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86 Top Seoul Communities Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Seoul based Communities companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Communities 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 Seoul Communities Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Karrot Market

Karrot Market

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Karrot is a hyperlocal community app which offers a secondhand marketplace.

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Trevari is a online book club platform operator .

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ESC Company

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ESC Company, a Korean mobile community for animal lovers, offers Hola Pet, an app that provides real-time SNS-based content related to pets.

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Bluedice Studio

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Bluedice Studio is a software company that develops Run and Raid Season 1 gaming software for various customers.

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Haebora

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Haebora is developing a wearable ear-microphone called ‘ALLO Ear Talk’.

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Danggeun Market

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Danggeun Market develops an online secondhand marketplace that connects buyers and sellers within a neighborhood.

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Vingle

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Vingle is an interest-based community platform available via mobile and web, where users can mingle together through shared interests.

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Mapiacompany Inc.

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Mapiacompany is a global digital music business operating on 3 independent platforms, Mapianist, MyMusicSheet and KPopPiano.

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Kintex

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KINTEX is Korea’s largest and newest international exhibition and convention venue as well as a joint investment among KOTRA.

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KryptoSeoul

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KryptoSeoul is a leading community building and marketing.

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Doongle

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Doongle is an app service that helps users to make global friendships with people who share lifestyle, interests, and culture.

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ppomppu

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ppomppu is a platform that offers shopping information such as shopping mall hot deals, coupons and events.

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Startup Alliance Korea

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Startup Alliance Korea works to help startups grow and go global by connecting people in the startup ecosystem with one another.

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Korea Industrial Technology Association

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Korea Industrial Technology Association is an independent non-profit association, which supports and promotes private companies.

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KPOP UNITED

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KPOP UNITED is a forum built for the purpose of uniting the K-Pop community worldwide.

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Chung Ang University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation

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Chung Ang University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation performs tasks related to research grant.

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Korea Foundation

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Korea Foundation is a non-profit public diplomacy organization.

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ASEAN-Korea Centre

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ASEAN-Korea Centre is an intergovernmental organization that consists of republic of korea and the ten ASEAN Member Countries.

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Kwangwoon University Industry-Academic Collaboration Foundation

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Kwangwoon University Industry-Academic Collaboration Foundation offers professional manpower and technology demanded by industries.

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Korean University Council For Social Service

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Korean University Council For Social Service is a council for community services.

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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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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea establishes and carries out foreign policies, economic diplomacy & cooperation.

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Korean National Commission for UNESCO

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Korean National Commission for UNESCO is a non-profit organization that promotes world peace and human development.

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nonce

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nonce connects trustworthy people building trustless technologies.

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The HFK

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The HFK is a community that operates various types of self-development programs and networking for the growth of office workers.

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KCCI

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KCCI engages in the healthy growth and development of enterprises.

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KOREA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

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KOREA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is a publication of newsletters and various events.

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Daum Foundation

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Daum Foundation is a non-profit corporation supporting innovative projects.

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Korea Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education

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KIGEPE provides gender awareness training for policymakers, public officers and gender trainers.

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National Institute for Lifelong Education

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National Institute for Lifelong Education supports the development of lifelong education programs.

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Slogup

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SLOGUP offers a mobile-optimized application that encourages social conversation in communities.

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Youth Community Union

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Youth Community Union is a labor union for the young generation.

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Seodaemun Welfare Center for the Disabled

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Seodaemun Welfare Center for the Disabled is a welfare center that provides medical, education, social & psychological services.

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SEONGBUK CULTURAL FOUNDATION

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SEONGBUK CULTURAL FOUNDATION offers education and research services of culture and art.

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National Rehabilitation Center

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National Rehabilitation Center is a Korean public health agency that oversees treatment, rehabilitation research, education and training.

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MILE Unity Foundation

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MILE Unity Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the community about new technologies and tools.

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JOINUS Foundation

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JOINUS Foundation is a non-governmental organization in Korea focused on bringing about a multi-cultural exchange.

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EAP Daol

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EAP Daol is a company specializes in EAP that adds happiness to welfare for human.

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LawCom

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LawCom creates law content so that the public can become more familiar with the law.

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Honghap Valley

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Honghap Valley is Korean Startup Cooperative Community and Organization.

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Nordic Club Seoul

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Nordic Club Seoul is a community that creates social and cultural events for the members.

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Open Closet

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Open Closet is a social venture offering products and services for job seekers in Korea.

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Korea Research Institute for Fashion and Distribution Information

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Korea Research Institute for Fashion and Distribution Information is a fashion and lifestyle information institute.

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Ssultime

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Ssultime provides a social network platform for users to share their ideas, unique experiences, and knowledge.

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Han Type

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Han Type specializes in Hangul typography services.

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KUDETA

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KUDETA, a community-based social commerce platform, enables its users to comment, rate, and review products through their mobile phones.

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LAB2050

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LAB2050 is a research platform that offers labor and welfare consulting services.

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Deoham

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Deoham is a community platform company that connects space and people.

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TRAVELHOLIC

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TRAVELHOLIC is a travel community that produces travel content, information and reviews.

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ZKorean

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ZKorean is the perfect destination for those taking the plunge in learning the Korean language.

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Design Spectrum

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Spectrum is a community for designers that work in the technical industry.

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JSConf Korea

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JSConf Korea is a nonprofit tech community that offers opportunities for people with diverse experiences to share their stories.

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PJTOK

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PJTOK, through WooZoo provides housing solutions targeted at improving college housing problems faced by students.

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Yonsei Blockchain Lab

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Yonsei Blockchain lab is a non-profit student organization that pursues academic research and the local community.

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Korean Society of Feline Medicine

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Korean Society of Feline Medicine is a society of veterinarians who love cats and practice veterinary medicine mainly on cats.

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CUNCO

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CUNCO is a development of rural areas and regions.

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NATIONAL UNION OF MEDIA WORKERS

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NATIONAL UNION OF MEDIA WORKERS

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Yourssu

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Yourssu provides site construction, app development, video production, and Site UI/UX design services.

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SeoulHP

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SeoulHP is a community-integrated health promotion project.

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Friendasia

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Friendasia is a non-profit organization that offers child education services.

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Business Travel Korea

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Business Travel is a Korean-based company that provides business travel solution to its corporate customers.

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The Korea Healthy Aging Society

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The Korea Healthy Aging Society is educating scientific guidelines for health management of the people to prevent diseases in advance.

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Solidarity for Worker’s Health

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Solidarity for Worker’s Health (SWH) advocates for workers’ health and safety and the prevention of occupational injuries and diseases.

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Seoul Jobs

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Seoul Jobs is a job site made by job seekers.

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Creator’s Meetup

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Creators Meetup is a social platform for creators.

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SSNRT

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SSNRT is a company where the wrong adults work together for children.

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People Ventures

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People Ventures is a Korean commerce consultation startup.

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Gwangmyeong Youth Foundation

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Gwangmyeong City Youth Foundation is a foundation for healthy and creative Gwangmyeong youth citizens.

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University of Seoul Alumni Association

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University of Seoul Alumni Association is an association of past presidents and alumni.

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Manamine

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Manamine is a media and news company in Korea.

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NKHR

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NKHR is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-religious and non-partisan human rights organization.

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2nd Tomorrow

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2nd Tomorrow is an asset linkage platform that offers education consulting and local content planning services.

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Junggu Cultural Foundation

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Junggu Cultural Foundation is a community art center.

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Oksoo

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Oksoo provides human and material welfare, social and community services.

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Dongne Brothers

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Dongne Brothers is a nonprofit organization that promotes art and culture activities in various fields.

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Pinoy Artists in Korea

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The Philippine arts and culture gateway of South Korea. 대한민국의 필리핀 문화와 예술 관문.

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Local Friends

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Local Friends is a property sharing and rental services company.

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world music center

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world music center is a non-profit organization that contributes to the music culture of South Korea.

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Youth Zone

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Youth Zone supports youth activities and guarantees the voluntary movement.

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Shdang

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Shdang is a local learning community where people read, discuss and write books.

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Damhwagwan

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Damhwagwan operates an offline film gathering community where people from various fields gather to watch and discuss movies.

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Guro Social Economy Support Hub Center

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Guro Social Economy Support Hub Center promotes social and economic values through cooperation and innovation.

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Youthhub

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Youthhub is a non-profit organization in Seoul that supports young people.

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Ourhill

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Ourhill provides cooperative of residents living and playing in the village community.

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Wizzle Society

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Wizzle Society an O2O service and community living platform.

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The Life School Korea

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Life Entrepreneur’s School for good

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