[Updated] DB-SNU Start-up Case Competition
May 14, 2019
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KUBS International Office is now receiving the application for the DB-SNU Start-up Case Competition. 
Students who are interested in, please submit the application form and proposal (attached) to the below email before the deadline.
For further inquiries regarding the competition details, please contact Ms. Michelle Choi in SNU by email (
*Application form and proposal:
*Deadline: May 30 (Thu), 2019, 5 PM
Got a winning business idea?!

Win $14,000 plus FREE 4 Day Stay in Seoul, Korea 
at 2019 DB-SNU Business Case Competition Week
August 18 ~ 21, 2019
DB Group and Seoul National University (SNU) have launched their first business case competition and invite you to compete with young aspiring entrepreneurs to win USD14,000 in cash. Aside from the awards, participants will enjoy FREE 4 day stay in the dynamic city of Seoul visiting Korean conglomerates and experiencing vibrant Korean culture. Flight, accommodation, and expenses for visits and activities are all sponsored by DB Group.
DB Group based in Seoul Korea is one of the largest Korean conglomerates focusing on financial services, with timely expansion to high-tech industry implementing “green technologies”. SNU Business School, as one of the leading business schools globally, has put its most aggressive efforts in cultivating entrepreneurship in the school. Joint efforts of the two institutions has brought about 2019 DB-SNU Business Case Competition with vision to nurture young mind with entrepreneurial spirit.
Competition Theme: Business and Start-up Cases
Examples are:
  • Analysis of an Existing Business on
  • Successful Case of Corporate Sustainability
        e.g.) Corporate strategy transformation – LEGO (Brick products with digital contents such as movies, mobile games, mobile applications)
  • Successful Start-up Case in Asia
        e.g.) New category in hotel chain - OYO in India
  • Entrepreneurship/new business ideas on
  • Cultivating Social Impact
       e.g.) STRAWcture(India) - a DIY eco-friendly, low cost house in a box concept by turning the agri-waste into a potential building material
  • Developing Sharing Economy
       e.g.) Lekotek(international) - a program to lend(share) assistive technology, toys and expertise to disabled children
  • Any innovative and creative ideas are welcome.
           - Target problem, proposed solution and business aspects will be examined during reviewing process
Awards (USD14,000 in total)
  • First Prize: USD5,000 (to 1 team)
  • Second Prize: USD3,000 (to 2 teams)
  • Third Prize: USD1,000 (to 3 teams)
The event will be carried out in English.
All teams are composed of 3~4 participants and should include at least a business major.
Application should be made through a designated office at the university.
All the submissions should be made in the template provided.
Proposal submission by May 31, 2019
Invitation sent to selected teams by June 21, 2019
1st draft submission by July 19, 2019
Individual visa and flight arrangements by July 31, 2019
Final draft submission by August 9, 2019
Competition Week on August 18 ~ 22, 2019