Chairman and director of Technology Seed Incubation Co., Ltd.（TSI)
After manager of Sendai branch and team leader of private equity investment at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd. (JAIC), participated in the establishing TSI as core member and assumed CEO. Major IPO that he participated are; Nihon Eslead Corporation, Takasho Corporation, JSS, Shoei and etc., Made decision to take over Ion Engineering Research Institute Corporation, established by NEDO, Japan government organization, and succeeded in its corporate restructuring and commercialization of the business. Currently, Chairman and director of Ion Technology Center Co., Ltd., corporate auditor at AXIOHELIX Co. Ltd., Corporate auditor at SHUNBIN INC.
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Graduated from International Christian University in Tokyo JAPAN, Mariko Nishimura started her career as an IT engineer at IBM Japan. After her career at Adobe Systems as a field marketing manager and Bascule Inc. as a producer, she founded HEART CATCH Inc. in 2014. As a producer who connects business, creative and technologies beyond borders, she starts not only projects of her own company but various projects ranging from start-up, other companies, and government projects. In 2020, she founded HEART CATCH LA in Los Angeles, USA. She is also working on projects in the US. J-Startup supporters, Art Thinking Improbable Workshop Executive Producer, a committee for METI Study Group for Creativity for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an Adjunct Professor at Musashino Art University.
Certified Incubation Manager
Assistant Director, Academia-Industry Cooperation Promotion Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
He dropped out of the Waseda Graduate School doctoral course and worked at a major ICT company, an independent research institute, a chamber of commerce and industry, an industrial development organization before joining NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization). He has provided a wide range of support for Deep Tech start-ups and restructuring of small and medium-sized enterprises that are responsible for regional revitalization. With his extensive support experience, he has participated in the R&D venture support program at NEDO since its early days, such as open innovation (JOIC), J-Startup, STS, NEP, SSA, and more.
EDGEOF INNOVATION / CEO
As a business incubation specialist, Alex has been involved in the launch of numerous startups and the development of new businesses for companies. EDGEof, an innovation center he established in 2018, has welcomed over 15,000 visitors from more than 50 countries in the past two years and has developed numerous innovative projects. Now that its physical base has been closed due to the COVID, he continues to support collaboration between companies and startups, and is also involved in various activities to connect the innovation ecosystems in Japan and overseas. He has been involved in innovation-related policies in collaboration with embassies and startup support organizations in various countries, and has been involved as a mentor in numerous startup development programs in Canada, Austria, Singapore, etc. He is a member of the J-Startup selection committee, board member of French Tech Tokyo, Japan representative of German Entrepreneurship and more.