GTIE Student Entrepreneurship Program 2023 Call for Participating Students

The Greater Tokyo Innovation Ecosystem (GTIE) is a platform of 14 universities in the Tokyo metropolitan area that aims to nurture entrepreneurial talent and develop university-launched startups that will change the world.
The GTIE Student Entrepreneurship Program 2023 (GTIE SEP) is an entrepreneurship program for all students at universities participating in GTIE. What is entrepreneurship? The program is open to everyone from those who have no idea what entrepreneurship is to those who have made up their minds to start their own business. While participation is based on on-demand viewing, selected teams of applicants can also participate in domestic and international training programs.
All participants in the program will be provided with various opportunities to meet others with similar interests, challenge training together, brush up on ideas and business plans, and receive harsh comments abroad. Those who want to know what entrepreneurship is like at the end of the program will acquire basic knowledge, while those who aim to start their own business will acquire a business model that is the result of their own thinking and practice.
We are looking forward to welcoming those who are interested in entrepreneurship and want to give shape to their challenges during the second half of this fiscal year.

-Sponsored by:

-Target: Students enrolled in GTIE University:
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in GTIE University
*GTIE Universities are: The University of Tokyo, Waseda University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, Chiba University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Ochanomizu University, Kanagawa University of Health and Welfare, Yokohama National University, Yokohama City University, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Keio University, Tokyo Metropolitan University, and Shibaura Institute of Technology.

-Program Outline:
(1) On-demand training (with some on-site training)
(2) Group training in Japan (4 sessions, 1 day each)
(3) Silicon Valley training Overseas training (about 1 week)

(4) Overseas training (approx. 1 week) – Targeted for recruitment:
Students enrolled in GTIE University (undergraduate and graduate students)

-Period of implementation:
September 2023 – March 2023

Registration: Thursday, August 10 – anytime
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-Participation fees:
Free of charge
*Participants are responsible for all expenses related to application, correspondence, domestic transportation, etc. other than the program participation fee.

Kick-off: Saturday, September 2, 2012
Meetups: Once a month (free participation)
Demo Day (presentation of training results): March 2024 (tentative)

-Outline of each course
(1) On-demand training
(1) On-demand training: October 2023 – February 2024
*(2) Course outline (1) On-demand training: October 2023~February 2024
Number of applicants: Individuals (first 150 applicants)

(2) Domestic Training
Duration: November 2023 – February 2024 (4 sessions)
Recruitment: September (tentative)
Number of teams: Up to 8 teams

(3) Silicon Valley Training: Application period: September (tentative)
Duration: March 2023 (about 1 week)
(4) Silicon Valley Training Recruitment: Start recruiting in October (tentative)
Number of teams: Up to 2 teams (up to 2 persons per team)

-Contact for inquiries
GTIE Secretariat E-mail:

GTIE Student Entrepreneurship Program 2023