makino narimasa, kenshin fujiwara, masatoshi takeda, makers boot camp management team

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.

Mission

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.

Background

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

Why Japan?

1. Global perception: Japan is still a leader in Technology – Excellence in Electronics
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.

OUR TEAM

Management
Investment
Management
MAKINO NARIMASA CEO & CO-FOUNDER, makers boot camp team
MAKINO NARIMASA

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Entrepreneur, VC at FVC & SunBridge Global Ventures

KENSHIN FUJIWARA CO-FOUNDER, makers boot camp
Kenshin Fujiwara

CO-FOUNDER

Serial-Entrepreneur, Hacarus CEO & Former Engineer at Sony

MASATOSHI TAKEDA CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR, makers boot camp
Masatoshi Takeda

CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

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

Investment
MIKUNI KIMURA PARTNER, makers boot camp
Mikuni Kimura

PARTNER

Investment and Manufacturing Expert

NOBUHIRO SEKI MANAGING DIRECTOR, makers boot camp
Nobuhiro Seki

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Founder of FabFoundry

MANABU KUWABARA MANAGING DIRECTOR, makers boot camp
Manabu Kuwabara

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Marketing
KYOTO MAKERS GARAGE
Marketing
MARI FUTAGAMI COMMUNITY MANAGER, makers boot camp team
Mari Futagami

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Events & PR

SABRINA SASAKI MARKETING & SALES, makers boot camp team
Sabrina Sasaki

MARKETING & SALES

MARIE-EVE MENGER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING, makers boot camp team
MARIE-EVE MENGER

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING

SASHA KAVERINA CONTENT WRITER, makers boot camp team
SASHA KAVERINA

CONTENT WRITER

JONAS MARC SMOOTHJAPAN, makers boot camp team
Jonas Marc

SMOOTHJAPAN

Website & Process Automation

KYOTO MAKERS GARAGE
MARI FUTAGAMI COMMUNITY MANAGER, makers boot camp team
Mari Futagami

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Events & PR

Technical
Advisors
Interns
Technical
YASUHIRO MORIMOTO PROJECT MANAGER, makers boot camp team
YASUHIRO Morimoto

PROJECT MANAGER

NORIYUKI FUTAGAMI PROJECT MANAGER, makers boot camp team
Noriyuki Futagami

PROJECT MANAGER

ADVISORS
SUSHI SUZUKI ADVISOR & MENTOR, makers boot camp team
Sushi Suzuki

ADVISOR & MENTOR

Associate Professor at the Kyoto Institute of Technology

MORI MICHITOSHI LAWYER, makers boot camp team
MORI MICHITOSHI

LAWYER

Interns
CHICHIA HUANG INTERN, makers boot camp team
CHICHIA HUANG

INTERN

TAKUMI ISHIII INTERN, makers boot camp team
TAKUMI ISHIII

INTERN

 
 
 

Access

Address:
680-1 Omandokoro-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Dai 8 Hase Bldg. 3F, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8413 – Japan

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

KYOTO MAKERS GARAGE:

Address:
Liteone Bld. 1F, 73-1 Sujakuhozocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8846

Web: www.kyotomakersgarage.com

Local Partners




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Global Partners


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Finance


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Platforms



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