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Kick‐off of the Project:

Situation of Start-ups in Japan/China/Republic Korea

11. Februar - 12. Februar 2015

For this workshop the project team from Chongqing, Seoul, Suzhou and Tokyo met to define project outline, research goals and research design as well as the time schedule.
For the project outline see


Tag 1         11. Februar (Mittwoch)

14:00 ‐ 14:45 Uhr

Self introduction by collaborating partners

14:45 ‐ 15:30 Uhr

Why are start‐ups relevant? For whom are they relevant? What function to they perform? Why agglomerations?

15:45 ‐ 17:15 Uhr

Gaps in the literature, personal interests, our research question(s)

17:30 ‐ 18:30 Uhr
HOW (first part)

Common focus: What start‐ups (industry, stage, size etc.) Theoretical Methods: qualitative, quantiative,
Common list of core variables/factors to consider
Access to the field to conduct interviews, surveys

Tag 2         12. Februar (Donnerstag)

9:30 ‐ 10:15 Uhr

Internal Defining next steps and milestones

10:30 – 11:30 Uhr
Start-up research – what data?

Prof. Hiroyuki Okamuro, Hitotsubashi University

11:45 ‐ 12:30 Uhr
Insights from a Japanese entrepreneur

Yu Yamada, Founder and CEO of Ypsilon Group, Co-Founder of Legend Partners

Tag 1         11. Februar (Mittwoch)

(Internal discussions)

Tag 2         12. Februar (Donnerstag)

(Internal discussions continued)

(External speakers)

Verwandte Forschungsprojekte

Startups in Asien – die Bedeutung von Agglomerationen und internationaler Vernetzung