How to Get Involved


KU Start-up Investment Fund($2.5M)

Created in August 2017

A fund made for start-ups created and led by students or faculty. (Up to 300million KRW of funds for each startup)

Future ESV Investment Fund($10M)

Created in January 2019

A fund for social impact startups (Up to 1 billion KRW of funds for each startup)

KU Public-Technology Commercialization Investment Fund($4.2M)

Created in August 2019

A fund for startups that have been recognized for success in R&D or transferred public technology. (Up to 500 million KRW of funds for each startup)

KU Start-up Investment Fund($0.3M)

Created in January 2019

A fund for startups based on the technology researched or achieved through Korea University.

TIPS Program

The TIPS Program is a private investment-linked program supported by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups. It provides promising technology start-up teams invested from TIPS Program operators who have the ability of accelerators to match angel investment, childcare, mentoring, government R&D, start-up commercialization, and overseas marketing fund.
Korea University Holding contributes to TIPS Program Selection by supporting business plan building, business model building, and commercialization strategy with initial start-up teams.

Value Up Program

Provide total solution for technology start-up

Linking technology to the problem needed to be solved. Supporting patent strategy establishment through consulting support with expers.

Linking VC follow-up investment. holding IR twice a year (Bio / ICT). Recommendation once a month in connection with the Corporate Loan Support Program.

Providing nursery space for start-up teams through university and local consortiums.

Networking of domestic and foreign VC and start-up industry workers. Matching mentors from the related industry.

Linking programs with overseas accelerators located in major regions such as US and China. holding Global IR and participating in global exhibition twice a year.

3F Techno Complex Building, College of Science & Technology, Korea university