In June 2017, a shared office HEYGROUND opens its 8-story (B2-8F, 6,000m2) building for 500 social innovators, Various social ventures, NGO/nonprofits, supporting organizations and freelancers can casually interact and communicate in the same office building.
HEYGROUND is the first co-working space solely dedicated to Changemakers in Seoul. Throughout the building process, Root Impact designed and developed the space with 24 potential tenant firms (who are also social ventures) since March 2015. Each month, we worked together on major topics from community building to work cultures to make HEYGROUND the greatest work environment in Asia, and it has been a meaningful step for everyone to share a common understanding and a sense of belonging to the changemaking community.
HEYGROUND should be a starting point for those who want to experience the changemaking culture, a launchpad to scale up social ventures for sustainable growth, and a collective movement to collaborate in social innovation as a global community.
PRO-BONO LEGAL SERVICE
Root Impact has partnered with two prestigious law firms, Jipyong and Doo-ru. From drawing up a contract to interpreting copyright law, our partners can provide online legal advice based upon their expertise. Root Impact coordinates and facilitates this process by delivering the questions on time and ensuring the advice provides the necessary answers to the social ventures.
Root Impact has partnered with 4 pro-bono CPAs to provide financial consulting services to 3 social ventures in the form of a pilot project. It employs a need-based consulting framework. When the social ventures disclose their difficulties in business operation, the team of pro-bono CPAs identify the root cause, find a solution, and internalize the process as a business-as-usual. By implementing the pilot projects, the social ventures are expected to build management and financial capacities.
Impact Works Service
n addition to pro-bono legal service and financial consulting, we are currently developing plans to help Changemakers apply for patents, manage human resources, forge global partnership and measure the impact that they are creating every day. We are designing to offer an expert service to help Changemakers in HEYGROUND grow fast in a timely and sustainable manner.