Hankyu Corporation is a Japanese railway operator and is one of the core companies of the Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Group. The HHH Group conducts business in the seven core segments of urban transportation, real estate, entertainment, information and communication technology, travel, international transportation and hotels. They are striving to drive innovation to improve people’s lifestyles by providing “safety and comfort” and “dreams and excitement”.
Meet Our Partners
Dentsu is in the top 5 largest advertising networks globally. Their influences ranges across many different business spheres and holds large potential. They are looking to explore foodtech, adtech and sportstech within Osaka/Kansai and hope to bring about innovative ideas for the future development business in Osaka/Kansai.
The Yomiuri Shimbun is a leading Japanese media group issuing about 8 million daily newspapers, the largest number in the world. As well as their news and media outlets, The Yomiuri Shimbun also owns a series of different branches in sports, esports, travel and entertainment, which are eager to adopt and develop new innovation.
JR West Group is a giant operating across transport, real estate, retail and other businesses with just under US$30B in total assets. JR West Innovations is the CVC of the JR West group, and they focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and exploring new potential angles that will support the JR West Group.
SMBC is one of Japan’s largest financial institutions with an extensive domestic and global footprint. They are hoping to assist innovative ideas and help companies build a network that would support them in the future.
Sakura Internet is Japan’s largest Web Hosting provider, leading as a data center business with high capacity backbone, a high-speed internetwork and technologically advanced facilities. They are looking to support innovative ideas to help them grow.
JT Group is currently engaged in tobacco, pharmaceutical and food businesses, with operations in over 130 countries.
About being an SBC Scale Osaka Partner
For Japanese corporations, partnering with the SBC Scale Osaka program means joining a powerful group including Hankyu Hanshin Properties Group, JR West Innovations, Dentsu, The Yomiuri Shimbun, SMBC, JT Group and Sakura Internet. Together we import cutting edge innovations by scouting the globe for the best technologies and talented startup teams to inject new capabilities and competitive advantage into your company. Cross-border collaboration is difficult, and through our partnership we hold your hand through the process of sourcing, selecting and project managing new initiatives with high caliber startups worldwide.