Classes

Innovation Teams Lab: 2016 Fall
TUS Startup School: 2016 Fall
Class 3: 2017 Spring
Class 4: 2017 Fall

Innovation Teams Lab: 2016 Fall

Sessions and Instructors

Fridays, 4:10-5:40 PM
Katsushika Campus, Graduate School of Engineering
The purpose of this class is to teach students how to think like entrepreneurs We will have some basic lectures and videos on fundamental concepts. Then we will form teams to evaluate research in TUS laboratories for commercialization potential, using a standard framework for evaluating new ventures.

Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship

– How Successful Entrepreneurs Think/Course Introduction – Prof. M. Cusumano (9-16)
Look forward, reason back (Yoffie and Cusumano, Strategy Rules, ch. 1)
– E-Cap and I-Cap in Japan/MIT REAP & TUS Ecosystem – Prof. Hangai Sei (9-23)
– Evaluating New Ventures – Cusumano 8-point framework (9-30)
Team, Market, Product, Customer, Credibility, Business Model, Flexibility, Investors

Introduction to TUS Research

– TUS Research Projects – Prof. Hangai with URA/Mr. Koga Yoshito.
BEGIN FORMING STUDENT TEAMS (10-7)
– TUS Research Projects – Prof. Hangai (10-14) – MC in USA
Finish Forming Student Teams
Discuss Projects, Materials Collection and Analysis/Interview Process
– TUS Research Projects – Prof. Hangai and MC (10-21)
Status Updates

Basic Business Knowledge

– Business Strategy and Venture Funding — TUS IM, Mr. Katayori Yuichi (10-28)
– Marketing Basics – SoM, Prof. Onishi Hiroshi (11-4)
– Product Concept Basics – MOT, Prof. Miyanaga Hiroshi (11-11)
– Intellectual Property Strategies – MIP, Prof. Hiratsuka Mitsuyoshi (11-25)

Student Project Teams Work

– Student project teams in-class work with faculty mentoring — MC and Prof. Hangai (12-2)
– Student project teams in-class work with faculty mentoring — MC and Prof. Hangai (12-9)
– Student preliminary outlines discussion(8-point framework) – MC and Prof. Hangai (12-16)

Special Session and Final Presentations

– Software Entrepreneurship – Q&A with Fixstars CEO Miki Satoshi (www.fixstars.com ) (1-20)
Draft of presentations due to Prof. Cusumano and Prof. Hangai (email)
– Final Presentations with Guests/Wrap Up and Next Steps – MC and Prof. Hangai (1-27)

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TUS Startup School: 2016 Fall

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Guest Speakers

Date Name
Sep. 26 Yasukane MATSUMOTO(RakSuL)
Oct. 3 Daisuke SHIGEMATSU(SPACEMARKET)
Oct. 10 Haruka MERA(READYFOR)
Oct. 17 Joe HIRAO(ZIGExN)
Oct. 24 Max KINOSHITA(Skyland Ventures), Hidetoshi TAKANO(KeyPlayers)
Oct. 31 Kariya KAYAMORI(QUOINE)
Nov. 7 Fumiaki KOIZUMI(mercari)
Nov. 7 Goichiro TOYODA(MEDLEY)
Nov. 14 Chikahiro TERADA(Sansan)
Nov. 28 Taizo SON(MISTLETOE)
Dec. 5 Ryotaro NAKAGAWA(peroli/MERY)
Dec. 5 Yusuke SATO(FreakOut)
Dec. 12 Yoshikazu TANAKA(GREE)
Dec. 12 Daisuke IWASE(Lifenet Insurance)
Dec. 19 Daisuke SASAKI(freee)

Coordinater by Ryuji Nishitateno