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Events

We hold events regularly. Here are event reports, recordings, and presentation materials of the previous events.

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Social Event

2022-12-02

Happy Hour in December, 2022

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) hosted its second in-person Happy Hour in Tokyo, Japan.

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Guest Speaker

2022-11-17

Basics of Startup IPO Process

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) hosted a virtual session with Hiroaki Yamazaki, a student at Columbia Business School (Class of 2024) and formerly Vice President, IPO Division in Investment Banking Business Unit at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities. He had been engaged in IPO consulting for startups in Japan for the last 4.5 years until he enrolled at Columbia Business School. Based on his previous work experience, he shared with us the basics and critical steps of the IPO process for startups in Japan.

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Guest Speaker

2022-10-05

Lessons from In-Between: Startups and Corporate Innovation in Silicon Valley and Tokyo

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) hosted a virtual session with Kenneth Jeng, a graduate of Columbia SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs). He started working as a Senior Program Manager at Moon Creative Lab, a designed-focused venture studio affiliated with Mitsui & Co., where he works to bring 0-1 ventures to life after working for a startup in Tokyo and a corporate venture advisory firm in Silicon Valley.

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Guest Speaker

2022-08-31

Corporate-Startup Partnerships: Connecting Japanese Corporations and Global Startups

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) hosted a virtual session with Yuichi Ando, Head of Silicon Valley and GM at Japan Post Co., Ltd. After working in Tokyo, New York, Singapore, and London with global financial service firms, Yuichi started leading innovation efforts in 2019 including startup partnerships, new business creation, and market research in Silicon Valley for Japan Post.

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Guest Speaker

2022-08-01

Ingredients of Successful Innovation Spaces

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) hosted a virtual session with Benika Morokuma, a senior consultant at Nikken Sekkei Research Institute (NSRI). Her voluntary team at Nikken Sekkei Group has been studying innovation spaces globally and recently published articles about “Ingredients of Successful Innovation Spaces”. She shared with us their findings and insights arising from the recent project.

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Social Event

2022-06-15

Happy Hour in June, 2022

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) hosted its first in-person Happy Hour in Tokyo, Japan.

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Panel Session

2022-06-02

Legal Basics and Tips for Startup Funding

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) hosted a virtual session with Ryoichi Kaneko, Partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, and Ryo Muramatsu, Corporate Venturing Co-Lead at Tokio Marine Innovation Lab Silicon Valley to introduce the basics and tips on the startup funding from a legal perspective.

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Panel Session

2022-05-07

Unlocking CBS Entrepreneurship & Analytics Programs

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) hosted a virtual talk with current Columbia Business School students to share the latest trends on Entrepreneurship & Analytics Programs and extracurricular activities at Columbia Business School (CBS) in New York City.

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Guest Speaker

2022-04-15

Innovation Trends in Life Sciences

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) hosted a virtual session with Akihiko Soyama, President and CEO at LINK-J. He shared his work experience to date and LINK-J’s efforts in generating life science innovations in Nihonbashi, Tokyo as well as innovation trends.

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Career

2022-03-01

Spring Career Forum 2022

The Japan Chapter of the Columbia Venture Community (CVC) hosted its second Spring Career Forum, where current Columbia University students were able to hear from Columbia University alumni leading growing startups, VCs, and accelerators within the Japanese community who are looking to recruit graduate and undergraduate students and alumni interested in career opportunities in the venture space.

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Guest Speaker

2022-01-25

Analysis of Japan’s Startup Ecosystem with the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) hosted a virtual session with Sho Ito, a graduate of Columbia SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs), from the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. The Cabinet Office in collaboration with the World Bank Group recently published a report called “Boosting Japan’s Startup Ecosystem (in English)” “東京のスタートアップエコシステム(日本語)”. In this session, he shared findings and insights on Japan’s Startup Ecosystem presented in the recent report.

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Guest Speaker

2021-12-23

Startup CEO Talk

The Japan Chapter of the Columbia Venture Community (CVC) hosted a virtual talk with Riku Sugie, President & CEO of Paidy. He shared his career and invaluable experience of large scale exit (M&A) as a top executive.

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Guest Speaker

2021-11-03

Startup Founder Talk

CVC Japan hosted a virtual talk with Hitomi Kimura Pender, the Founder & CEO of Link Strollers. She shared her career and personal journey from a corporate professional in Tokyo to a startup founder & a mother in New York City.

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Guest Speaker

2021-08-16

Virtual Talk with 500 Startups on Accelerator Programs in Japan

CVC Japan hosted a virtual talk with the Co-Lead of CVC Japan and Director of Japan at 500 Startups who shared the overview of 500 Startups’ accelerator programs and the latest trends on startup ecosystem development in Japan as well as her own career development.

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Panel Session

2021-06-29

Unlocking CBS Entrepreneurship Programs

CVC Japan hosted a virtual talk with current and former Columbia Business School students who will share the latest trends on Entrepreneurship Programs and extracurricular activities at Columbia Business School (CBS) in New York City.

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Guest Speaker

2021-04-28

Innovator & Startup Founder Talk

CVC Japan hosted a virtual talk with Kunio Hara, Co-Founder and CEO of Beatrust. He shared his experience from working with Son Masayoshi at early stage of Softbank to being an executive at Microsoft and Google, which led him to launch his current startup, Beatrust.

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Career

2021-03-16

Spring Career Forum

CVC Japan hosted its first Spring Career Forum, where current Columbia University students were able to hear from Columbia University alumni leading growing startups, recently IPO’d companies, VCs, and accelerators within the Japanese community that were looking to recruit graduate and undergraduate students interested in career opportunities in the venture space.

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Guest Speaker

2021-01-21

Founder Talk on the Entrepreneurial Journey from Start to IPO

CVC Japan hosted a virtual talk with Kiyoshi Matsuura, President and CEO of Premier Anti-Aging. He shared his entrepreneurial experience from founding a startup through an IPO.

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Panel Session

2020-11-30

Virtual Launch of Japan Chapter with Alumni Panel Discussion

CVC Japan hosted the Virtual Kickoff and first panel discussion of the Columbia Venture Community (CVC) Japan Chapter. This event marked the beginning of a series of initiatives, programs, and events organized by and for members of the Columbia community interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in Japan.

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