Program

※Program detail is subject to change without notice.

■Program : Day 1

【Limited program for ; Co-hosts, Sponsors, Partners, Nominating committee members and Startup entrants】

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

 

Venue1:Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab [KOIL](Kashiwa city, Chiba)See Map

Venue2:Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Center [KCC](Kashiwa city, Chiba)See Map


9:00-9:30

<KOIL 6F KOIL STUDIO>
Orientation
9:30-10:00

<KOIL 6F KOIL STUDIO>
Introduction to Kashiwa-no-ha smart city
10:00-12:30 Kashiwa-no-ha smart city tour
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:30

<KOIL 6F A3, KOIL SALON
 / KCC 2F Room3-6>
Mentoring Session

Startup entrants will be divided into 4 groups and will have 10-minute presentation followed by 15-minute mentoring session.
16:30-16:45 Break
16:45-17:45

<KOIL 6F KOIL STUDIO>
Lottery for Semi-final Session
17:45-18:00 Break
18:00-20:30

<Kakedashi Yokocho>
Meet Kashiwa-no-ha !  (Networking party)

 

■Program : Day 2

【10:00-16:30 Open to public】

*Networking Dinner is open only to Host, Co-hosts, Sponsors and Partners

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

 

Venue:Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Center [KCC](Kashiwa city, Chiba)See Map


10:00-10:10

<KCC 2F Room1,2>
Introduction for the day
10:10-11:25

<KCC 2F Room1,2>
Talk Session:Startup scenes in Asia

【Moderator】Shigeo Kagami
Chairman of Asian Entrepreneurship Award Steering Committee

・(tentative)「Present Startup scenes in Asia」
POH KAM WONG
Professor,
National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School

・(tentative)「Investment in Asian Startups」
Ted Yamamoto
Partner and Board Director,
The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Co., Ltd.(UTEC)

・「JETRO’s Support plan for presence in Japan」
Hyoung-il Moon
Invest Japan Department,
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

・Panel Discussion

11:30-12:15

<KCC 2F Room1,2>
Alumni Speech:

William Chomley
Founder&CEO, IMAGR LTD (Newzealand)
Li Min
CEO, Girasol Energy Inc.  (Japan)
12:15-12:30

<KCC 2F Room1,2>
Announcement for Semi-final Session
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:30

<KCC 2F Room1-6>
Semi-final Session

10-minute presentation will be followed by 15-minute Q&A session in 6 groups of companies.
16:30-18:00 Break
18:00-20:00

<KCC 1F COMESTA>
Networking Dinner
*Open only to Host, Co-hosts, Sponsors and Partners

 

■Program : Day3

【09:00-21:00 Open to public】

Friday, November 1st, 2019

 

Venue:Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Center [KCC](Kashiwa city, Chiba)See Map


10:30-11:00

<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Greetings by Co-Hosts :

Shigeo Kagami
Chairman of Asian Entrepreneurship Award Steering Committee
Shingo Kokudo
Chairman, Director of the Board, TX Entrepreneur Partners
11:00-11:20

<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Greetings by Special Sponsor :

Hennie Loubser
Enterprise Commercial Lead, Microsoft Japan

11:20-12:00

<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Speech :

Ryota Kanai
CEO, Araya Inc.

・Biophysics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
 PhD in experimental psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
・Engaged in research for visual experiments and time perception
 under Professor Shinsuke Shimojo, California Institute of Technology, USA
・Former associate professor of cognitive neuroscience, University of Sussex, England
・Leading the world in image analysis of brain structure
・Founded Araya Inc.

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-13:30

<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Announcement of Finalists
13:30-14:15

<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Special speech:Do What You Love

Akiko Naka
CEO, Wantedly, Inc.

 Akiko Naka is founder and chief executive officer of Wantedly, a social-networking service for professionals. Following its official launch in February 2012, Wantedly grew to 2.5m monthly active users and 30,000 corporates, and has become the leading professional social-networking service in Japan. Prior to founding Wantedly, Ms Naka was a growth co-ordinator at Facebook Japan, where she contributed to marketing and product development for Facebook in Japan. Before joining Facebook, she worked at Goldman Sachs in equity sales. Ms Naka graduated from Kyoto University in 2008 with a BA in economics. Ms Naka was named as a 40 under 40 leaders by Harvard Business Review Japan. She is the youngest female founder ever to take a company public in Japan.

14:15-14:30 Break
14:30-17:30

<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Final Session (6 teams)

10-minute presentation will be followed by 15-minute Q&A session of 6 startup teams.
17:30-19:00

<KCC 2F Room1-2>
Matching Session
19:00-21:00

<KCC 2F Room5-6>
Farewell Reception & Announcement of Award winners