【Call for contestants】
TSUKKOMARE-Pitch! & Startup Session ”Dog eat dog!”

Host: City Planning Bureau, City of Osaka
Cooperation: Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd.

【Call for contestants】TSUKKOMARE-Pitch! Startup Session ”Dog eat dog!”

New era has come. Come together, innovators!


– An inverted public order when the lowly reigned over the elite.

In the age of rival chiefs for startups, here comes your chance to open a path causing possible “Gekokujo”.

We will hold pitch contest for start-ups. Seniors in the world of innovation will be the judges.

Contestants will have opportunities to feel the heart and soul of “communication” at 【TSUKKOMARE-Pitch!】 which unlock the secrets of presentation skills of Yoshimoto Kogyo, the most brilliant comedians from Osaka, and move on to the battle stage 【Startup Session ”Dog eat dog!”】.

Challenge globally, try to achieve top share domestically, it is your choice. Who will master the techniques and carry on to the next level? Enter the contestants!

Date and time

Wednesday, 6:00pm-8:00pm, November 27,2013

② 【Startup Session ”Dog eat dog!”】
Saturday, 2:00pm-6:00pm, December 14, 2013

  • ※ Contestants are supposed to participate in both events.
  • ※ Information will follow for viewing the event.


① 【TSUKKOMARE-Pitch!】 <Judges and commentators>

Hidenori Nakai
Yoshimoto Kogyo Co.,Ltd.
Miyuki Kimura
Yoshimoto Kogyo Co.,Ltd.
Ichiro Ralph Yamamoto
President/Chief Executive Officer
Irregulars and Partners, Inc.

② 【Startup Session ”Dog eat dog!”】 <Judges>

◆ Koichiro Tsujino, Founding Member & CEO, ALEX Corporation
◆ Sorato Ijichi, Founder and CEO, creww
◆ Hidenori Nakai, Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd.
◆ Shinya Nakajima, President, EPLGA co.,ltd.


Osaka Innovation Hub (OIH)
Address: 7th Floor, Grand Front Osaka Tower-C
3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka
The detailed access

Condition for participation

  • ・Please participate in both【TSUKKOMARE-Pitch!】and【Startup Session ”Dog eat dog!】.
  • ・Send your maximum 5 page business plan in Powerpoint or PDF format by 6:00pm, Friday, November 1, 2013.
  • ・Detailed information for your file submission will be notified upon completion of application.
  • ・Contestants will be selected based on submitted business plan in view of novelty, feasibility, superiority, marketability and global characteristics by secretariat.


Person in charge of new business

Number of contestants

5(see “Condition for participation”)

Participation fee



Pictures and movies filmed during this whole event will be used for sending information, and reports in the media are also anticipated. Please understand and realize that your image can be included in articles, footage and so forth. All the participants are considered to have agreed on this matter in advance.


Innovate!osaka office
TEL: 06-6359-3004 (Mon.-Fri. 10:00-20:30 *Except for public holidays and new-year-holidays)
Inquiry form

*This project is operated by innovate!osaka which is organized by Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, SunBridge Global Ventures Inc., Urban

Deadline for application

6:00pm, Friday, November 1, 2013

Application has been closed.
Thank you very much for many applications.