Please note this session is a hybrid session meaning you can participate either in person or online. If you’d like to participate in person, please pre-register yourself & sign-up here (Peatix). (For online participation, you can pre-register yourself from this page.)


Language: ENGLISH/英語

Venue:CIC Tokyo & Online



Japan recently established “Startup Ecosystem Association Japan” with the mission to become one of the top startup ecosystems in the world in within 5 years. We will learn from “Startup Ecosystem Association Japan” of their mission and goals and exchange ideas for collaboration opportunities with key European startup ecosystem players, like Berlin and North Europe. This will be held onsite and online. Please join in person when possible to meet ecosystem players from Berlin (CROSSBIE) and North Europe (Nordic Innovation House- Tokyo)!



  • Niklas Karvonen, Community Director at Nordic Innovation House – Tokyo
  • Masaru Nagura, General Manager at CIC Japan
  • Rainer Seider, Senate Department for Economics, Energy, and Public Enterprises at Berlin Government | Head of Unit, “International Cooperation”
  • Chika Yamamoto, CEO at CROSSBIE [Moderator]
April 21, 2022