2016 Award Outline

AEA 2016 Outline

Date Sunday, June 5th to Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Venue Sunday, June 5th, 2016 : Clip Nihonbashi (Mitsukoshi-mae, Nihonbashi, Tokyo) Monday, June 6th, 2016 : KOIL (Kashiwa-no-ha, Chiba) Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 : Keidanren Kaikan (Otemachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Host FUTURE DESIGN CENTER Incorporated Association
Co-hosts Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., Division of University Corporate Relations – The University of Tokyo, KEIDANREN, TX Entrepreneur Partners General Incorporated Association (TEP)

Award Procedures

(1) The entrant companies present their business plans in the semi-final (June 7th) and final sessions. (2) In the semi-finals, each of the entrants delivers a 10-minute presentation on their businesses. The top six goes to the final. (3) At the final session, finalists make a 10-minute presentation. After a fair judgement, prize winners of each prize will be elected.
 

Judging criteria

(1) Innovativeness, commercial viability and social impact of the business, with consideration given to the potential of the business to expand and bring about changes in the global economy and society. (2) Business performance, which includes the nominee’s competitive advantages, management team, strategic vision, and communication capabilities, including presentation skills.
 

Awards

First Prize: 1 million JPY

Second Prize: 500,000 JPY

Third Prize (Japan New Business Conferences President Prize) : 300,000 JPY

First, Second and Third Prize winners will also receive "31 VENTURES Award". 31 VENTURES Award:2 years free use of co-working space at 31 VENTURES Office operated by Mitsui Fudosan (3 persons per company).

 

Qualification for Entry

Startup companies must meet the following requirements. (1) Five years old or younger (2) Not listed on public stock exchange (3) Technology startup (4) Must be nominated by a responsible person from a University, Research Institute, Incubator or Accelerator.

2016 Program

■Program Day 0  【Open only to Host, Co-hosts, Sponsors and Partners】

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Venue:Clip Nihonbashi(CM Building 6F, 3-3-3 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)See Map


15:00-17:00 Nominating Committee member Special Session A talk session by Nominating Committee members from all the AEA participating countries will be the first program for AEA 2016. The discussion will be about the development of Global Partner Program and more of international relationships. 15:00-15:10   Greetings and Introduction 15:10-15:35   1 min. Self-Introduction pitch (All Nominating Committee members and Co-hosts) 15:35-16:00   <Topic 1> Domestic Preliminaries 16:00-16:30   <Topic 2> AEA Alumni Network 16:30-16:50   <Topic 3> 31 VENTURES / TEP -Global Partner Program- 16:50-17:00   Wrap up
17:00-18:30 Welcome Party
 

■Program Day 1  【Open only to Host, Co-hosts, Sponsors and Partners】

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Venue:

①KOIL(Shop and Office Tower 5-6F, District 148-2, Kashiwa-no-ha Campus 178-4 Wakashiba, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba)See Map

②KCC(Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Center, Hotel & Residences Building 2F, Kashiwa-no-ha Campus 178-4 Wakashiba, Kashiwa-city, Chiba)See Map


9:30-
<KOIL 6F>
Reception desk open
10:00-10:20
<KOIL6F KOIL STUDIO>
Orientation, About AEA
10:20-11:20
<KOIL6F KOIL STUDIO>
Startup scenes in each Countries Several nominating committee members will give presentations about trends and environment surrounding the startups and those communities in each countries.
11:30-12:40
<KOIL6F KOIL STUDIO>
Introduction to Kashiwa-no-ha Campus City & Tour An introduction to Kashiwa-no-ha campus project which is the venue for Day 1, and one of Japan’s leading smart cities. There will be a tour after the presentation which will include the Smart Center.
12:40-13:40 Lunch Break
13:45-15:45
<KOIL and KCC>
Mentoring Session Startup entrants will be divided into 7 groups and will have 10-minute presentation followed by 15-minute mentoring session.
 16:00-17:00
<KOIL6F KOIL STUDIO>
Special Program:GOOD CREATIVE AWARD by DENTSU Is your vision well communicated? A communication company will secretly judge and award your idea. logo__GCAThere are many ideas waiting to become businesses at AEA. Perfect business plans, but how about company names, logo designs and websites? As a communication company we will judge and award the communication side of your ideas. Come and discover hints on how to communicate your idea to the world!
<Moderator>
nadya_photoNadya Kirillova Dentsu Inc. Dentsu Innovation Institute team B, Creative Director  
prfl_katayamaTomohiro Katayama Dentsu Inc. Business Creation, Center Producer  
17:10-17:50
<KOIL6F KOIL STUDIO>
Special Speech : “Create innovations in the chemical industry for a sustainable society!” Iwao Yoshino(Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd.  Co-Founder, CEO)yoshino Engaged at Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Chemicals Division) in venture capital and consulting in the U.S. Established “Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd.” in 2007. Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Keio University in 1990. Earned an MBA from UC Berkeley in 2002. A Management of Technology (MOT) Hitachi Fellow. A member of a Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry survey and research committee concerning R&D-oriented venture investment decisions. Chemical industries are consuming an enormous amount of energy around the world. Methods for manufacturing in this industry have not changed in over a century. Aiming to revolutionize this industry, we turned out attention to the microwave technology used in microwave ovens and so on. For many years, though this technology attracted attention among researchers, it was considered difficult to scale larger and control, as well as difficult to implement. But by combining our chemists’ insights and our engineers’ know-how, we realized a platform technology that achieves “1/3 the energy consumption” and “1/5 the site area” for factories. We are expanding business flexibly, targeting a variety of domestic and international manufacturers without succumbing to the conservative climate of the chemical industry, which could be considered to be the largest barrier to commercialization. In the lecture, Iwao Yoshino will speak on his path—from starting the business up until now—as well as the newly visible business possibilities microwave technology brings about.
18:00-20:00
<KOIL6F AGORA>
Networking Dinner
 

■Program Day2

 ●Open Programs (9:30-18:15)  10,000 JPY / person

  Register here and please pay at venue.

 ●Night program (18:30-) open only to Host, Co-hosts, Sponsors and Partners

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

 

Venue:Keidanren Kaikan(1-3-2, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)See Map


9:00-
<5F>
Reception desk open
9:30-12:00
<4F and 5F>
Semi-final Session 10-minute presentation will be followed by 10-minute Q&A session in 5 groups of companies.
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-
<2F>
Reception desk open
14:00-14:40
<2F North Hall>
Greetings from Chairman of Nominating Committee:
kagamiShigeo Kagami  Professor, General Manager – Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Division of University Corporate Relations, University of Tokyo  
Greetings from Co-host:
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Shingo Kokudo  Chairman, Board of Director – TX Entrepreneur Partners    
Announcement of teams for Final session
14:40-17:10
<2F North Hall>
Final Session (6 teams)
17:10-17:25 Break
17:25-17:30
<2F North Hall>
Greetings: Katsunori Nemoto  Managing Director, Japan Business Federation
17:30-18:15
<2F North Hall>
Special Speech : "I decided to save the world with Euglena." Mitsuru Izumo  President & CEO, Euglena Co., Ltd.
izumo Graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo, and joined The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in 2002. Founded Euglena Co., Ltd. in August 2005 and was appointed President & CEO. Succeeded in the world’s first edible outdoor mass culture of the microalgae Euglena (midorimushi in Japanese) in December of that year. Selected as Young Global Leader, World Economic forum (Davos meeting) (2012), received the first Nippon Venture Awards’ “Prime Minister’s Award” (2015). Authored “Boku wa midorimushi de sekai wo sukuu koto ni kimemashita (I decided to save the world with Euglena)” (Diamond, Inc.). The microalgae Euglena (whose scientific name in Japanese is also Euglena) is a type of the same seaweed as wakame, or seaweed, and kombu, or kelp. Highly nutritious and able to absorb CO2, it has attracted attention as a possible means of solving food and energy problems, as well as global warming. Euglena Co., Ltd., despite being told it was “absolutely impossible,” succeeded in the world’s first edible outdoor mass culture of Euglena in 2005. The company has established the technology to expand Euglena. Euglena Co., Ltd. is also conducting research and development into the fats and oils contained in Euglena, which is suitable for biofuels, bio-jet fuel, biodiesel fuel, and more. Moved from the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Mothers (Market of the High-growth and Emerging Stocks) to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange as of December 3, 2014. During the lecture, Mitsuru Izumo will talk about his path, from the first thought of founding the company to being listed on the stock exchange, as well as his vision for the future.
18:30-20:30
*Open only to Host, Co-hosts, Sponsors and Partners
<2F South Hall>
Farewell Reception Speeches and  Announcement of Award winners






2016 Entrants


2016 Winner


2016 Nominating Committee

AHMED RAZMAN ABDUL LATIFF – Malaysia

Director / Putra Business School

ANDREW YOUNG MENG-CHEUNG – Hong Kong

Chief Commercial Officer / Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)

ANTONIO M. DEL CARMEN – Philippines

Program Director / Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Business

ATSUSHI USAMI – Japan

Principal / The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Co., Ltd. (UTEC)

CAYETANA MARTINEZ – Australia

Sydney and Edna Genesis Coordinator / Sydney University

DON JYH-FU JENG – Taiwan

Associate Professor and Director / Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management National Chengchi University

GUAN HUANG – China

Student Career Center, PEKING University / Assistant Director

GYEWAN MOON – Korea

Professor / School of Business Administration, Kyungpook National University

HIROSHI NISHIKAWA – Japan

Partnership Manager / Orange Japan

JI XIAOCONG – China

Director of Entrepreneurship Center of Tsinghua University Youth League / Tsinghua University

K SURESH KUMAR – India

General Manager / PSG-Science & Technology Entrepreneurial Park (PSG-STEP)

LE THAI PHONG – Vietnam

PhD, Vice Dean / Foreign Trade University

MAXIM MILHAYLOV – Russia

Director, Head of Startup Acceleration Programs / Skolkovo Foundation

MOTOSHI SOBUE -Japan

Deputy Chairman / TX Entrepreneur Partners

NATTAKRIT WU – Thailand

Change Maker / MetaMo

POH KAM WONG – Singapore

Professor and Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, National University of Singapore (NUS) Entrepreneurship Centre, Singapore

RICHARD TAN – China

Chief Executive / Innospace

SIVA RAMAMOORTHY – India

Mentor / Zone Startups India

TOTOK HARI WIBOWO – Indonesia

DR. Ing. Totok Hari Wibowo MSc. / Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs

2016 Judge

Christina Ahmadjian

Professor, Graduate school of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University

Michael Alafant

Group Chairman and CEO, Fusion Systems Japan

Richard Dyck

Director, Semiconductor Portal, Inc.

Yasuhiko Yurimoto

CEO, Global Brain Corporation