They travel thousands of kilometers to travel to Lisbon and travel across the country. Six Japanese startups attended a web summit with JETRO, Japan's foreign trade promotion organization. In most cases it is the first time in the Portuguese capital. The suitcase contains not only computers but also the ambition of opening doors in Europe.
A door that can be a customer, but can be a potential business partner. This is the case for Ryota Mihara of Ambie, the founder of another headphone. "FutuRocket is a new device, we have already started in Japan, but we want to expand to other markets, we want to be global, and this is why we came to the Web Summit. Is a startup that tries to convert an analog phone into a smart remote system by creating an IP phone and touching a button on the phone.
"It's a smart control – you can program it to turn on lights or send messages to Gmail or Slack, much easier, faster and simpler," said Hiroumi Mitami, the company's leader. "I woke up in Hong Kong. [organizada pela Web Summit] But we think it is a good meeting. feedback You can make bonds with people of different cultures. "
Empath has developed a solution that can identify speech emotions in real time, regardless of language. He came to Lisbon with a mission to find partners for devices that use robots with potential. Hazamu Yamazaki did not hide that he had met some people who were already important to venture companies, saying, "We are trying to find customers around the world."
Sotaro Nishikawa, the leader of JETRO, argues that the Web Summit is "a good opportunity for start-ups" with many events for startups. childhood".