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500v2 an Ad Agency in South Korea that specializes in syndicates & alliances has formed a partnership with a South Korean Startup Internet company Cards. 500v2 is the main organizer of Startup Festival 2017 and are responsible for many startup global events throughout the year.
Korean Startup Cards Corp. was founded in April of 2017 by Igor Dzhebyan and Rostyslav Khanas. Igor was part of the investment group for POSCO for 6 years. Rostyslav was a software engineer for Samsung for three years. They met in Korea and decided to exchange ideas and combine their skills and started working on Cards in 2016.
Their initial idea was to make digital business cards. Igor and Rostyslav realized that the culture of exchanging paper cards was deeply rooted in the Korean culture. This is why Cards started to focus on where people actually met and found out quickly that most exchange cards at co-working hubs and events. So that is why they developed their product into a complete solution for organizations such as co-working spaces as well as for event organizers. Cards software is based on the latest technology across all platforms. At this moment Cards supports up to 6 platforms (IOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, and The Web App).
How does Cards Work?
Event Organizers that are going to set up an event. When you typically set up an event you provide certain information about the event. For example, the name, location, address, starting time and ending time. As well as the minimum required information for visitors to join your event, like their name, email, and position.
- First, visitors will receive a link to the event and they can share it with their network.
- Once visitors click on the link the visitors will be redirected to Cards Corp’s website.
- Once there, they will be met with a registration form where they enter their required information.
After they click join, a card will be automatically created for them which contains their information. Not only will they get their own cards but they can see other visitor’s cards and set up meetings.
“Cards Corp wants to become the platform for people to meet. We are building a social infrastructure for people to meet, ” says Igor Dzhebyan CEO at Cards Corp.
Their goal is to make a smooth user experience for attendees of conferences and co-working centers to meet each other and network.
What is great about Cards is that you don’t have to make just one card, you can make many cards in many different languages, it is truly up to you. You can also see all the cards you collected from other people right on your phone. The days of carrying back handfuls of business cards are over. Searching for business cards is easier than ever because of the search function.
Why partner with 500v2?
500v2 is the perfect partner for Cards Corp. Not only because of Startup Festival but also because of the many meetups, demo days, pitch competitions 500v2 will organize in 2018. Therefore any event 500v2 organizes, Cards will be utilized in order to facilitate meetups, grow networks, and promote the events. It is going to be very interesting to see who Cards adapts to larger conferences but from what they have shown so far, we are sure it will be innovative while at the same time user-friendly.
“This partnership with Cards will not be a one-off partnership but a partnership that can grow. While Cards is a great software company, we at 500v2 invest in people and their potential. Igor and Rostyslav show great potential,” says Jimmy Kim CEO at 500v2
Those interested in using Cards Corp, feel free to come to the upcoming events organized by 500v2 and experience the service for yourself.