Startup Factory Kanto, Kansai

GLOCALINK Inc./Leave a Nest Co., Ltd./Hamano Products.Co.,Ltd./
KOBATA GAUGE MFG. CO., LTD./Seiko Seimitsu Co., Ltd.

Area of support

  • All industries

Area of specialty

  • Support technology

    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Software
    • Others
  • Support Stage

    • Business Design
      (Consulting)
      We can share concepts and work with you to materialize them
    • Specifications examination
      (requirement analysis)
      Can analyze needs and build optimal specifications.
    • Prototype design/
      manufacture
      Can propose and design/manufacture in anticipation of capital policies and mass production.
    • Design for mass productionAble to consider potential problems in mass production and deal with them in design process.
    • Mass production manufacture/
      assembly
      (small lots okay)
      Do not usually handle mass production manufacture-only projects, but can offer consultation.
    • Product testingAble to handle, depending on the test.
  • Products assisted

    • IoT/
      Information technology
      Smart home-delivery boxes, drone control systems, etc.
    • Robots/
      industrial machinery
      Robot parts, systems development, battery systems
    • Medical and welfarePermit obtained for manufacture and sale of medical equipment Experience in in-house development
    • Aerospace
    • OthersAgricultural, bio fields:Production of factory farm systems, micro flow channels, etc.

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  • Has track record
  • Able to assist
  • Unable to assist

About

Profile

  • Company profile
    Conducts investment cultivation projects for technology startups and operates the incubation facility, Center of Garage.
  • Overview of support
    Small investments of around 5 million yen and management support, supports manufacturing by introducing startup companies to small local factories, such as Garage Sumida, and coordination support, etc., provision of office environments and support for business establishment.

Contact

Contact/Representative

English Support Level
Telephone/Mail support
Native
Sales / Concept meeting
Native
Technical meeting
Native

Kazuhiro Hasegawa

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Representative Director, GLOCALINK Inc. Executive Officer and CKO, Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.; Director, Hamano Products.Co.,Ltd.; Growth Manager, Real Tech Fund. Connects startups, small local factories, researchers, large corporations, and other various entities, promoting activities for the creation of new businesses.

Message to startups

Through my involvement in founding Leave a Nest, I personally feel keenly on a daily basis how very interesting and how very difficult it is to launch a startup company. In this project, instead of unilaterally supporting the startups, we want to work together with them and with small local factories as colleagues to solve the world’s problems.

Yoshinobu Osaka

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • President, GLOCALINK Inc. Graduate of the Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University. After working at MUFG Bank and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, now works as a Special Researcher at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, and as JST/ACCEL Program Manager at the Japan Science & Technology Agency. AT GLOCALINK, he is responsible for investment cultivation operations and serves concurrently as director or advisor at client companies.

Shiro Takaki

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Center of Garage Incubation Manager, GLOCALINK Inc. After graduating from Tama Art University, worked as a product designer. Later became involved in the launch of Fab Lab Bohol in the Philippines. Jointed GLOCALINK on his return to Japan, where he runs Center of Garage.

About

Profile

  • Company profile
    Most of Leave a Nest's employees have master’s or doctorates degree in a wide range of fields. With a philosophy of “the development of science and technology and making contributions to the Earth,” we are engaged in a wide range of projects designed to embed and firmly establish science and technology in society. Projects include science education, human resources development, support for university research, support for industry-academic collaborations, support for startup companies and large corporations in the creation of new businesses, and projects for the development of science and technology ecosystems in regional communities. With a network of registered startups consisting of about 430 teams in Japan and 120 teams overseas, we have grown into Asia’s largest technology startup ecosystem.
  • Overview of support
    Support for planning and development of startup ventures, design and production support from prototyping to mass production, management support.

Contact

Contact/Representative

English Support Level
Telephone/Mail support
Native
Sales / Concept meeting
Native
Technical meeting
Business

Daigo Fujita

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • 2007: Graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology with a master’s degree in engineering.
  • Established robotics classes and developed a large range of teaching materials for elementary schoolchildren.
  • 2018: Director, Manufacturing Research Institute

Message to startups

I have experienced the launches of many new businesses at Leave a Nest. I hope to work together with you to create world-changing new products with passion.

Nobuaki Cho

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • 2011: Completed master’s program in the Department of Adaptive Machine Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
  • For five years from 2011, engaged in research of printed electronics in the lab of a major manufacturer.
  • Joined Leave a Nest in 2016. Pursues the embedding of research in society from a manufacturing angle.

About

Profile

  • Company profile
    Since it was first established in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Hamano Products has been engaged in metal processing for fifty years. We provide support and solutions for manufacturing issues in a wide range of industries, from design and development through to high-mix small-lot precision sheet metal processing, dye design and fabrication, mass-production pressing, and assembly of machine and equipment. Also, through our involvement in industry-academia-government collaborative projects, such as the electric vehicle, HOKUSAI, and the deep ocean survey vehicle, Edokko I, we are pursuing a new style of urban, advanced manufacturing, with the aim of breaking free of our traditional subcontracting model.
  • Overview of support
    Comprehensive manufacturing support from design and development to prototype production and mass production. Also provides incubation services, offering the use of offices and company registration, and manages a community of highly-skilled professionals. Has provided development support for close to 100 startups, including OryLab, Inc., which develops remote-controlled communication robots, WHILL, which develops electric wheelchairs, and Challenergy, which develops typhoon-powered generators.

Contact

Contact/Representative

English Support Level
Telephone/Mail support
Business
Sales / Concept meeting
Business
Technical meeting
Business

Masanobu Kowaka

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Corporate Planning Department, Hamano Products.Co.,Ltd.
  • Adjudicator for Leave a Nest’s TECH Planter overseas round.
  • Responsible for overseas business development, leveraging his experience gained while living in the Silicon Valley in the United States and Glasgow in the U.K.

Message to startups

With a vision of “solving the problems of the world through manufacturing,” we support startups that are committed to taking on the challenge of themes that have social significance. Since Garage Sumida is located inside the factory, it takes only a second to get consultations of the experts, which makes overwhelmingly speedy development possible. Through our community, which is a collection of eccentric experts from a wide range of fields, including large corporations, research institutes, government, and financial institutions, you are sure to find the colleagues you need to develop your business.

Ryo Kobayashi

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • General Manager, Corporate Planning Department, Hamano Products.Co.,Ltd.
  • An internship at Shenzhen Techno Center motivated him to enter the manufacturing industry.
  • Experience in diverse operations, including production work at startups in the entertainment industry.

Fumiya Miyachi

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • General Manager, Sales Department, Hamano Products.Co.,Ltd.
  • Worked as a sales rep for a major machine tools manufacturer.
  • Built up a network of small and medium enterprises through his work in sales in the insurance industry.

Hiroyuki Kaneoka

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Senior Managing Director and CTO, Hamano Products.Co.,Ltd.
  • Extensive experience at a sheet metal processing manufacturer and a building firm.
  • Supported design and manufacturing for WHILL and Challenergy

Ren Nishiuchi

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Design and Development Department, Hamano Products.Co.,Ltd.
  • Filed two patent applications while at National Institute of Technology, Asahikawa College and did an internship at INPIT.
  • Aims to establish intellectual property strategies for hardware startups and small and medium enterprises.

About

Profile

  • Company profile
    A long-established manufacturer of pressure gauges, founded in 1909, we now develop IoT products and medical devices in-house.
  • Overview of support
    We support venture startups in IoT and the life sciences area to help them commercialize their ideas.

Contact

Contact/Representative

Iwao Kobata

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Representative Director, KOBATA GAUGE MFG. CO., LTD. With his experience in the overall management of the company and quality control, and as a project manager in new business development in areas such as IoT and medical devices, his wealth of experience in securing subsidies and in collaborations between industry, academia, and government, he leverages his abundant, wide-ranging networks in government, research institutes and private-sector companies in many different industries to support startups.

Message to startups

In the IoT area, collaboration between a variety of elemental technologies is needed, and the life sciences area also requires collaboration between the medical and engineering fields. Based on our own in-house experiences, we are able to use our networks and experiences as a resource to provide such collaborations.

Mitsuyoshi Nakaya

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • As an electronic circuit design engineer at a major home appliances manufacturer for many years, has experience in the technical development and commercialization of products in a wide range of areas, including sound equipment, home electronics, telecommunications equipment, and LCDs. Also uses his abundant knowledge and experience gained in his current work in product development in medical devices to provide support at all stages, from prototype design to mass production design.

Yoshiyuki Nakai

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • As an electronic circuit design engineer at a major home appliances manufacturer for many years, was engaged in work from basic circuit design to ASIC development (algorithm development, etc.) in the photocopier division. He has extensive experience from specification design to mass production design, production engineering, and quality handling, and is currently engaged in the development of IoT-related products. With his wealth of knowledge and experience, he provides support in areas from prototype design to mass production design.

Hiroshi Suzuki

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Has a Ph.D. (Engineering) in physics. After working on an industry-academia-government collaboration in transistor R&D at a major appliances manufacturer, he was involved in the launch of a nursing care business in a joint venture with an overseas company. Later transferring to the financial division, he has the unusual experience for an engineer of being involved in the financial management of affiliated subsidiaries. Currently, he is engaged in the development and quality control of measurement algorithms in the fluids area.

Soichi Soroji

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • After gaining experience in sales and administration of medical devices at a large foreign test reagent and medical equipment manufacture, he also gained experience in customer services as a call center manager. Currently, as pharmaceutical affairs response manager, he handles the medical equipment sector and product certification. With his wealth of knowledge and experience in the medical device industry, he supports startups in the life sciences area.

About

Profile

  • Company profile
    Prototype design and fabrication for all kinds of metal fabricated articles, such as machinery parts and electrical parts, and industrial machinery
  • Overview of support
    Open innovation facilities and small-scale incubation functions are available, and spaces for demonstration trials can be provided, using our network of local companies. Support from concept and prototyping to small-scale demonstration trials.

Contact

Contact/Representative

Hironori Takamitsu

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Representative Director, Seiko Seimitsu Co., Ltd. Manager, Garage Minato
    Chair, Youth Committee, Minato Industrial Society. Director, Minato Industrial Society. As Deputy Chair of the Minato Ward Industry Promotion Council, is engaged in joint public-private projects in Minato Ward, nurturing the next generation, industry promotion, and business creation support.

Message to startups

I created Garage Minato on the 2nd floor of our local factory as a platform for realizing the ideas of startup companies as quickly as possible. Our aim is to create strong partnerships with small local factories that specialize in the concept of “giving immediate form to ideas,” to provide timely support. We will provide a space for startups and manufacturers to deepen their relationships and mutual understanding, and solve the world’s manufacturing problems.

Junki Naruse

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Factory General Manager, Seiko Seimitsu Co., Ltd.
  • Appointed Osaka Techno Master in 2017. Gives lectures at Garage Minato and nurtures the next generation. Concurrently responsible for sales at Toyota Motor Corporation. Has personal experience in processing and contributes to the next generation of car manufacturing.

Mitsuyo Takamitsu

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Sales and Accounting, Seiko Seimitsu Co., Ltd.
  • Launched Garage Minato and plans various seminars. Involved in sharing of information among local factories and in project management.