SeokWon Yang has worked in the field of IT over 10 years including planning blog service and social network service at Cyworld. After he quit his job, he left to United States to experience startup culture due to the curiosity regarding Silicon Valley’s active startup ecosystem. When he came back, he opened ‘Co-UP’, the first co-working space in Korea in 2010.
Based on the experiences of startup culture and co-working space, he had an opportunity to launch and run ‘D.Camp’, established by the Banks Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs in 2013 as the first integrated hub for startup ecosystem in Korea. He is involved in the activities in terms of sharing economy and various projects on nonprofit and social innovation.
Last year, he went to Denmark to experience the education system to achieve something related to education. The ‘Folk High School’, provided him an opportunity to attain the perspective and experience that has to be necessary to live as global citizen. Because of this, he freshened up his thought on diversity and democracy, and also realized that this world where we live in is mutually connected, so we need more understanding and connection for each other. Currently, he is trying to establish ‘Folk High School’ in Korea, and now a project manager of ‘Nonprofit Startup Growth Scenario’ to support nonprofit startup.