Sebastien Borget, COO of The Sandbox, “New Forms of Jobs Will be Created Through the Metaverse, Job Creation Effect Expected!”

Sebastien Borget, COO and co-founder of The Sandbox, giving keynote speech as the first speaker in the opening ceremony of Try Everything 2022 | Photo by – AVING NEWS

The city of Seoul held the global startup festival, ‘Try Everything 2022’, at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) between September 21st(Wed) and the 23rd(Fri).

Sebastien Borget, COO & co-founder of The Sandbox, stepped up as the first keynote speaker in the opening ceremony of Try Everything 2022 on the 21st.

Giving his speech on the theme of open NFT metaverse establishment, he began by saying, “When I think of Try Everything and open innovation, the metaverse and related topics first come to mind.”

Represented by content, economy, open-doors, and blockchains, the ecosystem of ‘The Sandbox’ is 99% run by the user-made content. Thus, it is possible to create games or even have artists perform in a music concert in the virtual space. Virtual land and real estate can also be traded in the virtual world. Of a total 166,464 plots, 70% has been sold to date, and cultural diversity of each country have been reflected on the service as well.

The Sandbox also utilizes NFTs to build an open metaverse. Globally, it is partnered with over 400 companies, and it currently is collaborating with Korean companies like SM and CJ.

Sebastien Borget predicted that, “It will become possible to create trillions of dollars in value through the metaverse in the future. More than anything, it will contribute to the creation of new types of jobs like virtual architects and virtual artists.”

Complete freedom through the metaverse and the potential and opportunities it holds were at the core of his keynote speech.

Meanwhile, the city of Seoul has been selected as a Global TOP 10 city to start a business. Various players of the startup ecosystem, such as global corporations, investment institutions, unicorn companies, and the media will attend to accelerate the invigoration of the Seoul startup ecosystem. Accordingly, over 40 programs, such as competitions, lectures, and seminars, will be held at Try Everything 2022, and various global institutions and Korean and foreign startup ecosystem experts, such as South Summit, Extreme Tech Challenge, Startup Genome, and the U.S. EMBASSY & CONSULATE, will be in attendance.

Sebastien Borget, COO and co-founder of The Sandbox, giving keynote speech as the first speaker in the opening ceremony of Try Everything 2022 | Photo by – AVING NEWS

This year’s 2022 TRY EVERYTHING special articles were jointly planned and conducted by AVING NEWS and the Seoul Business Agency (sba), which contributes to the revitalization of the Seoul economy through comprehensive and systematic nurturing of medium and small-sized enterprises in Seoul.