Innovation Weekend

Through the combined efforts of three main individuals—Ikuo Hiraishi, Tokyo officer of SunBridge Global Venture Habitat (at the time); Yasushi Takeuchi, who since the 1998 founding of Venture Now has investigated and reported the venture industry; and Kiyoshi Nishikawa, who assisted in the restarting of the net age—"Innovation Weekend" was created with the vision of serving as a platform to develop venture businesses originating from Japan, by discovering promising innovations, and offering a space to raise seed money through networking with angel investors.