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3 Hot Startups to Look Out for in 2016

Each April, when Tokyo is bathed in the soft pink and white of the cherry blossoms, heads of state, tech titans, media moguls, and of course, startups, gather a...
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Questioning the status quo: Japan innovation

In 2010, a group of e-business executives looking to drive meaningful change in Japan formed a professional association. Our original goal was to advocate for i...
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What Makes the Perfect Startup Pitch?

Next week, I’m in Tokyo for the NEST (New Economy Summit) 2016 and I’ve been given the opportunity to be a judge at the annual NEST Startup Challenge. Attend...
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The Priceless Value of Quality

Mickey addressing thousands of merchants at the Tokyo Spring Conference In 2016, Rakuten will enter our 20th year. We’ve come a long way since we started wi...
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Celebrating Makers at SXSW with The Grommet

Timing is everything. At The Grommet we understand this quite well. It took far longer than our stress levels would’ve liked for our mission of leveling the pla...
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Focus on Digital Entrepreneurs

The introduction of digital technologies and creation of a digital sphere is not only a major change for business but also something that will facilitate ever f...
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15 Years of Entrepreneurship in France

Olivier Mathiot, CEO of PriceMinister The word entrepreneur comes from the 13th century French verb “entreprendre”, meaning “to do something” or “to underta...
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Future Forum London Voices: Funding

After the event we caught up with some of our panelists to hear their thoughts about the importance of funding for entrepreneurship. See what Oskar Miel of the ...