Where do ideas come from?

What’s your next idea?

Will it work in Japan?

TOKYO IDEA FEST: Discover your next big idea in Japan!

You’ve got to be starting something!

SPEAKER LINE-UP

PART 1: GETTING AN IDEA

13:30-14:00

13:30-14:00

Sylvain Pierre

Co-founder at Le Wagon Tokyo

Sylvain co-founded Le Wagon Tokyo, Japan’s only coding bootcamp in English. He’ll present his thoughts on the business ideation process and show how routine observations can often be the greatest source of inspiration.

14:00-14:30

14:00-14:30

Kazuki Sato

The Business Inspirator

Following a career in advertising, Kazuki set up shop as an independent corporate branding and business consultant. He is a METI-certified consultant for small and medium enterprises and loves helping clients discover their true purpose.

14:30-15:00

14:30-15:00

Apryl Peredo

Artist Manager at Inter Idoru & FUCHSIA

Apryl started two music-related businesses after noting need for progressive artist management as well as the “Japan Culture Boom” overseas. She will talk about a random conversation with a friend sparking innovation.

15:00-15:30

15:00-15:30

Mohsen Songhori

Tokyo Institute of Technology

How can organisations also get innovative? Mohsen Songhori, a post-doctoral researcher at Tokyo Tech, will discuss how companies large and small can effectively crowdsource ideas from their employees and customers.

15:30-16:00 BREAK + LIVE IDEATION WORKSHOP

 

PART 2: MAKING IT HAPPEN

16:00-16:30

16:00-16:30

Bela Schweiger

President at Enter Japan

As Director and VP for Haagen-Dazs, Bela helped transform the brand’s fortunes in Japan. He will explain how to access a wealth of Japanese consumer data and devise products that are perfectly adapted to the local market.

16:30-17:00

16:30-17:00

Bert Brautigam

Design Strategist at Ziba Tokyo

Bert has worked inside global organizations and for global design consultancies. He evangelizes Design Thinking and design as a strategic discipline to thrive organizational change and to ultimately result in desirable products.

17:00-17:30

17:00-17:30

Kazuya Nakamura

Entrepreneur

Experienced entrepreneur Kazuya is the editor in chief of “Catapult Suplex” promoting design, growth hacking and lean startup. He will explain how lean startup theory works in practice, and how to get product-market fit fast and cheap.

17:30-18:00

17:30-18:00

Samantha Lassaux

Meiji Jingu & Kinenkan

How can you get new ideas approved by a traditional Japanese company? Samantha Lassaux will share her experiences working behind the scenes to make Meiji Shrine in Tokyo more welcoming for foreign guests.

PART 3: NETWORKING

18:00-19:00

18:00-19:00

Panel Discussion with Beer!

Various speakers

Ask your questions to today’s speakers while enjoying on-tap Final Cut Session Ale courtesy of Far Yeast Brewing and event sponsors Zendesk. Our networking lounge is open too.

19:00-20:00

19:00-20:00

After-Party and Cocktail Lounge

Everyone’s invited

Get social and meet others with who want to start something in Japan. Unlimited craft beer, cocktails and soft drinks for all ticket-holders (last orders 19:30).

JOIN US!

Date: Monday July 17, 2017

Marine Day public holiday

Time: 13:00-20:00

You can enter and exit the venue freely after registering.

Place: Slogan Tokyo

Daiichi-Hoki Honsha Bldg 3F, Minami-Aoyama 2-11-17, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Tickets: ¥3000

Includes all presentations and free drink bar/finger food after 18:00.

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Organiser: Workers University
Supporter: Slogan, Inc.
Sponsor: Zendesk
Beer supplier: Far Yeast Brewing