Kyoto has a diverse industrial structure, ranging from traditional industries nurtured by its long history to cutting-edge industries that incorporate technologies developed at universities and companies. Since the beginning of the Meiji era (1868-1912), many venture companies with original technologies have been born over the generations, earning the city of “Venture company.”
Kyoto is also a city of innovation, where tradition and innovation have been developed in harmony and fusion with different cultures.
While the world is in the sense of stagnation, Kyoto will take the lead in attracting entrepreneurs and start-up companies from Japan and abroad and by blending with its history, traditions, and culture as “Start-up Capital.”
Kyoto Startup Ecosystem Promotion Council
About Kyoto Startup Ecosystem Promotion Council
The government, economic organizations, industrial support institutions, universities, financial institutions, etc. will work together to create an environment that fosters entrepreneurs and promote a start-up ecosystem.
- (1) Efforts to build a startup ecosystem
- (2) Gathering and sharing information on support measures and promoting them domestically and internationally
- (3) Fostering and supporting entrepreneurs
- (4) Cooperation among ecosystems of Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe
Monozukuri Ventures CEONarimasa Makino
Kyoto, distinct from San Francisco or New York, aims to build a Startup Ecosystem—a community of startups and angel investors is now needed in Kyoto
taliki, Inc. CEO / taliki Fund General Partner Taka Nakamura
The ecosystem in Kyoto: taliki, Inc. accelerates problem solving for sustainable society and sustainable entrepreneurs
Executive Vice President, Representative Director Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)Hiroyuki Suzuki
Creating and nurturing the seeds of innovation that will change the world. The global hub “Keihanna” attracts researchers and startups from about 70 countries around the globe.
Co-CEO / CTO, ORBIO Corporation
Professor, Ritsumeikan University
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto UniversityYAMAGUCHI Eiichi
Research creates knowledge—Doctoral experience can plant a seed for a new industry
Associate Professor, Design and Architecture Department, Kyoto Institute of TechnologySushi Suzuki
Kyoto is unique and unlimited—Startups continue to emerge in the “city of students”
Entrepreneurial Community and Support Facilities
We would like to introduce the community of entrepreneurs in Kyoto and the co-working and incubation facilities in Kyoto that support entrepreneurs.and co-working and incubation facilities that support entrepreneurs in Kyoto.
- Kyoto University Entrepreneurship Club
- Kyoto University Entrepreneurship Club International
- miyako Entrepreneurship Club @ KRP
- KIEC(Kyoto International Entrepreneurs Community)
- Kyoto Institute of Technology Entrepreneurship Club