Competition for business planning formed mainly of "global IT service that specializes in entertainment" and start-up companies and manager.

This is held for companies that have been in existence for 2 years or less and capitalized at less than 50-million yen, or individuals with great business ideas and contributed to matching the creation of entrepreneurs and venture companies and creators .It is intended to transmit a new service and contents to the world with young talents of different fields.
Executive Committee has been volunteers gathered from Entertainment industry, IT industry, the educational industry organized and SMUA is intended to transmit a new service and contents to the world with young talents of different fields such as entrepreneurs, programmers, musician, designers. In addition to the competition, Related events such as the Musicians-hackathon and co-writing session will be held.

This program is held in Japanese and we regret there is no translation service into other languages.
October 25, Sunday
3:00PM-5:00PM (Doors Open 2:30PM)
7F Miraikan Hall
  • Norikazu Yamaguchi
    BUG corporation C.E.O.

    CEO of BUG corporation、director at Federation of Music Producers Japan・Content business evangelist.
    member of editorial board at “White Paper of digital contents in Japan”(supervised by METI). I enlarge the specialized field from the artist management to IT business. In 2011, I started a writing endeavor. In addition, organized the "START ME UP AWARDS" for entertainment startup. I'm very very active toward the next generation of development , such as professional composer development "Yamaguchi seminar" and "New Middle Man Training Course". Producer of different industries.
  • Yu Sasamoto
    North Asia Regional Manager & General Manager of Japan

    As North Asia Regional Manager and General Manager for Twitter in Japan, Yu
    is working to grow Twitter's user base and overall business in the Japan
    and Korea markets. Previously, he focused on end-to-end media marketing in
    print, television and online: he served as CEO of MTV Japan for four years,
    CMO of Microsoft's Greater Asia Pacific.
    Region for two years, and COO of restaurant search engine and review site
    ASKU (which he founded) for two years. Yu is also the founder of WESYM, an
    original crowd-funding platform.
    Yu earned an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of business
    and a B.A. in Law from Dokkyo University in Japan.
    He is @yusasamoto on Twitter.
  • Hideaki Shimizu
    Chief Executive Officer, President and Representative Director, SPACE SHOWER NETWORKS Inc.

    Hideaki Shimizu was born in Fukui Japan in 1958. After graduating from Tokyo University, he Joined Itochu Corp. in 1983. Shimizu Joined SPACE SHOWER NETWORKS Inc. in 2000 and served as its Executive Officer; General Manager of Music Business Division since 2004. Shimizu has been a Director of SPACE SHOWER NETWORKS Inc. since 2007 and has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of SPACE SHOWER NETWORKS Inc. since 2011. Presiding all company business beyond the framework of media, such as production of broadcast programs and videos, planning and production of live events, artist management, music label, and digital music distribution etc.
  • Yasuhito Nakae
    AOI Pro. Inc.
    President / Group Chief Executive Officer.

    President of AOI Pro. Inc. and CEO of the group companies since February 2015, Yasuhito Nakae joined the company in 1991. He is the recipient of numerous awards both domestic and international, including the ACC CM Festival Grand Prix and Best Producer Award. For the two years since 2013, he was the president of Business Architects Inc., a group company which specializes in digital communications. His experience in TVC production and creative knowledge has led him to be involved in the production of movies and dramas, and his activity spans far and wide in the communication content business.
  • Ichiya Nakamura
    Professor(Ph.D.), Keio University Graduate School of Media Design.

    He also serves as a committee member of Japanese government including Chairman of Content Committee of Intellectual Property Head Office, and other committees of Ministry of Education, Ministry of Industry, etc. He is known as President of You Go Lab,CiP,Digital Signage Consortium, IPDC Forum, Vice President of CANVAS, DiTT, and Director of mixi corp., etc.
    He used to be Executive Director at the Stanford Japan Center (2002-2006), Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Laboratory (1998-2002), and a policy maker at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Japan (1984-1998). Prior to joining the government, he was a producer of a rock band "Shonen Knife"
    Twitter @ichiyanakamura
    FaceBook ichiya.nakamura
  • Akira Matsuno
    VVJ Inc. Chief Executive Officer

    He joined Ltd. Amuse in 1980 and serve as Southern All Stars , the manager of a large number of artists. He won the Best Director Award at the Association of Media in Digital sponsored 5th AMD Award '99 in 1999. He has served as Vice President of the Federation of Music Producers Japan, Japan Council of Performers' Organizations steering committee、Audiovisual Rights management association committee. He is known as CiP council director、VVJ Inc. Chief Executive Officer since April 2015,