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From G7 Hiroshima Summit to the World "Google for Startups Hiroshima Startup Summit" was held!

Google for Startups, as a trusted Japanese partner to help unlock Japan's potential through the power of digital and contribute to the growth of the Japanese economy, will support the startup community in Hiroshima, the host city of the G7, and encourage innovation at the "Google for Startups We will hold "Google for Startups Hiroshima Startup Summit" to support the startup community and encourage innovation in Hiroshima, the host city of the G7!

Outline of the event

Date: June 20, 2023, 14:00-19:30
Venue: Origuru Tower, Origuru Plaza (12th floor)
Address: 1-2-1 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture


Part 1: 14:00~14:45

Opening Remarks - Mr. Yu Kawamoto, Senior Executive Officer, Policy and Government Liaison, Google, LLC

Greetings from Guest of Honor - Tomohito Aoki, Director General, Chugoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI

Governor Yuzaki of Hiroshima Prefecture x Google Conversation ~Toward Revitalization of the Startup Ecosystem in Hiroshima
-Mr. Hidehiko Yuzaki, Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture
-Mizuki Iwamura, Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan Marketing, Google, LLC

Presentations by startups in Hiroshima
-Mr. Yuki Nakano, Representative Director, Material Gate Corporation (Doctoral Student, Hiroshima University)
-Mr. Yasuyuki Matsuura, President, Medlarks Inc.
-Mr. Koichiro Miyake, Representative Director, Naolai Co.
-Atsuhiro Ishii, COO, Platinum Bio Inc.

Part 2 14:50~16:55

Market Trends and Investment Strategies by Venture Capitalists
- Mr. Yusuke Asakura, Representative Partner, Animal Spirits
-Yumiko Murakami, General Partner, MPower Partners

Successful Collaboration between Business Companies and Startups
-Mr. Tian Ijichi, CEO, Creww Inc.
-Mr. Toru Kurisu, Group Manager, Planning and Public Relations, Community Development Group, Hirogin Area Design, Inc.
-Mr. Daisuke Chanohara, Director and General Manager of Planning Department, Kumadaira Manufacturing Co.
-Senior Account Executive, Open Innovation Dept.

JETRO's Startup Support Initiatives
-Mr. Kohei Okui, Senior Manager, Innovation Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Hear from companies from Hiroshima and startups from Tokyo! Panel Discussion
-Mr. Masaomi Kurokawa, Managing Director, Kotobuki Solution Corporation (KEMCO)
Mr. Masaaki Sugimoto, Executive Vice President, -Elephantech, Inc.
-Iku Igarashi, Business Development Manager, Google Play, Google LLC (Moderator)

Part 3 17:00~18:45

Global strategy workshop for startups looking to expand overseas
-Mr. Takahara, International Growth Consultant, International Growth Team, Google, LLC

Google's generative AI technology and enterprise solutions
-Kazunori Sato, Staff Developer Advocate, Google Cloud Japan, LLC

Google Cloud Startup Support Initiatives
-Mr. Hiroki Tanimura, General Manager, SMB and Startup Business Division, Google Cloud Japan, LLC

Reception 18:45~19:30

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