Makers Boot Camp
We empower IoT entrepreneurs, sharing Japanese monozukuri know-how from small lot prototyping to First Factory Run. We’re always searching for new ways to connect hardware startups to global players!
Our strength comes from our three passionate co-founders with their long entrepreneur background, who are thrilled to share Japanese best practices: fast, trustworthy and always on time.
Aiming to be the main global IoT gateway to and from Japan, our role is to support hardware entrepreneurs at key growth points from business model to supply chain.
After realizing that many hardware successful crowdfunded campaigns are not able to reach mass production and fail to deliver products on time, our co-founders decided to use Japanese know-how to help hardware startups in crossing the gap of “the valley of death”: Design for Manufacturing.
Where the Craftsmanship Spirit embraces IoT Entrepreneurs
1. Global perception: Japan is still a leader in Technology – Excellence in Electronics
Source: Hax. Hardware Trends 2017
2. 3rd largest economy with a mature market (5% of world GDP) -Population: 10th in the world.
This means a qualified market to pay your new products.
3. Japanese players are partnering with startups to solve real problems
Customized Hardware Support from Kyoto,
a hotbed of manufacturing craftsmanship.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Entrepreneur, VC at FVC & SunBridge Global Ventures
Serial-Entrepreneur, Hacarus CEO & Former Engineer at Sony
CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
CEO of CrossEffect Inc. & Board Member of Kyoto Shisaku Net
Investment and Manufacturing Expert
Founder of FabFoundry
Events & PR
Website & Process Automation
Business Development & Overseas Partnership
Resident Technology Nerd
ADVISOR & MENTOR
Associate Professor at the Kyoto Institute of Technology
Engineer & Entrepreneur. Semi-Conductor Expert
680-1 Omandokoro-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Dai 8 Hase Bldg. 2F, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8413 – Japan
Subway Shijo Station, 1 min walk Southwards from Exit 6