Tongali E
Entrepreneurship Education

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

Tongali-E is an entrepreneurship education program for students. Each participating university adopts the Tongali-E platform to design their own courses, covering all things one needs to know about how to launch and grow a business. Course topics include product ideation, business plans, business incorporation, finances, etc.

The annual program starts in the spring of each year with the “Tongali Symposium,” which focuses on entrepreneurial mindset, before Tongali School begins in summer.  In Tongali School I and II (both held in summer), students learn how to grow ideas for a business, how to obtain patents and other skills necessary to build a business. They also present their businesses in the “Idea Pitch Contest” as preparation for their journey as an entrepreneur.  Tongali School III begins in winter, focusing on hands-on training. Students will have opportunities to participate in the “Train Abroad” program to gain insight into the global startup environment. The program concludes in late winter with the “Business Plan Contest,” a cornerstone event for Tongali’s mission.

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.

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