail.com  
Telephone: 02-6978-1741   /   FAX : 02-6978-1745