- 03 Apr
JMEC16 Participant Case Study - Todd Stevens
Todd Stevens participated in JMEC 16, 2010-2011. He put his experienc from JMEC into practice with his bar Beer Cats.
He found the diverse input from the experienced members of Japan's business community extremely useful and enlightening. In addition to making close friends that he keeps in touch with today, he has learned to redefine his values.
- 03 Apr
JMEC23 Participant Case Study - Sébastien Arribe
Sébastien Arribe entered JMEC to as an introduction to business.
He has gained knowledge from both the lectures and its presenters saying "I am already recommending JMEC to people I meet that want to start a business. Because many of the lecturers are entrepreneurs and business owners, they all have experienced failures and successes. Most of them are now very successful, so they have a lot to teach."
- 03 Jul
JMEC22 Participant Case Study - Ami Watanabe
Ami Watanabe participated in JMEC22 as both a participant and Daijob Scholarship Recipient.
Ami took the opportunity to network with not only her team members, but the other JMEC22 participants, mentors, and consultants. Although frustrating at the start, she found JMEC to be useful and the overall experience genuinely fun.
- 22 Jun
JMEC 22 Winners Announced
JMEC 22 Business Plan Competition Winners Announced
Well-researched and professional business plans wow project clients at annual event
TOKYO, June 7, 2016—The Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) announced the winners of the JMEC 22 program at its annual JMEC Awards Ceremony at the Tokyo American Club.
JMEC Executive Committee Chair Tom Whitson said: “JMEC 22 involved 58 highly motivated Participants from 14 countries who overcame language barriers and other challenges to cooperate in small teams to analyze market opportunities for JMEC Project Clients. They developed realistic business plans to crack the Japanese market—and their commitment and energy made them fun to work with.”
- 19 Apr
JMEC Case Study : Instant UpRight (Winner of the JMEC 16 Competition)
TOKYO, April 10, 2013
Irish manufacturer of scaffolding, Instant UpRight, attended the JMEC competition in 2010/2011 with the aim of developing the Special Scaffold business in Japan and its associated markets. They already had been supplying standard type products to Japan since the early 1990s but wished to tap more into the considerable Japanese market and its associated global markets.
On realising the great achievement of the JMEC team in achieving 1st prize in the competition, Instant UpRight appointed Ms. Yamakawa, one of the members of the JMEC team, on a contract basis to develop in particular new opportunities for Instant UpRight’s innovative Quick Erect Boiler scaffolds in Japan’s power industry.