The School offers business incubation at the NUCB Business School Center for Entrepreneurs. The Center for Entrepreneurs is an incubator for developing the personnel necessary to rise to the challenges of creating new businesses, as well as leveraging the educational know-how and HR network obtained in MBA learning. The NUCB Business School Center for Entrepreneurs is especially attracting attention for its strong support of second-time startup efforts.
A second-time startup means an enterprise develops products, services, and markets different from its main business, in keeping with (or ahead of) changes in the business environment. The study of long-standing businesses reveals that many companies over time launch new businesses in order to remain competitive and successful, making the support of entrepreneurs adopting this strategy essential.
The Center for Entrepreneurs offers support for businesses, and is different from the conventional Incubation Center or shared office. You will be able to build up a network of connections not only with professors who have experience opening up businesses and consulting, but also with participants aiming to obtain an MBA and possessing a high level of awareness and critical thinking ability.
In particular, the MBA network groups of the NUCB Business School, including those for registered management consultants, tax accountants, and healthcare professionals, are the largest in Japan. Networking and collaborating with these groups will surely stimulate new ideas and experiences that budding and veteran professionals alike will benefit from and treasure for life.
Participants can develop the necessary management skills, which many tend to lack in preparing their own businesses, through short-form MBA courses (essentials). Simultaneously, the concept of the business is refined through consultation with experienced instructors (mentoring). Research workers can focus on the future concept by securing a dedicated space for developing new ideas, separate from their workspace, at the Business School (co-working).
The mentoring for participants goes through 4 stages: business concept, plan, building, and funding. These processes take 12 to 24 months.
Those who join the center will do so as research students of the NUCB Business School. We offer two options: individual membership (annual fee of JPY600,000) and corporate membership (annual fee of JPY 1.5m, up to 3 members). To visit the center and hear more details about application conditions, please contact the NUCB Business School Administration Office.