TOMODACHI P5 Tohoku Entrepreneur Summer Program 2013
- For information on the orientation session that took place on June 29, 2013, click here
- For information on the Yokohama Workshop that took place on July 30th 2013, click here.
TOMODACHI P5 Tohoku Entrepreneur Summer Program 2012
The TOMODACHI P5 Tohoku Entrepreneur Summer Program 2012 occurred on Jul. 27-Aug. 4, 2012 in Yokohama to motivate young people from Tohoku who have been left without sufficient financial support to continue their education and provide them with the tools and support they need to become entrepreneurs.
The program selected young men and women from the Tohoku region who lost family members or whose families were permanently displaced by the disaster on March 11, 2011.
Participants were introduced to business mentors who helped them formulate a business plan, while volunteer “big brothers and big sisters” from sponsoring companies offered personal development support. The participants also met experienced entrepreneurs who shared their knowledge about how to be a successful entrepreneur and to start successful businesses. Ideas for potential new sustainable businesses that have potential relevance for Tohoku were introduced during the camp in order to make the business planning practice both real and practical.
This program is funded by TOMODACHI’s Fund for Exchanges through generous contributions from Toyota Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, and Hitachi, Ltd.