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The second phase of the "Meiji Accelerator" business plans have been finalized! Contributing to a healthy future for people and the earth through collaboration with startups

Meiji has determined the business plans of six companies to be accelerated in the second phase of its corporate accelerator program, the Meiji Accelerator!
Over the next 4.5 months, Catalyst, a Meiji employee, and 01Booster's accompanist will collaborate with and support the six companies to create value one step ahead.

Creating new value with startups

At the Pitch Contest held in February, 11 companies, selected from among many applications through document and interview screening, gave presentations.
As a result, six companies were awarded the "Excellence Award" and selected to participate in this program.
In closing the Pitch Contest, Mr. Toshiro Abe, Executive Vice President and Representative Director, thanked the companies that took the stage and said, "Employees who have the will to change and are willing to accompany us as Catalysts have been a great eye-opener for us. I expect the best output in a good form of mutual enlightenment," he said in his message.

The program will aim to create new value together with startups during the approximately 4.5-month program period, and a presentation of the results is scheduled for July.

Meiji Accelerator" Pitch Contest Results

Six companies (in alphabetical order)
Mr. Takuro Miyazaki, Gutte Corporation
Development of safe and tasty food for people with sensitive stomachs

Mr. Yuta Yamanaka, Keabase Co.
Careverse, a care service for the elderly provided by local residents using virtual space

Mr. Shohei Tokunaga, The Fuge Co.
Developed a comprehensive diabetes care support system with the mission of "redefining deliciousness with vital data.

Mr. Ryosuke Nishiyama, FOODCODE Co.
Operates "TOKYO MIX CURRY," a curry shop only available through the app.

Ms. Kotoko Kimura, menopeer, Inc.
Care support service "menopeer" for women in their 40's and beyond to help them cope with changes in their minds and bodies

Mr. Masatoshi Shimura, RESVO Corporation
Biopirin Inspection Service Pack," a stress checker with new perspectives to visualize malfunctions.

Finalists *Alphabetical order except for the Excellence Award
Mr. Yuki Nishigaya, Agro Design Studio, Inc.
Providing molecular-level evidence for functional foods by applying protein analysis technology cultivated in agrochemical research to the food industry

Mr. Chenya Asikari, Ecologie, Inc.
Development, production, and sales of food and feed utilizing insect crickets, as well as aquaculture production of insect crickets

Mr. Takahiro Kinoshita, Jikan Techno Co.
Contributing to the formation of a recycling-oriented society with carbon-neutral products made entirely from biomass by manufacturing highly functional materials from agricultural residues from primary industries.

Mr. Peng-Long Wang, Rosefly Pea Research Institute, Inc.
Research and development of health foods and other products utilizing "butterfly pea," a legume plant

Saori Nakai, Femlog Inc.
Development of "Femlog," a period to EARN service that makes menstruation more affordable.

Business Plan Contest Judge

*Titles omitted for those involved.
Katsuya Matsuda, President and Representative Director Meiji Co.
Toshiro Abe, Vice President and Representative Director Meiji Co.
Katsufumi Nagamori, General Manager, Corporate Planning Division, Meiji Co.
Tomohiro Sumi, Principal, Sigmaxis Inc.
Norifumi Suzuki, Chairman and Representative Director, Zero One Booster, Inc.

About Zero One Booster

Based on our corporate philosophy of "changing the world by making Japan a country capable of business creation," we are developing the Corporate Accelerator, an open innovation program in which major companies and venture companies complement each other in areas where they are lacking, co-create innovations, and accelerate business growth, and the Intrapreneur Accelerator, a program to discover and foster in-house entrepreneurs. The Corporate Accelerator, an open innovation program, and the Intrapreneur Accelerator, a program for discovering and fostering in-house entrepreneurs, are also being developed.
In addition, the company is expanding its business areas to include the operation of "01Dojo," an active learning program for training entrepreneurs and internal business development personnel, venture investment, and venture study abroad programs for personnel from large companies. In addition, since February 2020, we have been operating the Yurakucho "SAAI" Wonder Working Community, a working community for individuals to give shape to their ideas.

name of companyZero One Booster Inc.
EstablishmentMarch 2012
LocationShin-Yurakucho Building 10F, 1-12-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan
representativeNorifumi Suzuki, Chairman of the Board / George Goda, CEO
Business OverviewShared offices for entrepreneurs, planning and operation of corporate accelerator and intrapreneur accelerator programs, training for corporate entrepreneurs, investment and fundraising support, business creation consulting, M&A brokerage support, etc.
uniform resouce locatorhttps://01booster.co.jp
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