Come To TechCrunch Tokyo 2012 This Thursday

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TechCrunch’s Japan office is bringing together folks from the local and West Coast’s startup communities this Thursday for an all-day event in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills area.

Doors open at 10 a.m. and a half-hour later, we’ll have the COO of Yahoo! Japan Kentaro Kawabe speaking, followed by Mixi CEO Kenji Kasahara then Uber’s Travis Kalanick. There will also be a session on growth hacking and a startup competition. Alexia Tsotsis and I are also in town exploring the Japanese startup scene, and cat cafes, so if you’re a Japanese startup looking for connections to a more global audience, come by.

The agenda’s below and tickets are 12,000 yen or $150. You can buy them here!

TechCrunch Tokyo 2012

November 15, from 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Evening meetup: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.


Laforet Museum Roppongi
Roppongi First Building, Roppongi 1-9, etc., Minato-ku, Tokyo

Get tickets here. Price: 12,000 yen ($150)


10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Kentaro Kawabe, COO Yahoo! Japan

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Kenji Kasahara, CEO Mixi

11:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m. Founder Stories with Travis Kalanick, CEO Uber

12:00 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Alexia Tsotsis, Co-Editor TechCrunch

12:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m.-2:10 p.m. Incubators in Japan

2:10 p.m.-2:50 p.m. What are growth hackers?

3:10 p.m.-3:25 p.m. Richard Choi, CEO of Spoqa

3:25 p.m.-4:50 p.m. Startup Competition

5:00 p.m.-6:05 p.m. Mashup Award

6:05 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Prize giving

6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Meetup