About

A Journey toward Social Mission


H-OnDream is a program that discovers, fosters and invests in impact startups geared toward solving complex social problems through innovative BM and technology.


Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation and Hyundai Motor Group are waiting for impact startups who will take up the challenge on building a sustainable future together.

Heritage
266Teams

Number of Supported Teams

16.6billion ₩

Support Fund

4,588people

Number of Jobs Created

Exclusive Benefits
Support Fund
/ Investment

Opportunities for further investment are provided to enable efficient use of the fund and to enhance growth potential.

Co-working
Space

A co-working is proved to the program fellows. The place allow you to work together with other fellows, explore new opportunities through networking, and find a open work space located in heart of Seoul (Myeong-dong area).

Resource Linkage
/ Collaboration

Diverse opportunities are provided to collaborate with Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation and Hyundai Motor Group and MYSC.

Office Hours
/ Consulting

Office Hours and Consulting Services are provided for the teams to contemplate their agendas together with the experts and come up with respective solutions.

H-OnDream
Fellows Network

Lasting relationships are formed by participating in the largest fellow network comprised of 266 fellows.

Fellow

Dong-Geon Lee

My Real Trip CEO

A. Please introduce ‘My Real Trip.’

‘My Real Trip’ is Korea’s best travel app founded in 2012. It started as an intermediary service for tours organized by locals but was expanded to ticket/pass, accommodation, and flight, providing everything you need when traveling from A to Z.


A. When do you feel proud of being a fellow?

I feel great proud when I hear about the progress of the other teams that also participated in H-OnDream. For instance, I was motivated by seeing Tumblbug grow to become a crowd-funding company that represents Korea.


A. What would you say to the CEOs who are debating whether to apply?

Since this is a program from which I received so much support in the early stage of my startup, I strongly recommend it to those CEOs who are also in their early stage. You will receive a lot of support not only through the support fund but also through exceptional networking opportunities.


Jeong-Nam Seo

Ballys CEO

A. Please introduce ‘Ballys.’

A social innovation company founded with the mission that “no life on earth is born to be thrown away, ‘Ballys’ upcycles undervalued agricultural and marine products into pet food and supplies.


A. What is your best memory while participating in H-OnDream?

Every moment of the H-OnDream program was a meaningful one, because through H-OnDream’s accelerating program, Ballys was able to clarify its logistics and financial structure, and then succeed in securing investments. 


A. What would you say to the CEOs who are debating whether to apply?

There are not many opportunities like H-OnDream where constant attention is paid to the participating teams even after the end of the program. I hope you will grow your potential through H-OnDream.


Kyung-Huang Lee

OHFA Tech CEO

A. Please introduce ‘OHFA Tech.’

OHFA Tech is a social venture that challenges stereotypes and makes new solutions for a ‘world where disabilities need not be obstacles,’ and aspires to lower the global braille illiteracy rate by 1% annually through innovative braille education solution.


A. What is your best memory while participating in H-OnDream?

With the help of excellent accelerators, we accomplished a lot in a short span of time and was able to communicate this to a wider audience on demo day, so demo day was my best memory.


A. What would you say to the CEOs who are debating whether to apply?

I was able to grow both in quality and quantity during the time I participated in the H-OnDream program. I recommend you not to contemplate too much, and just go ahead and apply.


Sung-Min Kim

Brother’s Keeper CEO

A. Please introduce ‘Brother’s Keeper.”

Brother’s Keeper is a social enterprise founded to bring nature into cities and provide emotional support and stable jobs to young people leaving care.


A. When do you feel proud of being a fellow?

When I meet fellow startup CEOs and tell them I am a H-OnDream Fellow, they all look back with envious eyes. Among us, it is considered like a medal of honor of some sort, so I feel very proud.


A. What would you say to the CEOs who are debating whether to apply?

Everything you experience at H-OnDream will guide you to a broader world. You are invited to the world of H-OnDream.

We support everyone who creates social values.


H-OnDream Startup Ground

We support everyone
who creates social values.

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