The Keio Entrepreneurship Program was held at Mita Campus from Thursday, February 9 to Saturday, February 18. The International Center newly established this short-term program for international students, and 26 Chinese students and 13 Keio students participated.
Professionals who support companies’ business management, entrepreneurs who have started their own business venture, and an investor who work for a venture capital firm were among the guest lecturers. The program included lectures with actual business examples and a company visit to teach students the basic knowledge and ideas required to start a business, how to create customer value, and how to get a competitive advantage.
On the final day, a Business Idea Competition was held. Investors gave feedback for the business idea each group came up with. It was a practical program that was also a good opportunity for participants to interact and deepen their understanding of different cultures.
Students doing group work
Students preparing for presentations
Presenting ideas during the Business Idea Competition
General comments from Kotaro Yamagishi, CEO of Keio Innovation Initiative, Inc.
Receiving completion certificates from Susumu Tomooka, Dean of the International Center