[KUBS Startup Institute: Lecture Series #1]
Special Lecture “Things You Should Never Do with Your Startup” by Peoplefund CEO Joey Kim
The KUBS Startup Institute (Director=Professor Ho-Won Jung) hosts a monthly lecture series during Spring 2017 in order to help startup teams and students develop basic qualifications required of a future entrepreneur. On March 14 (Tue), the first lecture series was held in the KUBS Startup Station. The special lecture, titled “Things You Should Never Do with Your Startup,” was delivered by Peoplefund CEO Joey Kim (Business Administration, ’00).
“Before you start your business, you must ask yourself a question: Am I the qualified one to run a startup,” CEO Kim said. “It is important for you to figure out if your tendency fits the followings: △Perspectives, △Choice, △Execution, △Leadership, and △Humility.”
“If you are thinking about becoming a future entrepreneur, you should think that failure is part of the process of success. For example, if you draw a tree a thousand times, enjoy drawing, and have a faith in it, you will eventually draw the best tree,” he added.
CEO Kim, who is an alumnus of Korea University Business School, served as a consultant at Bain & Company, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms. He was also a Senior Associate at Softbank Ventures, an internet and mobile venture capital, and mainly worked on investment and post management. In 2014, CEO Kim founded “Peoplefund,” which is Korea’s only peer-to-peer lending platform that provides a legal financial service through the banking sector.
On April 18 (Tue) at 6:00 p.m., the second lecture series “A Company that Builds Companies: Fast Track Asia and M&A Case” will be presented by Fast Track Asia CEO Jiwoong Park. Any inquiries can be directed to the KUBS Startup Institute at 02-3290-2551.