Expand Your Network, Capitalize on Unique Opportunities with NTT Startup Challenge

Focused Industry

Empowering Innovation Across All Industries: NTT Group's diverse operations span sectors from retail to healthcare and finance, offering limitless collaboration opportunities for every field.

Health Care
  • Care and monitoring devices
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
AI & Robotics
  • Personality Assessment by Natural Language Analysis
Finance
  • Local Currency with Blockchain
Sports Entertainment
  • Stadium and Arena Admission, Food and Beverage, and Information Services
  • Digitization of three-dimensional objects
Smart City
  • Human flow analysis by AI camera
  • New Mobility Services Utilizing Connected Car Data
Energy
  • Solar Power Generation Devices for consumer use
  • Autonomous Greenhouse
  • Next-generation storage batteries, utilization of reused storage batteries
Communication
  • Zero Trust, Green IT
  • 5G utilization and business models
Security
  • In-vehicle Security
  • Enterprise browser
Retail & Logistics
  • OMO (Online-Offline Fusion)
  • Traceability
Other
  • Sales and Marketing SaaS
  • Insect Farming
Health Care

Care and monitoring devices Chronic Disease Prevention

AI & Robotics

Personality Assessment by Natural Language Analysis

Finance

Local Currency with Blockchain

Sports Entertainment

Stadium and Arena Admission,
Food and Beverage, and Information Services.
Digitization of three-dimensional objects

Smart City

Human flow analysis by AI camera.
New Mobility Services Utilizing Connected Car Data

Energy

Solar Power Generation Devices for consumer use.
Autonomous Greenhouse.
Next-generation storage batteries, utilization of reused storage batteries

Communication

Zero Trust, Green IT.
5G utilization and business models.

Security

In-vehicle Security.
Enterprise browser

Retail & Logistics

OMO (Online-Offline Fusion).
Traceability.

Other

Sales and Marketing SaaS.
Insect Farming

Health Care

Care and monitoring devices Chronic Disease Prevention

AI & Robotics

Personality Assessment by Natural Language Analysis

Finance

Local Currency with Blockchain

Sports Entertainment

Stadium and Arena Admission,
Food and Beverage, and Information Services.
Digitization of three-dimensional objects

Smart City

Human flow analysis by AI camera.
New Mobility Services Utilizing Connected Car Data

Energy

Solar Power Generation Devices for consumer use.
Autonomous Greenhouse.
Next-generation storage batteries, utilization of reused storage batteries

Communication

Zero Trust, Green IT.
5G utilization and business models.

Security

In-vehicle Security.
Enterprise browser

Retail & Logistics

OMO (Online-Offline Fusion).
Traceability.

Other

Sales and Marketing SaaS.
Insect Farming

Awards

Rank 1
$ 10,000
rank 2
$ 5,000
Rank 3
$ 3,000
Prizes listed are in USD (U.S. Dollars)

NTT’s Supports/Assets

  • Potential Investment Opportunities:
    Explore the possibility of investments through NTT's corporate ventures, tailored to promising startups seeking to scale.
  • Enhanced Visibility and PR Support:
    Gain significant exposure through high-profile PR activities and NTT’s media channels, boosting your startup's public profile.
  • Comprehensive Resource Access:
    Utilize cutting-edge co-working spaces and access a variety of strategic resources that support your technological and business advancement.
  • Sales and Marketing Support:
    Assistance with customer referrals, sales channel provision, and test marketing strategies.
  • Exclusive Networking Opportunities:
    Connect with key industry leaders, government officials, and influential venture capitalists through NTT’s extensive global networks.
startup
  • Established in 2016 by NTT Communications: NSC is dedicated to nurturing the Startup Ecosystem in Southeast Asia.
  • Join a network of success: Over 3,300 startups have applied to collaborate with us, and more than 50 have embarked on journeys of business development and commercialization.
  • An unparalleled opportunity: This year, NTT Holdings, along with NTT Group companies, are hosting the event to intensify our contributions to the ecosystem.
  • Unlock potential collaborations: NTT is ready to share its vast assets to foster collaboration within SEA and/or Japan.
investors
  • Exclusive access to top talent: Select from 10 finalists out of hundreds startup applications across SEA.
  • Investor Booth: A dedicated space for meaningful meetings with startups.
  • Strategic connections: Engage with executives from NTT Group companies for potential collaborations.
attendees
  • A landmark event: NSC stands as one of the most historic startup events in SEA, hosted by an enterprise, attracting over 6,400 participants since 2016.
  • Discover transformative startups: Encounter startups from SEA poised to reshape the world.
  • Network with key players: Seize the chance to connect with startups, investors, government officials, and NTT during our networking sessions.
media
  • A historic gathering: NSC, hosted by NTT Communications and NTT Group companies since 2016, has consistently drawn an audience of 2,800, marking it as a key event for startups in SEA.
  • A pioneering initiative: NSC 2024 represents the first event co-hosted by NTT Communications and NTT Group companies, aiming to significantly enhance our presence.
  • Spotlight on innovation: NTT Group companies are set to focus on forging new businesses with startups across various sectors in SEA, including smart city, fintech, agritech, and more.
partners
  • Collaborate with industry leaders: Since 2016, we have worked with over 250 partners to foster the Startup Ecosystem in SEA.
  • Elevate your brand: The Partner Booth offers a prime opportunity to boost your business's visibility within the ecosystem.
  • Generate valuable leads: Utilize the event to connect with startups, government entities, and enterprises for potential lead generation.