Briefing for EDGE-NEXT entrepreneurship education program

May 11, 2020

Event Details

Event Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Alumni / Companies / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) May 22, 2020 17:30 — 18:45
Location Hongo Area Campus
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
Advance registration required.  Please apply from the following site. Zoom URL will be sent to applicants.
Registration Period — May 20, 2020
Contact The University of Tokyo, Division of University Corporate Relations, EDGE-NEXT Office
Intended for: 
University researchers (graduate level or higher) / National laboratory researchers / Research or business development personnel from corporations / Government staff

EDGE-NEXT is the entrepreneurship education program which develops global entrepreneurs and enables participants to create business plans based on research seeds. This year we will focus on solving SDGs issues. First, participants will dig down to find problems and next create solutions and business plans via diversified teams. Lastly, they will present their business plans in front of venture investors in the US.
We will gather individuals based on their interest in SDGs issues (Disaster and infrastructure; Healthcare, medical and aging; Environment; Power and energy; Agriculture and food; Others). Participants will form teams and do challenges to make business plans based on their passion for problem solving and their skills and knowledge (research or business experience). The fee of this program is free for participants other than those from corporations. Participants from corporations will pay a fee. We will start the program from the beginning of July.

The main features of the program are as follows.

(1) The program consists of three phases (Basic, Advanced, and Practical) which are suitable for the objectives and stages. We would recommend Basic phase for participants who start from digging down to find problems and forming diversified teams, and Advanced phase for participants who already formed a team and will make business plans based on research outcomes. The Practical phase is for participants who will launch a real business as a startup or inside a corporation.
(2) Participants can brush up their communication skills and build valuable human networks through discussions with various people from universities, national laboratories, corporations, investors, and business mentors.
(3) Participants can have the chance to present business plans in front of overseas venture investors at Silicon Valley and San Diego.

Agenda of the day:

(1) Overview explanation of EDGE-NEXT program 
(2) Talk about social problems by JICA
(3) Talk about experience by startup CEO

Number of audience members: No limit for briefing (About 40 people for the program itself)
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