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KUBS ‘Social Venture Startup’ Firefighter Rescue Team receives the excellence award at National Economy Idea Contest Exhibit
Dec 24, 2018
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KUBS ‘Social Venture Startup’ Firefighter Rescue Team receives the excellence award at
National Economy Idea Contest Exhibit

The Firefighter Rescue Team of KUBS ‘Social Venture Startup’ class, which was lectured by professor Jungbien Moon, received the excellence award at National Economy Idea Contest Exhibit which was held from November 12 (Mon) until December 9 (Sun) hosted by the National Economic Advisory Council. The 6 team members were Heehoon Koo (Business School 13), Junyeop Lim (Business School 15), Jinwoo Lim (Business School 15), Woojin Jeong (Business school 15), and Yena Jegal (Business School 16). They worked day and night with all of their mind and prepared for the context exhibit which led to this honorable award.
 
(From the Left) Junyeop Lim (Business School 15), Yena Jegal (Business School 16), Taehwan Kim (Business School 13)

The National Economy Idea Contest Exhibit was firstly held this year to solve economic issues such as old-age income problems hosted by the National Economic Advisory Council. Participants were required to choose one topic among △ marriage and childcare of young people △ assuring old-age income in an aging society △ corporate investment and startup activation △ the effect of economy policies of the new government etc. and submit their ideas regarding their choice.
 
The awards ceremony was held on December 19 (Wed) and our school’s Firefighter Rescue Team received the excellence award with a prize of two million won, at the end of a heated competition.
 
Junyeop Lim (Business School 15) explained his background of participating in the contest by saying “While I was listening to professor Jungbien Moon’s ‘Social Venture Startup’ class, I became interested in various social issues”. He also talked about the process of deciding their choice of topic by saying “We started a project of creating an interagency operation to prevent waste of social costs and a decline of efficiency regarding firefighters’ job due to their non-urgent moves”.
 
Junyeop Lim stated in his award speech that the issue of current working conditions of firefighters has been raised in the present government and that his team was able to receive the award since they proposed the core issue and solutions thoroughly and specifically. He also added that his team’s idea is surely delivered to the government and relevant ministries, and a system which allows firefighters across the whole country to focus on their job is built. Junyeop Lim concluded his words by appreciating his teammates and being proud of their close teamwork.

Professor Jungbien Moon who led the Firefighter Rescue Team said “I believe if KUBS students think about issues that our society has and goes beyond this level to think about global issues, it will be helpful to make a better world with their effort of finding solutions based on business knowledge” and implied that studying business administration provided students with precious experience. He also gave encouraging words by stating “The mission of KUBS is ‘Business for society: Inspiring next leaders’, and I would like to congratulate 2018-2 KUBS ‘Social Venture Startup’ Firefighter Rescue Team for achieving this mission and receiving the excellence award at National Economy Idea Contest Exhibit”.