AEA2014 ASIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2014 Innovation Award for Young Entrepreneurs to Compete For Global Change

AEA2014 Award Winners

AEA2014 Award Winners

General Information

General Information








Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2014 (AEA 2014)

July 13 (Sun) – 15 (Tue), 2014

Kashiwa-no-ha Gate Square (Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab (KOIL) and Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Center (KCC))

English (Some programs will be in Japanese or with simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation)


Future Design Center Incorporated Association

TX Entrepreneur Partners General Incorporated Association, Division of University Corporate Relations – The University of Tokyo and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Overview of the Award

Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2014 is the international business competition that will pull together young Asian entrepreneurs and be held in Japan for three days.
When young entrepreneurs have exciting and valuable experience of mutually learning from and being inspired by peers from all over the world, they can gain huge confidence to overcome numerous difficulties and move forward with their own businesses.
This Award will offer a three-day program as a part of an innovation creating project led by Japan in collaboration with other Asian countries, in an effort to create a big network for entrepreneurship development attracting mentors and venture capitalists from Asia and the world.
Most of the programs are open to public. Click here for more details.

Qualification for Entry

Each member of the Nominating Committee nominates one company from respective countries and economies that meets the following requirements (in principle):
1. Five years old or younger
2. Not listed on public stock exchange
3. Technology startup
Click here for more information on Entrants and Nomination Committee Members.

Award Procedures

The entrant companies present their business plans in the semi-final and final sessions held on July 14 and 15, respectively.

In the semi-finals, entrants deliver 10-minute presentations on their businesses. The top six go to the finals.

In the finals, six companies deliver 15-minute presentations. An impartial judging panel chooses award winners.

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.


First Prize:

Second Prize:

Third Prize:

3 million yen

1 million yen

500,000 yen

Extra Prizes

- Free tenancy for two years at KOIL Park
- JAL Bouns Miles: First Prize: 50,000 miles for two people /
2nd Prize: 40,000 miles for two people / 3rd Prize: 30,000 miles for two people

- HP Laptop: First Prize: 3 machines / 2nd Prize: 2 machines / 3rd Prize: 1 machine

Intel Prize

Invitation to APEC Accelerator Network Summit 2014
Prize awarded to one person of the top-placing team among the entrants from Japan.
APEC Accelerator Network Summit 2014 is an Asian entrepreneur competition sponsored by Intel Corporation, to be held in Taiwan in August 2014.

Shui On Prize *1

- Right to use InnoSpace*2 (Shanghai) as an operational base for entering the Chinese market (six months, free use for up to two persons)
- Free KIC and InnoSpace business-matching sessions
- Free support services for incorporation of business, recruiting, legal consultation, etc.
- Return air ticket for two persons of the winning team between their home country and Shanghai, China

*1. Awarded to the top-placing entrant whose business deals with IT or IT-related clean technology
*2. InnoSpace is an incubation facility located in the Knowledge and Information Community (KIC) complex in Shanghai.

Japan New Business Conferences President Prize

300,000 yen

*Please note that all prizes are subject to change.