tvN Drama “Start-Up” Filming Locations

Are you also hooked with tvN’s drama “Start-Up” starring Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk, and Kim Seon Ho?

The drama narrates the lives of people who dream to be successful by taking part in a “start-up” program conducted by the “silicon valley” of Korea. 

Bae Suzy plays the role of Seo Dal Mi (Sister of Won In Jae and CEO of SamSan Tech), Nam Joo Hyuk as Do San (founder of SamSan Tech and Kim Seon Ho as Han Ji Pyeong (SH Venture Capital’s senior team leader). 

Many of us for sure got curious about their filming locations while watching the drama, and we’ll list it for you to note when you plan to visit South Korea.



The “Silicon Valley” of Korea in the drama is filmed at Nodeulseom [노들섬] or Nodeul Island. Nodeul Island was officially opened last September 28, 2019, and it’s a cultural space that focuses on nature, books, and music. 


04427  445 Yangnyeong-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul  

How to get there: 

Yongsan Station (Subway Line 1) Exit 1

Sinyongsan Station (Subway Line 4) Exit 3

Nodeul Station (Subway Line 9) Exit 2

Sandbox Hub

The first meeting (Sandbox event) of the adult Seo Dal Mi and Won In Jae happened here in Oil Tank Culture Park that appeared on Episode 1. The Sandbox hub was filmed on the T2 building of the park.

Oil Tank Culture Park was an oil depot before it was transformed into a cultural space. It’s now a venue for performances, exhibits, and more. 


87, Jeungsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

How to get there: 

World Cup Stadium Station (Subway Line 6) Exit 1

Samsan Tech Office


The real office of Samsan Tech founded by Nam Do San, Lee Chul San and Kim Yong San is located at the ‘B’ complex (rooftop) of the Dongdaemun Shoes Market. You can buy cheap with good quality shoes here. 


307, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

How to get there:

Dongdaemun Station (Subway Line 1 or 4) Exit 7


Fake Samsan Tech Office / Han Ji Pyeong’s Apartment



The high tech apartment owned by Han Ji Pyeong and also the fake office of Samsan Tech when they were deceiving Seo Dal Mi was filmed at the Presidential Suite/Penthouse of Conrad Seoul.


10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

How to get there: 

Yeouido Station (Subway Line 5 or 9) Exit 3

Grandmother’s Corn Dog Truck (Present Location)

The present location of the Corn Dog Truck owned by Seo Dal Mi’s grandmother can be found at Mulbit Square. This is also the place where Han Ji Pyeong followed Seo Dal Mi and discovered the Grandmother who helped him when he was young.


290 Yeouidong-ro, Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

How to get there:

Yeouinaru Station (Subway Line 5) Exit 2

We’ll update you guys more about their filming locations on the upcoming episodes.

“Start-Up” airs on tvN every Saturdays and Sundays at 9 PM KST and will also be available on Netflix worldwide right after it airs in Korea.


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