Tongali E
Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship Educationアントレプレナーシップ教育

Tongali E offers entrepreneurship educational programs throughout the year.

Tongali Project starts with “Tongali Symposium” in spring and moves to “Tongali School Ⅰand Ⅱ” in summer. In the “Tongali School Ⅰ and Ⅱ”, students will learn how to create ideas and build business skills such as patenting, and then present their ideas in the “Idea Pitch Contest” and take the first step towards entrepreneurship. Following the “Idea Pitch Contest”, “Tongali School Ⅲ” will be offered in winter. Participants will learn through hands-on training learning how to turn their ideas into businesses. Next spring, they will participate in the “Business Plan Contest” as the cornerstone of the Tongali.

Step 1:Fostering an entrepreneurial mindset

Tongali Symposium; Together with leading entrepreneurs, students learn the innovative mindset and attitudes necessary to have success in their future life.

Step 2: Acquisition of entrepreneurial knowledge and skills

Tongali School Ⅰ, Ⅱ, and Ⅲ; We invite experts in various fields such as idea generation, organizational management, intellectual property, and finance to teach students the know-how and skills necessary to start a business.

Idea Pitch Contest; This contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the Tokai region. We welcome any ideas, such as a start-up plan, a new business in partnership with a company, a social problem solving idea, or an idea to improve a students life. The winners of the contest will learn and practice the process of marketing and verification of the ideas in order to create a successful business plan within 6 months.

Step 3: Practicing entrepreneurship

Business Plan Contest; You will present your business plans to a panel of judges, including accelerators and venture capitalists. The team that presents the best plan will receive Max. 1,000,000 yen to start a business.

Co-working spaces and incubation facilities; The co-working space will be provided for students to gather to exchange information and discuss ideas. In addition, when their business models mature, students will be able to apply for incubation facilities.

Step 4:Open Innovation

Overseas Entrepreneurship Training; You can brush up your business plan through overseas workshops with local accelerators and entrepreneurs.

Demo Day; The best teams of the Idea Pitch Contest and Business Plan Contest  present their blush up ideas at Demo Day.

Ventures Talk; The ventures born from Tongali and universities’ research will meet people from financial institutions to deepen mutual understanding on the support that venture companies need from universities, advice on investment and investment from financial institutions.