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Japanese Startups Reception - GAACC International Markets Series

Japanese Startups Reception - GAACC International Markets Series

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM) (CST)


The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) invites you to an intimate reception with a delegation from Japan brought to our region by Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support in partnership with Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Meet and network with fascinating entrepreneurs from six startups, engage with delegation leaders, and learn more about business opportunities in Japan's dynamic and robust global markets.

Get to know The Greater Austin Asian Chamber’s regional partners and key players in the Central Texas businesses ecosystem, with presentations from Opportunity Austin and MediaTech Ventures. Join us and expand your business horizons!

This event is free and open to the public.


Event Details

WHEN: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 | 2-3:30 pm
WHERE: GAACC Conference Center
8001 Centre Park Drive #160, Austin, TX 78754

- Ample free parking is available on-site
- Plenty of opportunity will be provided for networking - bring your cards!
- Suggested dress is business casual.


2:00 pm: Check-in and Refreshments
2:15 pm: GAACC Welcome and Introductions
2:25 pm: Opportunity Austin Presentation
2:35 pm: MediaTech Ventures Presentation
2:45 pm: Aichi Prefecture Introductions
3:00 pm: Networking
3:25 pm: Closing Remarks

This event is free and open to the public.


About Opportunity Austin

Opportunity Austin is a regional economic development organization aimed at fostering job-creating investment across the Austin region. Opportunity Austin targets key industries for future economic development, and corporate headquarters and regional offices.

About MediaTech Ventures

Innovation and entrepreneurship are interwoven with technology and the media, and it’s within MediaTech Ventures' core competencies that founders thrive, investors find returns, and ecosystems emerge. A “Venture Development” organization, MediaTech Ventures runs incubators, teaches founders, develops startup ecosystems, and builds communities wherein startups thrive.


The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) engages with members of the Central Texas business community, with governmental entities, and with nonprofit organizations to help drive local economic growth for businesses with ties to or allyship with Asia and Asian Americans. GAACC works to develop Austin’s global business connectivity while promoting regional economic equity for all.

About The Japan Delegation

The mission of Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support (DTVS) is to “create the future alongside innovators” by collaborating with startups, large corporations, and government agencies. DTVS' main activities include: startup support, consulting for large corporations, open innovation, and government agency support.

Aichi Prefectural Government is focusing on supporting the establishment, growth, and business expansion of Aichi's startups as well as attracting startups from outside Aichi. Japan’s largest startup support center - “STATION Ai” - scheduled to open in October 2024, is built and to be operated by a special purpose company established by Softbank. Prior to the opening of STATION Ai, "PRE-STATION Ai" has started its operation as an incubation facility and has already supported more than 150 startups. It attracts a wide range of overseas startups to Aichi.

Yoshihiko SaitoStartupElephantech Inc.Global Sales Representative
Toshihiko HonkuraVCi-nest capitalPartner
Hiromichi ItoStartup12oclockmagicCEO
Ryuichi WatanabeStartupNocnumCo-Founder, CTO
Yoshiaki FukuiStartupGadandanCEO
Daiki KasamatsuStartupGadandan
Masato ShibataStartupGadandan
Oyama YosukeStartupGadandan
Koichi ItoiEnterpriseNiterra North AmericaVenture Investment Department, Investment Principal
Munetaka HayakawaGovernmentAichi PrefectureOverseas Collaboration Division, Innovative Business Creation Department
Mina NakaiProject ManagementDeloitte Tohmatsu Venture SupportSenior Consultant
Atsushi TanimotoProject ManagementDeloitte Tohmatsu Venture SupportSenior Consultant

GAACC Corporate Sponsors & Partners

The generous support of these sponsors and partners allows GAACC to continue delivering programs to members and to the public with the mission of Serving Local while Thinking Global, and to support our members through advocacy, education, and connections.


GAACC Conference Center
8001 Centre Park Drive #160
Austin, TX 78754 United States
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