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"No Maps NEDO Dream Pitch" Held

October 13, 2016

On October 12, NEDO and the Hokkaido Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry held a business plan contest titled "No Maps NEDO Dream Pitch" in Sapporo city with NEDO Chairman Kazuo Furukawa serving as the head judge. The contest attracted an audience of more than 100 people.

Aimed at supporting entrepreneurs connected to Hokkaido with interests in technology startups, the event was one part of No Maps 2016's "interactive" program area. At the pitch contest, 13 teams who passed the first round screening presented their business plans, and SmartLure Co., Ltd. was awarded the first prize.

  • photo: Chairman Kazuo Furukawa giving his speech
    Chairman Kazuo Furukawa giving his speech
  • photo: Hokkaido Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Director-General Shuhei Kojima giving his speech
    Hokkaido Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Director-General Shuhei Kojima giving his speech
  • photo: Chairman Kazuo Furukawa awarding the first prize
    Chairman Kazuo Furukawa awarding the first prize
  • photo: The contest attendees and judges
    The contest attendees and judges