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【OviBees Ventures×Japan Society】Tokyo Biotech Entrepreneurship Workshop

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Simultaneous Interpretation in Japanese and English.
日英同時通訳あり。*This event will be held on 12/12 in Japan.

BioJent and The Japan Society of Northern California invite you to an exclusive workshop for biotech entrepreneurs in Japan. This program is funded through a grant from the US Embassy and will feature leading biotech entrepreneurs and investors who will share their secrets about successful go-to-market and funding strategies for biotech startups. Entrepreneurs who are chosen to participate will have a chance to test their skills by taking part in a mini-pitch contest at the end of the program.  The program will take place in Tokyo on Dec. 12, 2023 from 1-7 pm at the LINK-J facilities in the Nihonbashi Life Science Building.Don’t miss this chance to connect with industry leaders and position your biotech venture for success. Secure your spot by registering and applying to participate here and take the first step toward unlocking new opportunities. You can also see the list of FAQ below. The deadline to submit an application is December 5th.

BioJent と北カリフォルニア・ジャパンソサエティは、医療・バイオテクノロジー分野における研究者や起業家、スタートアップの革新的なアイデアの実現やシーズの育成を支援するワークショップを開催します。このプログラムはアメリカ大使館からの助成金により実施されます。第一線で活躍するバイオ起業家と投資家が、市場開拓と資金調達戦略の成功の秘訣について解説! 申し込み受付中!

Simultaneous Interpretation in Japanese and English.

Date & Time:
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 1:00pm-7:00pm (Japan)

13.00 – 13.30 Registration
13.15 – 13.40 Welcome remarks
– Mr. Larry Greenwood Board Chairman, Japan Society of Northern California
– Mr. Alan Turley, Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Tokyo
– Mr. Ovidiu Bujorean, CEO OviBees Ventures
13.40 – 13.55 Opening Keynote by Mr. Keita Mori-san, CEO of SAN-BIO
13.55 – 14.10 Opening Keynote by Mr. Mitsuru Izumo-san, President, Euglena Co., Ltd.
14.10 – 15.00 Panel: “Japanese and U.S. biotech entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Similarities, differences, and lessons learned along the way.”
15.00 – 15.15 Networking Break
15.20 – 16.10 Training session: “Go to market strategies for biotech ventures.”
16.10 – 16.30 Networking Break
16.30 – 17.10 Training session: “Fundraising best practices for biotech ventures.”
17.10 – 17.20 Networking Break / Preparation for pitching
17.20 – 18.20 Elevator Pitch: Japan-based Entrepreneurs 90-second pitch to a panel of
U.S. and Japanese investor and seasoned entrepreneurs
18.20 – 18.40 Networking Break
18.40 – 18.50 Announcement of BioJent Top 5 winners and BioJent Next Steps
18.50 – 19.00 Closing Remarks



In partnership with the U.S. Embassy Tokyo and U.S. Consulate Fukuoka


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Question 1: Will the pitch be made in English or is Japanese allowed?
Answer 1: Yes, Japanese will be allowed. 6 of the 8 Judges speak and understand Japanese.

Question 2: Will anyone who applied be accepted to make a pitch?
Answer 2: No, not everyone will be allowed/accepted. The organizers are planning on having 50 to 75 attendees with approximately 25 of the attendees pitching to a seasoned group of investors/executives.

Question 3: Will there be any notification to applicants, if they are accepted to make a pitch?
Answer 3: Yes, there will be a notification on or before December 8, 2023

Question 4: Where will this workshop be held?
Answer 4: The workshop will be held at LINK-J Nihonbashi Life Science Building.
Address: 2 Chome-3-11 Nihonbashihoncho, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0023, Japan

Question 5: Who are the speakers and Judges for this workshop?
Answer 5: Confirmed speakers and Judges can be seen here.

Question 6: How do I apply?
Answer 6: Fill out an application here. And send an email to info@ovibees.com with your executive summary or description of your idea/venture.

Question 7: If I have other questions, where can I send my questions to?
Answer 7: Send an email to ovidiu@ovibees.com with your additional questions.



December 12
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


LINK-J Nihonbashi Life Sciences Building
2-3-11, Nihonbashi-honcho
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023 Japan
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