Lessons Learned from Startups & Experiences at SXSW

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Full datetime event: 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016From 18:30 to 21:30

Location

Impact HUB Tokyo
153-0063, 1st Floor, Insatsu Kojo, 2-11-3, Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
2-11-3 目黒区目黒 東京都 153-0063

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We are excited to announce our next Tokyo Hardware Massive event on Wednesday August 17th at Impact HUB Tokyo.

Please RSVP now by clicking the BUY TICKET button above (500 Yen). If you can't make payment online, you can also pay at the door (800 Yen). Food & drinks will be provided for your admission.

Our main keynote speaker will be Atsuhiko Tomita, the Founder & COO of PLEN Project Company. They first successfully launched PLEN, a small, "desktop" robot which at the time of launch was the smallest robot of its kind in the world. They then successfully brought to market PLEN2. the world's first printable open-source humanoid. plen.jp

Atsuhiko Tomita is COO of PLEN Project Company, leading the sales & marketing, public relations, finance and business development efforts. As a financial engineer and trader, Atsuhiko Tomita started in investment banking and has now jumped into the world of robotics.

Tomita-san will discuss how to successfully build and take products to market. The talk will focus on how the technology was developed, the hurdles overcome, and lessons learned from launching PLEN and experiences as a Japanese company gaining exposure to the global market at SXSW.

Also speaking will be Yasuhiko Morishita from Touchence Inc., who collaborated with instrument designer Yoshihito Nakanishi to develop The Cell MUSIC GEAR (CMG), the world's first electronic musical instrument played using a soft 3D touch pad. Sounds can be controlled by touch, from the palm of the hand to the fingertips. cmg.tokyo

Morishita-san will discuss lessons learned from launching The Cell MUSIC GEAR. CMG is earning rave reviews from everyone, and has just launched its Indiegogo campaign: www.indiegogo.com/projects/cmg-new-midi-controller-with-soft-3d-touch-pad-music-gadget#

Greg Fisher, Founder & CEO of BSG Berkeley Sourcing Group and Hardware Con, will also be attending to answer questions about what is happening globally in the hardware startup ecosystem, and all the disciplines & steps you need to design, develop, manufacture, distribute and sell your product and successfully take it to market. www.berkeleysg.com www.hardwarecon.com

Event Agenda:
6:30-7:00: Networking w Food & Drinks
7:00:7:20: Opening Remarks, Demos & Pitches (You're invited to speak for 2 minutes)
7:20-7:40: More Networking w Food & Drinks
7:40-8:40: Speakers w/ Q&A's
8:40-9:00: Discussions on hardware topics in small groups
9:00-9:30: Hardware startup discussion in larger group & Networking

This event is powered by:
• Impact HUB Tokyo - A community of entrepreneurs working together to make Japan and the world a better place to live and work. Impact HUB Tokyo is based in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan and it offers a place to collaborate, have fun, learn and connect. www.hubtokyo.com

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