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JR East Startup Co., Ltd. About selected companies for JR East Startup Program 2023 Fall

JR East Startup Co., Ltd.
About selected companies for JR East Startup Program 2023 Autumn ~8 proposals will be adopted and the “Startup Award” will be decided at DEMO DAY! ~
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○ East Japan Railway Company (Representative Director and President: Yoichi Kiyoshi, hereinafter referred to as “JR East”) and JR East Startup Co., Ltd. (Representative Director and President: Yutaka Shibata) are collaborating with venture companies and people with excellent business ideas. We are promoting business creation activities called the JR East Startup Program.
○ Now in its seventh year, we will be recruiting candidates twice a year, in spring and fall, to further promote open innovation. We are collaborating with venture companies with an eye on the future under the three themes of “regional co-creation,” “digital co-creation,” and “global co-creation (SDGs).”
○ In the fall recruitment, we solicited participants starting in October 2023, and 8 proposals were selected out of a total of 116 proposals.
○ A DEMO DAY (presentation session) will be held to present the selected proposals and collaboration content, and the overall Grand Prix “Startup Award” and “Excellence Award” will be decided for the outstanding proposals. Selected companies will collaborate with the JR East Group and conduct test marketing sequentially within the program period of approximately one year from application.
1. About selected companies for fall 2023
In the autumn recruitment, participants were invited to participate starting in October 2023, and 8 proposals were selected out of a total of 116 proposals. We aim to conduct test marketing during the program period targeting companies that have been in business for less than 10 years and have their own products, services, or prototypes. In addition, we will consider adopting business ideas from the JR East Group and materializing the business with support from the JR East Group for venture companies that have just started.
≪Companies selected for fall 2023≫
any style Co., Ltd.
GRAND GIFT Co., Ltd.
YUIME Co., Ltd.
AYUMI BIONICS Co., Ltd.
SUSHI TOP MARKETING Co., Ltd.
Map Four Co., Ltd.
ePARA Co., Ltd.
Humorous Co., Ltd.
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▲List of corporate logos of 8 selected companies
What is “JR East Startup Program”?
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This is a program that solicits proposals for business services that utilize the management resources and information assets of stations, railways, and group businesses from venture companies and people with various ideas, and then refines them before realizing them. It was first held in 2017, and a total of 128 proposals have been adopted so far, including this one. We received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the 1st Japan Open Innovation Awards in 2018 sponsored by the Cabinet Office, and the Minister of the Environment Award at the 3rd Japan Open Innovation Awards in 2020.
2. About DEMO DAY
Out of the 8 accepted proposals, external judges will decide on the “Startup Award” and “Excellence Award.” You can watch DEMO DAY live online. Award-winning companies and winners will be announced on the website (https://jrestartup.co.jp/program/) at a later date. (1) Date of event
・From 14:00 on Thursday, June 6, 2024
・Online streaming viewing application URL: https://jresup2023autumn.peatix.com/ (2) Judges (in alphabetical order)
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[Image 4: https://prtimes.jp/i/34286/265/resize/d34286-265-400d7577179436d5950b-3.jpg&s3=34286-265-e2ea662b663e53f6c7831add3a54ada0-271×366.jpg] Soichi Kariyazono
Clohes Capital Partners Co., Ltd.
co-founding partner
Established Globis Capital Partners in 1996. Chief advisor of the Japan Venture Capital Association. Engaged in a wide range of startup ecosystem development, including investing in leading venture companies and fostering capitalists.
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Start-up Ecosystem Association
Representative Director
Joined Career Design Center in 2002. After working as a sales manager at Google, established at Will Work in 2016. After working in money design, he oversaw marketing and PR as CMO at Plug and Play Co., Ltd. In 2022, he established the Startup Ecosystem Association and became the representative director.
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Naoto Matsumoto
ABAKAM Co., Ltd.
CEO
Joined Future Venture Capital Co., Ltd. (FVC) in 2002, and in 2016 became the youngest representative director and president of a listed financial company at the time. Established approximately 50 funds totaling 24 billion yen, including startup & business succession funds, social issue resolution funds, and CVC funds. In 2022, he retired as FVC president and established ABAKAM Co., Ltd.
What is JR East Startup Co., Ltd.?
[Image 7: https://prtimes.jp/i/34286/265/resize/d34286-265-8d2d663a0274bdf59fa0-6.jpg&s3=34286-265-1a720f724f07a59d02ea52804dd0184b-500×212.jpg] JR East Startup Co., Ltd. is a corporate venture capital company that promotes co-creation between the JR East Group and startup companies. Location: TokyoYard Building 6/7F, 2-21-42 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo Representative: Yutaka Shibata, Representative Director and President Shareholder: East Japan Railway Company (100%)
Establishment date: February 20, 2018
Investment limit: 5 billion yen
contact address:
E-mail info@jrestartup.co.jp
Homepage https://jrestartup.co.jp
■Recruitment theme
[Image 8: https://prtimes.jp/i/34286/265/resize/d34286-265-f71fa4eb1410f8eb71e2-7.jpg&s3=34286-265-7672c121171c5e68f4edb09f1aa79644-1004×281.jpg] ■Selected companies and test marketing details
1. any style Co., Ltd. Representative Director: Yuto Hagiwara)
[Image 9: https://prtimes.jp/i/34286/265/resize/d34286-265-b0f4100d5cff3c103ee5-8.jpg&s3=34286-265-52b46f0a32141266af29fb7cb7d4d311-1004×295.jpg] 2. GRAND GIFT Co., Ltd. (Representative Director: Takahide Kobayashi)
[Image 10: https://prtimes.jp/i/34286/265/resize/d34286-265-a15861242817f4c20342-9.jpg&s3=34286-265-979efa82e23ebe765cf14ebd850f20e0-1005×331.jpg] 3. YUIME Co., Ltd. (President: Kohei Ueno)
[Image 11: https://prtimes.jp/i/34286/265/resize/d34286-265-331818cb647957341aeb-10.jpg&s3=34286-265-2236c59ad154075a54f24219ea0086e9-1004×367.jpg] 4. AYUMI BIONICS Co., Ltd. (Representative Director: Yuta Tawaki) *Selected from “STARTUP PITCH”, a project-based matching event
[Image 12: https://prtimes.jp/i/34286/265/resize/d34286-265-fdd45b26d66ad07ec2e2-11.jpg&s3=34286-265-19439c96c660a3fd2f4fed08ce01f410-1004×295.jpg] 5. SUSHI TOP MARKETING Co., Ltd. (Representative Director and President: Daisuke Tokunaga)
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*Adopted from the Future Transformation Partnership Program
(https://jrestartup.co.jp/partnership-program/)
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