Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Online Event ‘Focus in Tokyo’

TMG’s successfully held “Focus in Tokyo – Industry4.0” targeting Industries 4.0 companies in Stockholm on 21st September, in collaboration with Innovation Lab Asia and Nordic Innovation House (Tokyo branch).
In the event, Japanese VCs, NEXTBLUE and Sony Ventures Corp., shared their tips for global startups on finding a Japanese partner and working in the Japanese market. Representatives from BeFC and Virtusize, European startups that received support from Invest Tokyo programs in the past, shared their success stories and experiences in establishing their business in Tokyo.
The event allowed participants to understand the latest business and investment trends in Tokyo, as well as TMG’s support for global companies, including free consulting, business matching, legal support, etc.
Mr. Julian Morie Hara Nielsen, Lead Consultant of Innovation Lab Asia stated: “In the last years, we have seen an exponential rise in Japanese investments to Nordic startups and an increased mutual interest between the two regions’ tech ecosystems. Innovation Lab Asia is excited to collaborate with key local organisations in Japan, such as Tokyo Metropolitan Government, to raise awareness about Japan as a great market expansion destination for Nordic tech startups and a gateway to get a foothold to other Asian markets.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government has been very open to work with us and to connect tech companies, public institutions, community organisations and investors from both regions with each other.”
The event was the 3rd of a series events by TMG, aiming to “sharpen the outline” of today’s Tokyo.
Past event archives are available on TMG’s YouTube. The 4th event was planned on 8 December, focusing on Tokyo’s startup ecosystem.
Find details of the 4th event on TMG’s Invest Tokyo website.