Release date: 2018.03.29

SBRC and Fukuoka city co-hosted “Re: Start Up” Workshops!


 Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center (SBRC) at Kyushu University and Fukuoka city co-hosted Social Business RE: Start-up workshops.
The workshops targeted social business owners, potential entrepreneurs and people who are interested in solving social issues in Fukuoka city, the first social business city in Japan. Participants had opportunities to learn the philosophy of Yunus Social Business and its cases and to deeply understand this business method aimed to solve social issues. Yunus Social Business is advocated by Nobel Peace Laureate, Professor Muhammad Yunus to independently and sustainably solve social issues.
The goal of the workshops was to review business models, find problems with current business practices and improve businesses to make them more profitable. The workshops consisted of lectures and exercises to look into possible business restructuring. Furthermore, participants learned business structures from a wide range of perspectives by examining some corporate cases including NTT WEST and Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd.

■Workshops Guideline
1) Sunday, February 11th, 2018/13:00~17:00
2) Sunday, February 25th, 2018/13:00~17:00
3) Saturday, March 10th, 2018/13:00~17:00
4) Sunday, March 18th, 2018/13:00~17:00

・Location:Event Space at FUKUOKA GROWTH NEXT 1F・Previous Daimyo Elementary School
   (2-6-11 Daimyo Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka 810-0041)

・Cost: Free
・Seats Availability: 100
・Host: Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center (SBRC)
・Sponsor: Fukuoka Directive Council(Fukuoka D.C.), NTT WEST, Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd.

・Fukuoka city
・Ms. Miki NAGASHIMA, Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs
・Ms. Yuka KOBAYASHI, New Business Development Consulting Fellow, Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd.
・Mr Toshio GOTO, Representative Director, 100 Year Management Research Institution
・Mr Masatoshi NAKAMURA, Director of Open Innovation Promotion Office, NTT WEST
・Mr Kazuya MIYAMURA, Partner, PwC Aarata LLC
・Mr Seiji TSUDA, Assistant General Manager, Sales Department, Human Harbor
・Ms. Miho KOBAYASHI, Consulting Director, Avergence Inc.
・Professor Masaharu OKADA, Executive Director of SBRC, Kyushu University



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