Pioneers Asia 2016

Event Program

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Arena Stage

TIME FOCUS SUBJECT AND SPEAKERS
08.30 DOORS OPEN FOR ATTENDEE REGISTRATION HAPPO-EN
09.30 – 10.00 MAIN STAGE OPENS WELCOME TO PIONEERS ASIA 2016
10.00 – 10.30 ECOSYSTEMS BUILDING SILICON BRIDGES Michael Otter, Advantage Austria Harald Mahrer, Austrian State Secretary Renate Brauner, City of Vienna Tatsuya Ito, Cabinet of Japan
10.30 – 10.50 ENTREPRENEURSHIP JAPANESE INNOVATION THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Orix
10.50 – 11.00 OFFICIAL OPENING Naotoshi Okada, Nikkei Andreas Tschas, Pioneers.io
11.00 – 11.30 OPENING KEYNOTE: MOBILITY & TRANSPORTATION THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION Dirk Ahlborn, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
11.30 – 12.00 ENTREPRENEURSHIP: INVESTORS PANEL INVESTING IN JAPAN & ASIA: OPPORTUNITIES. Allison Baum, Fresco Capital Teruhide Sato, Beenext Jay Onda, Yamaha Ventures Shin Iwata, Atomico
12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH BREAK MIX & MINGLE
13.00 – 13.45 LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT: GAMING GAMING BATTLE FOR ASIA AND THE WORLD Holly Liu, Kabam Laurens Rutten, CoolGames Lina Chen, Nix Hydra
13.45 – 14.15 LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT: FASHION & SOCIAL MEDIA BUILDING A GLOBAL FASHION PRODUCT Miroslava Duma, Buro 24/7 International
14.15 – 15.00 ROBOTICS ROBOTS ALL AROUND US Cyril Ebersweiler, HAX Kaname Hayashi, Groove X Steve Cousins, Savioke
15.00 – 15.45 LIFE SCIENCES & AGRICULTURE BIOTECH FOR THE WORLD OF THE FUTURE Ryan Bethencourt, Indiebio Ohirenoya Agabi, Koniku Arturo Elizondo, Clara Foods Pierre Dessein, Genepred
15.45 – 16.15 ENERGY BREAK MIX + MINGLE
16.15 – 16.30 SPECIAL PRESENTATION SPECIAL AWARD
16.30 – 17.00 CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY GET EXCITED! TECH IN THE AGE OF TECH Yobie Benjamin, Avegant
17.00 – 17.30 ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONQUERING AN INDUSTRY, SILICON VALLEY AND THE WORLD Matt Mullenweg, WordPress Takuya Hirano, Microsoft Japan
17.30 – 18.15 FINTECH FINTECH: THE BUZZ IS REAL Sheel Mohnot, 500 Startups Warren Hayashi, Adyen Roger Ver, Bitcoin.com Maximilian Mackee, Origami
18.15 – 19.10 PIONEERS ASIA CHALLENGE FINALS Finalists can be viewed here
19.10 – 19.40 PIONEERS KEYNOTE SPEECH THE IMPORTANCE OF FAILURE: PERCEIVED & ACTUAL RISK Andy Walshe, Red Bull
19.40 – 20.00 AWARD CEREMONY
21.00 AFTER PARTY Dress up and get ready for some nice after show drinks!
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Academy Stage

TIME FOCUS SUBJECT AND SPEAKERS
9.30 – 10.00 ACADEMY STAGE OPENS
10.00 – 10.45 90 SECONDS PITCH FINALS Finalists can be viewed here
10.45 – 11.15 ENERGY BREAK MIX & MINGLE
11.15 – 11.45 MARKETS DIFFERENT MARKETS AND DIFFERENT PLAYERS: OPPORTUNITIES Henrietta Egerth, Managing Director of FFG William Saito, Cabinet Office of Japan Matthew Romaine, Gengo Trista Bridges, Rude Baguette
11.45 – 12.15 BRANDING BRANDING FOR STARTUPS: HOW YOUR BRAND SHOULD DRIVE YOUR PASSION AND YOUR BUSINESS Naoko Amy Morita, J.Walter Thompson Japan
12.15 – 13.00 LUNCH BREAK FOOD, DRINKS & NETWORKING
13.00 – 13.30 SHARED ECONOMY SHARING ECONOMY: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Koichiro Okamoto, Yayoi Inc. Shinichi Tatebayashi, Squeeze Inc. Haruhisa Saito, Spacemarket Shino Tsuchiya, Impact HUB Tokyo
13.30 – 14.00 GROWTH DAVID AND GOLIATH: WINNING TOGETHER WITH THE BIG CORPORATIONS Yat Siu, Outblaze
14.00 – 14.30 ECOSYSTEMS EMBRACING DIFFERENCES IN ASIAN STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS Jung-Hee Ryu, Futureplay Inc. Tak Lo, Mind Fund Vinnie Lauria, Golden Gate Ventures David Corbin, Tech in Asia
14.30 – 15.00 CREATIVITY THE CREATIVE PROCESS: THE IMPORTANCE OF OPEN SPACE Chiaki Hayashi, Loftwork
15.00 – 15.30 ENERGY BREAK FOOD, DRINKS & NETWORKING
15.30 – 16.30 GROWTH THREE20 – CONVICTION AND GROWTH: LESSONS FROM SILICON VALLEY + LIVE MENTORING Keyvan Peymani, ICM Partners Marvin Liao, 500 Startups
16.30 – 17.00 ENTREPRENEURSHIP BUILDING ON TOP OF CONSUMER NEEDS Brian Wong, Kiip
17.00 – 17.30 ENTREPRENEURSHIP FIGHT OR FLIGHT: BUILD YOUR MENTAL SIX-PACK Renita Kalhorn, The Flow Factor
17.30 – 18.00 MARKETS HACKING ENTERING MARKETS Mik Stroyberg, Lemonsqeeze
21.00 AFTER PARTY Dress up and get ready for some nice after show drinks!