ERA had the immense pleasure of welcoming Mr. Koichi Hagiuda, Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry on Thursday, May 5 to ERA’s Union Square office.
The Minister met and discussed startups and the NYC startup ecosystem with a panel of startup investors, founders and experts, comprised of:
JETRO New York President, Kenichi Kawamoto, mediated the roundtable discussion.
The Minister’s visit commenced with a tour of the startup accelerator space and was followed by a group discussion on Japanese and NYC startup ecosystems and the path for US-based VCs’ investment in Japanese startups.
ERA expresses deep gratitude toward METI Minister Hagiuda-san for his engagement and enthusiasm for startups, as well as toward our partner JETRO New York’s Daiki Nakajima for organizing this wonderful meeting.