【Sea Vegtable Meetup Event】Join Us in Exploring the World of Seaweed

 

Our journey began with the exploration and cultivation of seaweeds that were once abundant but are now scarce or overlooked. From harvesting and cultivation to product development, sales, and culinary innovation, we are committed to every step of the process. Collaborating with fishermen, facility developers, and chefs who share our passion for seaweed, we aim to enrich marine ecosystems and promote sustainable consumption.


In response to growing interest in nature-positive initiatives and the untapped potential of seaweeds as a culinary delight, we are launching several projects simultaneously. As part of this endeavor, we are excited to invite individuals to join our team and contribute to our mission. Through this Meetup event, we look forward to meeting like-minded individuals who share our curiosity and enthusiasm for exploring the possibilities of seaweed. This casual gathering provides an opportunity to learn more about each other. Current members engaged in multiple professions will also be present to share their experiences and insights, offering a glimpse into the realities of our work.

 

◾️Envisaged Responsibilities (Examples):

At Sea Vegtable, our team consists of members who leverage their diverse experiences and skills through remote work using online communication tools like Slack and web conferences. We are seeking individuals to assist in project management, marketing, planning, public relations, sales, and culinary development. Upon application, we will match responsibilities to your expertise and interests, ensuring a mutually beneficial collaboration.

  • Project planning, Management, and Execution
  • Marketing/ Sales (Domestic/ International)
  • Back-office tasks such as order processing/ Inventory management
  • New Product Development
  • Quality Control/ Nutritional Analysis
  • Research on seaweed cultivation


◾️Selection Process

STEP1Application: Submit your application for the Meetup event. (Please note that in case of a high number of applicants, a selection process will be conducted.)

STEP2 Confirmation: Receive confirmation and details about the Meetup event.

STEP3 Attendance: Join us at the Meetup event.

STEP4 Follow-Up: If interested, express your intention to apply after the Meetup event, and we will guide you through the formal application process.

 

◾Expected Remuneration:

  • Compensation: Negotiable
  • Work Hours: Approximately 40 hours per month

(Please note that for approximately two months, depending on workload, there will be a paid training period. Details regarding remuneration and work hours will be discussed after the initial interview.)

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◾️Event Overview:

Date: May 1st, 2024 (Wednesday)

Application Period: April 4th, 2024 (Thursday) - April 23rd, 2024 (Tuesday), 12:00 PM

Location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Exact address provided upon registration)

How to Apply: Register via the provided form

 

◾️Schedule:

April 23rd, 2024 (Tuesday), 12:00 PM: Application Deadline

April 26th, 2024 (Friday): Notification of Selection Results

 

◾️Event Timeline

2024 May 1st (Wed) 

7:15 PM - 7:30 PM: Registration

7:30 PM: Start of Meetup Event

7:30 PM - 7:50 PM: Introduction to Sea Vegtable (Co-founder, Yuichi Tomohiro)

7:50 PM - 8:10 PM: Presentation of Job Opportunities

8:10 PM - 9:00 PM: Networking Session

 

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※ For those who cannot join the Meetup Event but still interested in joining, please signup this application form.

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Unlocking Future Opportunities Through Challenges

Sea Vegtable is dedicated to revitalizing seaweed cultivation, leveraging both land-based and sea-based methods. In Japan, where over 1,500 seaweed species exist, only a fraction is commonly consumed, leaving vast potential untapped. Our mission is twofold: preserving traditional seaweed consumption while pioneering new culinary horizons to create a better future for both the oceans and humanity.

Revolutionizing Seaweed Cultivation:

Our efforts focus on cultivating premium Suji-Aonori seaweed using mineral-rich underground seawater, a world-first technique. In regions like Kochi Prefecture's Shimanto River basin, where seaweed harvesting has declined due to rising water temperatures, our innovative land-based cultivation methods ensure a stable supply of high-quality Suji-Aonori year-round.

Enhancing Marine Ecosystems Through Marine-based Cultivation:

Seaweed beds play a vital role in marine ecosystems, nurturing a diverse range of aquatic life. However, rising sea temperatures have extended periods of high fish and sea urchin activity, leading to widespread damage to seaweed beds. By cultivating seaweed at sea, we aim to mitigate these challenges, identifying suitable areas and species to promote biodiversity and restore marine habitats.

Through our research and production efforts nationwide, we aim to reintroduce seaweeds that were once abundant but have since become scarce or overlooked. These efforts extend beyond businesses to include consumers, restaurants, and hotels, fostering a renewed appreciation for the culinary and ecological benefits of seaweeds.


Sign up for the Meetup Event

※ For those who cannot join the Meetup Event but still interested in joining, please signup this application form.

 

<Featured Media>

"Sea Vegtable: Nurturing Marine Ecosystems and Promoting Circularity Through Seaweed Cultivation and Culinary Innovation"(ICC FUKUOKA 2024)

"Seaweed Farming: A Solution to Marine Changes. Seavegtable's Approach to Biodiversity Preservation"(Yahoo! JAPAN SDGs)

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