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What is a startup studio anyway? |STARTUP STUDIO by Creww

Creww's incubation program "STARTUP STUDIO by Creww," which began full-scale activities on March 2, 2020, spent a year in 2019 conducting a PoC (commercialization verification). As a result, various issues were brought to light and areas for improvement were clarified, so we have once again launched the program in earnest. In this column, we will continue to provide the background of the project planning and progress reports of each selected project.


To put it bluntly,A group that creates a lot of new businessof theBusinesses that create people who create businessesThis is the image of

A rather common phrase is "Workshops, organizations, and entities that create simultaneous startups" and so on. There are many different types of start-up studios,(Founder) I want to do this! There are many things I don't know how to do! I'm stuck."against"(STUDIO) Okay. Then let me help you."There are many types of business entities. We are talking about many types, but the support often provides "people, goods, and money," and the method of monetization of STUDIO entities varies depending on the method of provision.

Please refer to Mr. Kawashima of 01booster, which operates in the same area as Creww, for a detailed explanation of startup studios.

To reiterate, a STARTUP STUDIO is a workshop-like environment or business entity that creates numerous startups simultaneously. In the current STARTUP STUDIO, entrepreneurs and innovators in Japan are gathering together with their experience in creating various 0 → 1 projects, and they are beginning to create startups simultaneously.

STARTUP STUDIO by Creww" is a completely new way to take on the challenge of changing society through an open call for projects. We provide an opportunity to challenge startups as a side project and experience growth while continuing to work in your day job.


Why did you start a start-up studio?

Simply put,I want to reduce the risks generally assumed by entrepreneurs.The following is a list of the most common problems with theIt comes down to this.

Entrepreneurs take risks for granted because of the potential for huge returns. If you don't pursue risk, you cannot create a business that scales.Is it true that "the
Can we create non-traditional options?
Wouldn't it be good to have the option of creating a business as an individual with minimal risk, and then changing the axis of the business when it gets off the ground?
I started with the hypothesis that

Since we are not a VC nor do we have a fund structure, we needed to design a monetization model that would pay us back in the short term. Otherwise, we would have run short of funds. This is the reason why we decided to create the "Wouldn't it be exciting if there were more options for short EXIT (selling a business in a very short period of time)?This is our current business model, with a slight product-out element of "product". Of course, we may continue to update it in the future.

How is the operation going?

STARTUP STUDIO by Creww" is one of the businesses of Creww Corporation, which operates one of the largest open innovation platforms in Japan.

Creww is an open innovation platform that operates accelerator programs and startup communities with the aim of accelerating startups and creating new businesses for operating companies.

25 projects selectedOh my god!!!

STARTUP STUDIO by Creww" supports individuals and pre-startup teams to create new businesses.25 projects adoptedWe have issued a press release for the

[Project members wanted] "STARTUP STUDIO by Creww" incubation program for "challenging individuals".

April 24, 2020

The basic premise is that the criteria for selection is "those who have already decided what they want to do." First, we selected 25 projects from those who want to create new businesses.
We plan to proceed with the schedule as shown in the figure.

If you have a project that interests you, please enter it.

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STARTUP STUDIO by Creww is an incubation program for "individuals who challenge themselves". The activity records of the adopted projects are posted on the website.noteThe information is posted on the following website as needed.
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