Global Event to Unveil All the Attractions of Kansai’s Startup Ecosystem “Kansai Startup Mashups in OSAKA” and public recording of TOKIO TERRACE will be held at the same time!

OSAKA, JAPAN--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire)--The OBDA, in collaboration with the Keihanshin Startup Ecosystem Consortium and JETRO Osaka, has jointly launched the brand, “Kansai Startup Mashups”. We will be holding the global event at QUINTBRIDGE in Osaka, Japan on Thursday, March 2, 2023. The open recording of TOKIO TERRACE will be held simultaneously, and the call for participants begins today.

This event will feature a publicly recorded conversation between MC of the TV program TOKIO TERRACE, who illuminates the future of startup companies, and one selected startup company that is drawing attention in the Kansai region of Japan. There will be an award ceremony for companies selected this year for J-Startup KANSAI , sponsored by the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, a virtual experience zone by Hiroshi Sakuma, director of Virtual Osaka for the 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo, and sessions on the future of the Kansai region.

In the global session, there will be pitches by startups from the Kansai region that are challenging to the world and overseas startups that are trying to enter the Kansai region, as well as a session on efforts to promote open innovation between overseas startups and Japanese companies. We will create an environment in which startups and entrepreneurs who will play an active role in the world are created in the Kansai region, and entrepreneurs from Japan and abroad are attracted to Kansai, building a startup ecosystem global hub city.

This event will be held as the first step toward the creation of a system that will lead to the birth of unicorn companies from the Kansai region and the creation and support of startups that will grow to great heights in anticipation of the 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo and the post-Expo world exposition.

Kansai Startup Mashups in Osaka

· Date/Time: March 2, 2023 at 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.(JST)
· Location: Hybrid event
· Program
Session 1: Opening Session
Session 2: Global Session
Session 3: J-Startup KANSAI 2022 Selection Ceremony
Session 4: TOKIO TERRACE public recording
Session 5: KANSAI FUTURE Session
Session 6: Closing Session

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Innovation Promotion Department at OBDA
Tamashiro and Ishikawa