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Osaka Ecosystem Discussion

Come join us at our inaugural event for local startups organized by local startups. Learn about what's happening in Osaka ahead of the World Expo and how you could contribute to it.

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Osaka Ecosystem Discussion
Osaka Ecosystem Discussion

Time & Location

2023年1月25日 19:00 – 21:30 JST

Osaka, Japan, 〒541-0054 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Minamihonmachi, 2-chōme−1−1 本町サザンビル 1階

About the event

🚨🚨Calling all Osaka startups🚨🚨

Kick off 2023 with a bang by joining us at our inaugural startup meetup event! Hosted by startups, for startups, this event aims to foster growth and strengthen the Osaka startup ecosystem.

On January 25th, from 19:00~21:30, meet and connect with fellow startups.


1. Asa Quesenberry – Co-founder, President (SkyScape株式会社)

- Based in Osaka 5+ years.

- Founder of air taxi infrastructure development company.

- 1st place winner of Plug And Play's Smart Cities Program.

2. Shota Dan – General Manager (Five GROUP)

-Grew up in Osaka.

-GM of a video/casting production company with 700 international vendors/talen registered in Japan.

-Production Manager for Tottori City tourism.

-Previous experience working with startups.

3. Dwayne Grech – Co-founder, CEO (Hello xLAB KK)

- Based in Osaka 2+ years.

- Founder of an experiential XR design company.

- Previous experience working with startups.

- 500 Global alum.

- Appointed 'Osaka Promoter' by O-BIC.

4. Tomokazu Morisawa – CEO (The DECK)

- Running The DECK since 2016.

- Supporting startups from business development, to hiring and product design.

- IT project management career in pharmaceutical industry.

- Chair at 'Kansai Beyond the Community' where 166 people in the co-working space industry in Kansai can join.

5. Megumi Ishitobi-Pope – Global Network Director (Osaka Innovation Hub)

- 6 years in startup community.

- Directing and planning global startup events.

- Helps connect people in the startup business network.

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