Makers Boot Camp

is the leading customised acceleration for hardware startups who want to get ready for mass manufacturing with fast and reliable partners.
Makers Boot Camp is the result of combined efforts from passionate entrepreneurs to share Japanese worldwide known best practices: fast, trustable and always on time.

Makers Boot Camp’ official company name (Darma Tech Labs Inc) comes from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma, “that which upholds or supports”).

Mission

We are the main gateway to/from Japan to the IoT global ecosystem, supporting hardware entrepreneurs on key points from Business model to Project Management & Small Lot Prototyping.

Background

After realising that many hardware successful crowdfunded campaigns are not able to reach mass production and fail to deliver products on time, our Co-Founders started to use Japanese know-how to help hardware startups crossing the gap of “the valley of death”: Design for Manufacturing.

Makino, managing incubators and co-working spaces, has been able to experience a vast and diverse startup ecosystem, offering many practical solutions to support it.

Kenshin brings his technical expertise on team building across multiple regions and countries that have allowed him to develop a CTO & CIO role for high-tech startups.

Takeda connects manufacturers to IoT startups: representing Kyoto Shisaku Net, +100 small & medium enterprises who joined forces to complement each other and face industrial challenges as a group.

Even though products can be manufactured in alternative countries, when it comes to excellence, Japan is considered to be one of the main places that international makers are inspired by and can learn from.


A Customised Hardware Acceleration from Kyoto,
a hotbed of manufacturing craftsmanship.

Makino Narimasa

Makino Narimasa

CEO and Co-founder


Entrepreneur, VC at FVC & SunBridge Global Ventures



Kenshin Fujiwara

Kenshin Fujiwara

Co-Founder


Serial-Entrepreneur, Hacarus CEO & Former Engineer at Sony



Masatoshi Takeda

Masatoshi Takeda

Co-Founder and Director


CEO of CrossEffect Inc. & Board Member of Kyoto Shisaku Net


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Mikuni Kimura

Partner


Investment and Manufacturing Expert


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Nobuhiro Seki

Director


Founder of FabFoundry



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Sabrina Sasaki

Marketing


Digital Project Consulting & International Marketing


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Mari Futagami

Community Manager


Events & PR





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Jonas Marc

Marketing


Website


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Sushi Suzuki

Advisor


Associate Professor at the Kyoto Institute of Technology


Access

Address:
680-1 Omandokoro-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Dai 8 Hase Bldg. 2F, 
Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8413 – Japan

Closest Station:
Subway Shijo Station, 1 min walk Southwards from Exit 6