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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp


“Entrepreneurship Bootcamp” provides an opportunity to learn about the startup founding process, from team formation to establishing the initial business idea, through an intensive 8-day program held in Boston, USA. Participants will gain hands-on experience in entrepreneurship through pre-program training and on-site programs. Participants attend workshops led by leading entrepreneurs, investors, and other professionals from domestic and international companies, and work in teams to create and present their own business plans and prototypes. After the pre-departure training in Fukuoka, the participants will go to Boston, U.S. for a series of 8-day programs to learn world-class entrepreneurship through start-up business practices and presentation of the results.

Faculty in charge

Kosuke Kaneko

Associate Professor, Intellectual Property and Venture Creation Group, Academic Research and Industry-University-Government Collaboration Division, Kyushu University

Eligibility for Application

Attendance at a briefing session is a prerequisite for registration.

・This is a senior-year course, so the target grade is sophomore or above in the undergraduate school.

・Registration for the QREC course “Global Seminar (undergraduate students) / Advanced Lecture in Global Seminar (graduate students)” is required for this course.

One of the following conditions must be met

  • Have been selected for a QREC project
  • Have taken at least two QREC courses
  • Have been selected for an external program (business plan contest, MITOU project, etc.)

Schedule for school year 2024

Deadline for briefing session

Apr 12th (Fri) ~17:00

*Participation in a briefing session is required for registration.


April 15th (Mon) 12:10-12:50

Location: at BasE, 2nd floor, Center Zone 6, offline or online

*Only those who attend the briefing session will receive the necessary documents for course registration.

Application deadline

April 26th (Fri) ~17:00

Selection period (document review + interview)


Domestic Programs

June 1st (Sat) to early August

*Detailed schedule will be updated as needed.

Overseas Programs (including travel dates)

September 2nd (Mon) – September 12th (Thu) *Tentative

About Application

  • This course and information session will be conducted in English.
  • Number of applicants: about 15 (application screening and interview will be conducted)
  • This program includes participation in both the 8-day domestic program and the Boston training program.
  • All expenses for travel, lodging, food, and local stay are to be borne by the student.
  • By applying for scholarships handled by Kyushu University, you may be eligible for assistance under certain conditions. (For details, please see the information session.)

[Briefing session deadline] April 12th, 2024 (Fri) 17:00


Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Click here for past materials

Click here to view the 2023 Boston training program.