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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...

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...

Silicon Valley Accelerator Founder Institute To Test-Launch in Kansai

This is a blog article originally posted to Startup Kyoto. The Founder Institute (http://fi.co), the World’s Largest Startup Accelerator, announced today that it is exploring a new chapter launch in Kansai this Spring 2014. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 55 cities and 34 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,017 companies, which have created over 10,000 new jobs. The company’s mission is to “Globalize Silicon 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...