About Domestic Programs
This short-term intensive program is composed of two parts; the domestic program and the international program. With a focus on growth, the domestic program provides women entrepreneurs a 3-month acceleration program to obtain management knowledge, skills and networks necessary to scale or internationally expand their businesses. In consideration of the diverse needs of the participants, their startup stage and business type, we will evaluate and designate whether the entrepreneur shall, at the current moment, focus on business development within Japan, or challenge themselves to seek international markets. Those selected as ready for international expansion would move on to participate in the overseas dispatch program for two weeks.
The domestic acceleration program consists of (1) individual mentoring sessions (conducted bi-weekly in principle, about 6 classes in total); (2) participatory events and programs such as networking events, workshops, and pitch events, (conducted bi-weekly in principle, about 5 classes in total); and (3) structured lectures (conducted each week in principle, about 9 classes in total).
(Ref.) Schedule Plan
Program(Workshops, Pitch Events etc.)
(Ref.) Theme Program Plan
- Event Program (Workshops, Pitch Events etc.)
- Workshop of Problem Solving
- Brushing up on Pitch 1
- Brushing up on Pitch 2
- Pitch Event Towards Large Companies
- Pitch Event Towards Financial Institution and VC
- Lecture Program
- Planning a Business Plan
- Finance (Basic)
- Overview of Startup-related in Asia
- Theory of Leadership
- Sharing Experiences in Starting a Bussiness
- Method of Promotion in Asia
- Sharing Experiences as Woman Entrepreneur
- Presentation and Review of Overseas Expansion Plan
※There is a possibillity changing program contents and arrangements
In the individual mentoring sessions, we consider the issues and the needs of each participant to develop their businesses. Based on their needs, the program will introduce outside mentors, brush up their business model,help formulate effective pitches, identify goals and design plans to scale-up their business including overseas expansion, and assist in clarifying the means of financing their business plans for execution.
Through the participatory events and programs, we will conduct themed workshops and pitch events while creating a community of women entrepreneurs and their supporters. Industry experts and private business persons relevant to the said theme – such as fundraising procurement, business alliance, and marketing strategies -- will be invited to attend the pitch events to provide the women entrepreneurs opportunities for presentation, feedback, and networking.
In the domestic common program’s lecture program, we will have lectures by prominent professors and entrepreneurs with extensive knowledge of women’s entrepreneurship both in Japan and abroad. This will allow participants to systematically and comprehensively obtain knowledge on the targeted market, cross-cultural business communication skills, management and networking skills, and other capacities vital to lead their business to success. Additionally, the program will introduce participants to separate language training courses and e-learning tools, and assign interpreters when necessary. Prospective lecturers are as given below.
- In regard to lecturers based overseas, other than cases where visiting Japan is possible, the lectures will be provided online. Please note that the lecturers and schedules are subject to change.