2019 Award Outline

Date Wednesday, October 30th to Friday, November 1st, 2019
Venue Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab [KOIL] and  Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Center [KCC] (Kashiwa city, Chiba)
Host Asian Entrepreneurship Award Steering Committee
Co-hosts Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Division of University Corporate Relations – The University of Tokyo
TX Entrepreneur Partners General Incorporated Association (TEP)
The Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs (JASVE)

Award Procedures

(1) The entrant companies present their business plans in the semi-final (November 1st) 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) Possibility of collaboration with Japanese large corporations
(2) 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.
(3) Business performance, which includes the nominee’s competitive advantages, management team, strategic vision, and communication capabilities, including presentation skills.


Awards

-First Prize: 3 million JPY
-Second Prize: 1 million JPY
-Third Prize: 500,000 JPY

-Microsoft Award
Azure Sandbox Environment, Technical Mentoring
* Free sandbox environment will be closed in max. 3 months. The final date of the sandbox environment is 2020/5/31 even if the environment would have not been fully utilized.

-Life Science Award
1. One-year free membership of LINK-J (Life Science Innovation Network Japan)
2. Business support during the recipients’ business trip to Japan, including 1-1 meeting set-up, PR support, etc.
3. Invitation to Biocom Global Life Science Partnering Conference

-The Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs(JASVE) Award: 50,000 JPY
…The award will be given by JASVE to the most challenging team in solving problems and which is full of entrepreneurship.

-IP Bridge Award
Award:Strategy building support for Intellectual property

-Audience Award
… This is awarded to the company receiving the most votes from the audience at the final session.


Qualification for Entry

Startup companies must meet all of the following requirements.
(1) Must have specific interest in Japanese market or desire in expanding business in relation with Japanese large corporations.
(2) Must be a technology startup focused in either fields of AI/ IoT or Medical/Healthcare.
(3) Must be an early stage startup which has completed PoC (Proof of Concept), and is able to communicate with a specific customer by using prototypes, samples or mockups.
- There are no conditions on the number of years of establishment or the amount of capital.
- A venture-backed company or a company with VCs involved is acceptable.
- Public companies or affiliates of large corporations are not accepted.
(4)Must be nominated by a person responsible for startup incubation/acceleration at a university, research institute, incubator or accelerator.
(5)Startup company must be able to participate in all the programs held between October 30th - November 1st, 2019.



2019 Program

※Program detail is subject to change without notice.

■Program : Day 1

【Limited program for ; Co-hosts, Sponsors, Partners, Nominating committee members and Startup entrants】

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Venue1:Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab [KOIL](Kashiwa city, Chiba)See Map

Venue2:Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Center [KCC](Kashiwa city, Chiba)See Map


9:00-9:30
<KOIL 6F KOIL STUDIO>
Orientation
9:30-10:00
<KOIL 6F KOIL STUDIO>
Introduction to Kashiwa-no-ha smart city
10:00-12:30 Kashiwa-no-ha smart city tour
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:30
<KOIL 6F A3, KOIL SALON
 / KCC 2F Room3-6>
Mentoring Session
Startup entrants will be divided into 4 groups and will have 10-minute presentation followed by 15-minute mentoring session.
16:30-16:45 Break
16:45-17:45
<KOIL 6F KOIL STUDIO>
Lottery for Semi-final Session
17:45-18:00 Break
18:00-20:30
<Kakedashi Yokocho>
Meet Kashiwa-no-ha !  (Networking party)

■Program : Day 2

【10:00-16:30 Open to public】
*Networking Dinner is open only to Host, Co-hosts, Sponsors and Partners

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Venue:Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Center [KCC](Kashiwa city, Chiba)See Map


10:00-10:10
<KCC 2F Room1,2>
Introduction for the day
10:10-11:25
<KCC 2F Room1,2>
Talk Session:Startup scenes in Asia 【Moderator】Shigeo Kagami Chairman of Asian Entrepreneurship Award Steering Committee ・(tentative)「Present Startup scenes in Asia」 POH KAM WONG Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School ・(tentative)「Investment in Asian Startups」 Ted Yamamoto Partner and Board Director, The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Co., Ltd.(UTEC) ・「JETRO's Support plan for presence in Japan」 Hyoung-il Moon Invest Japan Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) ・Panel Discussion
11:30-12:15
<KCC 2F Room1,2>
Alumni Speech:
William Chomley Founder&CEO, IMAGR LTD (Newzealand)
Li Min CEO, Girasol Energy Inc.  (Japan)
12:15-12:30
<KCC 2F Room1,2>
Announcement for Semi-final Session
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:30
<KCC 2F Room1-6>
Semi-final Session
10-minute presentation will be followed by 15-minute Q&A session in 6 groups of companies.
16:30-18:00 Break
18:00-20:00
<KCC 1F COMESTA>
Networking Dinner *Open only to Host, Co-hosts, Sponsors and Partners

■Program : Day3

【09:00-21:00 Open to public】

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Venue:Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Center [KCC](Kashiwa city, Chiba)See Map


10:30-11:00
<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Greetings by Co-Hosts :
Shigeo Kagami Chairman of Asian Entrepreneurship Award Steering Committee
Shingo Kokudo Chairman, Director of the Board, TX Entrepreneur Partners
11:00-11:20
<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Greetings by Special Sponsor : Hennie Loubser Enterprise Commercial Lead, Microsoft Japan
11:20-12:00
<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Speech :
Ryota Kanai CEO, Araya Inc.

・Biophysics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan PhD in experimental psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands ・Engaged in research for visual experiments and time perception under Professor Shinsuke Shimojo, California Institute of Technology, USA ・Former associate professor of cognitive neuroscience, University of Sussex, England ・Leading the world in image analysis of brain structure ・Founded Araya Inc.

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-13:30
<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Announcement of Finalists
13:30-14:15
<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Special speech:Do What You Love
Akiko Naka CEO, Wantedly, Inc.

 Akiko Naka is founder and chief executive officer of Wantedly, a social-networking service for professionals. Following its official launch in February 2012, Wantedly grew to 2.5m monthly active users and 30,000 corporates, and has become the leading professional social-networking service in Japan. Prior to founding Wantedly, Ms Naka was a growth co-ordinator at Facebook Japan, where she contributed to marketing and product development for Facebook in Japan. Before joining Facebook, she worked at Goldman Sachs in equity sales. Ms Naka graduated from Kyoto University in 2008 with a BA in economics. Ms Naka was named as a 40 under 40 leaders by Harvard Business Review Japan. She is the youngest female founder ever to take a company public in Japan.

14:15-14:30 Break
14:30-17:30
<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Final Session (6 teams)
10-minute presentation will be followed by 15-minute Q&A session of 6 startup teams.
17:30-19:00
<KCC 2F Room1-2>
Matching Session
19:00-21:00
<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Farewell Reception & Announcement of Award winners







2019 Entrants


2019 Winner

ASIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2019 Winners

Award winners were selected among 27 startup entrants of Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2019 after the Semi-final session on 31st October and Final session on 1st November.

Announced at 22:00 Friday, 1 November, 2019

 

■First Prize:

Award 3 million JPY

Acumen Research Labs

Singapore

ONG SIEW HWA

CEO and Founder

 

 

 

 

 

 

■Second Prize:

Award 1 million JPY

BioCheetah Pte Ltd

Singapore

LEE KIAN CHUNG

CEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

■Third Prize:

Award 500,000 JPY

Cavli Wireless

India

JOHN MATHEW

CEO and CTO

 

 

 

 

 


<Special Prizes>

■Microsoft Award:

Azure Sandbox Environment, Technical Mentoring
* Free sandbox environment will be closed in max. 3 months. The final date of the sandbox environment is 2020/5/31 even if the environment would have not been fully utilized.

System Stone Company Limited

Thailand

SITTIKORN NUALROD

CEO and Co-founder

 

 

 

 

 

■Life Science Award:

1. One-year free membership of LINK-J (Life Science Innovation Network Japan)
2. Business support during the recipients’ business trip to Japan, including 1-1 meeting set-up, PR support, etc.
3. Invitation to Biocom Global Life Science Partnering Conference

BioCheetah Pte Ltd

Singapore

LEE KIAN CHUNG

CEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

■The Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs(JASVE) Award:

Award 50,000JPY

…The award will be given by JASVE to the most challenging team in solving problems and which is full of entrepreneurship.

Acumen Research Labs

Singapore

ONG SIEW HWA

CEO and Founder

 

 

 

 

 

 

■IP Bridge Award:

Award  Strategy planning support for Intelectural property

Cavli Wireless

India

JOHN MATHEW

CEO and CTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

■Audience Prize:

…Voted by audiences in final session, no extra prize.

System Stone Company Limited

Thailand

SITTIKORN NUALROD

CEO and Co-founder

 

 

 


2019 Nominating Committee

AHMED RAZMAN ABDUL LATIFF – Malaysia

Associate Professor,
Putra Business School  

ALEX CARPENTER – Australia

Startup Program Manager,
University of Sydney

ASAKO SAKURAI – Thailand

Vice President,
JETRO Bangkok

KAYOKO SAWADA – Singapore

Senior Director,
JETRO Singapore

K SURESH KUMAR – India

Executive Director,
PSG-STEP

MAKOTO SARATA – Japan

Assistant Manager,
ASTEM

MIKE HANNA – New Zealand

Investment Manager,
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

MOHAD HAZMI MANSOR – Malaysia

Assistant Director,
JETRO KualaLumpur

SIVA RAMAMOORTHY – India

Mentor,
Zone Startups

YUICHIRO EBISU – Russia

Director,
JETRO Moscow

YULIA TOLKISHEVSKAYA – Russia

Head of International Projects,
Skolkovo Foundation

DON JYH-FU JENG – Taiwan

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

FUMIHIKO MORI – Japan

Managing Director, Chiba Industry Advancement Center
Director, Tokatsu Techno Plaza

FUMIHIKO UCHIDA – Japan

Professor, Deputy director of headquarters for industry-university collaboration,
University of Tsukuba

JUASRIKUL SAKDIPON – Thailand

Dr.
IDE Center, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce

KATSUYA HASEGAWA – Japan

Project Professor,
The University of Tokyo

KEVIN YANG – China

Senior Investment Manager,
Ray VC

LE THAI PHONG – Vietnam

Associate Professor, PhD, Dean,
Foreign Trade University

NOBUYUKI NITTA – Japan

CHIEF DIRECTOR,
DAI-ICHI KANGYO CREDIT COOPERATIVE

POH KAM WONG – Singapore

Professor,
National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School

TOMOTAKA GOJI – Japan

Managing Partner, President
The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Co., Ltd.(UTEC)

GYEWAN MOON – South Korea

Professor,
School of Business Administration, Kyungpook National University

TOTOK HARI WIBOWO – Indonesia

DR,
Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (CMEA)

2019 Judge

Kazunori Yamashita

Managing Officer,
General Manager Kashiwanoha Urban Planning and Development Department,
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Jesper Koll

CEO,
Wisdom Tree Japan

Shingo Kokudo

Chairman, Director of the Board
TX Entrepreneur Partners

Yasuhiko Yurimoto

CEO,
Global Brain Corporation

Michael Alafant

Group Chairman and CEO,
Fusion Systems Japan

Company of Corporate Judge

KDDI CORPORATION

Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

OMRON Corporation

Panasonic Corporation