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How Science Majors Become Entrepreneurs -- Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

2015-2-19 (Thu) 17:30 - 19:30

What does an OU science major need in order to begin and develop a business?

FUJIWARA Kenshin, of a science background himself,  has undertaken the task of constructing global business ventures from Kansai as a representative of Founder Institute Kansai, an accelerator of start-up businesses. We've invited Mr. Fujiwara to speak about his experiences as an entrepreneur and investor, as well the latest information on the climate of start-up business from Silicon Valley and all over the world.

Anyone from any field with an interest in starting a business is encouraged to attend.

Event Overview

Date and Time: Thursday, February 19th, 2015, 17:30~19:30

Venue: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Techno Alliance Building, Osaka University Suita Campus

Guest: FUJIWARA Kenshin (Representative, Founder Institute Kansai; Miyako Capital)

A Shiga native currently living in Kyoto and graduate of the computer science department of the University of California, Mr. Fujiwara has previously worked with Sony Computer Entertainment as an engineer, where he pursued development of their Playstation game console, after which he cofounded several IT business enterprises. He is currently working at Miyako Capital, a Kyoto University Venture Fund (Fund #2), as a business partner to support investors, while also managing Founder Institute Kansai, an entrepreneur development program started in Silicon Valley. He also provides product development, marketing, and business building support to entrepreneur businesses in the area aimed at the foreign market who are struggling with start-up through Cocon Startups, a business started by Mr. Fujiwara himself.

MC: Associate Professor MATSUYUKI Terumasa

To register:

Please send your name, organization, and email address to the following address:

Date: 2015-2-19 (Thu) 17:30 - 19:30
Organizer: Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Osaka University (CELAS)
Sponsored: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University
Venue: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Techno Alliance Building
Registration: Registration by email is required.
Contact: Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Osaka University (CELAS)

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