English for Startups


Is your startup trying to go global? Or maybe you’d like to participate in international startup events? Either way, English should be your OS!

In this seminar at Workers University Tokyo, you’ll receive a crash course in ‘English for startups’.

Part 1: Startup vocabulary (30 mins)

Startups don’t have ideas, they ‘ideate’. They don’t test, they ‘prototype’. They don’t develop products, they ‘iterate’. We’ll cover the basics of startup vocabulary during the first part of this seminar.

Part 2: Teamworking (30 mins)

Startups must move quickly and decisions are made in hours or days, not weeks or months. In the second part of the seminar, you’ll practice solving a few basic problems in small teams, with the emphasis on rapid decision-making using clear, precise language.

Part 3: Buzz creation (30 mins)

Your startup idea is not just ‘new’, it is ‘revolutionary’. Your products are not just ‘user-friendly’, they are ‘a joy to use’. Startups use bold language to attract users and investors. We’ll end the seminar by practicing ways to create a buzz around a product or idea.

This seminar is for you if:

  • You’re a member of a startup that wants to expand globally.

  • You’d like to join international startup events in Japan.

  • You’d like to work in a startup overseas.

Format: Interactive Seminar (90 mins)

Language: English

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Speaker: David Willoughby has taught English for over ten years in Japan and has been an English communication instructor at Azabu, Otsuma, and Nihon Universities. He also closely follows the Tokyo startup scene as a founder, event organiser, and freelance writer.

Sat Nov 12, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM JST
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Regular SOLD OUT ¥3,000
Student SOLD OUT ¥1,500
Venue Address
東京都渋谷区道玄坂1丁目22-12 和孝渋谷ビル 10F Japan
10-min walk from Shibuya Station
Workers University Tokyo