Symposium: How to nurture global-minded university startups
Oct 26, 2021
JETRO is partnering with the University of Tokyo, Sumitomo Life Insurance Company and other world-top university related institutions including Berkeley Skydeck to hold an online startup symposium. The discussion focuses on how to nurture university spin-out startups, global expansion, and a university startup ecosystem in the U.S. and Japan.
4:00PM-4:10PM | Opening Remarks
Nobuhiko Sasaki - Chairman & CEO - JETRO
Yukinori Takada - President & CEO - Sumitomo Life Insurance Company
4:10PM-4:30PM | Keynote
Topic: “How the University of Tokyo strategically nurtures global university startups”
Teruo Fujii - President - The University of Tokyo
4:30PM-5:10PM | Ecosystem Panel Discussion
Topic: “How to foster a university startup ecosystem and support global expansion”
Tomotaka Goji - Managing Partner and President - UTEC/The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners Co., Ltd.
5:10PM-6:10PM | Startup Panel Discussions
- 5:10-5:40PM | Part 1 Topic: Think global from Day 1
- Sukemasa Kabayama - Co-founder and CEO - Uplift Labs
- Tomohiro Takano - CEO & Co-Founder - Genomelink
Christian John - President - Tier IV North America Inc.
- 5:40PM-6:10PM | Part 2 Topic: How can entrepreneurs leverage university resources?
- Tania A. Coke - CEO - Tellus You Care
- Waichiro Katsuda - Co-founder and CEO - ThinkCyte, Inc.
- Yumi Kawahara - President - Space Bio-Laboratories Co.,Ltd.
6:10-6:55PM | US and Japan Startups Pitch Sessions
Embr Labs - Michael Soule - VP Business Development
Provigate, Inc. - Koshin Sekimizu - CEO
ImpriMed - Sungwon Lim - CEO
Braizon Therapeutics - Mariko Tosu - Founder and Chairperson
BionicM - Xiaojun Sun - CEO
Eko - Adam Saltman - Chief Medical Officer
Startbahn, Inc. - Taihei Shii - CEO
6:55-7:00PM PST | Closing Remarks
Toshiya Watanabe - Vice Director, Professor, Executive Director / Executive Vice President - The University of Tokyo Institute for Future Initiatives
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