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Events

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

Upcoming Events

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Panel Session

2022-06-02

Legal Basics and Tips for Startup Funding

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) wii host 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.

Past Events

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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 who shared 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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