Call for Applications] Students are invited to participate in the GTIE Student Entrepreneurship Program (GTIE-SEP) 2023 Silicon Valley Training Program!

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 from universities participating in GTIE.

In the Silicon Valley training program, students who aim to start or expand their businesses overseas (in the U.S.) brush up their ideas and seeds through exchanges of opinions with local (West Coast) venture capitalists and other parties and through actual proposals. Students are also encouraged to make their own plans for starting a business overseas, and GTIE will help them to realize their plans.

-Sponsored by GTIE:

-Program outline:
1. Preparatory training in Japan, on-site (Silicon Valley) training: about 1 week
Number of selected teams: 2 teams, 2 members per team (required)
3. Eligibility: Teams of 2 students enrolled in GTIE University (undergraduate and graduate students)

*The GTIE Universities are 14 universities: 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.
**Teams of students from different universities are also welcome.

-Dates and times of training (tentative):
Pre-training in Japan: January or later
On-site training in Silicon Valley: March 3 (Sun.) to March 10 (Sun.), 2024

-How to apply:
(1) Please register in advance. (Not required if you have already registered)
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(2) Documents to be submitted
1. application form and
2. presentation materials (in English, free format) by the deadline.

*Please send the application form as an attachment to an e-mail with [GTIE-SEP siliconvalley training application] in the title to the following address
GTIE Secretariat

-Application deadline: Monday, November 27, 2023 at noon

-Selection Method:
Selection Method: Written screening: Results will be notified in early December.
Interview Screening: Saturday, December 16, 10:00-12:30
*Interviews will be held on Saturday, December 16, from 10:00 to 12:30.

-Participation fee:
Free of charge
*Expenses other than the program participation fee, such as application fee, correspondence fee, domestic transportation fee, etc., are to be borne by the applicant.

Meetups: Held about once a month (free participation)
Demo Day (presentation of training results): March 2024 (tentative)
*Participation in the Demo Day is mandatory for Silicon Valley participants.

-For inquiries, please contact
GTIE Secretariat