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Sunday, December 3, 2023

Launch of "YUKEMURU Acceleration Program," Oita Prefecture's Entrepreneurial Growth Acceleration Project

In order to promote the development of growth-oriented entrepreneurs, Oita Prefecture and the Oita Industrial Creation Organization (Oita Startup Center) will implement the Yukemuri Acceleration Program (commonly known as YAP (YAP)), a comprehensive, intensive support program to accelerate growth in line with entrepreneurs' needs.

This time, promising businesses in Oita Prefecture were invited to apply, and as a result of a rigorous screening process, five companies were selected to participate in the program's third term.
In addition, as the first new initiative in Japan, a sidekick system was introduced this fiscal year to provide long-term, close support to selected companies by management-level staff from five companies with strong ties to Oita Prefecture, in addition to a mentor system that provides general, spot, practical support.
This is expected to create a unique and close-knit support system unique to Oita Prefecture, and at the same time, maintain a network that will contribute to the formation of an ecosystem after the project is completed.

What is the Side Kick System?

As a "sidekick" (partner) to the management who can feel free to consult on any matters, the program will provide mental and managerial support from the screening of selected companies to the end of the program. Through this support, we expect to build long-term relationships that will continue even after the program ends, and to generate business synergies with Sidekick, which consists of managers with networks within the prefecture.

Official Web Site http://yap.oita.jp/

What is the YUKEMURU Acceleration Program?

This program supports the next generation of companies that aim to go global from the region.
The numerous clouds of steam rising in Oita soar high into the sky, become clouds and rain, and become a source of new life.
The program is designed with the hope that "Oita companies will grow through this program and become active not only in the region but also in other parts of Japan and the world, leading to the development of the next generation of companies.

≪ Four key points of the program.
1. mentoring & matching
Provides matching opportunities with specialists in various fields, large corporations and venture capitalists.
2. training
Offers camps to brush up on business and opportunities to speak at various locations around the country to accelerate business.
3. funding
A maximum of 1.5 million yen per selected company will be provided as funds necessary for business growth, including business development and demonstration experiments.
4. demo day
Speaker at one of the largest pitch events in Oita Prefecture, to be held on Friday, March 12, 2021.

Introduction of 5 adopted companies

CloudBCP Inc. 
Representative Director Takashi Eto
CloudBCP (Saas application that provides total support for business continuity plan BCP from formulation to operation and execution with IT technology)

Grand Gate Co.
Shinichi Okaniwa, Representative Director
Bringing Japanese Agricultural Products to the World! The first of its kind in Japan! Unheated agricultural processing "W cold process" overturns the conventional wisdom of 6th industrialization products!

Shimada Electronics Industry Co.
Business Manager Naoya Shimada
Device Watcher, an IoT system for monitoring equipment operation

JIITAK Corporation
Representative Director, Yumeki Kobayashi
Wohance, cloud-based groupware that enables organizations to utilize information as efficiently as ever, even remotely

BIOISM Corporation
Representative Director Koji Takahashi
Introduction of AI in the "Gomimonogatari Series," an in-house developed cloud system specialized for refuse collection and transportation operations, and its deployment in Japan and overseas

Demo Day (Presentation of Results)

*Further details will be announced later on the official website (http://yap.oita.jp/(Japanese only).
*May be cancelled or delivered online due to the coronavirus.

Day & Time  Friday, March 12, 2021 10:00-20:00
Place Hotel Nikko Oita Oasis Tower (2-48 Takasago-cho, Oita City)
Keynote Speech
Panel Discussion
Pitches by international students from within the prefecture
Pitches by companies selected for this program
Exhibitions by companies in the prefecture, etc.

(Demo Day held the year before last)

organizingOita Prefecture, Oita Industrial Creation Organization
outsourcing: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC

For interviews and to contact the selected companies, etc., please visit the official website.
For other inquiries, please contact

Management Office: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC
El Galla, 4-2, Tenjin 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka 810-0001, Japan
TEL: 092-751-1129 Attn: Kurushima, Ono
E-MAIL: yukemuri@tohmatsu.co.jp

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