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101 Top South Korean Sports Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Sports companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Sports industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean Sports Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Gen.G Esports

Gen.G Esports

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Gen.G is the leading esports organization connecting the U.S. and Asia.

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SmartStudy is a global entertainment company. We make high-quality animated and gaming content such as Pinkfong and Monster Super League.

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Minkonet

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Minkonet’s mission is to change the way we watch and play video games.

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DRX

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DRX is an esports management organization and runs a professional League of Legends (LOL) team.

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Freetrip Co

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Frip is a social activity platform which allows people to gather and enjoy various outdoor/indoor activities together.

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Red-rabbit

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Red-rabbit is a Korean sports media coverage service provider.

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플랩풋볼 Plab Football

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소셜 축구 풋살 경기 진행 서비스 Social Football, Futsal pickup game service

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Ventura Sports

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Ventura Sports is a sports travel for thrill-seekers who want to celebrate something or want to have a challenging day.

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Spoleader

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Spoleader is developing ‘Spin Bow’, a new sports game which is similar to bowling.

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Bisecu

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Un-cuttable, pre-installed, light-weight bike lock with interactive cycling activity analysis

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Eclat Media Group

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Eclat Media Group is a sports marketing company.

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Kakao VX

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Kakao VX provides integrated golf services that combine sports and IT.

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TINAC

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TINAC Inc. is a mobile app developer company which has developed apps like Aurora Forecast. They develop Apps on iPhon

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Newsis

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Newsis is a Korean independent news agency that disseminates breaking news, weather updates, sports information, and entertainment content.

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Kappa Korea

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Kappa Korea is a Korean sports brand.

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SPOTV

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SPOTV is a sports broadcasting company.

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SG Golf

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SG Golf is a sports company that provides golf simulator.

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Fitogether

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Fitogether specializes in football data analysis.

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Rangex

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RangeX is a launch monitor system customized for golf training and instructions for all skill levels.

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Ktoto

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Ktoto is a Korea based sports betting business.

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SmartScore

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SmartScore offers IT solutions for golf courses and customized services for individual golfers.

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PixelScope

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PixelScope provides a Real-Time Sports Data Analysis System and AI Training System for Professional Sports Teams and Associations

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Korea University Sport Federation

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Korea University Sport Federation promotes the management and supervision of advanced college sports culture.

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FOMOS

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FOMOS operates an e-sports site and provides e-sports-related content.

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MASTER.GG

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Streamer tools, overlays, twitch extension, web development, AR tools

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IeSF (International e-Sports Federation)

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IeSF (International e-Sports Federation) is a global organization, attempting to promote e-sports as a legitimate sport.

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Loopkin

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Loopkin is the 1st kids activity sharing platform that connects people with extra capabilities to host kids activities to local kids.

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Second Ground

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Sports recording for Amateur League

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FILA Holdings

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FILA Holdings is the designer of sports goods.

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Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association

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Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association is collecting domestic and international golf information.

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DAMWON

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DAMWON is an operator of e-sports business focusing on education and entertainment.

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GGWP

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GGWP creates a Korean amateur gaming ecosystem.

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Project WITH

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New Career Management Platform, Creating a Win-Win Ecosystem between Athlete, Club, Agent and Fan

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WAGTI

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WAGTI provides marketing solutions to sports federations or leagues.

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Sports Seoul Company

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Sports Seoul Company is engaged in publishing news articles and magazines related to sports industry.

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MCRET

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MCRET provides music boxing instructor courses and related qualification courses.

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OOBIK

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OOBIK manufactures and sells speed measurement sensor products for cycling.

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Creas F&C

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Creas F&C is engaged in manufactures and distributes sporting goods and accessories

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TechPro

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TechPro is a manufacturing company that provides automobile suspension products in Korea.

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FanEspo

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FanEspo provides a global sports and esports fan experience platform.

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IB SPORTS

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IB SPORTS is an international sports channel in Korea.

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YG SPORTS

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YG SPORTS is a golf management and solution provider company.

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SEMA Sports Marketing

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SEMA Sports Marketing provides advertising and marketing services.

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Korea Futsal League

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Korea Futsal League is a non-profit organization that funds sports events.

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QMIT

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QMIT provides coaching includes nutrition, mental management, and career counseling.

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Spolive

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Spolive provides VOD production, game software production, sports events, and internet services.

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Edugun

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Edugun is a simulator that creates a new sports cultural space.

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Korea Billiards Federation

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Korea Billiards Federation is a non-profit organization that supports Korean billiards.

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Hwaseung Industries

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Hwaseung Industries specializes in the film segment, footwear segment and distribution segment businesses.

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FIELDSHARE

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FieldShare is a mobile app to find and rent sports facilities.

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MOVER

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MOVER is a brand that produces sports outdoor body care products.

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Beast Planet

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Beast Planet is the first fitness center in Korea .

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ENSPORT

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ENSPORT provides sport interpretation, training, and consulting services.

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ZAICRO

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ZAICRO is an online store for sporting goods.

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Spopeople

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Spopeople is a sports entertainment company that manages and promotes live concert events.

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Golfzon Newdin Holdings

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Golfzon Newdin Holdings develops and sells golf simulators.

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Korean e-Sports Association

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The Korea e-Sports Association or KeSPA is a South Korean body established to manage e-sports in South Korea.

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Korea Hockey Association

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Korea Hockey Association is a sports association.

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Spoit

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Spoit provides optimized sports matching service.

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Cozy Health & Beauty

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Cozy Health & Beauty specializes in the sales and retail of health-related equipment.

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Wellperion

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Wellperion is a premium lifestyle club and provides a variety of exercise programs that the whole family can enjoy.

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Korea Robot Sports Association

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Korea Robot Sports Association organizes and operates the international Robot Olympiad International contest and the robot society.

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Visual Sports

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Visual Sports is a sports video shooting and highlight video production service company.

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Dugout Magazine

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Dugout Magazine is a baseball and culture magazine publisher company.

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Lab2AI

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Lab2AI is a startup that develops sports convergence services based on data from various sports fields.

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BRION

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BRION is a sports marketing consulting and sports event promotion management company.

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300FIT

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300FIT is a sports and fitness influencer platform.

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Korea Sports Promotion Foundation

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Korea Sports Promotion Foundation promotes and supports Korea’s elite sports, and the sports industry.

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FAMOZ

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FAMOZ is a digital signage, digital sports, and interactive media company.

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KMSA

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KMSA is an organization that educates, researches, promotes, and supports memory sports.

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BreezeValley

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BreezeValley provide the best sports data mobile app for sports fans and bettors.

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BilliardB

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BilliardB is a digital billiard platform.

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allfit

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allfit provides consulting services for sports and fitness equipment.

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Game One

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Game One is a baseball information and baseball field booking platform.

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BatonTouch

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BatonTouch is an online fitness training company.

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Onelap

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Onelap is an application specializing in indoor cycling training, diverse types of workouts ,with the realistic outdoor cycling experience.

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Fit To Be

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Fit To Be is a fitness studio that provides services and products to healthcare professionals.

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CloudGate

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CloudGate develops “Legend Baseball,” a screen baseball gaming system.

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SportsGuru

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SportsGuru provides sports game development and content production services.

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BRAUTHER

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BRAUTHER provides digital marketing and system integration services.

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ANANTI

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ANANTI engages in golf resorts and golf courses.

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GLse

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Glyss is planning and delivering creative and efficient sports marketing solutions to its customers in the right time and place .

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MBC Youth Football Foundation

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MBC Youth Football Foundation trains young players and promotes Korean football and soccer games.

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TeamTwelve

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TeamTwelve is a soccer big data analysis company.

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Human Pivot

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Human Pivot provides sports event solutions.

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TapeDesign

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TapeDesign is an online store that sells non-slip soccer socks.

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COMOVE

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COMOVE is a Korean provider of planning and content development services for cultural and sports events.

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Volvik

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Volvik is a manufacturer of golf equipment and products.

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Century 21CC

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Century 21CC operates and manages a golf course facility.

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WithPlayer

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WithPlayer provides sports networking services.

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SUWON SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE DISABLED

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SUWON SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE DISABLED is a community organization.

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the-makers

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the-makers offers surf station and swimming spa services.

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Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

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Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism enhance economic vitality with culture, sports, tourism and content.

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Playkok

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Playkok offers sports curation services.

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SWIPS

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SWIPS provides sports information such as schedules, results, and news.

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Gcomm

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Gcomm is an event planning and sport marketing company.

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AnB

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AnB is a software development company specializing in sports-related applications and solutions.

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Hojeon

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Hojeon manufactures a wide range of sportswear, sports uniforms and other textile garments.

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Nine to Five

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Nine to Five, a Korean network, provides football-related information technology solutions, content, events, marketing, and sport agencies.

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ROCKASIA

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ROCKASIA is a Korean cultural content development company that also operates as a human resource headhunting platform.

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Golfzon Simulator

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At GOLFZON it is our mission to make golf enjoyable for everyone.

Written by Mark Fitz

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