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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Asteda Announces Community Partners for "Asteda Fest 2023! Startups aiming for the world gather at Okinawa Arena!

Ryukyu Astida Sports Club announces the participation of 14 companies and organizations as community partners in "Astida Fest 2023" to be held at Okinawa Arena on December 23 and 24, 2023!
The community partners are companies, organizations, governments, educational institutions, and others who share the concept of "Be Hope for Tomorrow" to bring together aspiring startups from all over Japan and the world at "Asteda Fest 2023". 〜The community partners are companies, organizations, governments, educational institutions, and others who share the concept of "Be our Hope for Tomorrow" to bring together aspiring startups from all over Japan and the world at "Asteda Fest 2023.

Community Partners (in no particular order)

Creww Corporation:https://creww.in/
Quantum Leap Ventures, Inc:https://qxlv.jp/
Zero One Booster Inc:https://01booster.co.jp/
National University Corporation University of the Ryukyus:https://www.u-ryukyu.ac.jp/
Japan Association for the Promotion of Digital Transformation:https://jdxa.org/
Japan Startup Support Association:https://initial.inc/investors/V12821
W Corporation:https://w-inc.vc/
Sparkle Corporation:https://www.spurcle.jp/
I.B.B. Inc:https://www.ibb-fukuoka.com/
Massigra Okinawa Times Inc:https://massigra.okinawatimes.co.jp/
Unicorn Farm, Inc:https://unicornfarm.jp/
Ikashiai Corps, Inc:https://ikashiai.com/
AthReebo Corporation:https://athreebo.jp/
PlaceTech Corporation:https://www.place-tech.net/

Speakers at "Astida Fest 2023" (some of them)

Concept - Be our hope for tomorrow. 〜Our vision

Shining light where there is no light--.
The name "ASTEEDA" is a combination of the words "tomorrow" and "teida" (Okinawan dialect for the sun), and it expresses our desire to be "like the sun shining on the future. We provide an environment that encourages startups and industries that create new value to rise to the challenge and become the "hope for tomorrow".


The last conference and matching event in 2023 to update management by making friends with the same high perspective in various industries and phases such as VISICON winning startups, fast-growing ventures, overseas expansion and large fund-raising ventures, VC, CVC, companies preparing for listing, companies with listing/exit experience, C×O of listed companies, and others. This is the last conference and matching event in 2023.
The objective is to create innovation through encounters among participants in Okinawa, a place overflowing with nature and openness.

Participation Target

Startups/venture managers/CXOs/executives
・Managers/executives of major companies/people in charge of new businesses (speakers, business companies with which participants want to connect, etc.)
VC/financial institutions
Administrative relations, local government

Outline of the event

Dates: December 23 (Sat.) - 24 (Sun.), 2023 Doors open at 10:30 (tentative)
Venue: Okinawa Arena 1F, 4F, 5F
Organized by: Ryukyu Astida Sports Club Co.
Number of participants: limited to 1,000 at the venue and 500 companies online
Contents: Executive Salon, Okinawa's traditional culture, sports, music, food

About Ryukyu Astida Sports Club

name of companyRyukyu Astida Sports Club Co.
EstablishmentFebruary 23, 2018
LocationB1F Ocean View Matsuyama II, 1112-1 Minami-Uehara, Nakagusuku-mura, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa, Japan
representativeShusaku Hayakawa, Chairman and President
Business OverviewThe company provides marketing support to various companies under the theme of "Okinawa x Sports x XXX" as a comprehensive regional sports club, including the operation of a professional team participating in the professional table tennis league "T-League," sports bars, table tennis classes, and table tennis product sales e-commerce site.
uniform resouce locatorhttps://ryukyuasteeda.jp/
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