Claiming of two prestigious awards by students of Waseda Business School at “ASIA Moot Corp 2010 Business Plan Contest”

Members of WBS team  with their  exclusive “Golden Bridge” corporate T-shirts

Members of WBS team with their exclusive “Golden Bridge” corporate T-shirts

Hello! My name is Takeru Ohe. I am the Director of Waseda Incubation Center and Professor at Waseda Business School.

I would like to inform you a great success brought by Waseda MBAs who belong to my seminar recently.

Waseda Business School`s (WBS) students have proudly brought home two prestigious awards, namely, “The Best Divisional Business Plan” and the awards of “*MAI Challenge Round” through their “Golden Bridge Japanese Villa” business plan at “ASIA Moot Corp 2010 Business Plan Contest”, held in Bangkok Thailand from 9 till 11 March 2010.

The WBS team was formed by of 5 students from WBS, namely, Mr. Pahol Tapanya (Team Leader) from Thailand, Ms. Chayanun Sriskultiew from Thailand, Mr. Goi Hoe Chin and Ms. Wong Ee Fong from Singapore and Mr. Jackson Siu from Hong Kong, with the advisory and guidance from Professor Takeru Ohe and Professor Hironori Higashide of WBS.

Presentation of award for “MAI Challenge Round Winner” by Assoc.Prof.Gasinee Witoonchart, Dean of Faculty of Commerce and Accountant, Thammasat University

Presentation of award for “MAI Challenge Round Winner” by Assoc.Prof.Gasinee Witoonchart, Dean of Faculty of Commerce and Accountant, Thammasat University

ASIA MOOT CORP is the prominent business plan competition in the Asia region.  The mission is to foster the entrepreneurial spirit and the ability of future managers in Asia who are receiving business education from the region’s leading business schools.

This year, the competition was organized by Thammasat University from 9 till11 March 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Eleven teams from top business schools in Asia representing Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Hawaii, Taiwan and Thailand participated in the three-day competition. Teams were divided into three divisions, and each team was required to write a  business plan and convince the panel of experienced judges, made up of investors and venture capitalist, through the oral presentation.

The WBS team seized the opportunity to present the “Golden Bridge, Japanese Villa” project. It offered a proposal of an “exclusive Japanese community” project, which incorporated the the 24/7 holistic medical services for the residents. It aims to be one of the first mover in this untapped market by creating “living solutions” for Japanese long-stayers in Chiang Mai city in Thailand as the pilot project and followed by duplicating the model throughout other parts of Asia.

The Waseda Team brought back the winning medal with gratitude to Professor Takeru Ohe for the mentoring and guidance

The Waseda Team brought back the winning medal with gratitude to Professor Takeru Ohe for the mentoring and guidance

After a 3-day of tough business competition, the WBS team was awarded with 2 prestigious awards, “The Best Divisional Business Plan” and the winner of “*MAI Challenge Round”. Through the international competition, Waseda students have not only gained precious business experiences but also fostered long term friendship with the foreign participants. Most importantly, the Waseda team has proudly brought glory and recognition to WBS and raised the Waseda’s spirit in the international arena.

*MAI refers “Market for Alternative Investment”, a Thai financial institution, which  sponsors the award in the “Asia Moot Corp 2010”.

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