Co-working and Co-living in nature
Vibrant community combining cutting-edge technology, leading university, and sustainability amidst the forest and mountain of Cambodia’s national park– Imagine the possibilities and grasp the lifestyle of your dreams –
About vKirirom Nature
Cambodia is a growing country with a bright future. Economically it is growing more than 7% annually and the population is expected to continue growing until 2080. vKirirom will grow along with Cambodia and realize its great potential by nurturing the next generation of leaders and professionals at our leading university and by developing the future model of co-working and co-living in nature on 9,000 hectares of land in Kirirom National Park.
vKirirom Pte Ltd. (vKirirom) is the company with this bold vision and solid plan for success. It has developed the famous vKirirom Pine Resort and a full scholarship funded Kirirom Institute of Technology (KIT) as part of its plan to realize the vision of the future model of co-working and co-living in nature supported by cutting edge IT services, ecotourism, Kirirom Institute of Technology, and resort living.
What is the starting point of our business?
Our business began from trying to answer the question of “How can we revolutionize the educational system in a world of the Internet and AI to change the world from the bottom of the pyramid?”
Currently, there are very few schools that are keeping up with the cutting edge technologies and taking advantage of new opportunities for its students.Moreover, there are no schools that offers real-world projects to develop practical high demand skills that employers covet combined with an immersive learning environment requiring group collaboration for non-English speaking students who have high ability and work ethic but are economically challenged.
What is Kirirom Institute of Technology (KIT)?
Building Leaders of the Future
Our school develops professionals who are capable of leading the coming Industrial Revolution 2.0. Our school is not just a programming school as we develop students who can use the new technologies to change the world. We provide opportunities to hard working and talented students who may be in the bottom of the pyramid instead of serving the privileged few.
Real World Internships
KIT provides a 4 year internship program which allows the students to reinforce and implement the knowledge and skills that they learned at our school by working on real world projects
KIT provides full scholarships for Cambodian students who pass our entrance exam and are willing to work hard in exchange for fulfilling their intern commitments that provides valuable real world experience
Working on Trending Technologies
We train skills that covers the cutting edge technologies with the highest demand by working with the leading foreign companies from US, Europe, and Japan. Students work collaboratively in groups to develop leading IT solutions, services, and products that will be used in the real world. Trending technologies include AR/VR, Blockchain, Cognitive Computing, IoT, etc. that is transforming our world. These IT services and products will be utilized in vKirirom Nature which will accelerate usage of these technologies and raise quality of life.
What makes our Business model so unique?
We are learning from the Stanford Management Company's approach which helped to create Silicon Valley by attracting the best IT and business students through Stanford University. This in turn attracted the top technology companies to the area and raised the value of their property dramatically as the city of Silicon Valley grew around them.
We are also building a future model of co-working and co-living hub in nature with our university (KIT) at the core and operating as a business that does not depend on donation or government grants. vKirirom Nature will build around KIT fueled by synergistic businesses such as resort/tourism, smart city technologies, and many types of properties. Our business model is to capture flow of revenue from vKirirom Nature services provided to our residents along with revenue streams from resort, university, and IT services to businesses.
How will we change vKirirom Nature with Technology?
vKirirom Nature is the future model of Co-working and Co-living in nature leveraging cutting edge technologies to improve the quality of life for its residents. In order to build such a place, it requires many talented IT and technology resources. Our unique model partners with our university students to develop smart technology solutions and implement it in vKirirom Nature to improve the way people perform daily tasks.
It is a virtuous cycle between the university, residents, and business to develop a continuously evolving co-working and co-living space that embraces new technologies and world filled with futuristic ideas while nurturing high demand graduates and fueling economic growth.
Students at KIT get the opportunity to work on trending technologies and learn how to use the technology for raising the quality of life.
They go through multiple internships with companies that gives them the essential skills and experience to work in the industry immediately after graduation.
Students have built several products that are used in-house such as Automatic QR code room check-in system, AR based golf training, free voice calling system through the official vkClub app, etc.
Building products and IT services that make an impact on the world
Offer broad types of professionals that include programmers, entrepreneurs, artists, creators, innovators, and designers who collaborate to build and deliver flexible end-to-end solutions.
Kirirom Institute of Technology
100% Employment Rate for Real World Tested Graduates
Work with Cutting Edge Technologies
Classes incorporates a mix of presentations, interactive labs, and group collaboration to offer a hands-on, project-based approach to learning.
Top class talent
Industry Ready Engineers
We offer great Software engineers after graduation. We nurture high demand Software engineers who not only know how to code but knows how to use technology to change the world and improve quality of life.
Working while Learning
Every student is required to intern with companies in order to gain real world experience by working with senior engineers and management.
Ideal Place to Pursue Business Dreams
Provide tech and startup communities an affordable place to learn, collaborate, and innovate so that anyone from any background with an idea can pursue their dream.
Business Center (under development)
Providing world class infrastructure facilities on the mountains to support your businesses.
Provide office space that fits your needs from just a desk to office suite to entire headquarters, we offer an environment that increases productivity, innovation, and collaboration.
vKirirom Pine Resort
Cambodia’s Majestic Natural Beauty
Pine View Restaurant
Treat your Tastebuds
Fun Activities and Services
Rejuvenate yourself with plethora of activities including beautiful hiking, exciting mountain biking, swimming in our picturesque pool, horseback riding, and many others. Create forever memories with work colleagues, family, and friends all in the backdrop of majestic nature supported by our staff eager to please.
Get closer to nature
Conserve the environment and sustain the well being of local people so that visitors for many generations to come can appreciate and enjoy the natural treasures of Cambodia.
vKirirom has built great in-house products
Calls via vKirirom’s exclusive in-house network enabling inter-device direct dialing.
Content and Services
Content features like SOS and the vKirirom resort guide which informs guests of the latest promotions and fun activities.
Mobile App Development
Mobile application that provides resort guests with useful features such as GPS enabled map of the resort and direct access to various services at their fingertips.
Applications that allow customers to reimagine their dream house by augmenting it in free space.
Applications built using Oculus and take potential customers for a virtual tour of the resort.
Making scalable and decentralized ways to implement applications on the blockchain network for smart contract in real estate.
Scalable projects that handle the internal inventory of the resort and integrate with accounting systems.
Using AI to develop optimal solutions for daily tasks such as vehicle number plate detection, swimming pool monitoring, etc.
QR Code Check-In
QR code check-in system that allows customers to unlock their room without the hassle of a key.
Fastest Growing 500 Technology Company in APAC Deloitte 2017 Ranking, vKirirom ranked 28th out of 500 companies in APAC and 1st in Japan and ASEAN.
10,000 hectares for 50 years
vKirirom received permission from the Cambodian government to develop 10,000 hectares of land in beautiful Kirirom National Park with lease period of 50 years; awarded "Best Eco Business" by Cambodia's Prime Minister.
Up to $1.3 billion of development projects approved by the Cambodian government to build vKirirom Nature.
We work hand-in-hand with world-class entrepreneurs all over the world
Netyear Group Corporation
Tokyo Ichiban Foods Co. Ltd.
Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad Co., Ltd.
Future Venture Capital Co ltd
Samurai Co., Ltd.
Takeshi Izuka President of Kirirom Institute of Technology
Born 1967 in Kagawa Prefecture. Graduated from Waseda University with Bachelors degree in Physics; received Masters degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology. After working at Accenture Consulting (formerly Andersen Consulting), ran and lost in national election driven by his strong desire to improve Japanese society. Founded Digital Forest Inc. in 1998 and successfully led Digital Forest Inc. as the number one web analytics company in Japan (2006) and sold the business to NTT Communications in 2009.
2011 began "vKirirom Nature" project on 10,000 hectares of land in National Kirirom Park in Cambodia with the goal of being recognized as a national brand and pride of Cambodia. At the core of the project is Kirirom Institute of Technology (KIT) which started as the best place to grow the top IT engineers in software development with real-world and high demand skills. KIT provides full scholarship and boarding to all 118 current Cambodian students who represent the top 1% based on entrance exams. KIT students currently have an active five contest winning streak in software development contests and hackathons that they have entered. KIT will continue to grow in terms of number of students as well as diversity with over ten new Japanese students entering KIT this year.
Recent awards include:・2016 Grand Prize Winner of International Entrepreneur Award from Tokyo New Business Association・2017 VKIRIROM PTE. LTD Recognized as No. 28 in APAC (No. 1 in Japan・ASEAN) as fastest growing technology company in Deloitte Top 500 Technology Company in APAC ranking・2018 Runner up in Top Startup Catapult Award at ICC Summit in Fukuoka
Global serial entrepreneur and active leader in worldwide Entrepreneur Organization (EO) and has served as EO's Japan and Cambodia President as well as EO Director for Asia. Currently serving as Chairperson of World Association of Overseas Japanese Entrepreneurs (WAOJE) . His successful career is characterized by social entrepreneur mindset, technology savvy, and grit.
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