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Seeking startup speakers for 2021 MIT Japan Conference Webinar Series

Deadline: December 7, 2020

MIT Startup Exchange is looking for 15 MIT-connected startups to present at MIT Japan Conference Webinar Series and to take part in one-on-one meetings with pre-selected corporate executives on February 5th, 2021, from 9 AM to 11 AM JST (February 4th from 7 PM to 9 PM ET).

Each selected startup will present a lightning talk on a science-based technology they are bringing to market, including at least one compelling use case. This lightning talk will be recorded in advance, translated, and shown during one of the conference's four presentation days. Startups should also expect to be available on the 5th to meet with interested corporate executives from Japanese members.

The Japan Conference Webinar Series will feature future trends of research at MIT and highlight advances in key areas. The target audience is executives from the many of Japan’s largest corporations. 

Below are the presentation days with featured topics:

  • Day 2, January 22: Hardware, Robotics, Mechanical Systems and Space (5 startups)
  • Day 3, January 28: Life Science, Chemical Engineering and Materials (5 startups)
  • Day 4, January 29: IT, Computing and AI (5 startups)

Additional startup themes: we also seek startups working on technology related to media, arts or other exciting technologies – we are ready to be impressed.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Note: selection will be on a rolling basis, so please apply early, do not wait.

We are looking for startups working on applications related to the above topics. Ideally, startups will have market feedback and existing partnerships. We will consider startups outside of the listed themes as long as they have existing or planned business activity in Japan.

To apply, please provide the following:

  • a brief description of your startup's science-based technology; 
  • a speaker bio & a few words on the speaker’s experience as a speaker (optionally, including a video sample);
  • a one-paragraph explanation of the unique fit between the event and the startup’s vision, technologies, products, or services;
  • explanation of how relevant Japan is to your business, including any current or planned business activity - this is a very important point, so please take the time to properly explain.

Eligibility criteria: Only MIT startups with an up-to-date profile in MIT Startup Exchange will be considered to speak. STEX25 accelerator startups have priority.

Deadline: December 7, 2020
Posted on: November 12, 2020

MIT Startup Exchange is looking for 15 MIT-connected startups to present at MIT Japan Conference Webinar Series and to take part in one-on-one meetings with pre-selected corporate executives on February 5th, 2021, from 9 AM to 11 AM JST (February 4th from 7 PM to 9 PM ET).

Each selected startup will present a lightning talk on a science-based technology they are bringing to market, including at least one compelling use case. This lightning talk will be recorded in advance, translated, and shown during one of the conference's four presentation days. Startups should also expect to be available on the 5th to meet with interested corporate executives from Japanese members.

The Japan Conference Webinar Series will feature future trends of research at MIT and highlight advances in key areas. The target audience is executives from the many of Japan’s largest corporations. 

Below are the presentation days with featured topics:

  • Day 2, January 22: Hardware, Robotics, Mechanical Systems and Space (5 startups)
  • Day 3, January 28: Life Science, Chemical Engineering and Materials (5 startups)
  • Day 4, January 29: IT, Computing and AI (5 startups)

Additional startup themes: we also seek startups working on technology related to media, arts or other exciting technologies – we are ready to be impressed.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Note: selection will be on a rolling basis, so please apply early, do not wait.

We are looking for startups working on applications related to the above topics. Ideally, startups will have market feedback and existing partnerships. We will consider startups outside of the listed themes as long as they have existing or planned business activity in Japan.

To apply, please provide the following:

  • a brief description of your startup's science-based technology; 
  • a speaker bio & a few words on the speaker’s experience as a speaker (optionally, including a video sample);
  • a one-paragraph explanation of the unique fit between the event and the startup’s vision, technologies, products, or services;
  • explanation of how relevant Japan is to your business, including any current or planned business activity - this is a very important point, so please take the time to properly explain.

Eligibility criteria: Only MIT startups with an up-to-date profile in MIT Startup Exchange will be considered to speak. STEX25 accelerator startups have priority.


Disclaimer:  MIT Startup Exchange provides introductions that ideally provides open ended discussions in order to share mutual interests and potentially create common ground that incite the parties to collaborate. MIT Startup Exchange introductions may eventually lead to mutual partnerships, but that is not in any way guaranteed by MIT, MIT Corporate Relations, MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) or MIT Startup Exchange, which take no responsibility for the outcome of such discussions and takes no formal part in such discussions following our introduction. MIT Startup Exchange and its activities and events are not for purposes of soliciting investment or offering securities.