NTT DATA presents  Global Open Innovation Business Contest 5.0CONTEST NEWS

Result of each Venue Pitch Contest

GRAND FINALE

The Grand Finale was held on March 15 at NTT DATA Headquarters in Toyosu, Tokyo Japan and The Social Coin was selected as the Grand Finale winner.
NTT DATA and The Social Coin will now proceed to co-creating a new and innovative business.

PayKey and Everledger won the special judge award.
Soundpays Inc. won the audience award.

The Finalists and Result of The Grand Finale

ResultCompany name / SolutionSolution
Ars Techne Corporation

Innovative digital archiving solution that digitizes paintings in a completely new way, recreating works that are two-dimensional but so real in every brush stroke.

https://www.arstechne.co.jp/

Innovative digital archiving solution that digitizes paintings in a completely new way, recreating works that are two-dimensional but so real in every brush stroke.

https://www.arstechne.co.jp/
ISCAS/Beihang University

Model that evaluates enterprises through establishing the index system on seven aspects and using multiple methods including AHP, DEA, neural network, etc.

Model that evaluates enterprises through establishing the index system on seven aspects and using multiple methods including AHP, DEA, neural network, etc.

Gaudio Lab Inc.

Audio Solutions for Virtual Reality (VR). VR audio (i.e., spatial audio, interactive 3D audio) is an audio system where sounds are precisely placed and moved anywhere in a virtual space.

http://www.gaudiolab.com/

Audio Solutions for Virtual Reality (VR). VR audio (i.e., spatial audio, interactive 3D audio) is an audio system where sounds are precisely placed and moved anywhere in a virtual space.

http://www.gaudiolab.com/
Judge AwardPayKey

Social Payment Solution that allows users to send money to friends and family within any social and messaging platform.

https://www.paykey.com/

Social Payment Solution that allows users to send money to friends and family within any social and messaging platform.

https://www.paykey.com/
WinnerThe Social Coin

Civic Engagement Platform based on Deep Learning helping to solve citizen's issues through a Blockchain rewards system.

https://thesocialcoin.com/

Civic Engagement Platform based on Deep Learning helping to solve citizen's issues through a Blockchain rewards system.

https://thesocialcoin.com/
EMOTION RESEARCH LAB

Software that allows analysis of mood and emotion through facial expressions.

http://www.emotionresearchlab.com/

Software that allows analysis of mood and emotion through facial expressions.

http://www.emotionresearchlab.com/
Judge AwardEverledger

A global startup using the best of emerging technology to track and protect diamonds and other valuable items on their lifetime journey.

https://www.everledger.io/

A global startup using the best of emerging technology to track and protect diamonds and other valuable items on their lifetime journey.

https://www.everledger.io/
LegalBot

LegalBot supports corporations to operate in regulated markets: regulatory feeder and virtual regulatory compliance officer.

http://legalbot.com.br/

LegalBot supports corporations to operate in regulated markets: regulatory feeder and virtual regulatory compliance officer.

http://legalbot.com.br/
Special AwardSoundpays Inc.

Solution that harnesses sound waves to send information to smartphones, allowing advertisements and payment therefrom.

http://www.soundpays.com/

Solution that harnesses sound waves to send information to smartphones, allowing advertisements and payment therefrom.

http://www.soundpays.com/
ShoCard

Digital identity and authentication platform built on the blockchain data layer.

https://shocard.com/

Digital identity and authentication platform built on the blockchain data layer.

https://shocard.com/

Overview

Date and timeMarch 15, 2017 14:00-20:30
VenueNTT DATA Headquarter
3-3-3 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-6033
http://www.nttdata.com/global/en/about/corporate/profile/headquarter/index.html
Judges
  • Dr. Shuji Honjo
    Managing Director
    Honjo International
    Profile
  • Dr. Koji Osawa
    Managing Director & Co-founder
    Global Catalyst Partners
    Global Catalyst Partners Japan
    Profile
  • Takeha Namikata
    Managing Director
    NTT Docomo Ventures, Inc.
    Profile
  • Ikuo Hiraishi
    CEO/Co-Founder
    SunBridge Global Ventures Inc.
    Profile
  • Tim Romero
    Host
    Disrupting Japan
    Profile
Special sessionReport of the worldwide pitch days and interview with the winners
Agenda
Entry for the pitch dayInvitation only.
Dr. Shuji Honjo
Managing Director
Honjo International

Dr. Honjo provides business consulting to Japanese and U.S. companies, focusing on new business development. He is Advisor to Japanese and U.S. companies such as 500 Startups, Net Service Ventures, and Kozo Keikaku Engineering. He is also Visiting Professor at Tama Graduate School of Business.

He is active in entrepreneurial education and community development, as a mentor with Founder Institute, Shido Next Innovator, Fukuoka Prefecture etc. He led the Japanese Miniter’s project to promote medical ventures in 2016.

He founded and represented the Tokyo office of General Atlantic LLC. He was Assistant to Chairman and Group Strategy Manager of CSK/SEGA Group, a leader in enterprise IT and digital entertainment in Japan. He has extensive consulting experiences with BCG in Tokyo and CSC in California.

Dr. Honjo has Ph.D. in International Studies from Waseda University, MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and BS from the University of Tokyo.

Website: http://www.honjo.biz/en

Dr. Koji Osawa
Managing Director & Co-founder
Global Catalyst Partners
Global Catalyst Partners Japan

Dr. Osawa has over thirty years of experience in investment and management of high-tech companies in Japan, the U.S. and Asia. He co-founded Global Catalyst Partners (GCP) in 1999 and Global Catalyst Partners Japan (GCP-J) in 2014.

GCP is a venture capital fund established in Silicon Valley that invests primarily in early stage companies active in the areas of IT sector. GCP has established three funds with a total amount of over $300M. Dr. Osawa also founded GCP-J in 2014 that focuses investment opportunities primarily in Japan.

Prior to GCP, he was at Mitsubishi Corporation, the largest trading firm in the world, for 14 years, starting in 1985. He was Division Manager of Mitsubishi International Corporation (Palo Alto Office) from 1993 through 1999. He was responsible for business development with high-tech companies in Silicon Valley in the areas of semiconductors, communications and software.

Dr. Osawa is on the board of Verient, Fuller, Hospitality ONE, Axismotion, Veeple and Vanguard Industries.
He also works closely with SoundHound.

He serves on the Board of Directors of several NPOs: Global Catalyst Foundation, Digital Divide Data and Keizai Silicon Valley.

Dr. Osawa received a BS in Electronics from Keio University, Japan and Ph.D. in Engineering from Tohoku University, Japan.

Takeha Namikata
Managing Director
NTT Docomo Ventures, Inc.

Graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo.

Joined NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation).

Graduated from McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

After working at such departments as International Office, NTT East Corporation, International Office, NTT Corporation, Corporate Sales Promotion Headquarters, NTT East Corporation, and Technology Planning Department, NTT Corporation, she has assumed the current position and is in charge of investment and alliance business.

Ikuo Hiraishi
CEO/Co-Founder
SunBridge Global Ventures Inc.

Born in Fukushima Prefecture in Japan.

Upon graduating from university, he started a business in 1991, previously having worked at consulting firms and foreign-owned advertising companies.

He has been involved in Internet related business since the late 1990s and participated in the planning and setup of WebCrew Inc., whose automobile insurance price comparison website became a hit and was later listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers.

In 2000, he co-founded and became the CEO of Interscope, Inc. (Internet research company), which was sold off to Yahoo! Japan in 2007, and later merged with Macromill in 2010. Also, he co-launched an Internet research society, Internet Research forum of Japan, assuming the position of chairman; a field he has made great contributions to.

In March 2011, he assumed the position of Tokyo Officer of SunBridge’s seed acceleration activities, and in May of the same year, in cooperation with Mr. Takeuchi of VentureNow, he launched "Innovation Weekend", a pitch event and networking platform for early stage startups and angel investors.

In January of 2012, he co-founded SunBridge Global Ventures Inc. and became its president & CEO (current position). In addition, he presently serves as visiting professor at Hosei University Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA), and outside directors of several startups.

Firmly maintaining his foundational vision of “producing 'global challengers' who create 'global innovations' that inspire 'courage and confidence' and give 'hope' to society", he conducts his work with strong professional vigor.

Tim Romero
Host
Disrupting Japan

Tim Romero is a Tokyo-based entrepreneur, podcaster and author who has started four companies and led Japan market entry for others since coming to Japan more than 25 years ago.

Tim hosts the Disrupting Japan podcast and is deeply involved in Japan's startup community as an investor, founder and mentor.