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Fintech Business Camp Tokyo [DEMO DAY] Nov 25
Written by Sam Maddicott
November 20, 2019
In May this year, The British Chamber of Commerce in partnered with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) to promote and deliver an upcoming FinTech Business Camp Tokyo 2019.
Fintech Business Camp Pitch Contest will be held on November 25 (Monday). This is the 3rd year since TMG started this program and TMG is very pleased to see approximately 120 applications this year. 3 out of 11 selected participants are from Hong Kong, 3 from Singapore and 2 from UK (Kuan and Kasco). The others are from Ukraine and Estonia and Holland.
Registrations are currently being accepted on Peatix: https://fbct2019-demoday.peatix.com
Opening Speech Mr. Takahiro Matsushita Director General, Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Government 15:10 Keynote Lecture Mr. Takafumi Saito Director of the Policy Evaluation Office, Strategy Strategy Development and Management Bureau, Financial Services Agency
Presentation on Entering the Tokyo Market Foreign Companies (1) – (5) *Refer to the Back Page.
Presentation on Entering the Tokyo Market Foreign Companies (6) – (11) *Refer to the Back Page.
Live Music Performance Mr. Jonathan Katz In 2008, he started his own Big Band, “The Tokyo Big Band”, which is composed of 20 top musicians in Tokyo. His music brings swingy and poetic sound, which attracts listeners, sometimes with sense of humor.
Keynote Lecture Mr. Kei Wakabayashi Contents Director, blkswn publishers Inc.
Closing Speech Mr. Yoshinao Ogawa Senior Director for Strategic Projects, Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Objectives and Overview of the Program
In November 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) formulated the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision with the aim of making Tokyo an unrivalled global financial center. The policy outlines the form that this city should take, concrete measures to be taken, and the structures needed to make the vision into a reality. TMG will work together with the national government, private sector, and other bodies in carrying out initiatives to revitalize the city’s financial sector.
Since FY2017, the “Accelerator Program – FinTech Business Camp Tokyo” (hereinafter referred to as “the program”) has been held by TMG with the goal of inviting foreign startups with cutting-edge technologies and business models to come to Tokyo and deepen their knowledge of both Japan’s unique market and the various needs of companies in the capital city. Furthermore, by providing Tokyo companies the opportunity to familiarize themselves with technologies possessed by foreign companies, the program aims to cultivate business matching.
In the last 2 years, applications were received from 129 companies across 24 countries and regions. Through a rigorous review process, a total of 19 companies were selected for the program. This year, TMG will take its next step as an unrivalled global financial city by continuing to spur participation by first-rate foreign companies.