Tokyo ready to host its first City-Tech startup event

With Tokyo’s startup ecosystem achieving high global rankings (#12 on Startup Genome#15 on StartupBlink) and Japanese startups attracting significant investment capital, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is set to host its first City-Tech.Tokyo event, to be held  27-28 February in the capital. 

With an estimated 300 stands and 10,000 participants from 100 cities in 30 countries, City-Tech.Tokyo will offer opportunities for innovation, collaboration and investment aimed at overcoming urban issues and enabling sustainable cities. Alongside seminars and exhibitions, a pitch contest will determine the best city-tech startup, with the winner receiving a prize of ten million yen. Decision makers from Japanese firms will also be able to meet advanced startups from Japan and abroad. 

City-Tech Tokyo forms part of Global Innovation with Startups, TMG’s strategy to build a world-class startup ecosystem in Tokyo.  

The event venue is  Tokyo International Forum and forms part of the first stage of the city government’s ‘SusHi Tech Tokyo’ initiative.

Speakers at the event will included Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, venture capitalist Ben Horowitz and Japanese business expert Professor Ulrike Schaede (pictured).


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