John Kojiro Moriwaka
Founder & CEO of Silicon Valley Ventures

Prof. John Kojiro Moriwaka serves many important roles in various organizations. He is a recognized Japanese multi-entrepreneur, columnist, professor, public speaker, rapper (Gifted), and painter(Mutant). He is an advisor of Silicon Valley startups to global companies, and mentor of 11 Accelerators. He is a renowned speaker expert on global entrepreneurship and startups and heavily spends time in Silicon Valley and Harvard to share their best practices with his audiences.







Specialities:

Japan Market Entry, Startup Ecosystems in Japan and worldwide, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Digital transformation, innovation/startup enablement, Medical device innovation, Deep tech, Pitch training, Open Innovation between startups and corporations

 

Industries: 

deeptech, medical device, digital health, SaaS, AI, drone, EC, etc

 

Education:

Harvard Business School Alumni

 

● Founder & CEO of Silicon Valley Ventures

● Executive Vice President & CIO Moriwaka Medical (Medical device innovation, sales, repair, development, PoC for Japan Market Entry)

● Director of Startup Grind Fukuoka

● Co-chapter director of Startup Grind Tokyo

● Visiting Professor of I University (teaches ‘entrepreneurship and innovation’)

● Visiting Professor of Myanmar Institute of Business 

● Ambassador of Startup World Cup

● Ecosystem Adviser of Hello Tomorrow Japan (deep tech innovation) 

● Mentor of Alchemist Accelerator (No.1 B2B accelerator in Silicon Valley) 

● Mentor of 500 Startups

● Mentor of German Accelerator

● Mentor of BE Accelerator

● Mentor of E-Cell (The Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT Bombay (E-Cell) in India) 

● Mentor of Startup Boot Camp Scale Osaka (Global accelerator) 

● Mentor of Keihanna Research Complex (the largest science park in Kansai region)

● Member of US-Japan MedTech Frontiers (Medical Device Innovation collaboration between Japan and Silicon Valley)

● Advisor of Japan Israel Chamber of Commerce (JICC)

● Visiting Researcher of Kyushu Institute of Technology

● Partner of Riftal (blockchain and IT software development in Estonia)

● Columnist of Forbes Japan (the inside of Innovation Ecosystem in Silicon Valley, Israel, India, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Nordic countries, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Canada, etc)

● Columnist of Resona Bank (Innovation Philosophy and Innovation Forest : interview entrepreneurs, VCs, educators, etc)

● Columnist of Dream Gate (how to make ‘global startup’)