SOI Asia Business 2015


SOI Asia Business and Gestation Plan Contest 2015/16

SOI Asia is happy to host a Business and Gesttion Plan Contest on coming 13 January, 2016, to cultivate the environment for the potential entrepreneurs in the region and to prepare for efficient fund matching opportunity with research asset originated from universities.

 Business and Gestation Plan Contest at SOI Asia 2015/16 

– Building the future from Asia –
– For All Innovators –

Paper submission due : 11 December 2015,  24:00 [GMT+9] Final presentation contest : 13 January 2016, 11:10 [GMT+9]

“Technology entrepreneurship gives us capabilities to prove whether our
technology is accepted and can benefit to people, and may derive our
economic incentives”

– Statement from
2008 Spring SOI Asia meeting in Keio, Japan

1. Purpose

SOI Asia is glad to host the 8th Business and Gestation Plan Contest ( previous know as Business Plan Contest) on coming 13 January 2016, to cultivate the environment for the potential entrepreneurs in the region and to prepare for efficient fund matching opportunity with research asset originated from universities. This contest is hosted by SOI Asia Business Platform LLP that engages in entrepreneur assistance, and supported by Universities in SOI Asia network. We wish to promote the entrepreneur development by the students, faculty members, researchers and graduates from the SOI Asia partner institutions through this contest.


Contest Winner 2013                                                       Winner 2012                                          Winner 2014

“Kyubi Team”                                                         “Netmedics Team”                                       “Edhet Team” 

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2. Target Participants

i) Business can be any industry, involving ICT, for profit or non-profit purpose

ii).Must be in a team, with minimum 3  to 5 members 

       – CEO must be student from SOI Asia Universities

       – Members can be exisitng student/ alumni/ lecturer

 * With interest to learn how to make plan and take actions from idea into minimum prototype that can be validated by end user in next 12 months as part of gestation outcome 

3.Briefing and Preparatory Contest Workshop 2015

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Workshop I :”How to create a winning business plan”   

                      25 November 2015 (Wed), 17.00-18.30 GMT+9 ( refer to Japan Timing)

                      Materials : [Click: Slides ]

                      Video    : [Click: To be uploaded]

Workshop ll: ” How to create successful venture gestation”  

                     2 December 2015 (Wed), 17.00-18.30 GMT+9 (refer to Japan Timing) 

                     Materials: [Click Slides], [Case study]

                       Video  :   []

The workshop will be interactive to explain about the rules and basic template of writing business plan.

In addition, the winning teamand 1st runner for business plan contest 2014 will share their actual experience and challenges of creating business plan and taking gestation as university student and student entrepreneur. 


4. Submission Procedure

Please download this format [Click Business and Gestation Plan Template] and fill in your ideas to be submitted from the following file uploader by:                         

                    Date: 11 December 2015 (Fri), 24:00 GMT+9 (refer to Japan timing)

You can also use your own format, but we strongly recommend that you use the provided format

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5. Evaluation Criteria


Evaluation is done based on 4 components :


i)   Entrepreneur

ii)  Business Model

iii) Finance

iv) Venture Gestation


Prominent specialists as judges from many fields: e.g. IT technology, Management, Intellectual Property, Financial Sector, Accountant and University faculty members will be invited as contest judges. 


6. Evaluation Process & Result

Announcement of  finalist teams : 

1. Ihelp                     (University of Brawjaya)
2. KaraengMedis    (Hasanuddin University)
3. Dr Tumbler          (University Sains Malaysia)
4. Smart Ceramic    (Keio University)
5. Camp on Fire       (Institute of Technology Bandung)


Final Presentation (for finalist only)

The finalist teams will make a 12-15 min powerpoint presentation (including any video presentation or demonstration)

Followed by a Q&A session 

Date     : 13 January 2016 (Wed), 11:10 – 12:40 (GMT+9) (refer to Japan timing)

*Judgement will be based on business plan and presentation

-Announcement of Contest Winner

Date    : 27 January 2016

Method: Contest Website and email (for finalist only)


7. Contest Incentive

i) Certificate Recognition as the “SOI Asia Best Business Plan 2015/16”

ii) Venture Gestation Support Program (online and onsite) for 9-12 months*

    –  A onsite 3 day- 2 nigh gestation worshop in home country of winner (Feb or Mar 2016)

    – Minimum quarterly online gestation consultation through SOI Asia system 

  * Subjected to the gestation conditions

iii) Overseas Guest Speaker Presentation Opportunity

     – As an educational case based on student based venture gestation (based on 12-month gestation)

     – Airticket and accomodation to be covered for **two nomimated representatives”  from winning team

*Above coDuration is subjected to change based on the business plan

** The participating team should have 3- 5 members 


8. Language

The documents and presentations should be in English.


9. Final Results

Champion contest 2015/16


“IHELP” Team

University of Brawijaya, Indonesia