The Signing Ceremony of sponsorship agreement for the Kawai Startup Competition in 2018 with Jouju Company

22 Nov 2017
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 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Anh Tuan - President of FTU (left) signed an agreement cooperation Mr. Masakazu Seimoto - Business Director of Jouju company

On November 22nd 2017, Foreign Trade University had a signing ceremony of sponsorship for the "Startup with Kawai" competition with Jouju company.

On the side of Jouju company, there was Mr. Masakazu Seimoto - Business Director and his staffs. From FTU, there was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Anh Tuan - President and leaders of some related units.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Anh Tuan expressed his appreciation to the representative of Jouju Company for visiting and attending the signing ceremony of sponsorship agreement for the "Startup with Kawai" competition today. He gave a sincere thanks for the financial support from the company for one of the most prestigious startup contests for Vietnamese students. He confirmed FTU would like to expand the scope of the competition to the whole country, not just within the scope of FTU's expansion. In order to do that, FTU certainly needs valuable support from Japan businesses.

Over the past years, FTU has established FTU Innovation and Incubation Space (FIIS) which had the function of promoting startups and innovative ideas among the students. In the near future, FTU will speed up building a venture fund to provide financial support for the start-ups of students.

Mr. Masakazu Seimoto shared his experience in supporting start-ups and founding venture capital fund of Tokyo University (Japan). He supposed that the idea of FTU was absolutely have basis. He praised the students of the Tomorrow Entrepreneurs Club (TEC) in particular and students of FTU in general. Mr. Masakazu Seimoto said that after more than 10 years of organization the competition "Startup with Kawai" has made a great resonance and spread in the startup community. He hoped that the competition would getting wider for many students across Vietnam and would become one of the successful models of a startup idea competition for students. 

 The representatives of Foreign Trade University (FTU)

 The representatives of Jouju company

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Foreign Trade University, or FTU, is a university established in 1960, located in Hanoi, Vietnam. FTU is among the most well-known universities in Vietnam, covering a wide range of business courses among which are finance, management, and marketing. The annual admissions test to the university is the most competitive in Vietnam. Students from FTU are recognized as being active and well-qualified.