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December 11, 2018

Dream Incubator Inc., Work Style Lab, Inc. and Catalant Technologies Announce Strategic Partnership Focused on Agile Workforce Solutions for the Japanese Market

Companies Join Forces to Help Clients Take Fast, Flexible Approach to Cross-Border Projects

 

Tokyo, 11/12/18 – Dream Incubator Inc. (DI), Work Style Lab, Inc.(WSL) and Catalant Technologies, today announced a strategic partnership, combining the forces of three leaders in agile workforce implementation to support clients with cross-border projects focused in Japan, as well as supporting Japan-based clientele growing their operations and projects in the region.

DI is focused on capitalizing on and meeting the needs of the growing shift towards an on-demand talent model in Japanese consulting industry. The company acquired WSL in August 2018 to provide a platform that would support both business projects and freelance consultants in Japan. Catalant enables organizations to transition to an agile operating model through its technology and programs and has recently increased its focus on global solutions for multinational clients.

The pressure on companies to move faster to take advantage of opportunities is universal. Whether navigating into new geographic markets, or addressing the threat from a new, disruptive competition launched in another country, companies must be fast and flexible in their approach.

All three companies are seeing a surge in the number of global projects their clients are engaging in. This partnership will be key to helping U.S. businesses conduct operations seamlessly in Japan, as well as offering Japanese businesses a catalyst for business agility, by enabling tools to adapt to the increasingly international focus that is changing the nature of how work gets done. Additionally, the partnership will provide freelance consultants around the world with a variety of opportunities to work across geographies, to expand their capabilities and expertise.

 

“DI foresees that the demand for an agile workforce will increase in Japan,” said Kyohei “Kay” Hosono, head of the Investment Division at DI. “The trend we have seen in the U.S. market for last two decades is about to happen here. I believe this strategic partnership will bring benefits to empowering business insight, as well as expanding customer and freelance consultant relationships.”

“Since its establishment in 2009, WSL has been providing matching services between projects and freelance consultants in Japan,” said Takeshi Shingai, WSL CEO. “We are extremely excited to deliver great value to Japan and the U.S. through our collaboration.”

“Our mission continues to be to help companies get their most strategic work done faster and better by engaging people with the right skills inside or outside their organization, on demand,” said Rob Biederman, co-CEO and co-founder, Catalant. “To do this effectively, companies need to think and act without regard to office walls or geographic borders. This partnership is further allowing us to make it possible for companies to engage a global talent pool–blended with employees and external talent–seamlessly.”

 

About Dream Incubator Inc.

DI, “the Business Producing Company”, is engaged in strategy consulting, financial advisory, and investment, satisfying critical needs from entrepreneurs, large corporates, and governmental institutions.
DI was founded in 2000 to provide support to challengers for new business so that more business persons try new business in Japan and Asia.
See more at: http://www.dreamincubator.co.jp/entop.

 

About Work Style Lab, Inc.

Work Style Lab, Inc. is a talent management company which is providing matching platform for freelance consultants, experts especially in Japanese Consulting market. WSL was founded in 2009 to connect business projects, mostly Strategic projects, to consultants on demand.
See more at: https://www.workstyle-lab.com.

 

About Catalant Technologies

Catalant’s technology platform and programs enable companies to get mission critical work done faster.
Forward-looking executives partner with Catalant to transition to an agile operating model and access the skills and expertise they need to rapidly innovate and stay ahead of disruption.  More than 30 percent of the Fortune 100 use Catalant’s best practices and platform to frictionlessly access and deploy talent, ranging from employees to over 50,000 independent consultants and 1,000 boutique firms in Catalant’s Expert Marketplace. Anonymized data from leading companies train Catalant’s AI-powered skills matching and recommendation engine, inform its best practices, and surface intelligent insights that get smarter over time. Catalant is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and serves customers around the world.
Visit us at www.GoCatalant.com.

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Dream Incubator Inc. Media Contact:
Kyohei Hosono :
Phone: +81 (3) 5532-3200 / Email: hosono.kyohei@dreamincubator.co.jp

Work Style Lab, Inc. Media Contact:
Gaku Murakami:
Phone: +81 (3) 5532-3200 / Email: gaku.murakami@workstyle-lab.com

Catalant Media Contact:
Angie Malerba:
Phone: +1 (860) 861-1653 / Email: amalerba@gocatalant.com