Startup Radar 2018.03.09
Root Impact Signs Partnership with Airbnb at HEYGROUND
Root Impact has signed a partnership with Airbnb at HEYGROUND. HEYGROUND is a coworking community for changemakers, located in Seongsu-dong, Seoul. The partnership is mainly focusing on supporting social ventures and non-profit organizations. Mr. Jaehyong Heo, CEO of Root Impact, and Mr. Mike Orgill, Director of Public Policy APAC from Airbnb attended the signing ceremony. The MOU signing ceremony took place Feb. 27th of 2018.
Root Impact and Airbnb will work together to provide a variety of opportunities for the Changemaker community. Including free accommodations and mentoring skills. Therefore, changemakers who are interested in addressing social issues will be empowered through this partnership. Particularly Root Impact’s education programs would be the first beneficiaries of the partnership. One of the programs is called ‘Impact Basecamp.’ This 8-week problem-solving workshop is to foster young Changemakers. In addition, another program that will benefit will be ‘Impact Career.’ This is an internship matching platform with a 2-week boot camp between young Changemakers and social ventures.