• 【Venue】Harbor Lounge A Pacifico Yokohama

Participants will exchange views with the panelists and network amongst themselves while having refreshments at the Harbor Lounge overlooking the ocean.

「Women × Healthcare」 【In Japanese】

October 11th, 2018(Thu.) 14:00pm-15:30pm

「AI」 【In Japanese】

October 11th, 2018(Thu.) 15:45pm-17:15pm


October 12th, 2018 (Fri.) 10:00am-12:00pm

Theme : Forefront of US/China Entrepreneurship vs. Japan

Admission : Free

Comparing to the US and China, number of successful start-ups and bioventures in the healthcare sector are fewer in Japan nevertheless there are many cutting edge disruptive science from Japanese academia. What are the reasons behind? To get some clue, we would offer a fantastic opportunity to meet with the most successful intrepreneurs and venture capitalists from US, China and Japan. In this session, we can learn: 1) investment environment in the US, China as well as in Japan; 2) Successful cases how to start/grow start-up company in US and China. Also, in the panel discussion, we can further discuss: 1) what parts are missing to start/grow startup company; 2) what policies are required to make the healthcare ecosystem functional in Japan; and etc.
We would encourage all of you to come and join this exciting session to physically meet and discuss with key players!!!

Agenda :

1.Investment Environment to Healthcare start-ups in US: difference from Japan

2.Investment Environment to Healthcare start-ups in China: difference from Japan

3.My Story – A Case in US: Arcturus Therapeutics, Inc.

4.My Story – A Case in China: HitGen Ltd.

5.Panel Discussion



Jun Kusunoki

Director, New Ventures Japan, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Asia Pacific

Tadahisa Kagimoto

President & CEO, Helios

【Facilitator for Panel Discussion】

Dan Wang

Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific

【Speakers and Panelists】

Joseph Payne

President and CEO, Arcturus Therapeutics, Inc.

Jin Li

President and CEO, HigGen Ltd.

Xiaoyang (Sean) Jiang

CEO, Yafo Capital

Sheen Komoto

Partner, Eight Roads Ventures Japan