Tokyo, Japan

HOW TO START A NEW VENTURE IN 8WEEKS

 
 
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Today, whether you want to start your own company or join an existing team, everyone needs to have the mindset of an entrepreneur.

With an aging population and declining birth rate, Japan is facing many serious problems that still lack solutions. While there are many solutions to these complex problems, we believe that developing globally minded and entrepreneurial leaders is the key to Japan's future.

Human capital is the most valuable resource in Japan. We must find new ways to eliminate wasted potential and cultivate the unlimited potential that already exists.

Sekai Creator exists to develop globally minded and entrepreneurial leaders who will bring holistic transformation and economic prosperity to Japan, and to the world. 

We believe that when passionate people are educated, challenged, and coached, they create a better world. Finding these people is our highest priority.

Will you join us?

 

 steve sakanashi | director

 
 
 

course Overview

Our 8-week Introduction to Entrepreneurship course teaches the basics of entrepreneurship and challenges each student to create their own early stage startup.

  • Every 2 weeks, we spend a whole Saturday learning how to create from scratch, following the principles of The Lean Startup and Customer Development.
  • In between each Saturday workshop, students are expected to go into the field and complete assignments related to their new venture. 
  • At the end of 8 weeks, students will compete in a pitch contest in front of local entrepreneurs, investors, and global companies.
  • The winner will receive a free trip to Silicon Valley and the chance to share their business idea with American entrepreneurs, investors, and accelerators.
  • All classes and pitches will be conducted in English.

There is no charge for this course due to generous sponsors.
 

 
 
 
 

past pitches

Every student is expected to do their own venture and give a public pitch after the 8th week. In the past, students have worked in groups and as individuals. From 2017 onwards, all individual students are required to complete their own individual venture project.

Below is a small sample of past pitches by alumni.

 
 
 
 

BENEFITS

INDIVIDUAL

  • Personal confidence from the experience of starting a business from scratch

  • Results-based project that will stand out during job hunting

  • Improved business English communication skills and presentation organization

  • Foundational understanding of how every business works, and what drives growth

  • Ability to start new initiatives and manage existing projects

  • Experience gaining stakeholders through personal/public communication

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COMMUNITY

  • Network of highly motivated and supportive peers
  • Bridge to next steps in startup community, such as incubators/accelerators
  • Meet managers that are hiring globally minded and entrepreneurial talent
  • Access to business communities in America, Africa, and Japan
  • Ongoing career development support from Sekai Creator 
  • Preferred status when applying for special Sekai Creator opportunities
 
 
 

100% guarantee

Give us 100% effort and we promise growth

Sekai Creator is for people who are not afraid of new challenges. The goal is to grow. The goal is not to be comfortable. After working with hundreds of Japanese students, we've seen a consistent pattern of results. Students who put 100% effort into their challenges experience significant life transformation. They find and create new opportunities that allow them to achieve their dreams.

Give us 100.

We promise growth in Confidence, Competence, and Character.
 

 
 
 
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confidence

Even if you know what needs to be done, lack of confidence can lead to poor performance or no performance at all. We build confidence by requiring students to do more than just listen, learn, and plan. All students must execute and build their own venture. Going through this challenge will prepare you to overcome future challenges in any industry and location.


competence

Passion alone is not enough. Passion will get you moving and help you gather people, but it won't get you to your final destination. You also need to learn knowledge and skills that will help you determine exactly where to go and how to get there. By the end of our course, you will understand the core structure of every business and be able to develop solutions for new business challenges.


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character

The world is full of strong and talented leaders, but many lack the most important thing -- character. Your values and beliefs guide your everyday actions. What purpose are you living for? Money, power, and success are not enough. People who live for the good of others have the ability to create a better world, both for themselves and for others.