Japan has the ambitious goal of achieving 20 unicorn startups by 2023. That means that it would have to gain 17 new unicorns in the 2 coming years. Is it possible?
In our latest EWC Japan 2021 webinar, hosted with Tokyo Venture Cafe (https://venturecafetokyo.org/), panelists Kentaro Sakakibara CEO and founder of Samurai Incubate, and Hiro Nishiguchi, CEO, and founder of Japan Innovation Network discussed how the Japanese financial sector adversity to risk and the excessive focus on the domestic market of local entrepreneurs restrains the Japanese startup ecosystem to flourish globally. With both their respective experiences on innovation and startup activities they shared their insights on how this issue can be tackled by entrepreneurs to help Japan accomplish its ambitious target in the coming years.
We were very pleased to see many people joining us for the webinar which was live-streamed on Zoom and Youtube. We hope that our distinguished panelists encouraged them to take the first step of embracing the risk of starting a startup and we truly hope some of them will participate in the Japan Entrepreneurship World Cup 2021 to pitch us their wonderful ideas!