Program 2021

The AEA 2021 will bring together 30 selected startups from across Asia providing solutions in the areas of healthcare, work & lifestyle reform, and sustainability, all of which have become key issues globally. During the event, the startups will deliver business presentations showcasing their services and products, with the winners being selected on the basis of a wide range of criteria. These will include innovativeness, the social and economic impact of their products and services, their commercial viability, the potential for collaboration with Japanese companies, and the opportunity for business expansion in Japan. The entire event will be held online.

* Program detail is subject to change without notice.  


■Day1 / Wednesday, October 27, 2021

13:00-13:10(JST) Greetings from Chairman of AEA Steering Committee

Dr. Shigeo Kagami

Chairman of Asian Entrepreneurship Award Steering Committee
Professor, Department of Technology Management for Innovation,
Graduate School of Engineering
The University of Tokyo

13:10-14:00(JST) Self-Introduction of Startup Entrants
14:00-14:10(JST) Orientation
14:10-14:20(JST) Introduction to Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City
14:30-17:00(JST) Semi-final Session (6 groups)


■Day2 / Thursday, October 28, 2021

13:00-16:00(JST) Final Session
16:15-16:30(JST) AEA 10th Anniversary : History and Messages
16:30-16:50(JST) AEA Alumni Speech
17:00-17:55(JST) Keynote Speech
・Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize Winner
・Masaharu Okada, Professor, Executive Director,
 Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center,Kyushu University
・Dr. Ashir Ahmed,Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering,
 Kyushu University, Director, Global Communication Center, Grameen Communications,
 Bangladesh and Founder and CTO, SocialTech Japan Inc. 
17:55-18:30(JST) Panel Session

Ms. Jenna Lee

Asia IoT Technical Sales Director, Microsoft Corporation

Prof. Masaharu Okada

Professor, Executive Director,
Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center Kyushu University

Dr./ Prof. Masako EGAWA

Specially Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration,
Hitotsubashi University


Dr. Shigeo Kagami

Chairman of AEA Steering Committee

18:30-19:00(JST) Announcement of Award Winners and Farewell Speech