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The Japan Society for Hyperdifferentiation Kagawa Forum 2022] What Do Venture Capitalists Look for After They Have Invested? /December 3, 2022 14:40-15:30

【超異分野学会 香川フォーラム2022】 ベンチャーは、出資後に何を求めているのか?/2022年12月3日 14:40-15:30

panel discussion

The venture is,
What are you looking for after investing?


At Kagawa Forum 2022 of the Association of Transdisciplinary Studies hosted by LIVERNESS, a panel discussion will be held on "What do ventures look for after they have been funded? (session partner: The Chugoku Bank, Ltd.) will be held.


Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Kagawa Forum 2022


The Chugoku Bank, Ltd. has been working to build a venture ecosystem around the East Setouchi Economic Region through the hosting and cooperation of events such as the 2018 Okayama Tech Planter. Creating innovative businesses from the region through the discovery and nurturing of local technology ventures is considered important for both promoting the region's economy and solving global issues, but what kind of support is needed beyond economic support for local ventures? Through this session, we will elicit the thoughts of venture companies that are now trying to challenge the world using the East Setouchi Economic Region as a foothold, and consider what kind of function the ecosystem should have.

We will have a program of discussions among researchers, startups, and large companies from a variety of perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session. For more information, please refer to the conference website.
*The event will be held after taking measures against new coronavirus infection on the day of the event.

What is the venture looking for after the investment?
Session Partner The Chugoku Bank, Ltd.

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022, 14:40-15:30
Place: Takamatsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2F/4F


Mr. Norihiro Tsuji
Representative Director, Ghoonuts K.K.

Born in Asaguchi City, Okayama Prefecture. Graduated with an undergraduate degree in life sciences. After graduation, worked for an accounting firm. Engaged in a wide range of work in addition to accounting and taxation. After that, he co-founded a bio-venture company from Kyoto University, where he worked mainly on the financial and accounting aspects. He then founded Ghoonuts Inc.


Ms. Yuko Ogata
Representative Director, Melody International, Inc.

After graduating from Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering with a degree in nuclear engineering, moved to Kagawa. (Worked in IT system development at Amron Corporation and Innovate Corporation. In 2002, he founded Mitra Corporation (headquartered in Kagawa) and became its representative director after participating in the development of electronic medical records for clinics (a project of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and the electronic medical record network project in four prefectures in Shikoku (a project of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). In 2015, he established Melody International Inc. to build a telemedicine platform using an IoT fetal heart rate monitor to solve the problems faced by perinatal care. Appointed as Representative Director.



Mr. Kiyoshi Kondo
President, Kanagawa Industrial Support Foundation

Graduated from the Department of Economics, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, and joined the Kagawa prefectural government in 1984. Since then, he has long been involved in work related to the revitalization of the local economy, including attracting companies, commercialization of rare sugar, the Shikoku Tourism Promotion Project, and the establishment of the Information and Communication Exchange Center. In April 2022, he moved to the Kanagawa Industrial Support Foundation, where he has continued to provide support for business startups, new product development, and sales channel development. Since moving to the Kagawa Industrial Support Foundation in April 2022, he has consistently worked to promote local industry by providing support for business startups, new product development, and the development of new sales channels.


Mr. Ikuhide Harada
Representative Director and Senior Managing Director, The Chugoku Bank, Ltd.

Born in Kurashiki City, Okayama, Japan, he graduated from Okayama University's Faculty of Economics in 1985 and joined Chukoku Bank (now The Chugoku Bank, Ltd.) From 2007, he served as Branch Manager of Hirai Branch, Fuchu Branch Manager, Osaka Branch Manager, and Fukuyama Branch Manager; in 2015 he was appointed Executive Officer and General Manager of Human Resources Department; in 2017 he became Managing Director and in 2019 he assumed his current position. With the aim of creating a vibrant community and fostering momentum for business startups in Okayama, he has been appointed as the Executive Committee Chairman of the Okayama Innovation Project from March 2022. He has been at the forefront of essential local development and SDGs by working closely with local businesses.




Shinya Yamazaki
Executive Officer, The Chugoku Bank, Ltd., General Manager, Shikoku Regional Head Office and General Manager, Hanshin Regional Head Office

Born in Tamashima, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, he graduated from the Yokohama National University's Faculty of Business Administration in 1990 and joined Chugoku Bank. From 2011, he served as Branch Manager of the Sennen Branch, Hiroshima Nishi Branch, Kurashiki Ekimae Branch, and Saidaiji Branch. From 2021 to present, under the motto of "Quick Response - Quickly turn PDCA cycles," he strives daily to discover the true needs of local customers and to bring satisfaction and excitement that exceeds their expectations. He is always looking forward to taking on new challenges, and hopes to bring "enthusiasm" from Shikoku to the world.


Noriko Hosoha
General Manager, Regional Development SDGs Promotion Department, The Chugoku Bank, Ltd.

Born in Okayama Prefecture. Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Law, and joined The Chugoku Bank, Ltd. While working in the Sales Division, he pioneered the implementation of regional development initiatives as a researcher in the Regional Development Team. In 2019, she was appointed Manager of Tamashima North Branch, and will assume her current position in 2021. He aims to build a structure within the bank to accelerate activities for regional development and SDGs, and to achieve sustainable development of the region.



Shuhei Tsukada
Executive Officer and CRO, Liverness Corporation

D. in Applied Biotechnology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo. D. in Agriculture. Participated in the management of RIVERNESS since 2003, when the company was in its early stages of establishment. After accumulating practical experience in experimental classes and various types of writing, developed and introduced advanced technologies in the agri-field and launched a project to build an ecosystem for regional startups. Committed to technology and business development in collaboration with large and medium-sized companies, venture companies, researchers, etc. on a field-oriented basis.




Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Kagawa Forum 2022

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