The Japan Qualifier!
Join us at our annual Japan Qualifier where we hope to engage both technical developers and business leaders! The event will be broken down into two parts: the developer workshop, and the Japan Qualifier.
Part One: The Developer Workshop (10.30am to 1pm) - Agenda
Hosted by PayPal and Microsoft, the workshop aims to educate developers on machine learning and also explore various payment options. Developers should get the "Developer Pass", which includes a full day access pass to the Japan Qualifiers for both parts.
The session will be conducted in Japanese (Microsoft) and in English (PayPal). For more information about the Developer Pass and its technical workshops, do visit http://bit.ly/EchelonDEV
Part Two: The Japan Qualifier (1pm to 6pm) - Agenda
Shortlisted startups will pitch at Regional Qualifiers across 14 cities and countries. Key investors and community leaders will then judge startups, and the Top 100 Startups will exhibit at the Marketplace at Echelon Asia Summit, and the Top 10 will pitch in front of international judges.
1. BHI inc. (Swingmail Swingbook Swingcal)
2. POKET LLC (ARIGATE)
3. arcterus (Clear)
4. WOVN.io (WOVN.io)
5. SynchroLife (SynchroLife)
6. Bitshamon Solutions (Echokun)
7. Zest, Inc. (Zest, Inc.)
8. ShimBi Labs (ShimBi CMS Budo)
9. Lotus.F corporation (AppTrader)
This list will be updated progressively (last update: April 14, 2015). Startups who have applied through Fundacity should check their email inboxes for the latest information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, if necessary.
Speakers and Judges
We work closely with local partners and key local personalities to give our attendees the most relevant and inspiring content at our Qualifiers. Going to a Qualifier gives you the opportunity to understand what's making waves in your local market and region, as well as the opportunity to connect with smart and passionate business people.
Suguru Sakanishi Director, Yaraku, Inc
Emi Takemura Co-Founder, Peatix
Nobutake Suzuki Venture Capitalist and Partner, Global Brain Corp.
Sameer Narula Managing Director, August Capital Partners Pte. Ltd.
Yuichi Kimura Director, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.