Tongali X
Incubation

IncubationTongaliの起業支援

Tongali X aim is to contribute to the creation and development of many venture companies by strengthening the supports to start the ventures and human resources. In particular, we provide necessary facilities and equipment (hardware) as well as various services and support programs (software) to those who wish to start new businesses based on the university’s seeds and ideas. Entrepreneurs are expected to continuously find business opportunities beyond the limits of their current capabilities and management resources (people, goods, funds, and information).  We will provide various support programs to help entrepreneurs overcome difficulties.

Funding

When a startup with a high level of business risk raises funds, it is common for start-ups to switch partners (investors) depending on the stage of the business, for example, private investors (angel investors) during the establishment phase and venture capitalists (VCs) during the growth phase. In particular, many university-initiated ventures are research and development-oriented, and some are seen to remain at the idea, or basic research stage. The Tongali provides appropriate and seamless matching support for fundraising, from seed and early stages to exit in collaboration with  VC’s with a track record of investing in university-initiated startups.

Facilities and Equipment

Incubation facilities have been established at each university to serve as a base for fostering venture companies that utilize the results of research at the university.

Incubation facilities at each university

Mentorship

The word “mentor” has become widely established in Japan as well. As you probably know, the word originated from the wise man “Mentor” in the Odyssey, who assumed the role of educator for the Prince. In recent years, with the flood of information and the diversification of needs, there is a limit to how much education can be provided by so-called “textbook” learning and training programs to be responsible for individual growth. What is important here is to clarify what we need to know and what challenges we need to overcome, then find a “teacher”. The Tongali introduce mentors with diverse experience and knowledge and a wide network of national and international contacts, ranging from biotechnology to IT and investment experts. Mentors are not limited to technical guidance, but can also be flexible enough to deal with more essential and important issues such as mindsets, attitudes and values.

Spreading Ideas

Every business starts by helping people understand your technology, your business and even yourself. Most of the time, people don’t even show interest, however, interest is how you grow your business and yourself. This process is the innovation creation process. In other words, information dissemination requires clearer customer/investor perspective and a higher sense of purpose than you might imagine. We support to find people who understand and support your business by providing the opportunities of information dissemination and a place for discussion with customers.

Regional Cooperation

In a rapidly changing business environment, it is extremely difficult to conduct business on your own. On the other hand, a venture company’s business plan needs to be refined by effectively testing a hypotheses with society. The most effective way to bring in management resources that contribute to growth, such as new technology and information, is to collaborate with the local community.In particular, Aichi prefecture is one of Japan’s leading regions for manufacturing, with a high concentration of industries.The Tongali supports the growth of business by effectively linking local resources with venture companies.

Support Program

Tongali supporters (companies and organizations) offer programs to support entrepreneurs. Please contact Tongali Office at Nagoya University for more information about the programs you would like to take advantage of.

Mitsubishi Corporation (Japanese)
Nagoya credit guarantee cooperation

Selected Tech Seeds for startup in TongaliGAPファンドプログラムプロモーション冊子

Tongali implement the GAP Fund and Incubation Program to create university-led ventures in the Tokai region.
“STST”  introduce technology seeds with unlimited possibilities from researchers selected for this program in FY2021.

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大学発ベンチャーの創り方2023
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2023.01.31 14:00-15:30
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