◆List of Kansai Venture Support Programs：
A list of venture support programs nationwide gathered by the Kansai Venture Supporters’ Conference (secretariat: Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).
1. Provision of fundraising opportunities (brushing up business plans and business models for funding), as well as opportunities for individual interviews with multiple venture capitalists. (Achievement: Total of participating companies in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 (as of April 2018): 2.527 billion yen in total)
2. Business collaboration with large corporations: We provide opportunities to hear directly from those in charge about the assets and needs of large corporations, and to receive proposals and business advice that meet their needs.
3. Encounters with about 100 passionate mentors: Mentors are from large corporations, media, senior entrepreneurs, venture capitalists (VC), and local government officials, and will provide advice to the participants in their respective fields.
The aim of this project: The Osaka Innovation Hub (OIH) has been established to provide a venue for collaboration between venture businesses aiming for global expansion and investors and large corporations, etc. The aim of this project is to increase the intimacy and quality of such collaboration and
Description:The Osaka Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (OIBI) is conducting a project to support women entrepreneurs in the seven prefectures of the Kansai region.
Now in our seventh year, we have met and learned from more than 5,000 women who are considering starting their own businesses.
The businesses that have emerged from this project have been highly acknowledged, receiving awards such as the Nikkei Woman of the Year Award and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award. Many are actively working as Japan’s leading female entrepreneurs.
We do not support presidents, but “entrepreneurs”.
We will thoroughly question why you do what you do and scale up women who use business to contribute to their loved ones and to society.
The pllars of this project are
・“LED Kansai” in which women present business models
・”SHIP,” a community site for supporting private companies and ambassadors
・”STORY,” a website that introduces women entrepreneurs’ personalities and ways of life, instead of their work.
This year, we will continue to promote the project together with the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI-Kansai). We will also implement a variety of content together with you, including the Business Plan Presentation LED Kansai, with the cooperation of our supporter companies and partner organizations.
・Provides a place for venture companies to grow dramatically.
・Every other Friday every month, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
・Held at Osaka Innovation Hub. ・Since the pre-event on August 29, 2013, more than 100 events have been held to date.
・Participants include new business development departments of major manufacturers, trading companies, and railroad companies representing the Kansai region, financial institutions and VCs active in venture support, and the media.
※The event also served as a preliminary round for the Kinki region of the Entrepreneurship Koshien and Entrepreneurship Expo conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and NICT.
（Starting in 2019. Produced by Human Hub Japan）
Description: The “Umekita Phase 2” district is scheduled to open in 2024. The concept of the urban development is “greenery and innovation”. The aim is to create a “life design innovation” industry. To achieve this goal, we will nurture producers who will implement (commercialize) the science and technology concentrated in the Kansai region in society, and connect companies with universities and research institutes.