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YY Contest 2017 Preliminary Held on September 30th

YY Contest 2017 Preliminary held on September 30th

YY Contest 2017 Preliminary was held on Saturday, September 30th at Softbank Corp. Aomi Campus.

The 13 teams that have had 4 times of workshops over the past 3 months and proudly presented their social business plans.







We had the special panel of judges for the preliminary;

<Student Category>
Zenzaemon Oguchi, COO of Avergence Inc. 
Kazushi Wakabayashi, CEO of FlowOne Co., Ltd.
Junichiro Kakuma, the board of directors of GrowAsPeople 

<Non-student/Young Pioneer Category>
Zenzaemon Oguchi, COO of Avergence Inc. 
Junichiro Kakuma, the board of directors of GrowAsPeople 
Ryoko Inoue, Project manager of Cross Fields 
Nobuyuki Tsuji, Director of PwC Arata LLC
Takuya Okamoto, Co-founder of Social Management LLC
Shugo Yanaka, Associate Professor of Business Breakthrough University

 As a result of a thorough examination, these 6 teams were selected to be finalists. 

<Student Category>
・teamACT(Soka University) APP ‘SUMOA’ to Prevent Dementia
・Hitori-Koyabu(Hosei Univeristy)Promotion of Employment of Persons with Disabilities through Universal Sports ‘Boccia’ Games

<Non-student/Young Pioneer Category>
・Human Alba Social Rehabilitation for people with dependence
・Heimo Japan SNS to Eliminate Suicide
・Sonrisa TV Phone ‘EMOTOMO’ for Elderly People Living Alone to Support Each Other
・BUI Empowerment of Local Farmers through Direct Marketing Platform

The winners will be awarded with
・Ticket to Global Social Business Summit 2017(Paris)
・Promotion via Kyushu University SBRC Website

Why not be witness to the moment that a brand new social business plan to change the world is born?

【Date】2017 October 21st, Saturday 12:30~18:00

【Location】The Sasagawa Peace Foundation Bldg 11F International Conference Room

【Host】Kyushu University SBRC/YY Contest operation committee 

【Partners】The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Avergence Inc. Cloud Company Corporation, Softbank Corporation, Grow as People, Nipponia Nippon, The Matsushita Institute of Government and Management, Osaka NPO Center.

【Panel of Judges】
・Yuuko Satake, CO-CEO Grammin Euglena 
・Kumi Fujisawa, Think Tank Sofia Bank 
・Masahiro Kan, Grammin Bank Japan 
・Masataka Saburi, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation 
・Masaharu Okada, Kyushu University SBRC  

12:30~12:35 Greeting from Masato Wakayama, SBRC Center chair
12:35~12:40 Greeting from guest speaker
12:40~12:50 Video message from Dr. Yunus
12:50~13:20 Brief lecture “Introduction to Yunus Social Business” from Masaharu Okada from Kyushu University SBRC 
~Intermission(15 minutes)~
13:35~14:05 Keynote speech from Kumi Fujisawa from Think Tank Sofia Bank
14:05~14:15 Brief Summary of YYC and introduction of judges 
14:15~15:05 Presentation (2 teams of students)
~Intermission(15 minutes)~
15:20~17:00 Presentation (4 teams of non students) 
~Intermission(15 minutes)~
17:15~17:30  YY Contest 2016 winning team, Tabimart, revisted
17:30~17:45 Plan for the future of YY Contest ASIA
17:45~17:55 Announcement of results and winning ceremony
17:55~18:05 Announcement regarding Grammin Bank Japan from Masahiro Kan
18:05~18:10 Closing
【Audience application】https://goo.gl/forms/mI1kb8eKdKrMGWA42
【Enquiries】 YY Contest 2017 operating committee  yycontest@gmail.com

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