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e27 Echelon Japan satellite event

Meet the 9 startups from e27’s Japan satellite event

At e27's Echelon satellite event in Tokyo yesterday, nine startups pitched their businesses in front of a panel of judges. The lineup of startups...

Learning from recent trends in the Asian startup space [Echelon Japan 2013 panel]

See also the original story in Japanese. At e27’s Echelon satellite event in Tokyo today,We had a chance to hear a panel discussion with co-founders of emerging...
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Snapdish founder on going global from the start

At e27’s Echelon satellite event in Tokyo today, Hidetaka Fukushima of Snapdish presented a little background about how his startup set out to take...

New portal site for crowdfunding projects helps Japanese creators and entrepreneurs fundraise globally

See the original story in Japanese. One More Inc., a Tokyo-based startup specializing in providing an ASP-based crowdfunding site platform, has released a portal site...

NTT Docomo unveils the first 6 startups for its new incubation program

See the original story in Japanese. NTT Docomo held a kick-off event for its incubation program today, unveiling six startups chosen for its first batch....

9 great ideas from the 7th Samurai Venture Summit

This past weekend at the Microsoft Japan office in Tokyo, the 7th edition of the Samurai Venture Summit took place. This is a semi-annual...

Tokyo Otaku Mode celebrates Facebook ‘like’ landmark with fun commemorative video

Japanese startup Tokyo Otaku Mode, which we’ve written about many times in the past, shares and promotes Japanese subculture, such as animation, manga, and...

Base: The Japanese freemium e-commerce platform that’s following Shopify’s lead

See original story in Japanese. Base is a Tokyo startup that provides an easy-to-implement e-commerce platform. It was born from Project Liverty, a tech savvy...

For fresh graduates in Japan, a new startup eases the pain of job hunting

Typically graduating students in Japan begin their job-hunting process in the fall in their junior year, and spend around six months to a year...
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Cinnamon pitching private photo sharing to the Southeast Asian market

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLcBu9oD_qE&w=560&h=315] At the Startup Asia conference today in Singapore, Cinnamon - a startup led by CEO Miku Hirano - pitched a new photo app...