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Regional Tokyo, Japan

Feb 25, 2016 Hosted by JIN

JIN is pleased to present Challenge Cup Regional Tokyo. Be a part of the energy as the most promising East Asian startups compete to share their vision on a global stage.

The competing startups are the winners of Challenge Cup Local round events in Bangkok, Beijing, Manila, Seoul and represent a global reach even more extensive than that. After two days of pitching coaching, mentor meetings, and rehearsing, the competitors will have just one chance to showcase their innovations and businesses to the judges and audience.

Check out the event schedule below, and make sure you RSVP to save your seat!


The Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, world-changing startups to win cash prizes, make international connections, and share their vision on a global stage. Through events happening in over 50 cities around the world, we’re finding incredible potential from communities as distinct as San Francisco to Islamabad.

Come to hear pitches from high-potential companies from across East Asia. Join us to find out which world-changing startups will advance to the Global Finals of the Challenge Cup in Washington, D.C. in June 2016.

Our judging panel is made up of:

David Zipper, 1776, Managing Director

Tetsuji Kasahara, Philips, Head of Sales & Marketing

Takashi Tsutsumi, Learning Entrepreneur’s Lab, Co-Founder & Managing Director

Ryusuke Koyama, Business Model Innovation Association

JamesRiney, Head of 500 Startups Japan


  • 3/17/16 6:00 pm - 3/17/16 8:30 pm Doors Open
  • 3/17/16 6:30 pm - 3/17/16 6:40 pm Introductory Remarks
  • 3/17/16 6:40 pm - 3/17/16 8:10 pm Startup Pitches
  • 3/17/16 8:10 pm - 3/17/16 8:20 pm Networking & Judge Deliberation
  • 3/17/16 8:30 pm - 3/17/16 8:45 pm Winner Announcements

Challenge Cup Winners

Competing Startups

Makase Robotics

Tokyo, Japan

Regional Partners