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TOP ECOSYSTEM BUILDERS GATHER IN SHIBUYA

Over 300 speakers and judges. Major ecosystem builders from Japan and all over the world will participate.
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12-14 NOVEMBER 2024 SHIBUYA, TOKYO
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What is GRIC?
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The TOP global startup conference in Japan

"Shifting Japan's startup ecosystem towards a global perspective," this hybrid conference and community aims to create new values. By providing a platform where startups and ecosystem builders from both domestic and international backgrounds can interact, we support all challengers with a global mindset and strive for further development of the startup ecosystem.

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Our COMMITMENT

The value GRIC offers

GO GLOBAL

Create opportunities to go abroad

We supports international expansion with GRIC partners around the world and create points of contact with investors and business companies through GRIC PITCH, SPEED DATING, etc.

Numerous overseas investors, enterprises, accelerators, etc. will participate and support all kinds of challengers who think globally.

INVITE TO JAPAN

Creating a place to gather for major international ecosystem builders

We are inviting many international ecosystem builders through collaborations with other global conferences and ecosystem builders.

We aim to create a place where more people can experience the Japanese startup ecosystem.

Community

From top tiers to students - A community where Japanese and international challengers gather

Through the online platforms and offline venue, everyone can learn from Japanese and international top tier players, network, and challenge their own growth.

GRIC is a community for all kinds of challengers.

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Online Participants

8,000+

Offline Participants

2,500+

Investors

1,500+

Startups

2,100+

speakers

220+

Speed dating

30+

Enterprises

3,100+

Countries

49

FREE TICKETS

GRIC is a conference that is open to the public for free. We offer multiple types of tickets based on your purpose and affiliation.
If you wish to participate both online and offline, please register for both types of tickets. Some tickets are limited in number, so be sure to register early.

Offline TICKETS

Offline Participant Ticket (limited number of tickets)

*Online participation is not possible. If you would like to participate also online, please register for an ONLINE TICKET, too.

ONLINE TICKETS

Online Participant Ticket

For watching sessions and network online

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JAPAN’S HYBRID STARTUP CONFERENCE
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OVER 300 SPEAKERS

2024 SPEAKERS

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2024 PITCH STARTUPS

Theme 1

GREEN

Theme 2

HEALTHCARE

Theme 3

HARDWARE / MANUFACTURE

Theme 4

UPRISING DIGITAL

2024 SPEED DATING

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Kazuhito Hadano
Sony Ventures Corporation
Chief Executive Officer

"GRIC is one of the few large-scale global conferences and communities in Japan, and we expect it to further develop as a platform that connects entrepreneurs and investors on a global level."

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Rock Wang
HongShan
Managing Director

"GRIC is an important gateway that allows me to understand Japan's startup ecosystem and meet excellent Japanese tech founders."

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Thomas Prunel
LVMH
IT Digital Director

At LVMH, we share the same vision as GRIC: help Japan's startups to grow beyond Japan. Please come to discover how LVMH supports startups from the world!

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Michiko Kato
Woven Capital
Partner

“Every year, I look forward to connecting with visionary founders and fellow investors at GRIC. I believe it’s crucial for the advancement of our industries to support an innovative ecosystem that is committed to driving growth and fostering new ideas.”

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Chunmei Huang
IMPACT CAPITAL LIMITED
Representative Director

"GRIC is an important event for building a startup ecosystem from a global perspective. We have met many wonderful entrepreneurs so far. This year, with the theme of "Impact" we are looking forward to forging new connections."

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Jan Arpe
Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN)
Program Manager GO AUSTRIA

"GRIC has been a fantastic opportunity for us to promote our Austrian softlanding program to promising Japanese startups."

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Hidekazu Kamisaku
Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Senior Managing Director

"By building and strengthening a network with those involved in the startup ecosystem at GRIC, we are able to promote our group's strategy of 'expanding and strengthening in the private sector'. This enables us to undertake various challenges to provide value to all our stakeholders."

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Takaya Matsuda
Heralbony Co., Ltd.
CEO

"The overwhelming connections gained through GRIC can be truly acknoledged for the first time after a year has passed since our participation. It is the best startup conference for advancing businesses and society."

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Ken Hasebe
Major of Shibuya

“Shibuya's diversity is evidenced by foreign startups basing themselves there. Through GRIC, the Gathering of Japanese and International Startups and Investors in Shibuya will further expand and enhance this diversity. We look forward to the attitude of as many people as possible.”

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Joseph Mocanu
Verge HealthTech Fund
Managing partner

“GRIC is a fantastic window into the exciting startup scene that is emerging in Japan.”

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Peng Chen
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Principal

"GRIC is one of the top events tailored for Japan's vibrant startup ecosystem, connecting you with key entrepreneurs and investors worldwide."

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Noriya Tarutani
JETRO
Deputy Director-General, Innovation Department Head

“With the recent surge in Japan’s startup ecosystem, attention towards GRIC is also increasing. JETRO will also together with GRIC, actively attract international investors and startups! We warmly invite you to join us!”

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Sherif El Tawil
DMZ
Sr. Director

"GRIC brought together the most promising startups, leading corporations, and visionary investors in the Japanese ecosystem. A great place to meet excellent people, fostering collaboration, and exploring new opportunities."

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Isowa Akio
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Senior Managing Executive Officer Group CDIO

"It is a place where you can connect with key figures in startups and investors both domestically and internationally, and I believe it provides an opportunity for Japan's startup ecosystem to expand globally!"

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Kazuhito Hadano
Sony Ventures Corporation
Chief Executive Officer

"GRIC is one of the few large-scale global conferences and communities in Japan, and we expect it to further develop as a platform that connects entrepreneurs and investors on a global level."

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Rock Wang
HongShan
Managing Director

"GRIC is an important gateway that allows me to understand Japan's startup ecosystem and meet excellent Japanese tech founders."

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Thomas Prunel
LVMH
IT Digital Director

At LVMH, we share the same vision as GRIC: help Japan's startups to grow beyond Japan. Please come to discover how LVMH supports startups from the world!

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Michiko Kato
Woven Capital
Partner

“Every year, I look forward to connecting with visionary founders and fellow investors at GRIC. I believe it’s crucial for the advancement of our industries to support an innovative ecosystem that is committed to driving growth and fostering new ideas.”

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Chunmei Huang
IMPACT CAPITAL LIMITED
Representative Director

"GRIC is an important event for building a startup ecosystem from a global perspective. We have met many wonderful entrepreneurs so far. This year, with the theme of "Impact" we are looking forward to forging new connections."

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Jan Arpe
Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN)
Program Manager GO AUSTRIA

"GRIC has been a fantastic opportunity for us to promote our Austrian softlanding program to promising Japanese startups."

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Hidekazu Kamisaku
Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Senior Managing Director

"By building and strengthening a network with those involved in the startup ecosystem at GRIC, we are able to promote our group's strategy of 'expanding and strengthening in the private sector'. This enables us to undertake various challenges to provide value to all our stakeholders."

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Takaya Matsuda
Heralbony Co., Ltd.
CEO

"The overwhelming connections gained through GRIC can be truly acknoledged for the first time after a year has passed since our participation. It is the best startup conference for advancing businesses and society."

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Ken Hasebe
Major of Shibuya

“Shibuya's diversity is evidenced by foreign startups basing themselves there. Through GRIC, the Gathering of Japanese and International Startups and Investors in Shibuya will further expand and enhance this diversity. We look forward to the attitude of as many people as possible.”

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Joseph Mocanu
Verge HealthTech Fund
Managing partner

“GRIC is a fantastic window into the exciting startup scene that is emerging in Japan.”

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Peng Chen
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Principal

"GRIC is one of the top events tailored for Japan's vibrant startup ecosystem, connecting you with key entrepreneurs and investors worldwide."

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Noriya Tarutani
JETRO
Deputy Director-General, Innovation Department Head

“With the recent surge in Japan’s startup ecosystem, attention towards GRIC is also increasing. JETRO will also together with GRIC, actively attract international investors and startups! We warmly invite you to join us!”

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Sherif El Tawil
DMZ
Sr. Director

"GRIC brought together the most promising startups, leading corporations, and visionary investors in the Japanese ecosystem. A great place to meet excellent people, fostering collaboration, and exploring new opportunities."

join us

They say it best
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Kazuhito Hadano
Sony Ventures Corporation
Chief Executive Officer

"GRIC is one of the few large-scale global conferences and communities in Japan, and we expect it to further develop as a platform that connects entrepreneurs and investors on a global level."

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Rock Wang
HongShan
Managing Director

"GRIC is an important gateway that allows me to understand Japan's startup ecosystem and meet excellent Japanese tech founders."

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Thomas Prunel
LVMH
IT Digital Director

At LVMH, we share the same vision as GRIC: help Japan's startups to grow beyond Japan. Please come to discover how LVMH supports startups from the world!

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Michiko Kato
Woven Capital
Partner

“Every year, I look forward to connecting with visionary founders and fellow investors at GRIC. I believe it’s crucial for the advancement of our industries to support an innovative ecosystem that is committed to driving growth and fostering new ideas.”

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Chunmei Huang
IMPACT CAPITAL LIMITED
Representative Director

"GRIC is an important event for building a startup ecosystem from a global perspective. We have met many wonderful entrepreneurs so far. This year, with the theme of "Impact" we are looking forward to forging new connections."

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Jan Arpe
Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN)
Program Manager GO AUSTRIA

"GRIC has been a fantastic opportunity for us to promote our Austrian softlanding program to promising Japanese startups."

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Hidekazu Kamisaku
Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Senior Managing Director

"By building and strengthening a network with those involved in the startup ecosystem at GRIC, we are able to promote our group's strategy of 'expanding and strengthening in the private sector'. This enables us to undertake various challenges to provide value to all our stakeholders."

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Takaya Matsuda
Heralbony Co., Ltd.
CEO

"The overwhelming connections gained through GRIC can be truly acknoledged for the first time after a year has passed since our participation. It is the best startup conference for advancing businesses and society."

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Ken Hasebe
Major of Shibuya

“Shibuya's diversity is evidenced by foreign startups basing themselves there. Through GRIC, the Gathering of Japanese and International Startups and Investors in Shibuya will further expand and enhance this diversity. We look forward to the attitude of as many people as possible.”

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Joseph Mocanu
Verge HealthTech Fund
Managing partner

“GRIC is a fantastic window into the exciting startup scene that is emerging in Japan.”

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Peng Chen
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Principal

"GRIC is one of the top events tailored for Japan's vibrant startup ecosystem, connecting you with key entrepreneurs and investors worldwide."

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Noriya Tarutani
JETRO
Deputy Director-General, Innovation Department Head

“With the recent surge in Japan’s startup ecosystem, attention towards GRIC is also increasing. JETRO will also together with GRIC, actively attract international investors and startups! We warmly invite you to join us!”

single_symbol
Sherif El Tawil
DMZ
Sr. Director

"GRIC brought together the most promising startups, leading corporations, and visionary investors in the Japanese ecosystem. A great place to meet excellent people, fostering collaboration, and exploring new opportunities."

single_symbol
Kazuhito Hadano
Sony Ventures Corporation
Chief Executive Officer

"GRIC is one of the few large-scale global conferences and communities in Japan, and we expect it to further develop as a platform that connects entrepreneurs and investors on a global level."

single_symbol
Rock Wang
HongShan
Managing Director

"GRIC is an important gateway that allows me to understand Japan's startup ecosystem and meet excellent Japanese tech founders."

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Thomas Prunel
LVMH
IT Digital Director

At LVMH, we share the same vision as GRIC: help Japan's startups to grow beyond Japan. Please come to discover how LVMH supports startups from the world!

single_symbol
Michiko Kato
Woven Capital
Partner

“Every year, I look forward to connecting with visionary founders and fellow investors at GRIC. I believe it’s crucial for the advancement of our industries to support an innovative ecosystem that is committed to driving growth and fostering new ideas.”

single_symbol
Chunmei Huang
IMPACT CAPITAL LIMITED
Representative Director

"GRIC is an important event for building a startup ecosystem from a global perspective. We have met many wonderful entrepreneurs so far. This year, with the theme of "Impact" we are looking forward to forging new connections."

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Jan Arpe
Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN)
Program Manager GO AUSTRIA

"GRIC has been a fantastic opportunity for us to promote our Austrian softlanding program to promising Japanese startups."

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Hidekazu Kamisaku
Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Senior Managing Director

"By building and strengthening a network with those involved in the startup ecosystem at GRIC, we are able to promote our group's strategy of 'expanding and strengthening in the private sector'. This enables us to undertake various challenges to provide value to all our stakeholders."

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Takaya Matsuda
Heralbony Co., Ltd.
CEO

"The overwhelming connections gained through GRIC can be truly acknoledged for the first time after a year has passed since our participation. It is the best startup conference for advancing businesses and society."

single_symbol
Ken Hasebe
Major of Shibuya

“Shibuya's diversity is evidenced by foreign startups basing themselves there. Through GRIC, the Gathering of Japanese and International Startups and Investors in Shibuya will further expand and enhance this diversity. We look forward to the attitude of as many people as possible.”

single_symbol
Joseph Mocanu
Verge HealthTech Fund
Managing partner

“GRIC is a fantastic window into the exciting startup scene that is emerging in Japan.”

single_symbol
Peng Chen
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Principal

"GRIC is one of the top events tailored for Japan's vibrant startup ecosystem, connecting you with key entrepreneurs and investors worldwide."

single_symbol
Noriya Tarutani
JETRO
Deputy Director-General, Innovation Department Head

“With the recent surge in Japan’s startup ecosystem, attention towards GRIC is also increasing. JETRO will also together with GRIC, actively attract international investors and startups! We warmly invite you to join us!”

single_symbol
Sherif El Tawil
DMZ
Sr. Director

"GRIC brought together the most promising startups, leading corporations, and visionary investors in the Japanese ecosystem. A great place to meet excellent people, fostering collaboration, and exploring new opportunities."

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名称

GRIC2024 (GROWTH INDUSTRY CONFERENCE 2024)

日時

2024年11月12日(火) 〜14日(木)

プログラム

11月12日(火) 10:00~17:00 @ONLINE
11月13日(水) 10:00~17:00 @ONLINE
11月14日(木) 10:00~17:00 @ONLINE / 10:00~19:00 @OFFLINE(渋谷ヒカリエ ヒカリエホール)
*開催日時は変更となる可能性がございます。

会場

ハイブリッド開催 (オフライン:渋谷ヒカリエ ヒカリエホール)

参加費

無料

主催

フォースタートアップス株式会社