To be held on September 3 and 4, 2014, at Shibuya Hikarie, Startup Asia Tokyo is a two-day conference focusing on the growing technology and startup industry across Asia. Startup Asia Tokyo serves as a bridge connecting the Japanese technology community with the rest of Asia.
With the unique code <StartupRocks>, you can purchase Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 tickets with a 25 percent discount here.
Organized by Tech in Asia, a leading media company covering technology and startups in Asia, Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 has attracted many tech leaders as speakers across the globe, including:
● Taizo Son, CEO at Movida Japan
● Tomoko Namba, founder and board member at DeNA
● Yoshikazu Tanaka, founder and CEO at GREE
● Kevin Hale, partner at Y Combinator
● Haruhisa Okamura, founder and CEO at Adways
● Robert Laing and Matthew Romaine, co-founders at Gengo
The conference will be held in both Japanese and English. Interviews on stage, depending if one is conducted in English or Japanese, will be hosted by journalists from Tech in Asia and Nikkei respectively. Simultaneous translation will be available for both Japanese and international guests attending Startup Asia Tokyo 2014.
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“We’re glad to be working with Tech in Asia. It is our first major step to uncover all the great tech and startup stories in Asia. Tech in Asia has done a great job reporting and connecting Asia’s tech ecosystem and Nikkei will definitely like to play a part too,” says Ken Koyanagi, publisher of the Nikkei Asian Review.
“Working with a big media corporation like Nikkei will certainly raise the profile of Asia’s growing ecosystem,” says Willis Wee, CEO and founder at Tech in Asia. “We look forward to this partnership with Nikkei because we believe it puts us one step closer to our goal. I’m glad NIKKEI is in-line with our mission.”
As per Startup Asia tradition, other key highlights at the conference include the Arena startup pitch battle, Startup and Investor Speed Dating sessions, and Bootstrap Alley - a mega-exhibition that showcases over 100 startups from across Asia.
For Arena, up to 10 growth-stage startups from across Asia will be hand picked to compete for investments, media limelight, and glory. Previous Arena competitions have attracted thousands of applicants, and hundreds more are expected to apply for Arena battle in Tokyo. The submission cut-off date for Tokyo Arena is on August 8, 2014. Interested startups can find out more information here.
Early bird discount tickets are now available for purchase. With the unique code <StartupRocks>, you can purchase Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 tickets with a 25 percent discount. For more information and updates on the event, please visit the official website here. For corporations looking to become event sponsors, please email the Tech in Asia team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 is sponsored by Global Brain and Softlayer and with many more sponsors in the pipeline.