At the end of January, Trusted Corporation was invited to join the Kobe University business plan contest as one of the jury. The business plan contest contained 8 finalists across a wide variety of industries such as bioenergy, hydrogen, health-tech, ed-tech, and more.
Trusted awarded two startups in the med-tech and regional revitalisation related platform business with continuing support after the event. They will receive assistance to strengthen their business models to gain a competitive edge in today's global market.
In the last few years, Kobe University has created a good environment for future student entrepreneurs, offering entrepreneurship classes, mentorships, and often inviting active startup ecosystem members. Kobe University has even started investing in Kobe University spin off startups through their own venture capital fund, Kobe University Capital.
Investors and large companies interested in collaboration with startups should be sure to watch Kobe University spin off startups closely. Trusted Corporation would like to extend its gratitude to Kumano-sensei and all students who helped with the event.
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