Prototyping, Funding, Design For Manufacturing at Makers Boot Camp

Work With Us

MBC Will Help You Make It In Japan

At MBC, we put startups at the heart of all of our activities here in Kyoto, and around the world. That’s why startups love to work with us to make their products in Japan. Our mission is focused on supporting their growth from business model, through DFM to supply chain. How do we do this? By being a hub that connects global startups to our Japanese partners, and through our venture capital fund that helps startups make it. Our vision is succeeding in making Kyoto a startup center for the highest quality manufacturing, known as monozukuri.

Where Entrepreneurs meet Craftsmanship support

TEAM

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

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

KENSHIN FUJIWARA CO-FOUNDER, makers boot camp
Kenshin Fujiwara

CO-FOUNDER

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

CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Investment
MIKUNI KIMURA PARTNER, makers boot camp
Mikuni Kimura

PARTNER

NOBUHIRO SEKI MANAGING DIRECTOR, makers boot camp
Nobuhiro Seki

MANAGING DIRECTOR

MANABU KUWABARA MANAGING DIRECTOR, makers boot camp
Manabu Kuwabara

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Technical
KYOTO MAKERS GARAGE
YASUHIRO MORIMOTO PROJECT MANAGER, makers boot camp team
YASUHIRO Morimoto

PROJECT MANAGER

Technical
NORIYUKI FUTAGAMI PROJECT MANAGER, makers boot camp team
Noriyuki Futagami

PROJECT MANAGER

Noriyuki Futagami

PROJECT MANAGER

NORIYUKI FUTAGAMI PROJECT MANAGER, makers boot camp team
AKEMI
SAKON

SUPPLY CHAIN

Kyoto Makers Garage
SmoothJapan
AMANDA NARUMI FUJII

DESIGN ASSISTANT

MARI FUTAGAMI COMMUNITY MANAGER, makers boot camp team
CONNOR KIRK

FABLAB MANAGER

SmoothJapan
CHINAMI KATSUMOTO

ADMINISTRATION

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

COMMUNITY MANAGER

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

SASHA KAVERINA CONTENT WRITER, makers boot camp team
SASHA KAVERINA

CONTENT WRITER

JONAS MARC SMOOTHJAPAN, makers boot camp team
Jonas Marc

SMOOTHJAPAN WEBSITE OPERATIONS

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

ADVISOR & MENTOR

MORI MICHITOSHI LAWYER, makers boot camp team
MORI MICHITOSHI

LAWYER

MORI MICHITOSHI LAWYER, makers boot camp team
Jeffrey Goldsmith

MARKETING ADVISOR

 
Interns
 
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




astem, makers boot camp local partners
kyoto shisaku,  makers boot camp local partners

kyoto institute of technology,  makers boot camp local partners

trotec,  makers boot camp local partners

Global Partners


fab foundry, makers boot camp global partners
french tech tokyo, makers boot camp global partners
n15 startup builder, makers boot camp global partners

500 kobe accelerator, makers boot camp global partners

Finance


sunbridge global ventures, makers boot camp finance partners

fvc future venture capital co., ltd., makers boot camp finance partners

makuake, makers boot camp finance partners

nexxus ventures, makers boot camp finance partners

Platforms



style, makers boot camp platforms

microsoft bizspark, makers boot camp platforms

amazon web services, makers boot camp platforms