Oisix Ra Daichi Co., Ltd.
The 3rd Pitch Contest “K,D,C,,, Food Challenge” has been decided and entry has started! ~ We are looking for new food products and ideas! Possibility of commercialization and store opening negotiations through matching
Future Food Fund Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Kohei Matsumoto, hereinafter referred to as Future Food Fund), an investment subsidiary of Oisix Ra Daichi Co., Ltd., is pleased to announce that East Japan Railway Company (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) , President: Yuji Fukasawa, hereinafter JR East), CAMPFIRE Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Kazuma Ieiri, hereinafter CAMPFIRE), Orange Page Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director President: Takami Tateishi, co-sponsored by three companies (hereinafter referred to as Orange Page), will hold the 3rd pitch contest “K,D,C,,, Food Challenge” on December 9th (Friday) this year. rice field. We will start accepting entries from Monday, October 17th. We are looking for new food-related products and ideas that can be prototyped, with the aim of finding and cultivating the seeds of new challenges in the food field. The final examination is scheduled to be judged in a matching format with the judges.
I’m here. It will be a place of opportunity to lead to sales channel expansion, such as commercialization and opening a store in the station store.
About the pitch contest “K,D,C,,, Food Challenge”
“K,D,C,,,Food Challenge” aims to support Japanese food challengers and create a “new food culture” through social implementation. This is a pitch contest co-sponsored by The venue “K,D,C,,,” is located directly above JR Shin-Okubo Station and is a “food platform” that proposes new food cultures and new lifestyles through food.
“K,D,C,,,Food Challenge” logo
The previous 2nd event was held in a contest format in June 2022 with the theme of “Creating value for upcycled ingredients, which are attracting increasing attention in the SDGs”, and many ideas were gathered to address social issues. More than 20 food-related companies were judged, and the Grand Prix was awarded to Tokyo Farmfood Co., Ltd.’s fresh pasta “Field gift”. After that, we supported the first step to create the future of the food business, such as opening a store at the unveiling event for the products of the final judges. [Image 2
State of the second pitch contest
For this 3rd time, we will not narrow down the theme, but will be looking for a wider range of food products and ideas. The final screening will be conducted in a matching format between the judges and the applicants, and we will provide support to create
opportunities for commercial distribution.
Overview of the 3rd “K,D,C,,,Food Challenge”
1. Overview of the event
■ Name: 3rd K,D,C,,,Food Challenge
■ Eligibility: Have a product or idea for food (restaurant and packaged retail food),
Venture companies and individuals considering new developments ※It is a condition of application that there is an actual product or that a prototype has been made.
■ How to apply: Fill in the application entry sheet on the special page on the official website and send it
※For “K,D,C,,,” and other details, please check the special page on the “K,D,C,,,” official website.
Special page https://kdc-foodlab.com/event/kdc-food-challenge03/ *The page will be released on October 17th (Monday) from 10:00 AM. 2. Schedule *Schedule is subject to change.
■ Entry period: October 17, 2022 (Monday) 10:00 a.m. to November 14 (Monday) 12:00 p.m.
■ Announcement of the results of the first screening: November 25, 2022 (Friday) ■ Final examination: Friday, December 9, 2022
On the 4th floor of “K,D,C,,,”, presentations and tastings will be conducted in front of the judges.
■ Judges: “K, D, C,,,” Support companies, etc. will do this. ■Matching benefits: Adopted companies and individuals will receive support for social implementation of the product.
Participating companies (in alphabetical order)
・Oisix Ra Daichi Co., Ltd.
Mr. Sonoko Tokairin, Executive Officer, Green Project, Corporate Planning Headquarters
・Kiyoken Co., Ltd.
・JR East Cross Station Co., Ltd.
Mr. Yasunori Omata, Executive Officer, General Manager of Product Strategy Department, Retail Company
・Seiko Epson Corporation
·Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.
Group Product Strategy Headquarters Seven Premium Development Strategy Department
Mr. Koji Nakamura, Senior Officer
・House Foods Group Co., Ltd.
■ Hosted by: Future Food Fund Co., Ltd. / CAMPFIRE Co., Ltd. / Orange Page Co., Ltd. / JR East Tokyo Kando Line Co-sponsored by 4 companies ■ Cooperation: CO&CO Co., Ltd.
Introduction of the organizer
About JR East “Tokyo moving round”
A brand created by JR East that creates a rich urban living space starting from the Yamanote Line. The Yamanote Line is a loop line that runs through the city center, unique in the world. In addition to services that enhance the convenience of daily life, including transportation, we bring out the uniqueness of diverse towns and people and create connections between stations, between stations, between towns, between people, and between people. We will create an urban living space.
East Japan Railway Company logo
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About CAMPFIRE Co., Ltd.
Since its launch in 2011, CAMPFIRE, Japan’s largest purchase-type crowdfunding service, has posted more than 70,000 projects, has more than 8.5 million supporters, and has a distribution amount of 65 billion yen. did. We will create a CAMPFIRE economic zone with the aim of creating a world where as many people as possible and as many yen as possible can exchange thoughts and money.
CAMPFIRE Co., Ltd. logo
About Orange Page Co., Ltd.
Publishing magazines and books such as “Orange Page”, information provision service by marketing, mail order centered on household goods, management of events and lectures centered on “food” and “living”, products, services and regions Developing business in various fields centered on life, such as communication design and marketing support for “lifestyle implementation” such as.
Orange Page Co., Ltd. logo
About Future Food Fund
Future Food Fund Co., Ltd. is an investment subsidiary that operates a CVC fund for the purpose of investing in domestic and foreign startup companies specializing in the food innovation field in order to create a Japanese food startup ecosystem in August 2019. was established by Oisix Ra Daichi Co., Ltd. and currently operates Future Food Fund No. 1 Investment Business Limited Liability Partnership. Together with partner companies of the association (fund), it is possible to actively invest in advanced food, agriculture, and healthcare fields in Japan and overseas, and support sales and product development. We aim to build a supporting ecosystem.
(“Future Food Fund” site URL: https://futurefoodfund.co.jp/) [Image 7
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