Denmark- and Portugal-based publisher launches “Startup Guide Japan”: Phoenixi featured as among incubation programs in Kyoto

Copenhagen- and Lisbon-based publishing and media company Startup Guide launched Startup Guide Japan, in a bid to help entrepreneurs navigate and connect with different startup scenes across the world — this time focusing on Japan. The 258-page long guidebook highlights Fukuoka, Kyoto, Osaka, Sendai, and Tokyo, featuring up-and-rising startups, entrepreneurs, accelerators, research institutions, and investors…

Kyoto Prefecture, JETRO publish English-language brochure “Innovation Capital Kyoto”

Kyoto Prefecture Government and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Kyoto published on 3 August an English-language brochure “Innovation Capital Kyoto” as part of their concerted effort to demonstrate the global competitive edge as a startup-friendly city. The brochure casts Kyoto as the innovation capital in a holistic manner, highlighting its tradition and culture with…

Kyoto City publishes Kyoto Startup Map

Kyoto City announced on 31 July the launch of Kyoto Startup Map*, available online both in English and Japanese. The map lists 34 startups, including Enishia Inc (Phoenixi cohort 2 fellow Shigeo Kohigashi) and 14 innovation centers, accelerators, and incubators, such as Phoenixi’s toberu. This is part of the city’s effort — in line with…

KyotoU startup Enishia wins top prize from Japan’s ICT ministry: Award ceremony held 9 July at Phoenixi’s incubator Toberu

Enishia Inc, a Kyoto University tech startup founded and led by Phoenixi’s cohort 2 fellow Shigeo Kohigashi, won the top prize at the 2020 Entrepreneurs’ Challenge held on 5 March in Tokyo. This event was co-organized by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) and National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) to…