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Don’t Be Fooled by TechCrunch

Ryuichi Nishida, a writer at TechCrunch Japan, published this great post (in Japanese) warning the domestic entrepreneurs about taking the words directly out of TechCrunch without understanding fondamental differences between Japan and Silicon Valley. In his post he mentioned the below points often mistaken by the aspiring entrepreneurs so he gave thoughtful advises to them. 1) Far less acquisition activity in Japan (hence it is not a practical exit option.) Read More...

Startup Weekend Kyoto

My first experience attending Startup Weekend turned out to be great. After I gave an initial pitch to the audience, 8 people decided to join me amongst 60 or so attendees. We spent exactly 54 hours to develop our product from scratch while having so much fun doing so. Lots of laughs, excitements and even pivots. On the last day I gave another pitch to the audience, including the judges Read More...