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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...

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...

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...

Summary of 2013 and What’s Ahead

2013 was the year of transition in my career. I was just lucky enough to be involved with the formation of new university backed venture fund. I’m totally excited about things I’d be helping my hometown foster its startup ecosystem through this fund in the future. I’m 100% certain that my knowledge of building and running many web startups can contribute something to it and my experience of failures can help Read More...