X-HUB EVENT 〜The Challenge of Overseas Expansion〜

Date: April 16, 2018 (Mon.)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Venue: Global Business Hub Tokyo (Ōtemachi 1-9-2, Chiyoda-ku, 100-0004 Tokyo)
Capacity: 100
Open to: Entrepreneurs interested in overseas expansion, venture capitalists etc.
Admission: Free

X-HUB TOKYO is organizing a networking event for entrepreneurs interested in expanding their businesses globally. We plan to discuss the many realities of global expansion, with a focus on companies which have participated in X-HUB TOKYO's previous overseas expansion programs.



X-HUB TOKYO helps businesses kickstart their overseas expansion without having to leave Tokyo. During this event, we’ll introduce our previous program participants and the specific accomplishments they’ve achieved thanks to lessons obtained at X-HUB. Additionally, we’ll host a panel discussion featuring key X-HUB speakers, as well as guest speeches meant to help entrepreneurs interested in challenging themselves on the world stage. The presentations will also include a Q&A session with the audience about the essentials of growing your startup globally. Anyone even slightly interested in overseas expansion should definitely apply!


An overview of X-HUB TOKYO / 4th course application details
Gempei Asama, Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support Co., Ltd.
Pitch session with the participating companies of the Germany Course
Speaker:A participating company of the Germany Course
Introduction of the participating companies of the Singapore Course
Speaker: A participating company of the Singapore Course (TBD)
Speech: Global Expansion Support for Startups Taking On the World
Speakers:Samurai Incubate inc. CEO Kentaro Sakakibara
Panel Discussion: Ways of Utilizing X-HUB TOKYO for Overseas Expansion
Speakers:Samurai Incubate inc. CEO Kentaro Sakakibara
A participating company of the Germany Course、A participating company of the Singapore Course (TBD)
Closing Address
Yūji Fujita, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Note: For program details, click here.
Note: Contents may be subject to change.

Special Guest

Samurai Incubate inc.
CEO Kentaro Sakakibara

Born in 1974 in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. After working for Nihon Kohden, Acsive Dotcom (currently VOYAGE GROUP) and Inpiric Dentsu (currently Wunderman Dentsu), he founded Samurai Incubate Inc. in March 2008. In May 2014 he relocated to Israel. From there, he set up the company’s branch office in Japan, which became the country’s first incubator. Currently, he’s investing and incubating 140 companies around the world, supporting seed startups, and working with corporations to promote open innovation in the startup world.


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