Entrepreneurship Seminar Boosts TOMODACHI Generation

Investing in the TOMODACHI Generation - Tokyo American Center and Keio University Hold an Entrepreneurship Seminar and Business Plan Contest

Feb. 13 - Tokyo American Center partnered with Keio University to hold an Entrepreneurship Seminar Feb. 8-10 that brought together 51 students representing 10 different universities in 12 teams to compete for winning recognition of their business plans and social entrepreneurship project proposals.

More than half the students came from the Tohoku or Hokkaido regions. Business plans were evaluated as innovative, achievable, and having the greatest impact in helping post-March 11 recovery efforts.

Through their participation in this seminar, the students were motivated to take the next steps to implement their business plans with help from the mentors and supporters they met at the seminar. "Investing in the TOMODACHI Generation" was a theme for the joint seminar, and each participant received a certificate signed by Ambassador Roos. Tokyo American Center partnered with Keio University's Shonan Fujisawa Campus Innovation & Entrepreneurship Platform Research Consortium (KIEP).

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