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From November 14 to November 20, there will be a Global Entrepreneurship Week in Japan as it happens every year during this season. Please look forward to a bunch of startup-related events that will be happening all across the country.
Thursday, November 3rd thru Friday, November 4th – THE NEW CONTEXT CONFENRENCE 2011 Fall
Friday, November 4th – DebutDay 002, Where Brandnew Apps Debut
Tuesday, November 8th – Open Network Lab Startup School @ Keio Univ. SFC (Fujisawa)
Tuesday, November 8th – Venture Finance Lessons for CEOs and CFOs
Thursday, November 10th – SXSW Kick Off Party in Tokyo
Saturday, November 12th – Pre-event:Tech-Tokyo, an app development contest for students
Tuesday, November15th – Initiador Tokyo Vol. 5
Saturday, November 19th – U-22 Startup Conference
Tuesday, November 29th – TechCrunch Tokyo 2011
When: Thursday, November 3rd 9:00-21:00 Friday, November 4th 9:30-17:50
Where: Daikanyama, Digital Garage Bldg. 9th Flr.
This edition is subtitled as Lean Startup Camp Tokyo, and focuses on the lean startup movement. A few speakers from the SF Bay Area as well as the rest of the world will be invited to a panel discussion to talk about what to do to adopt lean startups methods in practical ways.
When: Friday, November 4th
Where: Voyage Group (previously known as EC Navi)
There will be a series of pitches and Q&A by 10 startups, followed by a networking party.
When: Tuesday, November 8th 18:30-20:30
Where: Fujisawa, Keio Univ. SFC, Classroom Tau #11
The user experience is one of the most important factors that determines user impression and future revenue growth of a web service. This edition focuses on production development and design, with Janice Fraser as a special guest lecturer, a Silicon Valley-based interaction design expert.
When: Tuesday, November 8th, 19:00-22:00
Where: Auditing firm Tohmatsu Corporation, Yurakucho Office
The third event expects to invite Mr. Masashi Kobayashi from Infinity Ventures LLP, who has launched the Japanese subsidiary of Groupon and invested in Rekoo Japan, running a popular social app Sunshine Ranch.
When: Thursday, November 10th
Where: WOMBLUNGE (2-16, Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
The organizer is planning to organize a group of Japanese techpreneurs who aim to attend and present at the world’s largest multimedia festial, South by South West (SXSW). Attending fee for the party is expected to be around 3,500 yen.
When: Saturday, November 12th
Where: Recruit, Inc., Academy Hall
A non-student attendee must have an invitation from the secretariat for attending.
When: Tuesday, November 15
Where: Moboff Coworking Space (Yotsuya Kojimachi)
This time, we are proud to announce another exceptional speaker: Serkan Toto. You have probably heard about him: TechCrunch USA correspondent and web, mobile and gaming industry consultant, he is one of the foreigners who better understands the internet and technology environment in Asia. For sure we will learn a lot, since he will show us how to pitch to tech bloggers and journalist, key point for the promotion of our brand-new startup.
When: Saturday, November 19
This event is organized especially for those who are younger than 22 years old or so and want to pitch your services or business ideas. They expect to have pitches by about six attending presenters and a panel discussion on theme with “how student startups make succeed?”
When: Tuesday, November 29, 10:00-20:00
Where: La Foret Museum Roppongi
TechCrunch Japan will make it. It invites key persons from Japan and the rest of the world, and talks about where tech business are going toward. There will be a demo contest as well, where tech startups show you their future products, followed by a networking opportunity. The organizer wishes techpreneurs, engineer and investors to join it.