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Tohoku’s only independent VC, Sparkle, participates in IVS 2023, one of the largest startup events in Japan. Entrepreneurial support with players nationwide

Sparkle Inc.
Tohoku’s only independent VC, Sparkle, participates in IVS 2023, one of the largest startup events in Japan. Entrepreneurial support with players nationwide
Through co-creation with local companies, the booth exhibits will widely convey the charm of Tohoku and northern Japan, as well as the entrepreneurial environment. He also participated in a session to convey the current situation and potential of the region. Communities are formed by hosting the Tohoku Kenjinkai in Kyoto

Sparkle Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture; Representative Director: Hideki Fukudome; hereinafter referred to as Sparkle) will hold a three-day event from June 28 (Wednesday) to June 30 (Friday), 2023 at the Kyoto City Kangyokan ” We are pleased to inform you that we will represent Tohoku and Hokkaido (hereinafter referred to as Northern Japan) at the largest startup conference in Japan, “IVS2023 KYOTO”, which will be held at Miyako Messe and ROHM Theater Kyoto.
At NEXT CITY Incubation Street, where incubation facilities from all over the country gather, local accelerators (entrepreneurship support organizations and regional venture capital) will use their own networks to support your entrepreneurship.
In addition, representative Fukudome will be on stage at the session “Are you still exhausted in Tokyo? Key people talk about the front line of startups in Tohoku, Nagoya, Setouchi, and Okinawa!” from 15:30 on Thursday, June 29th. I will let you know.
In addition, we would like to inform you that an official IVS side event, “Tohoku Kenjinkai” will be held in Kyoto City from 17:30 on June 28th (Wednesday).
[Image 1:×846.png] At “IVS2023 KYOTO” NEXT CITY Incubation Street, players from all over the country such as Sparkle, Kyoto Prefecture, STATION Ai (Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture), and Fukuoka Growth Next (Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture) will set up booths to encourage visitors to start a business. and the potential of the region.
[Image 2:×339.png] In addition, as an IVS official side event, “Tohoku Kenjinkai” will be held in Kyoto city from 17:30 on Wednesday, June 28th.
For those who are from Tohoku, of course, but also have a connection to Tohoku, we will hold a lecture mainly for those who do not have much experience participating in large-scale startup events as a side event, and a Web3 startup presentation session for the region. We will hold events and exchange business cards.
[Image 3:×1757.jpg] Tohoku Kenjinkai Participation Form Comment from Sparkle Representative Director Hideki Fukudome about participating in IVS
[Image 4:×200.jpg] I am very happy to be able to participate as a Community Partner of IVS2023 KYOTO. It’s been three years since I made a J-turn to Tohoku in order to verbalize the discomfort I had in Tokyo. When you actually live and work, the possibilities and the sense of danger continue to expand. As a company aiming to create a new capitalism by changing the default route of “challenging frontier areas”, this event is very valuable because it allows us to sharpen and communicate our strengths.
This time, thanks to the kindness and support of local companies and investees, we were able to create a place where we could promote the strengths of various regions, such as sake, craft beer, wine, and zunda mochi. I’m here.
I am looking forward to expanding the possibilities of northern Japan through this exhibition and presentation.
If you are interested in the activities of independent VCs and local communities, please stop by the “Hebeleke Wall Booth” full of delicious sake!
Please take a look at the session from 15:30 on Thursday, June 29th! Please look forward to the Tohoku Kenjinkai!
[Image 5:×1080.png] Outline of “IVS2023 KYOTO”
IVS (, which has been held since 2007, has the mission of “becoming a detonator for the next generation.” Asia’s largest startup conference where executives and investors gather together. “IVS LAUNCHPAD” ( /ivs2023launchpad) and a wide variety of other content. At IVS2023 KYOTO, the event has been significantly updated. The role has evolved from a conference to a platform. In order to provide opportunities to create the next generation, 3 types of tickets are set according to the purpose of visit. The door is wide open to students, those aiming to start a business, and engineers. It is expected that domestic and foreign startups and Web3 creators will gather together and create new connections and chemical reactions. *A ticket for either “Next Pass”, “Pro Pass” or “VIP Pass” is required to participate. IVS Crypto 2023 KYOTO will also be held at the same time “IVS Crypto 2023 KYOTO”, which is also a major event of Japan Blockchain Week
(, will be held by Web3 entrepreneurs, investors, developers, media and government agencies around the world. , and the premier event for those who want to step into the world of Web3. Following the success of IVS Crypto 2022 NAHA with over 2000 attendees, this year’s IVS Crypto will be held in Kyoto, a city with a rich history and global popularity. Mr. Mo Shaikh of blockchain Aptos, which is attracting worldwide attention, Mr. Akihisa Shiozaki of the Liberal Democratic Party web3PT who drafted the “web3 white paper” showing the direction of Japan’s Web3 policy, Mr. Sandy Peng of Scroll, a topical solution that utilizes zero-knowledge proof , Jeremy Allaire of Circle, the issuer of stablecoin USDC, Junichiro Hatogai of the Bank of Japan FinTech Center, which is promoting the demonstration of central bank digital currency (CBDC), Joichi Ito of Digital Garage, who is active in the world, Ripple Emi Yoshikawa from Astar Network and Sota Watanabe from Astar Network will be on stage. [Overview of IVS2023 KYOTO / IVS Crypto 2023 KYOTO]
●Date: June 28 (Wednesday) to June 30 (Friday), 2023 ●Venue: Kyoto Kangyokan “Miyako Messe” / ROHM Theater Kyoto, etc. ●Organizer: IVS KYOTO Executive Committee ●Support: Japan Economic Organization Federation (Keidanren) / Japan Association of New Economy (Shinkeiren) / Japan Blockchain Association / Japan Finance Corporation / National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (IVS Crypto 2023 KYOTO) Support) Official site:
■Details/registration: About the IVS KYOTO Executive Committee Established by Headline Japan Co., Ltd., together with Kyoto Prefecture and other local government agencies and industry support organizations, with the aim of further developing the ecosystem and further promoting local industries. We will promote the fusion of companies, universities, research institutes, cultural resources, etc. concentrated in Kyoto with startups, leading to the creation of new industries and the production of world-class startups. -Constituent organizations-Headline Japan Co., Ltd. / Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC), Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Kyoto Wisdom Sangyo Sozo no Mori
Sparkle overview
Company name: Sparkle Co., Ltd. Location: 1-9-1 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture Sendai Trust Tower 10th Floor (Cross Scope Sendai) Established: August 1, 2018 Representative: Hideki Fukudome, Representative Director URL: https :// Twitter:
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