Promoting young entrepreneurship and startup investment
Ongoing support and investment for young entrepreneurs.Since 2010, Smilegate has been making efforts to support the next generation of startup companies and entrepreneurs. In 2013, Smilegate secured 30 billion KRW in start-up incubation funds by forming partnership with Korea’s Small and Medium Business Administration; and establishing industry-academia partnership with Sogang University. In 2014, as part of the Startup Ecosystem initiative, Smilegate launched a start-up incubator program named Orange Farm. Orange Farm Busan is currently under development to further our local efforts, while pursuing additional industry-academia partnerships in surrounding areas.
Pathway to global success, Orange Track
Empowering startups to become the next global ‘hit’Through the Orange Farm initiative, Smilegate provides startup companies and aspiring entrepreneurs the infrastructure, investment, and global network they need as part of our Orange Track program. This program aims to help startups companies discover their strength and sharpen their competitive edge. With time and support, the small startup company matures into a global competitor and becomes a key member of the Smilegate Startup Ecosystem to assist new startup companies.