2018 Award Outline

Date Wednesday, October 31st to Friday, November 2nd, 2018
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 2nd) 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: 1 million JPY
-Second Prize: 500,000 JPY
-Third Prize: 300,000 JPY

-Kashiwa-no-ha Award: 150,000 JPY
…Suitability and implementability to the concept of Kashiwa-no-ha smart city development will be judged towards adoption from the technology, product or service of all startup entrants.

-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 planning support for Intelectural property

-31 VENTURES Award:All the award winners above will also win 2 years free use of co-working space at 31 VENTURES Office operated by Mitsui Fudosan (3 persons per company).

-Audience Award: Voted by audiences in final session, no extra prize.

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 and the nominating person must be able to participate in all the programs held between October 31st - November 2nd, 2018.



2018 Program

■Program Day 1

【Open only to Host, Co-hosts, Sponsors and Partners】

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

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


18:00-20:00
Welcome Party

■Program Day 2

【Open only to Host, Co-hosts, Sponsors and Partners】

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

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

 

9:00-9:15
Orientation
9:15-10:40
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.
■Moderator:

 

SHIGEO KAGAMI

(Chairman of Asian Entrepreneurship Award Steering Committee)



■Paneler:

DON JYH-FU JENG
(Director, Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management National Chengchi University) / Taiwan

DAN ZHU
(Senior Manager, Beijing Innoway Technology Services Co., Ltd.) / China
GYEWAN MOON
(Professor, School of Business Administration, Kyungpook National University) / Korea


RUBESCH EDWARD JAMES
(Program Director, Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship Center) / Thailand


10:40-10:45 Introduction of COGNITEE
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:20
Kashiwa-no-ha presentation
11:20-12:20 Kashiwa-no-ha smart city tour
12:20-13:30 Lunch Break
Mentoring Session

 

Startup entrants will be divided into 4 groups and will have 10-minute presentation followed by 15-minute mentoring session.

16:10-16:30 Break
16:30-17:30
Alumni speech

AEA2017 Second Prize, Audience Prize
ViSenze(Singapore) CEO  Oliver Tan
17:30-18:00 Photo session
18:00-20:00

1F

Networking Dinner

■Program Day3

【09:30-18:20 Open to public】
【18:30-20:30 Open only to Host, Co-hosts, Sponsors and Partners】

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

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


9:30-11:30
Semi-final Session

 

10-minute presentation will be followed by 10-minute Q&A session in 4 groups of companies.
Judgement for Semi-final Session

13:00-14:00
Talk session : AEA alumni at present

■Moderator:

KATSUYA HASEGAWA
(Project Professor, The University of Tokyo)

■Paneler:

 

POH KAM WONG
(Professor, National University of Singapore) / Singapore


14:10-14:50
Greetings
Announcement of the teams for Final session
14:55-17:20
Final Session (6 teams)
17:30-18:30
Special speech:「To the society with no heart failure」
Kakuta Kenji,(CEO, iHeart Japan Corporation)

Mr. Kenji Kakuta is currently managing iHeart Japan Corporation from its inception in 2013, developing a regenerative medicinal product for severe heart failure.
In 2016, he was awarded by the Government of Japan as a meritorious contributor to collaboration between industry, academia and government. Prior to the current position, he was working for venture capital funds for 8 years, and responsible mainly for investment in biotechnology companies and so broadly as Japan, North America, Western Europe, China and Singapore. He invested in 24 companies in total, including Japan Tissue Engineering, CellSeed and Promethera as cell therapy companies. He was a board member of Promethera, a Belgian company. Prior to that, he started his professional career at Procter & Gamble Far East. He holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science from Kyoto University.
18:40-20:35

*Open only to Host, Co-hosts, Sponsors and Partners

Farewell Reception

 

Speeches and Announcement of Award winners

 








2018 Entrants


2018 Winner

ASIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2018 Winners

Announced at 22:00 Friday, 2 November, 2018
Press Release:AEA2018_WINNERS

■First Prize:

Award 1 million JPY

IMAGR LTD  New Zealand

WILLIAM CHOMLEY, Founder & CEO

 

 

■Second Prize:

Award 500,000 JPY

Brain Beat, Ltd    Russia

EDVARD KRYZHANOVSKII, CEO, PhD

 

 

■Third Prize:

Award 300,000 JPY

Girasol Energy Inc. Japan Japan

LI MIN, CEO

 


<Special Prizes>

■Kashiwa-no-ha Prize:

Award 150,000JPY

Girasol Energy Inc. Japan Japan

LI MIN, 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.

Value and Trust Co., Ltd.     Korea

PAUL ROE, CEO

 

 

■IP Bridge Award:

Award  Strategy planning support for Intelectural property

PLIMES Inc.    Japan

DUSHYANTHA JAYATILAKE, CTO & Co-founder

 

 

■Audience Prize:

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

IMAGR LTD  New Zealand

WILLIAM CHOMLEY, Founder & CEO

 

 

 

 

■31VENTURES Prize

31VENTURES Prize were awarded to all the winners above.

…Win 2 years free use of co-working space at 31 VENTURES Office operated by Mitsui Fudosan (3 persons per company).

31 VENTURES OFFICE


2018 Nominating Committee

AHMED RAZMAN ABDUL LATIFF – Malaysia

Associate Professor,
Putra Business School  

K SURESH KUMAR – India

Executive Director,
PSG-STEP

MIKE HANNA – New Zealand

Investment Manager,
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

SIVA RAMAMOORTHY – India

Mentor,
Zone Startups

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 UCHIDA – Japan

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

KATSUYA HASEGAWA – Japan

Project Professor,
The University of Tokyo

POH KAM WONG – Singapore

Professor,
National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School

DAISUKE KATAGIRI – Japan

Assistant Manager,
TOHOKU University Venture Partners Co., Ltd.

DAN ZHU – China

Senior Manager,
Beijing Innoway Technology Services Co., Ltd.

DE-YU WANG – China

Director of Lab,
Tsinghua University

JARED HARRISON – Australia

Entrepreneurship Programs Manager,
University of Sydney Business School

NGUYEN THI HANH – Vietnam

Lecturer,
Foreign Trade University

TAKASHI FUKUYAMA – Japan

Partner,
MedVenture Partners, Inc.

RUBESCH EDWARD JAMES – Thailand

Program Director,
Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship Center, UTCC

GYEWAN MOON – South Korea

Professor,
School of Business Administration, Kyungpook National University

TOTOK HARI WIBOWO – Indonesia

DR,
Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (CMEA)

RICHARD TAN – China

Chief Executive,
Innospace

2018 Judge

Jesper Koll

CEO,
Wisdom Tree Japan

Shingo Kokudo

Chairman, Director of the Board
TX Entrepreneur Partners

Masaru Murai

Director of the Board,
TX Entrepreneur Partners

Michael Alafant

Group Chairman and CEO,
Fusion Systems Japan

Company of Corporate Judge

KDDI CORPORATION

Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

OMRON Corporation

Panasonic Corporation