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History

  • 2012

    July
    - Began CSR consulting service to Hyundai Marine and Fire Insurance

  • 2013

    January
    - Co-launched Impact Hub Seoul 

    February 
    - Co-hosted Rockefeller, creating an idea that is acting (Project 5)
    - Held Social Venture Forum

    April

    - Dispatched Korean representatives to the RPA’s fellowship program
    - Began management consulting service to MODU Magazine

    July
    - Root Impact was designated as an NPO qualified for tax benefits
    - Launched a CSR program Girls, Run with Hyundai Marine and Fire Insurance

    October

    - Launched the Asan Frontier Academy with the Asan Nanum Foundation
    - Partnered in the Asia NGO Innovation Summit (ANIS) 2013

    November

    - Launched an Asan Academy Alumni program Asan Academy Humanities Roadshow
    and Asan Humanities Class for Teenagers
    - Held the first running festival for Girls, Run

    December
    - Held the first Asan Academy Alumni Program Alumni Association
    - Held Earthling Project Conference

  • 2014

    March 
    - Started Impact Challengers Pilot Program 

    July
    - Started Impact Challengers 1st Cohort
    - Started Impact Lab the 1st
    - Invited and recruited the 1st group of resident in D-WELL House

    October
    - Moved in to Seong-su Dong
    - Launched the 1st D-WELL House

    November
    - Launched D-WELL Salon 
    - CSR Learning Journey with Federation of Korean Industries

    December
    - Held the Seoul Social Innovation Award 2014
    - Started Impact Challengers 2nd Cohort

  • 2015

    February
    - Invited social ventures participating in the 1st ground building process (13 firms)
    - Started designing the HEYGROUND

    May
    - Started Impact Basecamp Pilot Program

    June
    - Started Impact Challengers the 3rd Cohort

    September
    - Started Impact Basecamp 1st Cohort
    - Started Shared Service Law

    November
    - Launched the 2nd D-WELL House

    December 
    - Started Impact Basecamp 2nd Cohort

  • 2016

    February
    - Started construction of HEYGROUND

    March
    - Started Impact Basecamp 3rd Cohort

    June
    - Started Impact Basecamp 4th Cohort
    - Invited social ventures participating in the 2nd ground building process for HEYGROUND (24 firms)

    July
    - Won ‘GOOGLE IMPACT CHALLENGE’ Top 10 with Impact Career

    August 
    - Awarded ‘GOOGLE IMPACT CHALLENGE’ and received $200,000 (2.500 million KRW)

    September
    - Renewal opened Oneul Salon repurposed from D-WELL salon and library with cafe on the 1st floor
    - Started Impact Basecamp 5th Cohort 

    November
    - Started Shared Service Finance

  • 2017

    February
    - Started publishing a bi-weekly newsletter, Magazine Root Impact 

    April
    - Started 'Impact Career' 1st Cohort
    - Discussed over the 3rd ground building process for HEYGROUND

    June
    - Authorized its completion of HEYGROUND
    - Conducted the Impact Basecamp 6th Cohort
    - Started moving in to HEYGROUND 
    - Launched D-WELL House Las Vegas
    - Hosted COSSEMBLY @Seong-su Community

    July 
    - Held the Changemaker Conference celebrating 5th anniversary of Root Impact



    September
    - Started 'Impact Career' 2nd Cohort

    - Co-hosted 'D3 Impact Nights'


    October
    - Co-hosted 'Inspired 2017'
    - Presidential Job Committee officially announced "5 years Roadmap for Job-Creation Policy" @ HEYGROUND


  • 2018

    January
    - Started 'IMPACT CAREER Y' 3rd Cohort
    - Started 'IMPACT BASECAMP' 7th Cohort

    February
    - Signed "Agreement for Supporting Social Ventures & NPO" with Airbnb

     March
    - Held the 2nd Changemaker Conference "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time : Looking for the missing women"
    - Started 'IMPACT CAREER W' 1st Cohort
    - HEYGROUND received 'iF Design Award 2018'

     April
    - Held the 1st Global Impact Talk with Prof. Balkenende

     June
    - Started 'IMPACT BASECAMP' 8th Cohort