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The business lounge, located on the sixth floor of the Seoul Global Center in Jongno, central Seoul, is available for foreigners interested in doing business in Korea. Provided by the center

Seoul Global Center in Jongno District, central Seoul, recently opened a new business lounge that will cater to the needs of foreign entrepreneurs on the sixth floor of its building.

The center said it had witnessed an increase in the number of expatriates in the capital city who were eager to start their own companies or seeking opportunities with local enterprises. Seoul has a foreign population of more than 400,000.

The lounge, the center said, is a “flexible and collaborative workspace that will serve as a platform to connect and share information between like-minded start-ups, small businesses and corporate workgroups.”

The business lounge is free to any entrepreneur with an idea or early stage business looking for resources or assistance.

Any expatriate interested in such endeavors can sign up online at seoul.global.go.kr.

The lounge is available for business meetings, information sessions or corporate presentations, though reservations are needed in advance.

Seoul Global Center said the business lounge will also host an array of related programs, including networking events, conferences and seminars to help increase “the chances of success among foreign entrepreneurs, as well as the development, growth and collaboration between local and global small and midsize enterprises and start-ups.”

Anyone who registers as a regular member can use the “collaborative connected work spaces.”

“Special members,” however, who visit the lounge frequently and are active in participating in its programs and events can receive exclusive benefits, including tailored support services, as well as priority when applying for the “incubation offices.”

For more information or to book a spot, visit seoul.global.go.kr or call (02) 2075-4180.

The lounge is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [sharon@joongang.co.kr]

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