ENEOS Holdings has been one of the early supporters of Hello Tomorrow in Japan.
Furuta Satoshi, Lead Specialist at the Emerging Business Development Department, explains to us why:
“ENEOS group has been building for several years its vision for 2040: a low-carbon, recycling oriented society.
To reach our goal, we have created in April 2019 the EBD, a small group of engineers with a large delegation of decision and the power to invest in and collaborate with early stage startups bringing game changing, “disruptive” technologies.
In this context, collaborating with Hello Tomorrow, the largest deep tech startups network in the world was an evidence to us. We were impressed by the quality of the startups that joined the Global Challenge in November, and are proud to support the 2021 edition of the Japan Challenge.”
What is your involvement in the Japan Challenge?
“We have chosen to sponsor 2 tracks of the Challenge, “Environment” and “Mobility”, in line with our main areas of focus: low-carbon - circular economy, and smart city – mobility. As active support and members of the jury, we are looking forward to discovering and helping startups that can bring a real change for the future.”
Any advice to the startups?
“Participate! Join the Challenge This is a unique opportunity to showcase your technology, get advice and support from industry sponsors and from the Hello Tomorrow team. The opportunity to be recognized as one of the best deep tech startups in Japan, to build relationships with deep tech focused investors, industry leaders, experts and fellow entrepreneurs. And of course, to win your ticket to the next Global summit in Paris!”