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October 17, 2020
72–85 minutes
Season: 1
Episodes: 16
Status: released

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Start-Up TV Series Details:

Also known asSeutateueob
Country South Korea
Language Korean
GenreRomantic, Drama, Comedy
Release dateOctober 17 – December 6, 2020
Running time72–85 minutes
Age ratingTV-14
StarringBae Suzy
Nam Joo-hyuk
Kim Seon-ho
Kang Han-na
Created byStudio Dragon
Directed by Oh Chung-hwan
Written byPark Hye-ryun
Produced byHwang Ki-Young
Son Sa-Yong
Lim Hyeong-seop
Kwon Kyung-hyun
Executive producerYoo Sang won
Production CompanyHighZium studio
Original NetworktvN

Start-Up TV Series Cast & Character:


  • Bae Suzy as Seo Dal-mi
  • Heo Jung-eun as young Seo Dal-mi
  • Nam Joo-hyuk as Nam Do-san
  • Kim Kang-hoon as young Nam Do-san
  • Kim Seon-ho as Han Ji-pyeong
  • Nam Da-reum as young Han Ji-pyeong
  • Kang Han-na as Won In-jae/Seo In-jae
  • Lee Re as young Won In-jae


  • Seo Dal-mi and Won In-jae’s family
    • Kim Hae-sook as Choi Won-deok
    • Song Seon-mi as Cha Ah-hyun
    • Um Hyo-sup as Won Doo-jung
    • Moon Dong-hyeok as Won Sang-soo
  • Samsan Tech
    • Yoo Su-bin as Lee Chul-san
    • Kim Do-wan as Kim Yong-san
    • Stephanie Lee as Jeong Sa-ha
  • Nam Do-san’s family
    • Kim Hee-jung as Park Geum-jung
    • Kim Won-hae as Nam Sung-hwan
    • Jang Se-hyun as Nam Chun-ho
  • SH Venture Capital
    • Seo Yi-sook as Yoon Seon-hak
    • Kim Min-seok as Park Dong-cheon
  • Others
    • Jasper Cho as Alex Kwon
    • Kang Yoo-seok as Shin Hyeon
    • Joo Bo-Young as Shin Jeong
    • Kim Ji-in as Seo-hyun

Special appearances

  • Kim Joo-hun as Seo Chung-myung (ep1)
  • Yang Dae-hyuk as Yoon Byung-soo (ep9-10)
  • Yeo Jin-goo as Jang Young-shil (voice) / Hong Ji-seok (ep16)
  • Lee Bo-young as woman at pub
  • Moon Se-yoon as security guard
  • Park Chan-ho as Nam Do-san’s favorite baseball athlete
  • Bae Hae-sun as Lee Hye-won


Young entrepreneurs aspiring to launch virtual dreams into reality compete for success and love in the cutthroat world of Korea’s high-tech industry.

About Start-Up TV Series:

Start-Up (Korean: 스타트업; Seutateueop) is a South Korean television series created by Studio Dragon and directed by Oh Chung-hwan. It stars Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Seon-ho, and Kang Han-na.

It aired on tvN from October 17 to December 6, 2020, every Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 (KST). It is available for streaming on Netflix.

Start-Up TV Series Episodes List:

Start-Up Episode 1. START-UP

October 17, 2020 | 85m
The spring Seo Dal-mi lost everything, Nam Do-san’s letters kept her company. Fifteen years later, she needs him by her side to prove Won In-jae wrong.

Start-Up Episode 2. FAMILY, FRIENDS, FOOLS

October 18, 2020 | 84m
To preserve Dal-mi’s past and to support her future, Choi Won-deok asks Han Ji-pyeong to pull off an impossible task.

Start-Up Episode 3. Angel

October 24, 2020 | 83m
Ji-pyeong scrambles to transform Do-san into the man of Dal-mi’s dreams. A rude awakening prompts In-jae to close one door and open another.

Start-Up Episode 4. Sandbox

October 25, 2020 | 81m
Despite differing pasts, Dal-mi and In-jae fight for their dreams at the same starting line. Ji-pyeong sets out to protect Dal-mi and help Do-san.

Start-Up Episode 5. Hackathon

October 31, 2020 | 82m
Dal-mi and In-jae present their teams’ ideas on the hackathon stage. A story about Dal-mi’s upbringing moves Ji-pyeong to fight for her success.

Start-Up Episode 6. Key Man

November 1, 2020 | 82m
In-jae uses lessons from her father and stepfather to her advantage. A clash over company shares tests Dal-mi, who turns to Ji-pyeong for advice.

Start-Up Episode 7. Burn Rate

November 7, 2020 | 78m
Grappling with his feelings for Dal-mi, Ji-pyeong avoids her. Do-san’s knowledge of Won-deok’s condition inspires a business idea for Samsan Tech.

Start-Up Episode 8. Backup

November 8, 2020 | 81m
Devastating news gives Dal-mi another reason to make the app a success. Won Du-jeong’s plan to teach Do-san and Dal-mi a lesson backfires.

Start-Up Episode 9. Risk

November 14, 2020 | 81m
Do-san and Ji-pyeong struggle to bear the weight of their untold truths. Doubts and a mix-up lead Dal-mi to the place where it all started.

Start-Up Episode 10. Demo Day

November 15, 2020 | 85m
Ji-pyeong gives Dal-mi long-awaited answers and a confession. Seeking success on his own terms, Do-san considers a golden opportunity.

Start-Up Episode 11. Exit

November 21, 2020 | 77m
Kim Yong-san forces Ji-pyeong to reflect on his past remarks. In-jae and Dal-mi’s companies showcase rivaling programs using the same technology.

Start-Up Episode 12. Acqhire

November 22, 2020 | 86m
Alex Kwon shows his true colors, proving Ji-pyeong right and fulfilling Samsan Tech’s worst fears. Do-san tells Ji-pyeong about Won-deok’s health.

Start-Up Episode 13. Comfort Zone

November 28, 2020 | 73m
Dal-mi and In-jae’s self-driving car is hit by a ransomware attack. Samsan Tech founders return after a successful three-year stint in San Francisco.

Start-Up Episode 14. Elevator Speech

November 29, 2020 | 81m
Tasked with recruiting top developers into her company, Dal-mi pitches her idea at Samsan Tech. Do-san gets away to clear his head.

Start-Up Episode 15. MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

December 5, 2020 | 78m
Jung Sa-ha and Lee Chul-san begin dating in secret. A boozy, heartfelt conversation with Do-san helps Ji-pyeong make a decision about Dal-mi.

Start-Up Episode 16. Scale Up

December 6, 2020 | 81m
Do-san and Dal-mi envision new goals for their future. Ji-pyeong finds a way to pay forward his gratitude for Won-deok. In-jae returns to her roots.