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2017 MIT Startup Showcase Japan

Life Science | Entrepreneurship | Innovation Ecosystems
October 18, 2017

Hosted by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company


How does innovation and entrepreneurship work in Japan? How could international interactions enrich Japanese innovation ecosystems as articulated in Prime Minister Abe’s economic growth strategy? Join the MIT Startup Exchange, MIT Industrial Liaison Program, for a fast-paced agenda that will include speakers from MIT, University of Tokyo, and Takeda, featuring short talks by entrepreneurs from nine startup companies, five of them MIT-affiliated.

Hosted by Takeda in Shonan on October 18, 2017, the overall theme will be life-science entrepreneurship and the various mechanisms and cultures that enable startups to turn ideas and early research into innovative products and services.

The target audience is the emerging Japanese innovation ecosystem, including academics, startups, corporate innovators, investors, and policy makers.

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About MIT Startup Exchange

MIT Startup Exchange actively promotes collaboration and partnerships between MIT-connected startups and industry. Qualified startups are those founded and/or led by MIT faculty, staff, or alumni, or are based on MIT-licensed technology. Industry participants are principally members of MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP).

MIT Startup Exchange maintains a propriety database of over 1,500 MIT-connected startups with roots across MIT departments, labs and centers; it hosts a robust schedule of startup workshops and showcases, and facilitates networking and introductions between startups and corporate executives.

STEX25 is a startup accelerator within MIT Startup Exchange, featuring 25 “industry ready” startups that have proven to be exceptional with early use cases, clients, demos, or partnerships, and are poised for significant growth. STEX25 startups receive promotion, travel, and advisory support, and are prioritized for meetings with ILP’s 230 member companies.

MIT Startup Exchange and ILP are integrated programs of MIT Corporate Relations.


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Takeda Shonan Research Center
Kanagawa-ken, Fujisawa-shi
Muraokahigashi, 2 Chome-26-26-1
Japan, 251-0012