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