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Bilinguals and Gaijins in Startups 2019 Spring

May 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bilinguals and Gaijins in Startups

【What is Bilinguals & Gaijins In Startups?】
Bilinguals & Gaijins In Startups is an event to help connect internationally minded talent in Japan with some of the most promising startups in Tokyo. There are many incredibly talented bilinguals and foreigners that either work in Japan or would like to work in this wonderful country. Startups present an exciting opportunity for them to work in a dynamic, fast-moving environment not offered by most traditional Japanese companies.


Founders in Japan are increasingly thinking more globally. But the reality is that in order to set themselves up for international success, they need a diverse team early on. Both bilinguals and foreigners bring unique strengths that can help startups build the foundation to expand abroad. Together, we can build truly global companies right here in the heart of Tokyo.

19:00: Doors Open
19:20: Introduction
19:30: Panel Discussion “How to Build an International Team?”
20:10: Elevator Pitch by 9 Startups
20:50: Networking with Beer and Pizza
21:50: Doors Close

【Part 1: Panel Discussion “How to Build an International Team?”】
Come hear startup founders discuss the challenges of managing a multicultural and multilingual team. Learn about what has worked and what hasn’t, and other discoveries throughout the process. You’ll also hear them answer the tough questions – like how do they create inclusive environments so foreigners do not feel alienated, or how they manage communication gaps that arise from two people speaking second languages.

– Moderator: Tim Romero (Disrupting Japan)
– Panelist: Jordan Fisher (Co-founder and CEO, Zehitomo)
– Panelist: Takanori Sato (Founder and CEO, Shippio)
– Panelist: Tetsuya Sawanobori (Founder and CEO, Connected Robotics)
– Panelist: Tatsuo Kinoshita (CHRO, Mercari HD)

【Part 2: Elevator Pitch by Global Startups!】
Come meet startups building international teams. Our startups are hiring engineers, designers, operators, and salespeople. We have startups across a wide range of industries, from robotics, logistics, to local service marketplace. And they’re committed to building great working environments for people from all backgrounds.

Featured Startups:
– Zehitomo
– Shippio
– Connected Robotics
– Mercari
– souco
– justInCase
– LENDY (Credit Engine)

【Part 3: Networking with Beer and Pizza】
Time for networking coupled with the ultimate combination: beer and pizza! Our startups will have booths out so that you can walk around and casually get to know each of them. Over the course of 3 career fairs, we’ve consistently matched great people with great startups each time. Who knows, this could be the start of an incredible opportunity!

*PEASE REGISTER from the following link for participation (https://coralcap.co/bilinguals-gaijins-in-startups/ )


May 13, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Coral Capital


Global Business Hub Tokyo
3F, Otemachi Financial City Grand Cube, 1-9-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, 100-0004
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