Fukuoka City was a declared a “Startup City” and supports startups through collaborative efforts with the City, senior founders, and various support services. Some of the region’s top industries include healthcare, retail, and technology.

MIT REAP Team Fukuoka City consists of stakeholders from Fukuoka City Government, Nulab Inc., the Bank of Fukuoka, Ltd., and Kyushu Electric Power, Inc., Kyushu University, and Fukuoka Directive Council.

Team Members

Risk Capital

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Tetsuaki Miura
Director of Startup, National Strategic Special Zone, Planning & Coordination Department of Fukuoka City Government
Masanori Hashimoto
CEO, Nulab Inc
Keita Higashi
Digital Strategy Division, Service Innovation Department, General Manager, The Bank of Fukuoka, Ltd.
Megumi Takata
Director General, Robert T. Huang Entrepreneurship Center of Kyushu University, Professor of The Department of Business and Technology Management, Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University
Yuta Hirayama
Senior Manager, Fukuoka Directive Council
Manami Imai
International Coordinator, Fukuoka City Government

Core Regional Metrics