Business is Social x Business in Japan July Networking Event. Startup Focus!


July 28, 2016    
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


36 FANA Intercontinental, Tokyo, JAPAN, Akasaka, 107-0052
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Business is Social and Business in Japan are excited to team up for our third networking event together on July 28th. Held at the fantastic Mixx Bar at the ANA InterContinental hotel. Our guests will speak for a few minutes each followed by a group Q&A and social networking after.

Tim Romero is a Tokyo-based entrepreneur, podcaster and author who has started several companies since coming to Japan more than 20 years ago. Tim also hosts the Disrupting Japan podcast and is deeply involved in Japan’s startup community as an investor, founder and mentor.

Tim brought himself quite a lot of global press after posting a blog article titled; “Why I Turned Down 500K, Pissed off my Investors, and Shut down my Startup.”

His podcast Disrupting Japan is a must listen for those who want to stay on top of the Japan startup scene.

Tim’s topic will be “Bootstrapping vs. VC/Angel money, what is the right choice for your startup?”

Donny Kimball is a public relations and social media marketing consultant at Kyodo PR with an eye for growth hacking. He has leveraged these skills to bring massive awareness and positive financial results to his corporate and start up clients. Originally from the United States, Donny spent a large majority of his youth living in Kansai and is a former PhD track candidate at Sophia University.

In this talk, Donny will discuss why social media is the way to go when bootstrapping a startup. He will briefly explain the state of each of the platforms and why platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are superior to other marketing alternatives. Finally, Donny will explain the latest tricks of the trade and hacks for getting the most out of social media when on a tight budget.

Entrance fee: 2000 Yen

★one drink is included in the price★

MIXX Bar & Lounge (36 floor, ANA InterContinental)

Business in Japan and Business is Social intend to run events on a regular basis, so keep an eye out for more of them here in this group, and to make sure you don’t miss them in the future, you can register at either or both of these Event Management links:

The BIS x BIJ events strive to create a networking community for business professionals that want to make substantive contacts that turn into relationships and real business. By offering more networking opportunities than standard networking groups, we bring more than typical business card exchange events. Our focus will be on monthly downtown Tokyo events with topic or industry specific guest speakers. Feedback on the type of speakers or industry you want future events to focus on welcome.

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BTW, we’re open to suggestions for a nijikai, second party venue near the ANA in Akasaka, as well as any suggestions for topics/themes for future events!