About Us

The ideal workplace for startups in Osaka, Kansai

GVH#5 is a membership-based workspace based in Osaka, Kansai that supports up-and-coming startups trying to start new businesses. Coworking space, private offices, and the chance to meet new business partners are provided with a variety of support services.

GVH#5’ Strengths


An office space that affords a variety of conveniences

  • GVH#5 has great transportation convenience in the center of Western Japan’s largest transport hub, Umeda, Osaka.See more about the 5 reasons to choose Osaka, Umeda
  • Members can use the office 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Choose from our coworking space, private offices, meeting rooms, seminar room, and more, depending on your needs.
  • With all the office equipment and wifi you’ll need, you can start work on the day you enter the facility.


Access a host of networks through our local community

  • Receive ongoing support from supporters that work together with our office.
  • We offer a broad business support system with experts in various fields (lawyers, accountants, business consultants, etc.), public institutions, including local governments, and senior entrepreneurs.
  • GVH#5 supports the matching of your business with venture capital, accelerators, business firms, and academia through events and seminars.
  • With access to our community, access to any network is possible.


Global Network

  • Build your global network with Team GVH#5. We have many connections with startup support organizations from overseas, and have also held overseas startup pitch events.
  • In 2019, some of the world’s most promising startups will gather in GVH#5, which will serve as the venue for the international acceleration program Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka (held annually until 2021). We are participate as a partner company (Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp.) in other global acceleration programs.

The History of GVH#5


  • Hankyu CorporationGVH#5 Opens

    After participating in the planning of GVH Osaka (opened in 2010), Hankyu Corporation used that experience to open GVH#5 in November 2014, with the aim of further accelerating support for entrepreneurial activity in the Kansai region.


  • Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp."Umeda Startup Fund 1" Established

    In March 2013, Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp. established this fund specializing in seed stage startups, which helps to provide a financial boost to startups that have just been founded.

  • GVH#5Expansion of private office space (10th floor)


  • Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp.Established of the "SI Business Creation Support Fund Investment Project Limited Liability Association"

    In February 2016, Hankyu Corporation established a fund to support recently-founded local companies, in collaboration with Ikeda Senshu Bank, Ltd., Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd., and Senshu Ikeda Capital Co., Ltd.


  • GVH#5Expansion of the co-working space

    In April 2018, the co-working space floor was moved from the 11th floor to the 2nd floor in the same building, doubling the floorspace. In addition to the co-working space, seminar and meeting rooms were expanded, and a project space was constructed.

  • Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp.The Declaration of Startup Friendly Kansai

    In August 2018, Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp. also endorses the "The Declaration of Startup Friendly Kansai" declared by the Kansai Association of Corporate Executives with the goal of collaborating with startup companies.

  • GVH#5Expansion of the co-working space

    ・In September 2018, after moving the coworking space to the 11th floor of the same building, the space was expanded to include private offices.

    ・Expansion of member capacity: With the improvement of equipment installed, and the expansion, our membership capacity roughly doubled.

  • Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp.Participated in the planning of Digital Garage’s "Open Network Lab Resi-Tech"

    Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp. became a partner organization in this program, promoting open innovation in the real estate field.

  • Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp.Cooperation agreement signed with Osaka Prefecture

    In November 2018, Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp. and Osaka Prefecture signed a cooperation agreement to promote the construction of a venture ecosystem.


  • Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp.Creation of the Corporate Venture Capital Fund

    In August 2018, Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp. created a new corporate venture capital fund, the "HHP Joint Development Fund 1 Investment Project Limited Liability Association" to accelerate joint development with startups.

  • GVH#5Expansion of the Higashi-Hankyu Building Seminar Room

    ・We expanded our space to include the approximately 60 person capacity seminar room in the Higashi-Hankyu Building next door.

  • GVH#5GVH#5 became the venue for Japan’s first Startupbootcamp, Scale Osaka (Held again annually until 2021)

    ・Geared towards startups across the world, GVH#5 was the venue for Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka, a program to promote the growth of the Japanese market and gather together up-and-coming international startups.

    ・Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp. is also one of the program’s partner companies, and promotes its proven experience and cooperative abilities and resources to startups overseas.



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