AEA 2020

2020 Award Outline

Date Tuesday, October 27th to Thursday, October 29th, 2020
※JST 15:00~19:00(Some programs start from 13:00.)
Method all held ON-LINE
Host Asian Entrepreneurship Award Steering Committee
Co-hosts Division of University Corporate Relations – The University of Tokyo
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
TX Entrepreneur Partners General Incorporated Association (TEP)
The Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs (JASVE)
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Award Procedures

(1) The entrant companies present their business plans in the semi-final 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.

(3) Possibility of collaboration with Japanese large corporations


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 2021/5/31 even if the environment would have not been fully utilized.

-Life Science Award:
1. Support for scheduling 1on1 meeting with companies in LINK-J network during business trip to Japan and PR support at LINK-J website after consultation with LINK-J.
2. Posting an interview article of the award-winning company on website of LINK-J (Life Science Innovation Network Japan)
3. (Japanese startups only) One-year free membership of LINK-J

-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: Strategy building support for Intellectual property


Qualification for Entry

Startup companies must meet all of the following requirements.

(1)Must be a technology startup which has solution related to Healthcare / Communication / Work style reform / Quality of Life, as important themes under the “New Normal” society.

(2) 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.
– No conditions are required for number of years from establishment.
– Startups invested by VCs or planned to be invested are acceptable, but the capital amount must be 1M USD or under.
– Public companies or affiliates of large corporations are not accepted.

(3) Must be nominated by a person responsible for startup incubation/acceleration at a university, research institute, incubator or accelerator.

(4) Startup company must be able to participate in all the programs held between October 27th – October 29th, 2020.
※ Your absence to some programs can be reasons for disqualification.

(5) (Non-Japanese startups only) Must have specific interest in Japanese market or desire in expanding business in relation with Japanese corporations.




2020 Program

* Program detail is subject to change without notice.

■Day1 / Tuesday, October 27, 2020

* Limited program for ; Co-hosts, Sponsors, Partners, Nominators and Startup entrants
14:30-15:00 Check-in 
15:00-15:05 Greetings from Chairman of AEA Steering Committee
15:05-15:55 Self introduction of Startup Entrants
15:55-16:05 Orientation
16:05-16:15 Introduction to Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City
16:15-16:30 Break
16:30-19:00 Mentoring Session
19:00-19:30 Lottery for Semi-final Session
19:30-21:00 Meetup for AEA nominators and friends

■Day2 / Wednesday, October 28, 2020

12:30-12:50 Check-in of Startup entrants and Nominators
12:50-13:00 Introduction for the day
13:00-15:30 Semi-Final session
15:30-16:00 Speech
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-18:30 Matching Session
18:30-20:30 Announcement of Finalists /Networking

■Day3 / Thursday, October, 29th

14:00-14:30 Check-in of Startup entrants and Nominators
14:30-17:30 Final Session
17:30-17:45 Break
17:45-17:50 Greetings from Co-Host
17:50-18:30 Special Speech
18:30-18:55 AEA Alumni Speech
19:00-19:30 Announcement of Award winners
19:30-19:35 Farewell speech
19:35-20:30 Networking









2020 Startup Entrants


2020 Entrants

ASIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2020 Winners

Award winners were selected among 30 startup entrants of Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2020 after the Semi-final session on 28th October and Final session on 29th October.

Announced at 19:30 Thursday, 29 October, 2020

 

■First Prize:

Award 3 million JPY

 

Eden Agritech Co., Ltd.

Thailand

NORAPAT PHAONIMMONGKOL

CEO and Founder

 

 

 

 

■Second Prize:

Award 1 million JPY

Nitium Technology Sdn Bhd

Malaysia

MUHAMMAD ASIF AHMAD KHUSHAINI

CEO

 

 

 

 

■Third Prize:

Award 500,000 JPY

Onesight Technology Co.,Ltd.

China

TONG JIANG

CTO and Co-Founder

 

 

 

 


<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 2021/5/31 even if the environment would have not been fully utilized.

Brain Pool Tech Private Limited

Singapore

CULLEN BRYANT OWENS

CBO

 

 

 

 

 

 

■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

ENDIMENSION TECHNOLOGY PRIVATE LIMITED

India

BHARADWAJ KSS

CEO and Founder

 

 

 

 

■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.

Mantra Inc.

Japan

SHONOSUKE ISHIWATARI

CEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

■IP Bridge Award:

Strategy building support for Intellectual property

Chronoptics Limited

New Zeeland

RICHARD CONROY

CEO

 

 

 

 

Mantra Inc.

Japan

SHONOSUKE ISHIWATARI

CEO

 

 

 

 

 

■Audience Prize:

Voted by audiences in final session, no extra prize.

Nitium Technology Sdn Bhd

Malaysia

MUHAMMAD ASIF AHMAD KHUSHAINI

CEO

 

 


2020 Nominator

AHMED RAZMAN ABDUL LATIFF – Malaysia

Dr,
Putra Business School   

JOSEPHINE CHAO – Taiwan

President,
Epoch Foundation (Garage+ Incubator)

KIEWAI KHOO – Singapore

Director,
Business Dev & PR
JETRO Singapore

MAKOTO SARATA – Japan

CFO,
Institute of Experimental Management

SIVA RAMAMOORTHY – India

Mentor,
Derbi Foundation

TAKETO SUGAWARA – Japan

Director, Incubation and Entrepreneurship Education
The University of Tokyo

ANTONIO M. DEL CARMEN – Philippines

Professor,
Ateneo de Manila University

ASAKO SAKURAI – Thailand

Vice President,
JETRO Bangkok

HUI KWOK LEONG – Singapore

Acting Director,
Ecosystem Development,
NUS Enterprise

K SURESH KUMAR – India

Executive Director,
PSG-STEP

KOKI ONO

Director,
JETRO Guangzhou

MIKE HANNA – New Zealand

Investment Manager,
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

MOHAD HAZMI MANSOR – Malaysia

Assistant Director,
JETRO KualaLumpur

YULIA TOLKISHEVSKAYA – Russia

Head of International Projects,
Skolkovo Foundation

ALEX CARPENTER – Australia

Startup Program Manager,
University of Sydney

DELON TOH – Singapore

Deputy Director,
Enterprise Singapore

DUNG THI XUAN PHAM – Vietnam

Coordinator,
JETRO Hanoi

KAYOKO SAWADA – Singapore

Senior Director,
JETRO Singapore

KENJI MARUSAKI – India

Director,
JETRO Ahmedabad

TOMOHIRO TAKASHIMA – China

Director General,
JETRO Hong Kong

YOSHIHARU NAKAZAWA – China

Vice President,
JETRO Shanghai

YUICHIRO EBISU – Russia

Director,
JETRO Moscow

YUTA ICHINOSE – Russia

General Director,
JETRO Saint Petersburg

2020 Judge

Shingo Kokudo

Chairman, Director
TX Entrepreneur Partners

Michael Alafant

Group Chairman and CEO,
Fusion Systems Japan

Jesper Koll

Global Ambassador,
Monex Group Japan

Yasuhiko Yurimoto

CEO,
Global Brain Corporation