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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 sessionFriday, April 12, until 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, until 9:00 a.m.
*Participation in a briefing session is required for registration.
BriefingMonday, April 15, 12:10-12:50
*An information session will be held again for additional applications. Friday, April 26, 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 deadlineMonday, April 22, until 5:00 p.m. *Additional applications: until Thursday, May 2, 17:00
Selection period (document review + interview)Late April
Domestic ProgramsMeetup and Business Planning
Saturday, June 1, 10:00-18:00
Ito Campus, Center Bldg. 6, 2F BasE
Lecture(Global Seminar)
Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 9:30-17:30
Papillon 24, Conference Room 12
Business Planning and Pitch
Saturday, July 20, 10:00-18:00
Ito Campus, Center Bldg. 6, 2F BasE
Pitch Training
Sunday, July 21, 10:00-18:00
Ito Campus, Center Bldg. 6, 2F BasE
Startup-ecosystem Lecture and Midterm Pitch
Wednesday, August 7, 10:00-18:00
Overseas Programs @BostonTuesday, September 3 – Tuesday, September 10
*There are travel days before and after

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
➡An information session will be held again for additional applications.
[Deadline] Friday, April 26, 9:00 a.m.


Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Click here for past materials

Click here to view the 2023 Boston training program.