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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

TORYUMON RISING PROGRAM", an entrepreneurship support program for students in Fukuoka, has started!

The TORYUMON Student Steering Committee has decided to implement the TORYUMON RISING PROGRAM (hereafter TRP), an entrepreneurship support program for students, starting in September 2021.

Background of this program

In Fukuoka CityAs a special zone for business startups, we will aggressively promote deregulation and demonstration experiments, and will establish a startup support system.The company is steadily putting in place a

F Ventures, an independent venture capital firm specializing in seedTORYUMON FUKUOKA" to provide opportunities for students in Kyushu to experience startupsfor the past nine years since 2017.

These activities have increased the number of students interested in entrepreneurship, though,Few students have yet to actually take the plunge into entrepreneurship.The current situation is that Fukuoka is currently in the midst of a major economic downturn. Therefore, we have decided to hold this program in order to produce young entrepreneurs from Fukuoka who will represent Japan and further enliven Fukuoka.

Benefits and Activities Offered

1. Providing connections with entrepreneurs in Tokyo
2. Mentoring by VC members, including business walloping
3. Online sharing of startup events in Tokyo
4. Support for start-up and financing
5. Sharing of information and know-how useful in creating businesses
6. Providing horizontal connections through social gatherings, including offline

Recruitment Schedule

August 21, 2021 Start of recruitment
August 27, 2021 Deadline for applications; selection to be made on a rolling basis
Early September 2021 Community activities begin

Selection Process
Preliminary Selection: Document Screening
Second round: Online interview

Selection will be made in order from the start of the application process. The second round of interviews will be conducted online. Those who pass the selection process will be invited to the community Slack in due course.


-Submission period: August 21, 2021 to August 27, 2021
-Period of activity: Mid-September 2021 to the end of December 2021
-Capacity: 10 pairs
-Location: Tenjin area, Fukuoka City (selected applicants will be notified)
-Management: TORYUMON Student Steering Committee (organizer), F Ventures (collaborator)
-Support system: Brush up business models, pitch guidance, and other startup information sharing
Students who want to start their own businesses or give shape to their own ideas
Student entrepreneurs who have not yet raised funds at the time of application
People who are eager to grow.
Able to take advantage of a positive community environment
-Program application form is here: ▶︎https://bit.ly/3iYwxWV

Outline of Pre-event

U25 Students and Entrepreneurs Exchange Meeting - Young Entrepreneurs on Student Entrepreneurship

-Date: 2021/8/25 (Wed) 18:00~20:00
Shinpei Yoshimura, CEO, RATEL Corporation
Takuya Muraoka, CEO, Toypo Inc.
Shota Morozumi, President, F Ventures
-Target: about 15 students interested in startups
-Participation fee: Free
-Location: Garraway F (VIORO 7F)
-Registration form is here: ▶︎https://forms.gle/uxPJvEMa1chF3P7f7

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