[Cancelled] February 2 (Thursday) fabbit Conference “27 AI situation” where startups talk about AI situations, “Public company president seminar” by Hirofumi Kasuga, representative of Port Corporation

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Affected by the spread of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus infection,
The "fabbit Conference 2 AI Situation" scheduled on Thursday, February 27, has been decided to cancel the event considering the safety of all participants and related parties first. .

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Coworking space operator and startup support service provider fabbit Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Yasunari Tanaka) will hold "fabbit Conference: AI" on 2020/2/27. The event will begin with a startup panel discussion featuring Tupl Japan Country Manager Taku Kokubo, DefinedCrowd Asia Pacific General Manager Aya Zook, and Unirobot Corp. CEO Taku Sakai. Next will be a seminar by listed company PORT INC.'s CEO Hirofumi Kasuga.

AI situation in 2020

In accordance with the government's "Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016" (now the "Future Investment Strategy 2018"), fabbit supports startup companies and SMEs through the operation of 23 coworking and rental office facilities in Japan and 22 facilities abroad, with a total of 7,200 members.*

Our monthly fabbit Conference series is one component of fabbit's unique startup support program, an opportunity for our members to learn and network. For each fabbit Conference we invite several up-and-coming startups related to that month's theme for a panel discussion, followed by a seminar by the CEO of a listed company.

For this fabbit Conference, we will invite leading startups in B2B and B2C AI solutions to discuss their success and how they expect AI to develop in 2020 and beyond. Next, Hirofumi Kasuga of PORT INC. will speak on his journey from entrepreneurship to IPO.

[Part I: Startup Panel Discussion]

  • Taku Kokubo, Country Manager, Tupl Japan

    Tuple (headquartered in Washington, U.S.A.) is a pioneer in digital transformation in the telecommunications industry, realizing automation of network operations using AI and utilizing its proprietary AI engine "TuplOS" to accelerate the innovation cycle of network and customer support operations in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. For this event, we will welcome Taku Kokubo, Country Manager of Tupl Japan.

  • Aya Zook, General Manager of Asia Pacific, DefinedCrowd Japan

    DefinedCrowd (headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA) is a company that was founded in 2015 and provides an efficient data infrastructure for AI. With expertise in HCI, machine learning and AI, DefinedCrowd provides high quality training data to ensure that machine learning oriented products reach the market quickly and in good quality. It offers more than 60 data workflows needed to build speech technology, natural language processing and computer vision applications. Currently based in Seattle, USA, they have operations in the U.S., Asia and Europe. The event will feature Aya Zook, General Manager of Asia Pacific.

  • Taku Sakai, President and CEO, Unirobot Corp.

    UniRobot Co., Ltd. develops, manufactures, and sells next-generation social robots (Unibostore), develops ancillary embedded software, researches and develops personal AI (natural language processing, emotion analysis, and recommendations), and offers unirobot cloud services utilizing that technology. Unirobot holds the distinctions of being a Startup World Cup qualifying finalist and receiving both the INNOVATION FOR WELLBEING Award and Audience Award at the AGING2.0 TOKYO GLOBAL STARTUP SEARCH.

    President and CEO Taku Sakai will join us for this event.

[Part II: Listed Company President Seminar]

■ Hirofumi Kasuga, CEO, PORT INC.

PORT INC.'s corporate mission is to make happiness the standard around the world. PORT INC. works in Internet media with a specialization in the areas of career and finance, and before IPO managed to fundraise approximately 20 billion yen. PORT INC. also has a base in Nichinan, Miyazaki, a city with a population of about 52018, where they were the first IT company to open a satellite office with the goal of re-energizing the local economy. In Nichinan they are working on regional revitalization projects and the development of a smartphone-based online medical care platform. PORT INC. was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers in XNUMX.

President Kasuga will join us at this month's fabbit Conference to discuss his entrepreneurship story as well as his experience with regional revitalization projects.

On the day of the event, participants can use their smartphones to enter questions for speakers using QR codes distributed at venues nationwide.

After the lecture, we will hold a networking party to facilitate interaction among participants.

It will be an opportunity to exchange information with startups, major corporations, and venture companies in diverse fields.

From the main venue in Tokyo Otemachi, the event will be live broadcast at fabbit locations nationwide (Aoyama, Hachioji, Sakae, Osaka Hommachi, Kobe Sannomiya, Hiroshima, ACROS Fukuoka) and COMPASS Kokura, as well as abroad at fabbit Philippines. Please participate at a venue near you.

[fabbit Conference Details]

  • Date and time: 2020/2/27 18:00~21:00

  • Admission: Free

  • Main venue: fabbit Global Gateway “Otemachi” (2F Asahi Seimei Otemachi Building, 6-1-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

  • Notes: Advance registration required *Open to fabbit members and the general public

  • Satellite venues:

fabbit Aoyama / fabbit Hachioji / fabbit Sakae / fabbit Global Gateway “Osaka Honmachi” / fabbit Kobe Sannomiya / fabbit Hiroshima Ekimae / fabbit Global Gateway “ACROS Fukuoka” / COMPASS Kokura / fabbit Philippines BGC

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(*) As of the end of September 2019. Figures are cumulative and subject to change.

Number of members includes fabbit, COMPASS, and group companies.

Number of locations includes those in design and construction phases, and Workbar, a group portfolio company.

[About fabbit Coworking & Rental Office Facilities]

Japan’s largest coworking space operator, fabbit supports startups, venture companies, and SMEs and facilitates business matching with major corporations at 2016 locations around the world, in accordance with the Japanese government’s “Japan Revitalization Strategy 45.” In addition to providing workspace, we make use of the unique inter-industry and inter-cultural communication made possible by the coworking environment and offer a wide range of startup support programs including seminars, networking events, and matching with investors and other companies.

[About fabbit Co., Ltd.]

fabbit offers support to startup companies and operates coworking spaces. In addition to providing comfortable and conveniently located facilities, fabbit also offers members the chance to create new value through ample networking opportunities in our unique startup ecosystem.


[Contact for related press inquiries]

fabbit Co., Ltd. PR

Asahi Seimei Otemachi Building XNUMXF, XNUMX-XNUMX-XNUMX Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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