Startup Weekend Tokyo Sports@Microsoft

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:30 - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:00 JST


Shinagawa Grand Central Tower 3-16-2 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075 Japan


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3days Normal ticket(Early bird) ¥8,800 prepaid
3days Normal ticket ¥9,800 prepaid
3days Final Ticket ¥12,000 prepaid
Last day presentation & Net-working party ¥3,980 prepaid
First Day ticket ¥2,500 prepaid
including 7 meals and ton of fun and inspiration(※Please make sure that we will not be refundable after Jan. 13, one week ago from the event. ※ It is desirable that you participate 3 days but we are welcome to join SW even if you have another schedule. )


Notice !

We'll do it in Japanese and English as usual.

(Facilitator will speak in Japanese mainly.)

What is Startup Weekend Tokyo?

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Call us biased, but we think that there are dozens of reasons why you should come to a Startup Weekend! Since we know your time is valuable, we’ll only list the top eight:

Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.

Build your network:
This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.

Co-Founder Dating:
We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.

Learn a new skill:
Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.

Actually launch a business:
Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.

Get face time with thought leaders:
Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.

Save money & get stuff:
Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources from our sponsors, and of course, all the coffee you can drink.
※Please make sure that we will not be refundable after Nov 11, one week ago from the event.

Join a global community:
Join over 45,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.

■ Startup Weekend "Text Book" on "1 minute Idea Pitch" by Dave McClure
(You will see link to the original Dave McClure text )


Masahiko Inami - Co-representation, Suprehuman Sports Society
Shingo Ohgaki - CEO, GiGAthlete
Vanessa Oshima - Nike women’s category general manager, Nike Japan
Tac Sakuramata - CEO, SPO-STA


Ron Tanno - CEO, R.project
Takehito Akima - executive board member, Hamamatsu baseball
Yuta Inoue - Startup Studio business Officer, QUANTUM inc.
Hiroshi Fukuda - CEO, meleap inc.
Takeo Nakaki - Representative Director, Baseball First League
Kenichi Imaya - CEO, BLUETAG Inc.
Kouichi Ikeda - J-STAR Co. Ltd.

※Judge, Coach, Sponsers, Updating and coming soon!


Jan. 20(Fri) Jan. 21(Sat) Jan. 22(Sun)
18:30 Dinner & Networking 09:00 Breakfast 09:00 Breakfast
18:50 Welcome 12:00 Lunch 13:00 Lunch
19:00 Introduction 14:00 Mentoring 15:00 Last presentation setup
20:00 1 minute pitches 18:00 Dinner 15:30 Tech Check
20:50 Discussion & Voting 22:00 End of day 17:00 Final Presentations
21:00 Building Teams 19:00 Dinner & Judging
22:00 End of evening 19:30 Party Time!
21:00 Time to go home!


Facilitator: Takuto Nakamoto
Lead Organizer; Miyoshi Fujii

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