Webinar 103: The Japanese Startup Ecosystem: Opportunities for EU Collaboration

03-10-17 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h

How has the Japanese startup ecosystem developed, and what are its features both within Japan and in terms of connections to European markets?

This webinar will give a clear overview of the Japanese startup ecosystem and will cover key aspects including: key and growing sectors, primary regional hubs, resources including startup events, funding outlets as well as incubation and acceleration programmes. Our insights are also based on interviews of Japanese and European startup entrepreneurs giving a much needed perspective on this developing startup ecosystem. We will also uncover the strengths and weaknesses of the Japanese startup ecosystem to show the opportunities that European entrepreneurs, organisations and experts can exploit.

The webinar is targeted to EU companies, organisations, entrepreneurs and investors seeking to learn more about the Japanese startup ecosystem and how to enter it. 

Registration deadline: 02/10/2017

What you will learn during this webinar:

In 40 minutes from your desk, discover how to:

  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the Japanese ecosystem
  • Analyze the key growth startup sectors in Japan
  • Evaluate startup hubs and resources
  • Identify investments' direction and who are the local players
  • Analyze the strategy of Japanese startups who tackled the challenge of entering foreign markets 
  • Understand the Japanese and European entrepreneurs’mindset 

Programme:

  • Introduction
  • Expert’s presentation
  • Q&A Session
  • Conclusion

Speaker: Natalie Meyer (Director, Tokyoesque) has a background in Japan market research preparing qualitative and quantitative insight after working in Tokyo and studying at Waseda University. She now heads up Tokyoesque and the UK arm of software development company ioet LTD.
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office