MIT Startup Exchange is looking for 8-10 MIT-connected startups to speak at the 2022 MIT Japan Conference to be held virtually in January. It has now been decided that the conference will take place as a virtual event, due to the current pandemic quarantine restrictions in place in Japan.
-Date: Thursd, Jan 20, 9:00 - 10:30 AM (Tokyo time) / Wed, Jan 19, 7:00 - 8:30 PM ET (US time)
-Format: live lightning talks with Q&A through a Zoom webinar (simultaneous interpretation will be provided); breakout rooms to follow (and a virtual Meet & Greet to take place the week after, more info to follow)
Each selected startup will present a 4-5 minute lightning talk on a science-based technology they are bringing to market, including at least one compelling use case and history / traction already established in Japan. Startups will need to participate in a brief dry run to have the deck ready for the event, and also in a virtual rehearsal with our Comms Team a few days before the event.
The events are attended by ILP Japanese members represented by senior executives, as well as by others from the ecosystem, and provide an excellent forum for establishing partnerships and networking at a very senior level.
About Japan Conference
It has been a signature event in Tokyo for ILP for decades (and now for Startup Exchange for the past several years), and will feature future trends of research at MIT and highlight advances in key areas, including: sustainability, advanced materials, energy, design, digital transformation, quantum systems, robotics, machine learning, Big Data, healthcare technologies, electronics and media, and innovation management.
Note: selection will be on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP.
To apply, please provide the following:
Disclaimer: MIT Startup Exchange can make introductions that ideally provide 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 takes no responsibility for these outcomes and 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.