Introducing the Osaka Workshop: Business Opportunities in Osaka’s Tourism and Entertainment Industry, hosted by IBPC Osaka.
Velodash, a leading cycling startup from Taiwan, had a successful POC under the internationally renounced accelerator program "Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka". Realizing the business potential of Osaka, they opened their branch here.
This is a remarkable success case, and we would love companies across the world to follow Velodash's path. We have invited Mr. Taiki Sekiguchi, the head of Velodash Japan, to delve into his business outlook of Osaka, his reasons for choosing Osaka as his business location, and the opportunities he sees in the city.
Mr. Brian Lim, the leader of Rainmaking Innovation Japan, will then tell you all about the innovation ecosystem in Osaka, its challenges and opportunities, that followed by Ms. Hiroko Nishiyama who will brief on NPO Seitaikai, an organization bridging Osaka-Kansai's industries and academics.
Moreover, we have also prepared a panel discussion / Q&A Session, so you can get even more concrete and practical information.
Overall, we would like to provide you with some insight on business opportunities in Osaka's tourism and entertainment sectors that might contribute to your business development.
This event is hosted by IBPC Osaka, please register for their event via this website here:
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Head of Velodash Japan
Rainmaking Innovation Japan
Head of Startup Programs
Mr. Sekiguchi, the head of Velodash Japan, is dreaming of sustainable development of Japan, from local to nationwide level, through the power of tourism and cycling..
Velodash is a Taiwan based startup which develops a tourism/cycling platform bridging people and local communities.
His abundant overseas experience, contribution to local communities as a volunteer and many achievements in IT/Tourism industry shaped his belief and drove him to the current position.
As a business leader, he believes in Osaka's potential for startups by virtue of its strong economy, large population, profound culture, and supportive government.
Brian is the Head of Startup Programs at Rainmaking - one of the world's leading corporate innovation and venture-building firms with 112 offices around the world including Singapore, London, Seoul and Dubai.
Rainmaking has launched over 50 ventures worth $1B in value, including one of the world's most active accelerators, Startupbootcamp.
Since 2006, they have invested in nearly 1,000 startups which went on to raise almost $1B. Rainmaking has partnered with companies such as IKEA, Barclays, Engie, and Hankyu Hanshin Group to co-create new solutions with startups.
Throughout his time at Rainmaking, Brian has worked with corporates in areas such as electric mobility, aviation, telecommunications and construction.
Chief operation officer for NPO Seitaikai. Born in Osaka, BA at Osaka university, MBA at Doshisha business school.
Experienced Marketing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer products (P&G Japan) and startup industry.
NPO Seitaikai shines a light on the Kansai Startup Ecosystem, thereby contributing to the growth and success of the community.
Seitaikai publishes Kansai Startup Report every quarterly and has interviewed more than 100 growing entrepreneurs including immigrants from the US, China, Korea, Vietnam, etc.
Since its foundation in 2018, Seitaikai conducts events every month with startups, major companies, Osaka Chamber of Commercie and Industyr, local government and so on. It has experience holding seminars for foreigners who are interested in starting a business in Japan.