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12|16|2009 02:32 am EDT

Ohashi Wins Business Plan Competition

by Adam Strong in Categories: Domainers

Kevin Ohashi, a domainer and student, recently won the Venture Cup Syd business plan competition in Sweden.  Ohashi, who is studying for his second Masters in International Marketing and Brand Management at Lund University, won the top prize for student business plans and another top 10 recognition for a second plan.

Naturally, both of Ohashi’s plans revolve around internet based ventures. His “Twitter Jobs” plan uses social media to match job seekers with employers through  The other plan “Brand Research”  involves a brand monitoring service that allows companies to learn what consumers are saying about their brands on social media websites. Ohashi’s winning plans netted him a prize of $17,500 SEK.

We enjoy hearing about people in the domain space who find success in other ventures, especially when those ventures spin off of domain name or internet-based businesses.  Congrats Kevin. Keep up the good work.

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December 16, 2009 @ 6:09 am EDT

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December 16, 2009 @ 6:41 am EDT

Congrats to Kevin – excellent business plan ideas.

Richard Meyer

December 16, 2009 @ 9:34 am EDT

Congratulations. Very impressive.

Mark Fulton

December 16, 2009 @ 9:43 am EDT

Cool, congratulations to him. I hope he is able to launch one of his ideas and break into the existing competition. If you’re reading this Kevin, look me up. I may be able to provide some guidance and assist with promotion on Twitter.

Did you read about the MIT team who built a social site and won the DARPA challenge last week? I mentioned it as part of my latest post.

Kevin Ohashi

December 16, 2009 @ 10:22 am EDT

Thanks Fizz, Richard and Mark.

Frank Michlick

December 16, 2009 @ 12:04 pm EDT

@Kevin: Congratulations and good luck on the launch of those businesses :)

@Mark: Can you post a link to your post? I can’t find it by visiting your homepage – too many posts listed there, a text search for “mit” or “darpa” brings up nothing and neither does the same search using your blog toolbar. Just found it though.


December 17, 2009 @ 6:05 am EDT

Congrats Kevin, from a fellow DS member. Outstanding job !!!
If you need some help regarding French-speaking markets, just let me know :)

Brad Pit

December 17, 2009 @ 1:11 pm EDT

Congratz Kevin . you have given excellent business ideas
keep it up !

Domain Investor

December 23, 2009 @ 1:10 pm EDT

It might be a good idea to delete the postings by people strictly promoting their own website like cwwregisternow and Pinwall and not adding any value to the article.

Frank Michlick

December 23, 2009 @ 1:12 pm EDT

@Domain Investor – which is what we normally do. Just hadn’t gotten around to it yet.


December 28, 2009 @ 9:08 am EDT


First of all Congaratulations.

As a university team we will enter a challange related to automotive.

And one of the grading will be upon the business plan.

We need your advise.

I am looking forward to hearing you.


Ahu Ece

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