Latest UpdatesTOKYO: Demo Day of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Accelerator Program “Tech Business Camp Tokyo” (November 27th)

Nov 19, 2018

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is actively working to attract foreign businesses that possess advanced technologies related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence. This is with the joint aims of improving Tokyo's international competitiveness, leading the city to further growth, and promoting transfers of ground-breaking foreign technologies and know-how to Japanese companies.
As a part of these efforts, the TMG launched its accelerator program "Tech Business Camp Tokyo" in fiscal year 2017.
It is our great pleasure to inform you about the demo day, which is the core event summarizing the whole program of this year.
Participating foreign companies are going to present the brush-upped business plans that they have worked on through the program to businesses and investors from Tokyo, as well as to the media and other related parties.

DATE Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 13:30-18:30(Open 13:00)
Venue Hall B, 4F Toranomon Hills ForumExternal site: a new window will open (Toranomon Hills Mori Tower, 1-23-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Program (Tentative)

  1. Opening remarks
    Mr. Masafumi Yonazu, Senior Director for National Strategic Special Zone, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  2. Panel Discussion: “Overseas Perspectives on the Appeals of Tokyo, and Trends in Innovation and Start-Up Ecosystems Around the World”
    • Panelists
      • Mr. Wang Jingyu, Secretary of the Board, chief writer, 36Kr
      • Mr. Michel Lévy Provençal, Co-founder, Boma
      • Ms. Elizabeth Lumley, Director of Content and FinTech Ecosystem,VC Innovations
      • Mr. Bradley Leimer, Co-founder, Unconventional Ventures
    • Moderator
      • Ms. Moe Nasu, Managing Director, Accenture Japan Ltd.
  3. Presentation of business plans by participating 13 companies
    * Details of the 13 participating companiesPDF file (External site: a new window will open)(296KB)
  4. Crosstalk: “How Foreign Businesses can Thrive in Japan”
    • Panelist
      • Mr. Ray Halvorson, Manager, Customer Success, Slack Japan
    • Moderator
      • Mr. Phillip Seiji Vincent, Managing Partner, Plug and Play Japan
  5. Keynote Speech: “The Current State and Future of Open Innovation in Japan”
    Mr. Yoshiaki Ishii, Director, Bureau of Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office
  6. Voting results and awards for participating foreign companies
  7. Closing speech
    Mr. Masafumi Yonazu, Senior Director for National Strategic Special Zone, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  8. Viewing demonstration of participating foreign companies / Networking Event
Host Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Target participants Foreign company, Embassy, Chamber of commerce etc.
Admission fee Free
Language Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation provided)
Seating Available 100 people (prior application required)



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