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Okayama University ABABA Co., Ltd., a venture company originating from Okayama University, has joined the Japan Business Federation!

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[Okayama University] ABABA Co., Ltd., a venture company originating from Okayama University, has joined the Japan Business Federation! ……
May 8, 2024 (Reiwa 6) National University Corporation Okayama University https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/
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◆Overview
On May 1, 2024, ABABA Co., Ltd., a venture company originating from Okayama University, announced that it has joined the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) as of March 1.
This is the first time that a venture from Okayama University has joined Keidanren. Additionally, according to the company, the age of the manager at the time of joining is the youngest in history, and the joining in the fourth year of founding is the fastest in history for a company headquartered in western Japan.
Upon joining the company, Shuntaka Kubo of the University’s Graduate School of Social and Cultural Sciences, who serves as the company’s representative director and CEO, said, “I am very happy that I was able to become a member at this early stage despite being a student venture and still inexperienced.” As a member of Keidanren, we are determined to further build on our trust and provide services with even greater responsibility.”
At Okayama University, the Startup and Venture Creation Headquarters serves as a point of contact and provides a variety of support for starting a business, including advice on commercializing technology seeds and business plans, and introductions to management consultants. If you are a faculty member or student who is interested in
establishing a venture company, please feel free to contact us. Please continue to look forward to the efforts of Okayama University, a regional core and distinctive research university, and ABABA, including Mr. Kubo.
This matter was published by Okayama University on May 8, 2024.
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 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000040.000068609.html
〇Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)
It is made up of 1,512 representative Japanese companies, 107 national organizations in major industries such as manufacturing and services, and 47 regional economic organizations (as of April 1, 2023). Its mission, as a comprehensive economic organization, is to draw out the vitality of companies and the individuals and communities that support them, and to contribute to the autonomous development of the Japanese economy and the improvement of people’s lives. To this end, we compile the opinions of the business community on a wide range of important domestic and international issues that the business community faces, and work to steadily and quickly realize them. At the same time, we are promoting dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders, including politics, government, labor unions, and citizens. Furthermore, we encourage member companies to comply with the Charter of Corporate Behavior and strive to establish trust in our companies. We also work to resolve international issues and communicate with other countries through dialogue with governments, economic organizations, and international organizations. We are working to strengthen economic relations between the two countries. (From the Keidanren website) ◆Reference
・ABABA Co., Ltd.
 https://hr.ababa.co.jp/
・Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)
 https://www.keidanren.or.jp/
・Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization  https://www.orsd.okayama-u.ac.jp/
・Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization Startup and Venture Creation Headquarters
 https://venture.okayama-u.ac.jp/
・Okayama University “Okayama Venture Support Terrace V-Story” Entrepreneurship Consultation Desk
 https://venture.okayama-u.ac.jp/consultation/
◆Reference information
・[Okayama University] ABABA Co., Ltd., a venture company originating from Okayama University, won the grand prize at the “Tokyo Venture Company Championship 2023”
 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000001992.000072793.html
・[Okayama University] Okayama University Venture Award Ceremony was held for 2021 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000491.000072793.html ・[Okayama University] Venture Award “Golden Egg” Excavation Project 2021”, Mr. Shunki Kubo of the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Sciences received the Special Jury Award!
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000480.000072793.html・Mr. Kubo from the Faculty of Science won the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the 2020 Campus Venture Grand Prix National Competition! (February 19, 2021 Okayama University Latest News) https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/tp/news/news_id10037.html・Okayama University Innovation: ABABA Co., Ltd. “Young student entrepreneurs born from Okayama University House Shunki Kubo: Challenge to a business that takes advantage of the sparkling talent of job hunters” https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/release/202102241424
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Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization Startup and Venture Creation Headquarters
1-1-1 Tsushima Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-8530 Okayama University Tsushima Campus Headquarters Building 1st Floor E-mail: start-up1◎adm.okayama-u.ac.jp                   @ has been replaced with ◎ .
 https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/tp/news/news_id13087.html
-For inquiries regarding Okayama University’s
industry-academia-government collaboration, etc.- Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization
Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Headquarters 1-1-1 Tsushima Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-8530 Okayama University Tsushima Campus Main Building 1F TEL: 086-251-8463 E-mail: sangaku◎okayama-u.ac.jp *Please replace ◎ with @
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/rd/p/000000215.000072793.html Okayama University Integrated Report 2023: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000001926.000072793.html Okayama University SDGs homepage: https://sdgs.okayama-u.ac.jp/ Okayama University SDGs – Thinking about the sustainability of local communities (YouTube): https://youtu.be/Qdqjy4mw4ik Okayama University Image Movie (YouTube) ): https://youtu.be/pKMHm4XJLtw
Industry-university co-creation activity “Okayama University Open Innovation Challenge” recruiting co-creation activity partners for April 2024: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000002079.000072793.html Okayama University “THE Impact Ranking 2021” Overall ranking: Top 200 in the world, same number 1 in Japan!!
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000070.000072793.html Okayama University “University Brand Image Survey 2021-2022” “Proactive towards SDGs” Ranked No. 1 in Chugoku/Shikoku by Okayama University “University Image Survey 2022 Edition from the Perspective of Human Resources Personnel in Companies” Chugoku/Shikoku 1st place!! https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000122.000072793.html
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Okayama University, a national university corporation, supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We also received a special award at the government’s 1st Japan SDGs Award. Please look forward to Okayama University, which promotes co-development and co-creation as a regional core and distinctive research university. Okayama University Selected for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s “Regional Core and Distinctive Research Universities Strengthening Promotion Project (J-PEAKS)” ~ Realization of Okayama University as a research university that co-creates the future of the region and the earth and becomes the core of global innovation As we accelerate, we will build a mountain range of Japan’s research universities that we can be proud of around the world.
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