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.
GTIE Student Entrepreneurship Program2023 ( 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 universities
*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, 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:

Thursday, August10 – anytime

-Participation fees:
Free of charge
fees other than the program participation fee, such as communication and domestic transportation costs for application and participation in the program, are to be borne by the participants.

Kick-off: Saturday, September2 (Location: Tokyo Institute of Technology Tamachi Campus INDEST) *Application deadline: Wednesday, August 30 at noon
Meetups: Once a month (free participation)
Demo Day (presentation of training results): March2024 (tentative)

-Outline of each course
(1) On-demand training
Period: October2023~February 2024
participants will be informed how to register in advance.
Number of applicants: Individuals (about 150 people on a first-come, first-served basis)

(2) Domestic Training
Period: November2023~February 2024 ( 4 sessions)
Recruitment: September (tentative)
Number of teams: Up to 8 teams

(3) Silicon Valley Training
Duration: March 2023 ( about 1 week)
Duration: March 2023 (approx. 1 week) ・ Recruitment: October (tentative)
Number of teams: Up to 2 teams (up to 2 persons per team)

Secretariat E-mail:

GTIE Student Entrepreneurship Program 2023