Agile Entrepreneurship Development
Program through International Collaborative Learning国際協働学習を通じて醸成するアジャイル・アントレプレナーシップ

e-START Program 2nd semester application period now open!

The e-START Program offers students mainly from English-speaking countries such as the UK, Australia, and India an opportunity to learn together in three interdisciplinary online courses. Through this program, participants can not only learn about various interesting subjects, but can also develop their intercultural understanding through exchanges and group work with other students from different backgrounds and nationalities.

e-START courses serve as an introductory phase into Agile Entrepreneurship Program as a whole. Attending the courses will also work as preparation for participating in the Agile Workshop held in India in 2024, as well as for international student exchange for one full semester at Hiroshima University (financial assistance for airfare. Possibility for obtaining a scholarship for the period of study, if academic performance requirements fulfilled).

Please do note, however, that anyone can participate in the e-START Program regardless of their intention to commit to the completion of the whole Agile Entrepreneurship Program as it is currently offered. Students are encouraged to apply to the parts of the program that interest and resonate with their academic study goals and future aspirations. We welcome any and all applications from partner universities!

Why not start online first – with e-START.

If you are interested, please seize this opportunity, and join us.


Course number: ThemeProfessorCourse period
Course 3: Entrepreneurship for Rural DevelopmentProf. Niraj Prakash Joshi9. – 29.1.2024
Course 5: Economic Development Policy and Poverty Reduction Through IndustrializationProf. Masaru Ichihashi12.1. – 24.2.2024
Course 6: Social Entrepreneurship for Social TransformationAss. Prof. Ghulam Dastgit Khan12.1. – 16.2.2024

e-START Programme Application Guidelines (Scroll down for English)

For more information, contact your Agile programme co-ordinator at your home university.