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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...

Grand Front Osaka

Visiting Grand Front Osaka for the first time. This is the place akin to Shibuya Hikarie, where multipurpose buildings are put together. A difference is the former is consisted of four distinct buildings and located in Osaka, and the latter is actually one 180m tall building and located in Tokyo. The purpose of both complexes is almost same, but Grand Front puts more focuses on collaboration between academic institutions and businesses. Read More...

Boulder Colorado Being My Good Teacher

Recently I had discussion with the team of Startup Weekend Kyoto and the discussion was toward when and where we should do next event. While there are lots of similar startup related activities happening in this region, I had feeling for long time that none of these individual activities were really connected. The information is scattered around various websites and places, and there isn’t a central place where we can get the Read More...