Our Advisors bring decades of successful experience in international business

Prof. John Kojiro Moriwaka (森若 幸次郎)

is a recognized Japanese multi-entrepreneur, columnist, professor, public speaker, rapper (Gifted), and painter(Mutant). He is an advisor of Silicon Valley startups to global companies, and mentor of 10 Accelerators. He is a renowned speaker expert on global entrepreneurship and startups and heavily spends time in Silicon Valley and Harvard to share their best practices with his audiences.

Specialities: Japan Market Entry, Startup Ecosystems in Japan and worldwide, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Digital transformation, innovation/startup enablement, Medical device innovation, Deep tech, Pitch training, Open Innovation between startups and corporations

Founder & CEO of Silicon Valley Ventures (established in 2015), a consulting firm, providing strategic advisory service, and finding your strategic partners. We have a variety of clients from startups to large corporations.

Executive Vice President & CIO of Moriwaka Medical (established in 1972), sells, repairs, designs medical devices in Japan. Marketing Research, PoC for entering Japan Market.

Director of Startup Grind Fukuoka
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect 2M entrepreneurs in 600 cities around 125 countries. Fukuoka Chapter

Visiting Professor of iU (Japan)
Visiting Professor of MIB (Myanmar)

Advisor of Japan-Israel Chamber of Commerce

Advisor of Hello Tomorrow Japan (deep tech)

Mentor of 500 Startups, Alchemist Accelerator (Silicon Valley), E-Cell (India), Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka, German Accelerator (Germany), Be Accelerator (Taiwan)

Columnist of Forbes Japan, Risona Bank
Topic: the inside of Innovation/Startup Ecosystem

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Parkdale Group Inc., Kyoto Research Park,  



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