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DJW Symposium (Berlin, 17.06.2016) / DJWシンポジウム(ベルリン、2016年6月17日)

In Japan and Germany, a new generation of enterprises is on the rise: innovative startup companies with high growth potential create an emerging sector in our highly industrialized, knowledge-based economies.

With our symposium, we analysed the respective ecosystems for entrepreneurship and provided background information on the legal, financial and political parameters in Japan and Germany. We also discussed whether bilateral projects could be a strategy to accelerate innovation and thus enhance economic growth and strengthen the position of Japan and Germany in the world economy. 

We are proud to have welcomed as speakers: 

  • Kay G. Balster, Senior Investment Manager, High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
  • Ryotaro Bordini Chikushi, CEO & Founder, Resonanz
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph von Einem, Partner, ARQIS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft 
  • David Hanf, Member of the Board, The German Startups Association e.V.
  • Ryuji Ichikawa, Senior Managing Director, Japan Venture Capital Association
  • Thomas Jarzombek, Member of Parliament; Partner, Releon GmbH & Co. KG
  • Bartosz Kosmecki, CEO, Scopis GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos, Research Director Entrepreneurship, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
  • Eila Lifflander, Head of International, Jimdo GmbH
  • Hitoshi Masuda, Director General, JETRO Berlin; Chairman, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Berlin
  • Verena Pausder, CEO & Founder, Fox & Sheep GmbH 
  • David RosskampGeneral Partner, KRW Schindler
  • Christof Slonina, Bayer AG
  • Makoto Takeda, Director, bistream UG
  • Matthias Woppmann, CFO, trip.me
  • Keiichiro Yano, Business Development Manager, Storymaker Agency for Public Relations GmbH

Pictures (c) DJW, taken by Wallocha

Kindly sponsored by:


Gold Partners 


Silver Partners

All Nippon Airways ANA

Ernst Poensgen Stiftung


Bronze Partners