Seed Tech Inc., (Head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Daisuke Takahara), was founded as a new company specializing in offshore development and programming schools, with the aim of strengthening business development in Japan.
The new company will take over the sales division of the offshore development business and the programming school business of NexSeed Inc. which operates in Cebu, Philippines. In addition, with the establishment of the new company, the programming school “Seed Tech School” will be reborn as a school that allows students to learn regardless of time or location, and provides work experience or a side business.
Background of the establishment of the new company
NexSeed, the predecessor of the newly established Seed Tech, has been providing the programming school “Seed Tech School” since its establishment in 2013. In Cebu, Philippines, which is experiencing rapid economic growth, we offer camp-style courses in English and programming, as well as online courses. More than 2,000 graduates started working in various countries around the world. In addition, we are strengthening our development system and starting offshore development in 2020. The new company, SeedTech, is established as a Japanese subsidiary in order to focus on the Japanese market, where digitalization and DX will further accelerate in the future, by leveraging its expertise in IT human resource development and strengths in offshore development.
Company name: Seed Tech Inc.
Date of establishment: January 29, 2021
President and Representative Director: Daisuke Takahara
Capital: 100,000,000 yen (including capital reserve)
Headquarters: 2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Business description: Offshore development business and education business (IT and global human resource development, contracted school operation)
The Strengths of SeedTech
- SeedTech has a lot of experience in the lab-based offshore development business, and also has experiences in the development of “Shopify”.
We have many experiences in the development of applications, web services, and business systems through our offshore development business using a method called “lab-based development,” in which a Japanese engineer serves as a communicator and forms a team with Filipino engineers to conduct development. We also specialize in the world’s largest EC platform from Canada, Shopify, which is currently used by more than 1 million stores in 175 countries around the world. We are looking forward to assisting more partners in the cross-border EC domain, where demand is expected to increase with the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The synergy between offshore development business and school business
As the shortage of IT, human resources becomes more serious, we are developing the “school x lab-based development” model as a new approach to help companies move forward with digitalization. By hiring and training Filipino engineers for each development project, and by hiring Japanese engineers trained through the operation of the school, we are able to provide a dedicated development team for our partner companies.
- A programming school that provides not just learning, but also practical work and side jobs.
We have been operating a programming school for 8 years, from study abroad courses in Cebu to online courses. With the establishment of Seed Tech, we have changed the format of our courses from a live online to a video format, allowing students to take courses at their own time and place as long as they have an internet connection. In addition, by including work experience and side jobs into the course, the curriculum has been renewed to be more ideal for original learning goals.
Message from Daisuke Takahara, CEO
It has been eight years since NexSeed was founded in Cebu, Philippines, as a group company of Geechs. Over 2,000 global IT professionals have graduated from our school, and we have developed and released many IT services with Japanese clients.
In order to focus on the Japanese market, where digitalization is expected to accelerate further under the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to establish a Japanese subsidiary to strengthen our system.
We have named the company “Seed Tech” to express our intention to leap forward even more into a company that specializes in technology.
As the company name suggests, we would like to produce services and human resources that will be the “seeds (driving force) of technology” from Japan to the world at a faster pace than ever before.
Renewal of Programming School “Seed Tech School”
Since May 2020, we have been offering our programming school “Seed Tech School” online, and have accepted more than 200 students since its launch. In response to requests from students, “Seed Tech School” will be renewed into two courses: “Tenshoku (Career Change) Course” which provides career experience after completing the curriculum, and “Fukugyo (Side Job) Course” which provides side jobs.
＜Summary of Seed Tech School “Tenshoku (Career Change) Course” and “Fukugyo (Side Job) Course”>
Tenshoku (Career Change) Course
After completing the course, students are required to take a skills test as a graduation exam, and if their skills are certified as satisfactory, they are scheduled for work experience. This course is designed to give students a chance to have real working experience in the IT field before they start working or change jobs.
Fukugyo (Side Job) Course
After completing the course, students are required to take a skills test as a graduation exam, and if their skills are certified as satisfactory, they will be offered an outsourcing job. Compensation will be paid after the outsourced work has been delivered and inspected.
Common outline of the two courses
Offerings: Curriculum to acquire programming knowledge, work experience, or side jobs
Class format: Online video learning and self-study
Total learning time: 400+ hours
Eligibility: Those who want to change careers as engineers and those who aim to become freelancers in the future (18 years old or older)
Fee (tax included)
For one-time payment:Trial price: 192,500 yen(*1), Normal price: 275,000 yen
For installment payments: 6 installments of 47,000 yen per month (*2), 12 installments of 24,000 yen per month (*3)
(*1) Requirements for monitors: Those who sign up in April and complete the questionnaire for improvement of the service during the course. Payment will be made in a lump sum.
(*2) 6 installments: A 4% handling charge will be added to the one-time payment. The first month’s payment will be 51,000 yen, and from the second month onwards, the monthly payment will be 47,000 yen.
(*3) 12 installments: A 9% handling charge will be added to the one-time payment. The first month’s payment is 35,750 yen, and from the second month onwards, the monthly payment will be 24,000 yen per month.
For one-time payment: Trial price 288,750 yen, Normal price 412,500 yen
For installment payments: 6 installments: 70,000 yen per month (*4), 12 installments: 37,000 yen per month (*5)
(*4) 6 installments: A 4% handling charge will be added to the one-time payment. The first month’s payment will be 79,000 yen, and from the second month onward, the monthly payment will be 70,000 yen.
(*5) 12 installments: A 9% handling charge will be added to the one-time payment. The first month’s payment is 42,625 yen, and from the second month onward, the monthly payments are 37,000 yen.
For monthly payment: 37,000 yen (*6)
(*6) For monthly payment: A 9% handling fee will be added to the one-time payment. The first month’s payment is 42,625 yen, and from the second month onwards, the monthly payment will be 37,000 yen.
How to apply
You can apply or ask us on our website.