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Hack Osaka Contest 2017



International Pitch Contest Hack Osaka Award 2017

Deadline to Apply: Dec. 20, 2016

The fifth annual "Hack Osaka" Competition will be held on Feb. 9, 2017 in Osaka, Japan, with the theme of "The Power of Design for Innovative Culture."

The organizers are holding a business plan contest for domestic and international entrepreneurs, which has been opened up to the Israeli entrepreneurial community.

About 10 global innovators and accelerators will be judging in the contest and winning contestants will receive a special prize.

The theme includes Digital Healthcare, Travel Tech, Smart City, Internet of Things, Internet, mobile technology, software, digital contents, consumer electronics products (including PDA and robot) and services, and we welcome companies developing overall Internet/IT-related businesses at seed/early-stage level.

Date and time:

4:00pm-6:00pm, Thursday, February 9, 2017

This contest will be held as one of the part of “Global Innovation Conference Hack Osaka”, therefore the timetable may change depending on the previous parts.

Venue:

Congre Convention Hall A,B2th Floor, Grand Front Osaka North Tower, 3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka

Theme:

Digital Healthcare, Travel Tech, Smart City

Targeted for participation:

The theme includes Internet of things, Internet, mobile technology, software, digital contents, consumer electronics products (including PDA and robot) and services, and we welcome companies developing overall Internet/IT-related businesses at seed/early-stage level.

Conditions for application

One representative per company (i.e. the presenter on site) is to apply for the contest. To accompany non-presenter, include their information (name and title) in presentation document.

Participation fee

Application, judgment, and transportation and accommodations are free of charge for one representative person.

Transportation and accommodations for accompanying persons, and any other costs of participation in the event, are borne by each participant.

Capacity

10 persons

Presentation

– Language for speech and presentation document is English. – Number of contestants (companies) is limited to 10. Number of presenter per company is one (executives, managers, and so on). – Five minutes for each presentation.

Application period:

From October 20, 2016 to November 30, 2016, 5 PM JST

Primary review will be done upon reception of presentation documents. Application will be closed upon reaching the limit number of contestant companies.

Primary review procedures

All the presentation documents for the contest should be made and submitted in Keynote ver.5 or Powerpoint format for a maximum of 10 pages (16:9) for primary review. Moving image and supplement file for explanation of your product and service can be sent as well. We do not accept actual products. Submitted presentation documents will not be returned. *Business experts will examine submitted presentation documents and select top ten contestants. *No inquiries and answers are available about review process.

Submission:

Please click the Entry Application button to make an entry on the Peatix website.

http://hack-osaka2017-pitch.peatix.com/

Then, e-mail documents to the following e-mail address.

aburata@urban-ii.or.jp

*Please enter "Apply for the International Pitch Contest" as email subject.

Notification to contestants:

Contestants who passed the primary review will receive notification via email by Friday, December 25th, 2015.

Contact:

Hack Osaka2017 Executive Committee Secretariat

TEL: +81-6-6359-1322 (Mon.-Fri. 10:00-18:00 *Except for public holidays and new-year-holidays)

E-mail ohclub@innovation-osaka.jp