Lecturer : Jiro Kokuryo,Masaki Umejima

This course aims at providing students with basic understanding of technological entrepreneurship, knowledge of business modeling and essential skills to be a startup. Firstly, this course emphasizes on technological entrepreneurship, which considers the conversion of technology to commercialization. Secondly, many guest speakers with rich entrepreneurial experiences will be invited to share successful experiences. Last year, Mr. Chihito Kusabiraki, CEO, Weather News Inc, and Mr. Eric Gan, Representative Director, President, eAccess, were invited to this class. Thirdly, action learning opportunities such that you write up a business plan are prepared for students. In this course, final assignment is to submitting your business plan. Apart from doing this work, this business plan assignment can also be used as submission for the SOI Asia Business Plan Contest, hosted by SOI Asia, Asian wide university alliance. On a voluntary basis, you will be given opportunities to present your business plan directly to the venture capitalist and industry. Goals of this course are: 1) Foster entrepreneurial mindset, 2) Understand necessary factors for business planning, and 3) Learn know-how to be successful startup. ※Information1:This course uses English for communication. ※Information2: The guest speaker’s lecture might be changed based on their availability schedule. Please refer to the announcement made during the lecture. ※Information3: Some lectures are shared by Asian universities in Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Indonesia, via the satellite connection operated by SOI Asia.