GVH#5 supporters include accounting, tax, and legal expert groups; as well as a group of companies with business know-how built on their first-hand experience in IT, marketing, and global strategizing. They partner with startup companies to support their continued growth.
Conducting joint industry-academic activities for the University of Osaka from our base here in Umeda.
Utilizing a wealth of experience, know-how, and personal connections as a former senior commercial attaché of the UK Consulate General, KAHM Japan provides support for UK, European, and North American companies to expand into Japan; support for Japanese companies to expand into the UK, Europe, and North America; and collaborates with Oxford University Innovation to conduct research markets and intellectual property around the world.
As a global accelerator, Rainmaking Innovation Japan supports the creation and growth of new businesses through collaboration between entrepreneurs and the world’s leading companies. Rainmaking Innovation Japan is also behind “Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka.”
This venture capital company operates the Hack Osaka Investment Limited Association, in which Osaka City and Hankyu Corporation are also investors. Hack Ventures, Inc. invests in Osaka startup companies that have the potential to go global.
e-Partners, Inc. provides management consulting services to small- and medium-sized startups to help them draft new business ideas, plan their growth strategies, and strength their business models. e-Partners also offers a wide range of support, from capital policy planning to marketing and management strategies.
Hankyu Hanshin is a true holding company at the center of six other companies, including Hankyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd., and Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp. The company has created a business proposal system for employees and expanded the Innovative Space JET into GVH #5 (Higashi-Hankyu Building).
OSTi Institute facilitates support for the revitalization of the local region, and for companies in their growth stages with the aim of creating businesses that connect industry, academia, government, finance, and the local people. The institute also conducts international marketing-related projects, and creates human resources development programs, among other programs.
Human Hub Japan’s CEO is a small- and medium-sized business management consultant and advisor to Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp., Osaka International Business Promotion Center, Japan Startup Support Association, startup companies, and more. Human Hub Japan’s work includes proposals, increasing sales, consultation on negotiations with large companies, etc.
SuRALA Net provides e-learning education services as well as operation consulting, marketing promotion and website management services. The company also provides consulting for schools and after school programs that use SuRaLa’s interactive animated educational materials.
With its mission of “changing the world with economic information,” Uzabase organizes, analyzes, and generates all kinds of economic information with the power of people and technology. Uzabase increases the productivity of business people, and helps to unleash their creativity. The company has also developed the economic information platform “SPEEDA,” and the economic news media “NEWS PICKS.”
Study what you love, connect with society is Youmemiru’s mission for its customers. The company creates and manages curriculum and content for its own robot programming classroom, and develops innovative services without letting itself be bound by the standard of the education industry. In 2019, Youmemiru became a wholly-owned subsidiary of consumer electronis retailer EDION, and as an alumni company of GVH#5, Youmemiru aims to continue growing.
Shinki Bus manages not only fixed-route buses, but also automotive services for vehicle maintenance and the sale of parts, as well as lifestyle-related services, including travel, real estate, dining, and nursing care. In 2019, the company also established a corporate venture capital fund to help revitalize the region.
Kikukawa Holding facilitates discussions and offers consulting regarding startup support and the establishment of second businesses. The company provides support for building new systems for startups, market research, and comprehensive support for business diversification.
With the mission of “Developing people and creating an environment to enjoy working,” Co-learning provides consulting and expert dispatch services for new business development and leader training targeting venture companies and large corporations.
They have a large number of experts from MBAs to business development and IT professionals, and can provide solutions to meet the challenges of individual companies.
Rising Startups is a US-Japan technology and business specialist for Japanese corporations. Also, we organize “Japan NYC Startups”, a meetup community that connects the tech communities of Japan and New York.