Mitsubishi UFJ to provide CEO training with employment to young entrepreneurs

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., Japan’s biggest financial service provider, launched a project that will provide young talents with opportunities to acquire management-related experience and skills while being employed with full compensation for two years.

The M-EIR (MUFG Entrepreneurship in Residence) program is designed to support those who want to start a global, next-generation company based on advanced technologies from Japan. The entrepreneurs-to-be will gain the experience required of a CEO and deepen their knowledge of advanced technologies and global marketing by working within the financial conglomerate’s businesses units that support venture companies. Successful applicants will also be dispatched to Draper University, a training institution for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, for two months.

As a general rule, applicants are to meet two out of the following three prerequisites: a master’s degree in a scientific field, a disruptive start-up idea for the technology sector, entrepreneurial experience. They must also be accepted by Draper University in order to be selected.

The call is open until November 30 but may close early once the maximum three slots for this year are filled by successful applicants. For further details, contact:

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