The Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI-KANSAI) has established the ”Kansai Start-up Supporters Conference”, which is organized by start-up supporters and institutions from industry, academia and government in Kansai.
We aim to present the start-up ecosystem that is being formed in Kansai to the whole country and attract entrepreneurs and investors from all over the country.
We have defined successors of family firms as innovators in the same way as startups are innovators: they create new value for society by expanding into new lines of business.
They boldly face risks and barriers while taking on new challenges, such as new businesses, new organization transformation, and entry into new markets, based on the tangible and intangible management resources inherited from previous generations.
We have formed a network of young successors and fostered opportunities to take on new initiatives upon business succession.
In addition to forming a wide-area platform with related organizations that support women entrepreneurs, we are promoting the “Ladies’ Entrepreneur Discussions Project” which coordinates support measures according to the growth stage of women entrepreneurs.
The core event “LED-KANSAI” is an interactive business plan presentation for women entrepreneurs and supporters in Kansai which supports women's "Wishes" and "Dreams" across fields.