Collaborative business

Eleven teams using state-of-the-art technology show business plans!

"No Maps NEDO Dream Pitch" with Entrepreneurs World Expo



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Date and time
Call for recruitment of business plan on Friday, June 29 (Friday)
Wednesday, August 22 (Wednesday) 17: 00 Recruitment deadline
August 27 (Monday) Primary review (written review) Notification result
September 8 (Saturday) Collective training (held all day in Sapporo)
From September 8 th (Sat), individual mentoring will be held
October 11 (Thu) Pitch contest holding

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Hokkaido Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (Kokusai) New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) jointly work with Hokkaido General Communications Bureau, etc. of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to establish entrepreneurship and new business based on excellent technology seeds and business ideas We will hold a pitch contest aiming at business creation.

The venture support program "No Maps NEDO Dream Pitch" with Entrepreneur EXPO will be implemented as a collaborative project with the creative convention "No Maps 2018" held mainly in Sapporo city.

The contest excellence team will provide nationwide pitch contests to be held in Tokyo and opportunities to participate in overseas events.

Business summary

Hokkaido has strengths in rich and vast nature, food and sightseeing, and has the potential to become a demonstration field of pioneering new business. On the other hand, it is also an advanced area that has challenges such as serious labor shortage due to the declining birthrate and aging population rapidly developing.

In this project, we will recruit business plans with "new technology" and innovative "idea" leading to problem solving that extends Hokkaido's strengths, from the whole country to conduct pitch contest, as well as providing advice, guidance and matching opportunities by experts Offers. In addition, we will support the organizer's dissemination of new technologies / ideas that were submitted to the whole country and the world, and creating new and great value from Hokkaido.

Business Schedu

Call for recruitment of business plan on June 29, 2018 (Fri)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (Wed) 17: 00 Recruitment deadline

Monday, August 27, 2018 Notice of the first examination (written examination)

September 8, 2018 (Saturday) Collective training (held all day in Sapporo)

Individual mentoring conducted on Saturday, September 8, 2018

October 11, 2018 (Thursday) Pitch Contest held

Outline of the pitch contest

【Date and time】 October 11, 2018 (Thursday) 13: 30 ~

【Place】 KRAPS HALL (Sapporo 1st Floor, Times Station 5th Southern 4th West Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi)

【Quota】 11 teams

【Award】 No Maps NEDO Dream Pitch and Entrepreneur EXPO set according to each standard.

Details · How to participate

Contest judges (in alphabetical order)

Hiroyuki Ito

Representative Director of Krypton Future Media Co., Ltd. / Chairman of No Maps Executive Committee

After working at Hokkaido University, July 1995 established Krypton · Future Media Co., Ltd. in Sapporo city. With over 100 affiliated companies around the world, more than 30 million sound contents are the largest in the world. DTM software, music distribution aggregator, 3DCG technology, etc. We are advancing service development and technology development with sound as the idea source every day. It is also known as "Hatsune Miku" development company. Hokkai Gakuen University Economic Graduation. No Maps Executive Committee Chairperson, Visiting Professor at Information Hokkaido Information University also concurrently holds. Received the Ainu Ring prize in 2013.

Osami Ozakara

ABBALab Representative Director / Sakura Internet Corporation Fellow / Professor, Kyoto University of Art and Design

Born in Kyoto City in 1971. After working as a co-founder of Sakura Internet Co., Ltd., he has served as a representative of Internet-based operating companies. In 2011, founded nomad Co., Ltd. and worked on the start-up support business. In 2013, ABBALab Inc. started an investment business specializing in prototyping IoT startup. In the same year, DMM.make 3D print was launched as producer of DMM.make, DMM.make AKIBA was established in 2014. Evening list from 2015. In the same year, I returned to Sakura Internet as a fellow. From 2017, he became professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design. In the same year, assumed a senior fellow of mercari R4D, a research and development organization aimed at social implementation. Other, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry IoT Promotion Lab Judge Committee, Committee on Data Portability, Fukuoka City Startup Supporters' Director, etc.

Shigeo Shigeo

National University University Professor, Innovation Promotion Division, Industry Collaboration Promotion Headquarters, The University of Tokyo

MBA from the Hitotsubashi University School of Commerce, Switzerland IMD Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Case Western Reserve University Business. After participating in the Boston consulting group, I participated in the establishment of corporate direction (CDI). In 2004 he took office as professor of industry-university cooperation headquarters of the University of Tokyo and general manager of promotion promotion. Current position from 2013. Supporting university-initiated venture and entrepreneurial education. Vice Chairman and Director of the Japan Venture Society, Japan Venture Society 1st Shuichi Matsuda Prize (2015). Representative director / chairman of NPO corporation Aesek Japan.

Hideki Sato

Representative Director of Media / Magic Inc.

Completed Otaru University of Commerce (Entrepreneurship Major), Master of Business Administration (MBA). After working for Dutt (currently Dut Japan Co., Ltd.) Nanjing Building Co., Ltd., founded Media Magic Co., Ltd. in 1996, Representative Director. The company promotes maximization of customer value creation, centering on distribution and operation of attractive sites and smartphone apps, which emphasize relation with users, "Keitai Studio", a site management tool born from research and development activities of mobile solutions are doing. In recent years, we are also offering life-conscious applications such as bus location service "Bath Kita!"
Currently, (one company) Hokkaido Mobile Content Business Conference Chairman, (one company) Vice Chairman of Hokkaido Information System Industries Association (HISA), (one company) Hokkaido IT Promotion Association permanent board member, First member of Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice Chairman of the Economic Exchange Committee) and other officers.

Shinya Tanaka

President and Representative Director of BIJIN & Co., Ltd.

Born in 1977 in Hokkaido. Established Be Communications Inc. in 1999. In 2010, acquired the beauty watch business and incumbent. We provide opportunities to debut differently from traditional entertainment office, reveal potential applicants such as model / talent in the province. In 2016, we released the digital casting service "CLOUDCASTING" specialized in the entertainment industry. In order to bring innovation to casting by systematizing tasks that were formerly in the past, Cast (namely model, talent, influencer, performer, etc.) nationwide has the opportunity of "Activities" to be a client We provide "encounter with new talent and added value". In 2018, it implemented the "automatic calculation system for remuneration of talent and model by AI", which is the first in the industry, and the reference level of remuneration which was historically obscure and far unknown was compared with the achievement and profile information of the cast himself who receives the offer, AI automatically calculates from proprietary DB such as average market price in market. We are trying to improve matching efficiency and optimize reward for individual business owner and entertainment production who are active in the entertainment industry.
As an ICT mentor platform mentor of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), he is also working on ICT venture support.

Katsuya Hirokawa

General Foundation SFC Forum Secretary General / SFC Forum Fund Fund Manager

Born in Iwamizawa City, Hokkaido. After joining SMBC and Hokkaido University, he took over as Keio University Incubation Manager, in charge of entrepreneurship support and entrepreneurial education. Established General Foundation corporation SFC Forum from 2012, assumed office general secretary. Established SFC Forum Fund from 2017, assumed office as a fund manager.
Participated in the overseas student business contest as an advisor. In 2009, in 2010 Global Tic @ Taiwan's Asia's Best Award, 2009 I2P Global Competition will lead the team to the world's best. Since 2011, we held entrepreneurs seminars for students nationwide in cooperation with the US Embassy, ​​and supported more than 1,500 students. We work on a number of seminars on entrepreneurship, regional activities and human resources development in collaboration with Kanagawa Prefecture, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture, Yokohama City, Fujisawa City, Kobayashi City (Miyazaki Prefecture), Obihiro City, Hakodate City and others. NEDO SUI Mentor / Catalyzer, IPA Certified Mentor, Nippon Research Institute Future 2018 Certified Mentor, Yamagata University Visiting Associate Professor etc.


Hosting Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Hokkaido Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, (National Laboratory) New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Co-organized Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Hokkaido Communication Bureau, (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) (NICT)
Cooperation (One company) Hokkaido Mobile Content · Business Association
Special cooperation No Maps Executive Committee