International Pitch Contest

International Pitch Contest Hack Osaka Award 2016

We will hold a business plan contest for domestic and international entrepreneurs. About 10 people such as global innovators and accelerators will be judging in the contest and excellent contestants will receive luxurious prize.
The theme includes Internet of things, Internet, mobile technology, software, digital contents, consumer electronics products (including PDA and robot) and services, and we welcome companies developing overall Internet/IT-related businesses at seed/early-stage level.

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  • Kenji Kajiwara Japan/Tokyo
  • Chikaku
  • IoT service to send photos and videos which you take by smart phone to your parents who live apart from you.
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  • Nathan Koren UK/London
  • podaris
  • Real time infrastructure planning and design in the cloud.
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  • Krishnan M Menon Indonesia
  • Fabelio
  • A design-centric e-retailer with the best designers and factories.
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  • Djuro Stojanovic Montenegro
  • budofinder
  • A community marketplace for martial arts.
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  • David Margendorff Philippine
  • Pawnhero
  • The first online pawnshop in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
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  • Robin Sukroso Germany/Berlin
  • ACPAD
  • World’s First Wireless MIDI Controller for Acoustic Guitar.
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  • Irzan Raditya Indonesia
  • YesBoss
  • Offers a virtual assistant that will help you out with anything you need, all via SMS requests.
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  • Sifang Lu Japan/Osaka
  • Play Until Dark
  • Location-based social app for connecting you with other dog owners in local are.
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  • Alexander Malov Spain
  • shipwise
  • Making international shipping easier for small medium enterprise.
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  • Hiroshi Fukuda Japan/Tokyo
  • meleap
  • AR sport application using AR technology and wearable device.

Overview

Date and time

4:40pm-7:00pm, Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (tentative)
※This contest will be held as one of the part of “Global Innovation Conference Hack Osaka 2016”, therefore the timetable may change depending on the previous parts.

Venue

Congre Convention Hall A,B2th Floor, Grand Front Osaka North Tower, 3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka

Targeted for participation

The theme includes Internet of things, Internet, mobile technology, software, digital contents, consumer electronics products (including PDA and robot) and services, and we welcome companies developing overall Internet/IT-related businesses at seed/early-stage level.

Judges

Mr. Allen Miner (Chairman & CEO, SunBridge Corporation)
Mr. Alex Farcet (Co-founder of Startupbootcamp)
Mr. Daniel O’Duffy (Director of WeWork Labs)
Mr.James Riney (Head of 500 startups Japan)
Some other judges will plan to attend.

Presentation

– Language for speech and presentation document is English.
– Number of contestants (companies) is limited to 10. Number of presenter per company is one (executives, managers, and so on).
– Five minutes for each presentation.
〈Review procedure〉
They will give scores up to 10 for each presentation at the site. Three top scoring companies will be commended.

Merit for contestants

Gold prize
prize money of JPY500,000
special supplementary prize from Japan Airline :Winners get the entrepreneur support items and bonus miles. Gold winner gets 50000miles for 3 persons.
Silver prize
prize money of JPY300,000 and
special supplementary prize from Japan Airline :Winners get the entrepreneur support items and bonus miles. Gold winner gets 50000miles for 2 persons.
Bronze prize
prize money of JPY100,000
special supplementary prize from Japan Airline :Winners get the entrepreneur support items and bonus miles. Gold winner gets 50000miles for 1person.
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Host/Co-host

Host

Urban Innovation Institute

Co-host

Osaka City government


※Precautions
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.

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