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Colin Mason

Tech Sector Specialist, Department for International Trade

Biography

Colin, with extensive experience in helping global tech companies enter and succeed in the Japanese market, serves as a specialist adviser to the British Embassy’s Technology Sector Team. His international management career calls on more than 35 years’ in sales, marketing, engineering and operations to deliver growth for new technology businesses in Japan and across APAC. He built his career in semi-conductors, electronics, mobile, wireless and software. He has been based in Japan for the major part of this, including over a decade with a major Japanese multinational and nearly 2 decades as head of the Japanese and APAC arms of several foreign capital technology firms, in the process establishing an extensive network throughout the region. Having worked for both established firms and start-ups he has extensive knowledge on what it takes to make these succeed. He holds a degree in Engineering Science from the University of Edinburgh and a diploma in Japanese from School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology.

Sessions

Startup Pitch #0: All Startups

Description

We have some cutting edge fintech/regtech companies from 14 countries competing. They will be giving a 3 minute pitch of their business model to investors, corporate and media. The top 10 will be selected for presenting in the Main Symposium Hall on the the 4th and 6th of September which will be a competition of global level. Many companies are pitching in Japan for the first time!!
Sponsored by: SBI Holdings, Aflac

Competitors

Judges

Location

2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Marunouchi Building, 8F Innovation Stage

Schedule

September 03, 2019 at 01:00PM - 03:30PM

Startup Pitch: Finalists #1

Description

Of the 10 finalists who successfully won the Startup Pitch #0 with start-ups from 13 countries competing, 5 will be pitching. (The 2nd group will be pitching at 11:00-12:00 on the 6th)
Sponsored by: SBI Holdings, Aflac

Competitors

Judges

Location

2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Marunouchi Building, 7F Main Hall

Schedule

September 04, 2019 at 02:10PM - 03:10PM