How can startups find manufacturers in Japan?

In the last decades, Japan has gained a reputation for high quality manufacturing and production efficiency, but this club used to be limited to large corporations. In this post, we will guide you on how to work with Japanese manufacturers in order to help build your startup product. Why manufacture in Japan? …

Lost In Translation: How to Bring Your Cross-Cultural Team Together

From emails to corporate parties, working in a multicultural team brings its own challenges, not only related to different nationalities or native languages spoken. Been there, done that. The monocultural team is a thing out of the past. Innovative startups tend to build strong teams with cross-cultural talent and harvest …

"MBC Shisaku Fund" invests in no new folk studios

“MBC Shisaku Fund” invests in no new folks, a startup working on a glowing smart shoes. Orphe is going to expand from the entertainment field to the development of IoT healthcare products. Makers Boot Camp (Darma Tech Labs, head office: Kyoto, Representative Director: Narimasa Makino, hereinafter “MBC”) and no new …

MBC Shisaku Fund to invest in the first Japanese startup: VELDT

“MBC Shisaku No. 1 Investment Limited Liability Partnership” (hereafter “the Fund”) was established as Makers Boot Camp (operated by Darma Tech Labs, head office: Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Representative Director: Narimasa Makino). Makers Boot Camp is pleased to announce the investment in VELDT Co., Ltd. (HQ: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: …

Kyoto’s Makers Boot Camp launches $17.5M fund focused on IoT startups

The first Japanese VC fund supporting hardware prototyping and early stage investment March 21, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/7/2017 Mari Futagami | PR & Community Manager | Darma Tech Labs mari@makersboot.camp Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto-based Darma Tech Labs (hereafter “DTL”, led by CEO Narimasa Makino) which runs Makers Boot Camp hardware …

KSN Booth at MEDIX — Medical Device Development Expo in Tokyo

Our Hardware Startups special space at MEDIX — Medical Device Development Expo, together with KSN — Kyoto Shisaku Net, Kyoto Prototyping Network: a demo boot area, showing our IoT devices. (including healthcare) All products were designed by クロスエフェクト crossEffect,Inc during Summer 2015 Batch Program. Up Performa’s Eagle Eye おなかのげんじつ(waiston chobit healthcare)SmartBelt Hacarus SmartScale. Coban …