500 Startups Kobe Pre-Accelerator

The second half of the program is kicking off today here in Kobe.

advice

3 Rules When Entrepreneurs Ask for Advice

Image by mars_discovery_district on Flickr As your lifestyle and family structure change, it becomes harder to allocate good chunk of your time just for reading books or diving really deep into someone’s thoughts. Despite I’m also facing the same difficulties, there are 2 podcasts I listen to every week for the past few years. Startups For the Rest Of Us and Mixergy, the former focusing on bootstrapped startups (the companies that are self-funded without Read More...

Startup Lecture at Kyoto University Design School

On March 19th and 20th, I will be joining the 2-day startup lecture organized by Kyoto University Design School (aka D-School). Joining me is Mr. Soga from KAPION who sold his DVD authoring startup to Apple and Mr. Matsuda from SARR who is dedicated to academic-industry collaboration and bio-tech startups for the 15 years. Below is a brochure for the lecture. This is a open lecture so everyone interested in entrepreneurship, startups, Read More...

Lecture at Kyoto University

Below is a presentation material for my lecture at Kyoto University. The lecture was given to exchange students from oversea.

kansai_blog

Founder Institute Officially Launches First Japanese Chapter in Kansai

The Founder Institute, the world’s largest startup accelerator, is proud to announce that it is launching its first Japanese chapter in Kansai. The first ever semester in Kansai begins this Spring and is currently accepting applications. With plans to run two semesters annually, the program aims to launch over 20 meaningful and enduring home-grown technology companies per year in Japan. The news of the Kansai Founder Institute launch was covered by Ken Nishimura of Read More...

Kyoto Cross-Media/Creative Center: New Coworking Space For Anime, Manga, Game, Movie Creators

This is an article originally posted to Startup Kyoto. Kyoto prefecture government and Kyoto city government jointly announced that they will open new coworking space designed for anime, manga, game, movie creators on Feb 28th. The coworking space will be located at the cross street of Karasuma and Oike, 3 minutes walk away from the Karasuma-Oike subway station, and just opposite side of Kyoto International Manga Museum. The space will Read More...

Event Report: Hack Osaka 2014

This is an article originally posted to Startup Kyoto. This year’s Hack Osaka took place at Knowledge Theater at Grand Front Osaka, which is same as last year. Hack Osaka is one-day conference with main focus on IT, hardware, and collaboration between startups and established companies in Kansai region. Keynote speech included Matt Webb, CEO of BERG Cloud from London, and Eric Migicovsky, CEO of Pebble Technology from Silicon Valley. Each speaker Read More...