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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

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Tetsuaki Miura
Champion
Director of Startup, National Strategic Special Zone, Planning & Coordination Department of Fukuoka City Government
Hayato Futamura
Project Manager of Fukuoka Team, Chief of Startup, National Strategic Special Zone, Planning & Coordination Department of Fukuoka City
Manami Imai
International Coordinator, Fukuoka City Government
Tomoko Nakashima
International Coordinator, Fukuoka City Government
Haruka Yoshioka
Assistant Chief, Fukuoka City Government
Kazuhiro Inaba
Director, Fukuoka Directive Council
Masanori Hashimoto
CEO, Nulab Inc
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
Keita Higashi
Digital Strategy Division, Service Innovation Department, General Manager, The Bank of Fukuoka, Ltd.
Koichiro Enomoto
Branch Manager, Singapore Bramch, FUKUOKA JISHO CO., LTD.
Kazuya Oishi
Manager, ARES Certified Master/Urban Renewal Planner/Real Estate Transportation Agent, Overseas business development department, Nishi-Nippon Realroad Co., Ltd.
Kei Maeda
Chief Group Manager, Acceleration Group Incubation Lab Corporate Strategy Division, KYUSHU ELECTRONIC POWER CO.,INC.

Core Regional Metrics

INNOVATION CAPACITY

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY

Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.

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Infrastructure

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