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