Meet Japanese Start-ups on Fri and Sat in Singapore

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Singapore is very hot on tech throughout this week, since Echelon 2011, one of the largest tech conference in South East Asia, will be taking place at the National University of Singapore, where the region’s best start-up companies and services will be chosen by well-known authorities. We will join it as a media attendee and bring you live coverage.

Following the event, on the Friday evening (June 17), a Singapore-based blog covering the Asian tech scene, Penn Olson will host a meet-up, and they give Japanese four tech start-ups a chance to pitch their innovative ideas to tech geeks, Internet celebrities and investors who will have come from all across Asia.  Applications for the meet-up have been already closed, but we’re expecting to bring you a live streamcast or a live blogging from it.

Participating start-ups are:

  • Fashion Style Japan: Yoshio Narita, CEO & Founder of Qomune (See this for more)
  • Compath: Hiromichi Ando, CEO & Founder (w/ his colleagues)  (featured in this story)
  • Moso: Shinji Murakoshi, CEO & Founder of Moso (featured in this story)
  • Cacoo: Shinsuke Tabata, Managing Dir. & co-founder of NuLab, Inc. (See this for more)

Furthermore, on Saturday at 7pm (Singaporean time), at Hackspace.SG which is located at the heart of the country’s Arabic district, we will have a casual meet-up with people of the hackerspace and the four start-ups mentioned above. I’m intended not to create an agenda nor time schedule.  But if you are interested in talking with these guys in person, please come and join us. (Plancast)   I’m looking forward to tasting great meals by Meng Weng Wong there, who is the hackerspace’s director and also known for being very good at cooking.

See you all there.

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Qomune To Begin Asian Tour To Meet J-Fashion Lovers And Tech Start-ups

Qomune[J], a Tokyo-based start-up providing a web-based platform that collects your shopping history from major online retailers and allows you to share your shopping experience with others at ease, is about to leave the company’s hometown for a two-week tour to Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

In addition to their first service for Japanese online shoppers, the company is engaged on a new service that will introduce a bunch of clothing and accessory collections to Japanese street fashion lovers in Asian countries, in partnership with major online fashion retailers. The service or Fashion Style Japan intends to make you easier to buy a favorite set of stylish clothes that you can never find in your town but is available at Japanese retailers.

Here’s an abstract of their tour schedule.

  • June 14th (Tue) thru 15th (Wed) – Jakarta, Indonesia
  • June 16th (Thu) thru 18th (Sat) – Singapore, Singapore
    to appear at the Echelon 2011 venue on 16th and 17th.
  • June 19th (Sun) thru 21st (Tue) – Hong Kong
    to appear and present at Startup Monday at BootHK on 20th
  • June 22nd (Wed) thru 24th (Fri) – Taipei, Taiwan

If you are interested in what they are working on or finding future potential partnership/friendship with them, please contact the company’s CEO/founder Yoshio Narita at Mr. Narita has been previously working with a Tokyo-based web solution vendor and a leading website production for major fashion magazines. He’s been committed to developing social web services that may encourage online retailers to get more revenues since he launched Qomune in 2009.