Sunpower Social Business Startup Pitch was held at IUJ
On Saturday, May 9th, an on-campus social business pitch sponsored by Sunpower Co., Ltd. was held for the first time, and a total of 7 students from 3 teams from International University of Japan (the “IUJ”) and made presented their social business plans.
This contest was created by the President of Sunpower, Mr. Takuya Kawamura, for the IUJ students for the following purposes:
- to convey the entrepreneurial mindset to graduate students of IUJ and support the creation of business
- to solve poverty issues and bring peace to the world through social business
Due to the COVID-19 situation, all the participants, judges and visitors joined this contest online.
The judge panel consisted of Mr. Kawamura, Dr. Rafiqul Islam Maruf; Associate Professor of Medical Information Center, Kyushu University Hosipital, Mr. Reiji Yamanaka; Director of Impact Investment Team, KIBOW Foundation, and Dr. YuenLeng Chow; Professor of Graduate School of International Management, IUJ.