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We would like to thank everyone for your involvement with FiSH 2017.
We will come back next year!!

FiSH 2017


Online registration is closed.
Please come to on-site
registration counter at the venue.

Stay tuned for the digital transformation of industries. Feel the possibility from and into Japan. Get connected with CxOs, founders, startups and investors.

[ Fee ] ( incl. 8%tax )
1Day Pass = JPY18,000
2Day Pass = JPY30,000
Students 2Day Pass = JPY5,000

What is FiSH?

FiSH is produced by the Interop Tokyo show management team, one of the leading IT events organizers in Japan. In Feb 2017, people from the global major companies and innovative startups will come to Fukuoka to share their vision, stories and innovation at FiSH.
This will be the face to face market place where enterprises, startups, media, university Students and investors get together and accelerate connecting technology to business.


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Event Name FiSH ( Fukuoka International Startup Hub )
Date Jan 31th (Tue) 10:00am-5:20pm (Check-in 8:30am-)
* Night Reception 5:30pm-7:00pm
Feb 1st (Wed) 10:00am-5:20pm (Check-in 9:00am-)
Organizer NANO OPT Media, Inc.
Fees 1day pass: JPY 18,000 | 2days : JPY 30,000 | Students pass:JPY 5,000
Special Support Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Directive Council (Fukuoka D.C.)
Supported by Related industry organizations ( Tentative ),
Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau
Contact Us FiSH Management Office(NANO OPT Media, Inc.)

Timetable- Jan 31th 2017 -

Interpret from English to Japanese

10:10-10:50 Venturing Beyond Borders - How startups in Japan can expand out, and how startups outside Japan can expand in. - James Riney
Head of Japan
500 Startups
11:00-11:40 5G & Business chance for Startups Hiroshi Fujiwara
Chairman & President, CEO
BroadBand Tower, Inc./Internet Research Institute, Inc.
11:50-12:30 Startup Innovation in Israel Tomoe Ishizumi
CEO, Technion Japan
13:30-14:10 SORACOM The secure, scalable, simple platform for your internet of things Yuta Imai
Solution Architect, SORACOM,INC
14:20-15:00 The Perfect Exit for Startups Future Marketing Unit Yoshito Ando
Product Strategy and Planning Div./
Project Leader ot Future Marketing Unit/ IoT Product Manager
SoftBank Corp.
15:10-15:50 IoT, Connected Car and Open innovation - Opportunities and Challenge from venture`s perspective. Junichi Sakamoto
CEO, aptpod, Inc.
16:00-16:40 Startup City Fukuoka Koichi Gono
Chief Executive, Economy,Tourism & Culture Bureau,
Fukuoka City Government
16:50-17:20 Startup Presentation

Timetable- Feb 1st, 2017 -

Interpret from English to Japanese

10:10-10:50 Digital Transformation and Internet of Things Marc Daniel Einstein
Director. Japan ICT Research, APAC Mobile & Wireless Communications, ICT Practice 
Frost & Sullivan Japan K.K.
11:00-11:40 Case study "How international startup companies can expand their business in Japanese market?" Nils Magnus Robach
Ambassador of Sweden to Japan

Hiroshi Fujiwara
Chairman & President, CEO
BroadBand Tower, Inc./Internet Research Institute, Inc.
11:50-12:30 Future Sports Market from Asia Naohiko KOHTAKE
Associate Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University
/ Division Manager, Japan Sport Council

Atsushi TERAO
Chief Operating Officer of CLIMB Factory Co.,Ltd.
OKINAWA Sports Medicine Platform General Manager

Yota Nakamura
COO of Cuore Co.,Ltd
13:30-14:10 The Future of Social Media Command Centers Possibility of Visual Marketing with UGC Rie Yamanaka
Vice President, Sprinklr Japan KK
14:20-15:00 BtoTree - The Future of B2B e-Commerce - A new global B2B culture that aspires to higher quality, better business, and makes a better world. Vincenzo Lufino
Founder, BtoTree
15:10-15:50 Fostering Innovation and
The Future of Tech Startup Seed Stage Investing
Better and Smarter for both Startup and Investors Tsuyoshi Kinoshita
Managing Partner, Global IoT Ventures, inc.
16:00-16:40 Turning point of Baseball technology Shinichi Nakao


Official SNS Partner

Special Support


Media Sponsor

What will happen here?

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Why Fukuoka?

Because this is not only the consecutive growing city in Japan
but also the number one startup city in Japan.

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Fukuoka City keeps its sustainable growth;

* No.1 Population growth & Young people rate among major cities in Japan.
* No.12th World’s most livable city by UK magazine (Monocle) in 2016
* Evaluated by UN-Habitat as an Asian Model City for midsized cities on High Quality of Life

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Designated Special economic zone of
Startup by Japanese government

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Young energy and very active start up city

* No.1 Startup rate in Japanese metropolice. 7.0%
* 12% of young people aged 25 to 34 wants to start new business.
* No.1 among all metropolises in terms of the growth rate for the younger generation aged 15 to 29.

You are
going to love Fukuoka!

Ranked in the top 5
best sightseeing cities in Japan.

Find out more :
Venue :
Fukuoka International Congress Center