GVH #5’s mission is to create next-generation industries in Kansai and to stimulate the Osaka-Umeda area. To become a GVH #5 member, corporations, groups, and individuals must satisfy certain criteria and undergo a review of their business model and business domain.
- 1Business model
A business model that leads to the creation of next-generation industry in Kansai.
Candidates should be growth-oriented start-ups aiming to develop totally new business models or products/services. The businesses should be driven by cutting-edge IT and other technologies, or they should be using a completely novel approach. (Please note that small-scale stability-oriented business models do not fit these criteria, and nor do new businesses based on existing business models.)
- 2Business domain
The business domain should be in line with an area in which Hankyu Corporation operates—for example, urban transportation, retail, urban development, entertainment and communication, or lifestyle services.
Note: If the candidate can receive assistance or guidance from a GVH #5 registration referral body or from a GVH #5 supporter, it may be deemed eligible for membership even if its business domain does not match those in the list above.
Facilities Available for Use
There are two types of GVH #5 start-up membership, both of which involve a monthly fee. The facilities available for use differ depending on the membership type.
- Open desks for 24 people
- Seminar room
- This can be used as a 30-person room for seminars and events. When no events are being held, the space can be used as a lounge for meetings or rest breaks.
- Conference room
- One private and one open, each with capacity for 4–5 people.
- Other resources
- Reception desk, lockers, MFP (copy/print/scan), refrigerator, microwave oven, etc.
- Booths 2-to-12-person capacity
- Conference room on each floor
- Other resources on each floor
- Rest space, MFP (copy/print/scan), refrigerator, microwave oven, etc.
- Also available
- Shared Sta. G5 space (listed to the left)
How to Become a Member
GVH #5 membership requires a referral from a GVH #5 registration referral body.
After being referred, candidates are interviewed and have their application documents screened by GVH #5. If all is in order, they are then granted membership. If you do not have a connection to a GVH #5 registration referral body, please use the inquiry form to contact us.
Takes about 4 weeks
1Referral from referral body
(tour and interview)
(screening of application documents, interview)
4Notice of acceptance as member
5Conclusion of contract
6Start using facilities
- Preliminary procedures (for candidates with no connections to referral bodies)
Use inquiry form to request membership
Introduction to referral body
Note: Candidates who wish to apply for membership but have no connections to a GVH #5 registration referral body will be interviewed by GVH #5 and introduced to a suitable referral body as needed. For details on GVH #5 registration referral bodies, see here.
GVH #5 Registration Referral Bodies
A GVH #5 registration referral body is an organization with specialized knowledge and experience in supporting start-ups.