Timothy Sykes in Tokyo


Entrepreneurs are the heroes of our time.
At Tribe Tokyo, it is necessary that we create international and optimal opportunities for the heroes, who are brave enough to take a chance and risk everything for establishing growth companies resulting in innovation, jobs, and welfare. Japan is the world’s second-largest financial market with a volume of approximately USD 16 trillion of personal financial assets. Together with Singapore and Hong Kong, Tokyo is the financial center of Asia. Despite Japan being a high-tech nation-leading in cutting-edge technology and robotics, the largest shares of assets in Japan are cash and deposits at 53%, followed by insurance and pension, which shows the rather conservative approach to investments in Japan.
Event Outline
The first day (September 21st) will consist of Pitch Sessions that took place over 8 intense hours, as 5 powerful investors from Japan, China and The United States will hear 40 entrepreneur pitches from the Japanese market each lasting 10 minutes. Each investor gave away golden passes to the entrepreneurs they met with privately during our evening red carpet event.
On the final day (September 22nd), a nighttime red carpet networking event took place along with the 5 powerful investors, and the 40 entrepreneurs who pitched earlier in front of our investors. Other executive businessmen and businesswomen joined our event totaling 100 guests. Our investors announced the companies they have chosen for their private meetings during the evening’s proceedings. Worldwide Media coverage from 3 major publications provided to our event reaching an audience of over 1 billion people. A live stream also took place during the proceedings of the event to over 4 million Chinese viewers.