Development of technology caused us to move easily and connect people closely. On the other side, the revolution made existing business models so ordinary and made the future difficult to predict. Accordingly, we would like to question the “Paradox”, conservative methods, environment that we are accustomed, and our own fixed thinking, and try to create different values from before.
Today's world, where there are numerous things changing...
Yusuke Obinata(East Node / CryptoAge founder) Wataru Shinohara(Leading Engineer of DMM.com)
To succeed in business with AI, is it important not to ...
Katsumasa Niki(President&CEO of DEEPCORE) Osamu Iizuka(CEO of Medmain Inc.) Ayaka Ikezawa(Engineer/ Talent)
This session will bring the topic how we really should ...
Shogo Ochiai(Cryptoeconomics Lab Co-founder&CTO) Motoomi Nakajo(Chief Ethereum Researcher research cryptoeconomicslab administrator Hi-Ether technical adviser) Shigeichiro Yamasaki(Professor at Kindai University Faculty of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering Department of Information and Computer Sciences) Hiroki Gondo(Chief Engineer of Nayuta)
Kazuma Ieiri(NOW, Inc. CEO & Co-founder, CAMPFIRE CEO & co-founder) Takeshi Minamoto(Investment sector of NISSAY CAPITAL Co., Ltd.) Osamu Ogasawara(CEO of ABBALab Inc./ Fellow of SAKURA internet Inc./ Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design) Ryuhei Hayashi(CEO of DOGAN, Inc./ Director of OnRAMP general incorporated association/ Regional Revitalization Committee of Japan Venture Capital Association) Shota Morozumi(Manager of F Ventures /Organizer of TORYUMON)
The cities, where are in urban areas or have population...
Yoppy(Chief editor of SPOT) Kazuma Ieiri(NOW, Inc. CEO & Co-founder, CAMPFIRE CEO & co-founder) Motokazu Terai(CEO / Association design director of Machizu Creative Co., Ltd.)
This is pitching event for start-ups to overseas organi...
ALLAN SELIRAND(Enterprise Estonia Head of the Estonian Investment Agency) Martin Gorosko(Tallinn Science Park TEHNOPOL/CEO of STARTUP INCUBATAOR) Maarika Truu(Startup Estonia /Head pf Startup Estonia) Marc AUGUSTIN(BORDEAUX TECHNOWEST /International Business Developer) Santtu von Bruun(City of Helsinki /Vice-Director of Economic Development (Innovations and new experiments) Mayor’s Office City of Helsinki) Christophe Catarina(AQUINETIC /Project Manager) Catriona Stewart(GridAKL/Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development/Marketing & Community Relationship Manager) Polina Lukyanova(JSC “Technopark of Saint-Petersburg” /CEO) Xavier Dumont(Barcelona Activa/Head of Business Creation Services) Xin-Wu Lin(Taiwan Institute of Economic Research/Director, Researcher at TIER) Chi-Yin Huang(Taipei City /Sub-Division Chief) Vichian Suksoir(National Innovation Agency (Public Organization)/Deputy Executive Director (Innovation Development)) Sato Hidemaru(D Haus(btrax)/Senior Advisor)
Kazuma Ieiri established paperboy&c...
Kazuma Ieiri established paperboy&co. (current: GMO PEPABO Inc.), and was listed on JASDAQ, at the same time, he was the youngest ever on it. He founded other companies such as CAMPFIRE Inc. and BASE, Inc., and launched NOW, Inc. As an angel investor, he invested more than 50 start-ups, such as BASE, Inc. and dely, Inc.
イベントスペース 15:10 - 16:00
イベントスペース 16:10 - 17:00
Yuya Roy Komatsu was born in 1992, ...
Yuya Roy Komatsu was born in 1992, and spent his childhood in Japan and the U.S.
He represented Japan at an international conference in Taiwan after experiencing internship for Blackstone Launchpad in the U.S., where was developed and expanded by The Blackstone Group, based in New York, as domain of start-up.
He produces of traditional products from L.A., and a consults for trading of European materials. Also, he is a Japan manager of a Russian company.
Currently, he is making social contribution as well as business by working with government and accepting some media work.
In his spare time, he goes surfing and fishing.
Shimon, Inc. CEO
University of California, San Diego
Cool Head，but Warm Heart
Born on November 1, 1974, Soichiro ...
Born on November 1, 1974, Soichiro Takashima served as a TV presenter for variety programs and talk shows on environmental issues from 1997.
In 2010, at the age of 36, he became the youngest mayor in Fukuoka City’s history. He was reelected in November 2014, securing a record number of votes. In the same year, he was nominated for the 2014 World Mayor Prize, which recognizes the world’s most outstanding mayors. In 2017, he became the first Japanese mayor to participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
As a young Japanese political leader, Takashima has been active in promoting Fukuoka at home and abroad. Utilizing Fukuoka City’s established status since May 2014 as the National Strategic Special Zone for Global Startups and Job Creation, Mayor Takashima is implementing various deregulations and systematic reforms, including the Startup Visa and corporate tax cuts for startups. He has been a strong force in leading Japan’s startup movement and policies.
He has also been active in the fields of tourism and MICE promotion, and has succeeded in earning Fukuoka the right to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the 2019 ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating, the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting 2019, and the 2021 World Aquatics Championships.
Nationally, Takashima has also assumed a variety of important leading positions, including as an adviser to the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020, and as a member of the Cool Japan Strategic Promotion Committee, amongst others.
Katsumasa Niki worked with the inve...
Katsumasa Niki worked with the investment of start-up and foreign tech companies such as Vodafone, Sprint Corporation, Aldebaran Robotics, and Grab Coupang, as he was in charge of investment section in Softbank Group Co from 2005 to 2016. Also, he was elected to investment committee in venture capital, and currently he is director of Mistletoe Venture Partners, and auditor of Nulab, Inc.
イベントスペース 12:10 - 13:00
Yoppy is a writer and an editor-in-...
Yoppy is a writer and an editor-in-chief of SPOT. He is well known on web media such as Yahoo! and Omokoro. He has attracted many people through his blog, but his fans frequently ask him money and he criticizes his fans that “they are low quality”.
イベントスペース 16:10 - 17:00
Seiji Toda was born in 1978, and jo...
Seiji Toda was born in 1978, and joined HeartBeat Recording to learn sound produce work in the forefront in 2001. He associated with recordings of Japanese top artists such as Yumi Matsutoya and Namie Amuro. He worked on various genre:
Japanese idol: momoiro clover z/ BABYMETAL
Rock bands: KEYTALK/ Kishidan/ Clammbon
Metal rock bands: Marty Friedman (ex:MEGADETH)/ ChthoniC/
Japanese singer: Ko Shibasaki/ Sayaka Kanda/ Sayuri Ishikawa
Foreign artists: KISS/ OK GO/ Yngwie Malmsteen
Game music: Final Fantasy
Movie music: Dragon Ball Z/ Mobile Suit Gundam
In 2015, he moved to Fukuoka and is working on not only project of Tokyo but also the counterpart of Fukuoka and Asia. He joined anime/ game project, production of artists, and next generation entertainment project using the latest technology with creators. Also, he launched a salon for creators.
イベントスペース 15:00 - 15:50
1983: Takayuki Ookubo was born
1983: Takayuki Ookubo was born
2018: Appointed to the person responsible at Start Today Technologies in Fukuoka
2018: START TODAY TECHNOLOGIES Inc. has been established, from Start Today Engineering Co.LTD, VASILY Inc., and COLORCLE Inc., and he became executive officer there.
2017: Share of COLORCLE Inc. was transfered to Start Today inc.
2012: He established COLORCLE Inc.
2011〜 2012: Postdoctral researcher at Kyushu Institute of Technology
2011: Graduated from Kyushu Institute of Technology with doctral degree
イベントスペース 12:00 - 12:50
Michio Okada is a Professor at Toyo...
Michio Okada is a Professor at Toyohashi University of Technology, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He researched at NTT Basic Research Laboratories and Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR). Since 2006, he has been working for the current job, expertise in human robot interaction, social robotics, and cognitive science of communication. In addition, he published "Yowai Robot No Shiko Watashi Shintai Communication", Kodansha Gendaishinsho, "Yowai Robot", Igakushoin, and "Sadness of Robot-Ecology of Human and Robot over Communication", Shinyosha.
イベントスペース 17:00 - 17:50
Osamu Ogasawara is CEO of ABBALab I...
Osamu Ogasawara is CEO of ABBALab Inc., fellow of SAKURA internet Inc., and professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. He co-founded SAKURA internet Inc. and became director of Web-based company. In 2011, founded NOMAD Inc. and started supporting start-ups. In 2013, ABBALab launched investment business, specializing in prototyping of IoT start-up. Meanwhile, he became fellow of mercari R4D, aiming to deployment of R&D, and he is currently doing METI IoT implusion lab examination committee, investigative commission regarding to data portability, and director of Fukuoka city start-up supporters.
イベントスペース 15:10 - 16:00
Wataru Shinohara is a leader of eng...
Wataru Shinohara is a leader of engineers of smart contract department of DMM.com, and made computational resource efficient and created mechanism reinforcing the development of stable delivery and deployment in the field of big data, and was in charge of implementation of blockchain wallet. Shinohara is currently researching game theory and distributed system.
イベントスペース 11:00 - 12:00
Osamu Iizuka is, from Tokyo, curren...
Osamu Iizuka is, from Tokyo, currently underway of Medical Science study at Kyushu University, and established Medmain Inc., start-up for medical IT, in Fukuoka last January, and Medmain USA Inc. in the U.S. last May after he worked as a web engineer for a venture business. He won third place for Japan Junior equestrian games in 2006 and 2007.
イベントスペース 12:10 - 13:00
Akinori Koto stepped into programmi...
Akinori Koto stepped into programming career in 2000, after quitting job in general contructer after 9 months, he studied at Kansai University, earning architect degree in 1999. Koto bacame a web producer at Digital Garage, Inc. in 2003, and moved to the U.S. to establish its office in Silicon Valley. In 2010, he stayed in headquqrter of Twetter, which was investment destination of its company, in the U.S. and assisted its business development in Japan. Afterwards, he worked with Intercom and Udemy. To develop open innovation in Japan, he manages innovation workshop for execuives, and project, raising innovator.
イベントスペース 13:00 - 13:50
ArtDirector / GraphicDesigner
SUKIMA / 西南学院大学
Global Challenge Program