Past Events

Fireside Chat on Careers in Venture Capital for PhDs


Careers in Venture Capital for PhDs

Join the Managing Partner and Investment Associates from the University of Tokyo Edge Capital to explore the topic of careers in venture capital for PhDs. Snacks will be provided. No registration required. 11 April 2022 | 17:00-18:00 | Room C210

Fireside Chat with Startup Founder Shozo Kamiya

Center Building Meeting Room C210

Join us for an informal lunchtime "fireside chat" with Shozo Kamiya, Founder of I'm Beside You, a startup developing multimodal AI systems to improve online communications and make them more personalized to the individual. 28 March 2022 | 12:00-13:00 | C210

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 3

Seminar room C210 (center building)

The Innovators Society is gathering with the 3rd installment of the startup workshop series, with speaker Mr. Eli Lyons, Co-founder/CEO of GenomeMiner, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at OIST.

OIST Innovators Society - What is an NDA, and how do they work?

Seminar room C700 and zoom

At our next Innovators Society meeting, we will be joined by Graham Garner, our resident Technology Licensing Specialist at OIST - to talk about Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and other research agreements you may need to use throughout your career.

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 2 - ‘How to Make a Capitalization Table’

Venue: C210 (center building) + zoom

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 2: 'How to make a Capitalization Table'

This session is meant to provide an explanation of how stock holdings are recorded in a capitalization or “cap” table – what a cap table is used for – and how to make one. It will also cover stock options as compensation, which is important if you are starting a company or joining a company as a new employee.

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 1 - ‘When and Why to Incorporate a Company’

Venue: B503 (center building) + zoom


OIST Innovators Society Workshop 1: 'When and Why to Incorporate a Company'

In this session, we will learn and discuss about some of the considerations to be made, and the processes involved when starting a company.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Office Hours: Friday

Lab 3 Room A704

OIST Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Eli Lyons, is holding office hours on Friday afternoons for anyone interested in working with industry or starting their own company. He also serves as a resource on various programs available to OIST to support researchers at the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey.

The power of industry-academia ecosystems on innovation

Zoom (Registration Required)

Panelists: Prof Hiroaki Kitano (OIST Professor, President of SONY CSL), Mr. Jonathan Solomon (CEO of BiomX), Dr. Kohta Satake (CEO of CureApp), Mr. Gil Granot-Mayer (Vice President, TDIC)

Moderator: Ms. Lauren Ha (Associate Vice President, TDIC)

Zoom: Registration Required.  Language: EN/JP available.

OBI-Hub Information Session


The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and Beyond Next Ventures cordially invite you to join an information session on OBI-Hub, their recently launched co-investment scheme to catalyze and launch your startup to the world. OBI-Hub leaders from OIST and Beyond Next Ventures will be available for you to ask them anything.

OIST Innovators Society Meeting - Dr. Masaru Nagura

Meeting room C016 (Lab1) + zoom

At our next Innovators Society meeting, we will be joined by Dr. Masaru Nagura - General Manager at Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) Tokyo.