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Visiting Nagano

Visiting Nagano to give a lecture about entrepreneurship for high school students. Had great a carp cuisine last night. Went out for a walk in the morning and felt like I’m in California. Definitely less humid here.

Startup Weekend Kyoto Kickoff

Startup Weekend Kyoto is officially kicking off. This time the SW event is happening in Fukuoka, Sendai, Okinawa, and all participants are eligible for larger Global Startup Battle. What’s even more exciting is a list of benefits given by the SW as below. Benefit #1 $2,000 worth Google Cloud Platform consisting of $1,000 for App Engine, $1000 for Compute Engine. https://cloud.google.com/resources/starterpack/ Benefit #2 2,000 server hours from Engine Yard. https://www.engineyard.co.jp/jp/landing/startupweekend

SF Japan Night VI Semi-Finals

Attended SF Japan Night VI event held at Daiwa Conference Room. A list of startups that pitched is as follows. Brand Pit Locarise MakaMaka Moff Fourbeat Origoh Creative Survay Fukushima Wheel Up-Health Guchy Boku Smaho Cooori CodePrep Ring Scoppy My overall impression was that English presentation given by each startup got a whole lot better than previous SF Japan Night event where my startup Coworkify was chosen as a semi-finalist. Most of Read More...

Samurai Venture Summit #4

Startups being asked their experience going through the accelerator programs initiated by KDDI Mugen Labo & NTT DoCoMo Ventures. The startups on stage are Coromo, Eureka, and Pairy.