Mentoring at the Innovation Dojo (Part 2)

Mentoring at the Innovation Dojo (Part 2)

Innovation Dojo

Wow… I can’t describe how good it feels to be helping young Australians to create their startups, possibly even here in Japan.

Here’s a simple screen captured video of the last 9 minutes of my 40-minute cross-country virtual lecture at the University Of New South Wales’ Innovation Dojo program yesterday. Look at the youth and the enthusiasm and the intelligence of the students participating (why was there no such program when I was a uni student!)

The single question I asked back to the audience was relayed for me in the video as “How many of you are actually planning to go to Japan and do a startup?” The response (from 20 or so students) was “..That’s about half.”

Amazing… Really amazing. Young, educated, switched on students in Oz are honestly looking to come to Japan and build their dreams, whereas years ago such thoughts were met with frowns and even laughter. Ha!

Go for it, guys! Build those dreams. Come to Nippon. Your landing pad awaits you.


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Robert Millar

Robert Millar

Robert Millar

Business Coach · Entrepreneur Catalyst

Robert is a highly organised and successful entrepreneur who helps build efficient, profitable businesses via his 17+ years of experience in small business and IT. He specialises in project management, online & offline marketing, software tools, web development and social media to help clients reach their goals faster and easier.

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Helen Iwata

Helen Iwata

Helen Iwata

Communication Skills Coach

Helen is a long-term resident of Japan and is all about helping people create communication habits for success and happiness in global business. She’s the go-to person for multiple multinationals to design and lead their in-house training programs and coaching.

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Tia Haygood

Tia Haygood

Tia Haygood

Photographer · Creative Director

Tia is a photographic entrepreneur living and working in Tokyo. She enjoys photographing the urban characteristics of Tokyo and travels around Japan, tasting its many unique local foods. She received her first camera at the age of 13 and now her goal is to help businesses and artists excel visually with excellent photos.

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Alex Fazel

Alex Fazel

Alex Fazel

Customer Service Trainer · Presentation Coach

Alex is a presentation coach at TEDx and a communication coach at eLingo who describes himself as “a passionate person with a positive mindset proactively persevering for perfection.” He is also a content creation Expert combining graphic design with proven marketing know-how.

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Dickson Leung

Dickson Leung

Dickson Leung

Graphic Designer · Web Developer

Dickson is a graphic designer living and working in Hong Kong. He believes a happy client is every project’s ultimate goal. Part artist and part coder, he specialises in custom web design, efficient .Net programming and modern, stylish graphic design.

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Seu Youngeui

Seu Youngeui

Seu Youngeui

Accountant · Tax Lawyer

Seu Youngeui is a Tokyo based, Japanese born accountant and tax lawyer, who’s main office is in Ueno with a satellite office on the 2nd floor of the Ginza Hub building built for the sole purpose of serving the non-Japanese startup community.

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Directions to Ginza Hub

We’re in the Ginza Kato Building, just a few minutes walk from Higashi Ginza station and Tsukiji Shijo station, as well as Shimbashi and Shiodome stations.
– From Higashi Ginza Station, leave via exit 6, turn right at the top of the stairs, then walk for 2 blocks, past Starbucks and the the Mori Trust REIT building, and we are across the road from Lawson.
– From Tsukiji Shijo station, leave via exit A2, keep walking straight at the top of the escalator, cross over the bridge, past Freshness Burger, and we are on the left, across the road from Lawson.
Please follow this Google Map : http://goo.gl/maps/G0RSz

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