MoMo Tokyo – November 27th – Tokyo Startups United

Post Event Update:
Huge Thanks to All – Awesome Night with +300 Attending – Check the Photo Gallery!

Celebrate Entrepreneurship in Japan

We’re thrilled to combine forces with several amazing Tokyo community networks to celebrate the growing energy of our local startup scene in Japan. This post GEW mega-mixer plan, with zero presentations and full-blown networking action, expects to draw 300+ of the best and brightest.. if you’re in the game you just gotta be there!

Date: Wednesday, 27th November 2013
Running Time: 19:00 – 23:00
Venue: LE G.A Roppongi :: MAP
Cost: Β₯1000 Entry – Cash Bar Advance Registration

Join us to welcome Startup Weekend teams for their Global Startup Battle after party, offer our congratulations to The Bridge (formally Startup Dating) platform folks and wish Happy 9th Anniversary to Mobile Monday Tokyo while gathering all members – with Business in Japan, Good People and Inter Media – for a massive Bonenkai Party!


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— MoMo Tokyo Team

Mobile Monday Tokyo – Sept. 16th – Birthday on a Boat!


Sorry folks.. Typhoon Man-Yi has Bad Timing.. #_#
The tour company cancelled the trip sadly – it’s off.

wOw.. September marks our 9th anniversary of running MoMo events here in Tokyo, Many Thanks To All for a Most Excellent Adventure. Considering the Happy Monday System, and 09.16 is Respect for the Aged (ahem) holiday, it’s the perfect time for a fresh-air Evening Cruise on the bay to celebrate! Please feel free to bring colleagues, friends and family along for casual drinks and Big Smiles, promise it Will Be Fun 😎

Date: Monday, 16th September 2013
Running Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Venue: Tokyo Bay Cruise from Takeshiba Pier :: MAP
Cost: 2,500 JPY includes *Cruise Ticket with Open Bar*

Important: *Book Your Tickets NOW*, it will sell-out soon, there’s an easy web-form with combini pay or simply call 03-3437-6119 to reserve. Also, we’ll have some updates to share with those confirmed, so please RSVP Here. Finally, plan to arrive by 6pm, take Yurikamome Line to Takeshiba Station, boarding begins at 7pm for a firm 7:15 departure, with or without you. See their FAQ Page with maps and related details.

We will gather on the Top Deck of the Ferry, near the beer of course, naturally you’re free to wander around the boat. There is a typical selection of food for sale on-board and the tour company offers yukata discounts too. If you’ve never been on this cruise, it’s great.. if you have – then you know – Lets Go.. All Aboard!

– MoMo Tokyo Team

MoMo Tokyo – August 5th – Beer Garden Festival

Yesss… it’s that time of year once again to get everyone together for some frosty pints – Frozen Nama For All – and cool evening breezes on the roof top beer gardens!

We’ve reserved a huge space at the ‘Green Garden’ of Tokyu Shibuya Honten for this Come as you are and Pay as you go evening. Note: consider this an Open to All event. Please Register – as we need an estimated head count – look forward to mix & mingle with our Tokyo mobile community along with friends and family other groups!

Date: Monday, 5th August 2013
Running Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Venue: Tokyu Shibuya Honten Roof Top :: GMAP
Cost: Free Entry, Cash Bar – See Menu [Jpn]

Otherwise, we’re gearing-up for the fall season, will pass details along as possible.. been thinking.. maybe our 9th Birthday on a Boat.. who wants to go for a cruise..!?!

Meanwhile.. we’d Love to get some members feedback about MoMo Tokyo activities; What do you enjoy – how could we improve, have you made an important connection at one of the many past events – tell us your stories.. 😎

– MoMo Tokyo Team

Mobile Asia Expo 2013 – Connecting the Future

Following on the incredible success of the inaugural Mobile Asia Expo last year, the GSMA is putting forth an even bigger and more exciting Expo in 2013. Mark your calendars now for 26-28 June 2013 at the Shanghai New Intl. Expo Centre for Asia’s best mobile industry event.

15% discount pass with code: G15KSP4HMN

See Overview with Special Partner Offerings [.pdf]

Our MoMo chapters in China teamed-up for a super Mobile Startup Competition at MAE in 2012, we expect to run another round of exciting activities on location again this year. As planning continues we wanted to be sure that you are aware of all the ways you can showcase as an Exhibitor, Sponsor, or Advertiser at MAE!

MoMo Tokyo Team

MoMo Tokyo – May 13th – APP Exhibition Mixer

Thanks to all who joined our Hanami event, it was snowing sakura, priceless. Next up: APP Exhibition Spring 2013, it’s been awhile, No Presentations – All Hands-on Action.

Date: Monday, 13 May, 2013
Venue: Super-Deluxe :: GMAP
Running Time: 19:00 – 23:00
Entry Fee: 1,000 JPY with Advance Registration – OR – 2,000 JPY at the door
Includes: 1-drink and Great Evening with Awesome mobile players!

See the company lineup below, look forward to join you there for cotton candy.. 😎

— MoMo Tokyo Team

Crisp Media is a NYC based mobile advertising company that has partnered with D.A.Consortium to bring the Crisp Engage advertising content management platform to Japan. As the market for feature phones in Japan wanes, and a new era of brand advertising in Japan emerges, Crisp Engage is preparing to to deliver high quality iPhone, Android and tablet creative to web and apps for Japan’s top brands. Crisp’s brand advertising focus contrasts with the prevailing performance advertising banners from SDK providers. Crisp’s light framework requires no SDK and leverages HTML5 to deliver immersive ad experiences and a varied set of KPIs beyond app downloads. Crisp is dedicated to both innovative front end design as well as best in class architecture for optimizing deployment across mobile networks.

Cooori, the online language learning company launched a new iOS app in January 2013 called LingoWorld that not only teaches Japanese but nine other languages. The app is localized to all ten languages so that a Thai person can be learn Japanese and vice versa. The target customers are beginners and tourists who want to enrich their experience by learning many useful phrases in a language. The learning app has game elements giving users points, a growing tree and badges while learning. The app uses AI to make the learning efficient and schedules learning tasks for the users. The users can practice their pronunciation in a built-in voice studio. LingoWorld has been downloaded by over 40,000 users worldwide and has garnered outstanding reviews.

Jorte Inc. is the developer of Jorte Calendar, your personal Organizer. Jorte is a free app available today for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire. Designed to be easy to get started using but has many features for advanced users. Personalize your Calendar the way you want with Wallpapers, Icons, and Color themes. Jorte supports syncing with Google Calendar or our own Jorte Cloud to sync your Calendar between all your Android/iOS devices and the web.

Monaca is a cloud-based development platform featuring native iOS, Android and Windows 8 capability from Asial corporation. It allows developers to create native apps with HTML5 and JavaScript for multiple mobile platforms simultaneously. By using the Monaca IDE, developers can create, debug and distribute apps in a browser-based environment. This gives considerable savings in time and development costs compared with traditional development methods. Asial Corporation is a Tokyo-based technology company focused on server-side web and mobile application development.

Moneytree, released April 25th, is a new smartphone app that automatically display balances and transactions from your Japanese bank and credit card (presently iOS only). Tokyo-based Moneytree KK has been developing the cloud service for over a year, seeking to redefine the “personal finance” genre in Japan. The app focuses on reducing the amount of data shown, and delivers meaningful insights to consumers based on data analysis. For example, Moneytree tells you when and how much your next credit card payment is, so you know if you have sufficient funds in the right bank account. It can show you when an expected payment has arrived, eliminating the need to visit a bank branch or log into your bank’s smartphone ‘unfriendly’ website.

OrΓ©e was born in south of France to deliver elegant, durable & personalized tech objects primarily made of premium wood. All our objects are hand-finished by the craftsman.Our first object OrΓ©e Board is a wireless keyboard made of Maple & Walnut. Each board is made of a single piece of wood along with its own unique grain across keys. Customers are also able to choose the country&OS layout, typeface, and personalized texts or theme images engraved on the board.

At Willmore, we are developing a business specializing in the health care area, to manifest the values and hope. Preventive behavior support specialized familiar disease, the discomfort and pain, the provision of health care services, the health care research project, focusing on qualitative research of medical pharmaceutical professional, Every Wellness business, marketing and corporate communications We have performed support. AllergyChecker is an application that enables you to check whether any allergenic substance is contained in certain foods.

Established in 2008, Wizcorp is a Tokyo-based technology company which employs an international team of talented engineers and consultants. These wizards utilize and devise leading-edge technologies to create awesome web applications for a global audience. Having previously collaborated with high-profile clients such as GREE and Capcom, Wizcorp recently self-published two iOS puzzle games, Celulo and Tiki Takoo – Paradise Island. Both titles are HTML5 games which the company believes outperform many native apps. Wizcorp representatives will be on hand to reveal the magical formula which they used to achieve this.

Mobile Monday Tokyo – April 1st – Yozakura Hanami

Update: We’re Thrilled to Welcome Everyone From Bar Android – YATTA!

Yessss… it’s that time again (already) as the cherry blossoms are blooming and spring is In The Air! Since mother nature seems in a bit of a hurry this year, we will have our annual MoMo Tokyo Hanami at Ueno Park on Monday APRIL 1st (no foolin!)

The target location is same area as last year – See Map – we’re looking forward to join everyone for big smiles and cheers. Please be sure to bring along your own food and ‘beverages’ of choice, with some extras to share pot-luck style for friends and family. We’ll stake out the spot early and Be There All Day, up until last train, Join Us Anytime!

Fingers crossed on the weather; hopefully the timing will be just perfect for Sakura Fubuki so we can catch some falling petals for good luck the rest of this year.. πŸ˜€

— MoMo Tokyo Team

MoMo Tokyo – March 11th – Be Prepared, Never Forget

There has been much discussion related to BYOD issues and MDM platforms, meet key players in the device management space to address this growing concern for enterprise. Respecting the iconic date, 2nd anniversary of 3.11 quake, we also look forward to hear from good folks who have been involved with activities in Tohoku.

Date: Monday, 11 March, 2013
Awesome Venue: LE G.A Roppongi :: MAP
Running Time: 19:00 – 23:00
Entry Fee: 1,000 JPY Register Here
Includes: First Drink and Buffet Food.. 😎
Many Thanks to ForeScout, MobileIron and OPTiM for their support!

Although the renewal of Japan’s Tohoku region will take many years to complete, in some ways the disaster is already ‘old news’. Our mission is to keep awareness of renewal as it is happening in Japan. By using the power of stories to connect, inform, heal and inspire we hope to encourage even more people to get involved or at the very least feel a connection with the people giving it their best. Perhaps that inspiration will even find an outlet at another location on the globe.
Speaker: Neil Van Wouw, Managing Director, Ganbatte 365 – .PDF

ikifu is an awarded donation platform launched in 2012 with the aim to simplify the way people can change the world. i-kifu aims support Non Profit Organizations (NPOs), individuals and corporations to connect in a mutually beneficial environment by helping them to take full advantage of the power of internet and mobile technologies. It could be compared to a Kickstarter for non-profits. Everyone wants to live happy and in a better world. Start helping others and start feeling the satisfaction to be helpful to others. The people who receive your help, will never forget your gift.
Speaker: Nhat Vuong, Founder/CEO, – .PDF

After the 3/11 earthquake and resulting nuclear situation at Fukushima Diachi it became clear that people wanted more data than what was available. Through joint efforts with partners such as International Medcom, Keio University, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and GlobalGiving, Safecast has been building a radiation sensor network comprised of static and mobile sensors actively being deployed around Japan – both near the exclusion zone and elsewhere in the country.
Speaker: Pieter Franken, Co-founder and Japan Director, Safecast – YouTube

We make the Net as simple as breathing, OPTiM’s mission is to create services/infra that everyone can utilize with ease. In order to create such services/infra, we are developing and providing a variety of support tools so that people around the world can use simply and easily with the utmost security.
Speaker: Keiichi Yokoyama, Vice President, Special Mission Division – .PPT

MobileIron was established at 2007, currently has over 500 employees, and has more than 4200 customer worldwide, including many Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies. MobileIron is being recognized by Gartner and IDC as the champion and leader in the mobile IT area. The solution from MobileIron keeps a very good balance between good user experience and strong security. We believe both are essential for a successful Mobile First enterprise. MobileIron recently had an innovation called AppConnect, which benefits the application developers, enterprise IT admins and the end users . With MobileIron AppConnect, user will get the best from the innovation of the mobile devices and applications, meanwhile IT can have all the business related data protected in the AppConnect container.
Speakers: Richard Li Sr. Systems Engineer, APAC Japan – .PDF
Mikio Yanashita Vice President Asia/Pacific & Japan & Managing Director (Japan)

ForeScout enables organizations to accelerate productivity and connectivity by allowing users to access corporate network resources where, how and when needed without compromising security. ForeScout CounterACT is real-time network security platform for access, mobile and endpoint compliance designed to enable organizations to improve IT responsiveness, mitigate threats and eliminate remediation costs. Because CounterACT appliances are easy to deploy, unobtrusive, intelligent and scalable, they has been chosen by more than 1,400 of the world’s most secure enterprises and military installations in global deployments spanning 37 countries. In Japan, ForeScout’s clients include key government ministries, city governments, telecommunication companies, medium/large enterprises, hospitals, and universities.
Speaker: Mr. Scott Gordon, Vice President Worldwide Marketing – .PPT

We look forward to see you there – bring a friend – All Welcome.

— MoMo Tokyo Team

MoMo Tokyo – Feb. 4th – hAPPy New Year!

We hope everyone had a chance to relax and enjoy during oshogatsu and now back into the swing for another exciting year. We’re kicking off the calendar with a killer event, see speaker line-up below, and are expecting a fantastic evening is in store for all. Will there be food, maybe.. drinks certainly.. tons of awesome people to connect with.. Most Definitely. Look forward to welcome a couple hundred mobilistas there!

Date: Monday, 4 February, 2013
Venue: Super-Deluxe :: GMAP
Running Time: 19:00 – 23:00
Entry Fee: 1,000 JPY with Advance Registration – OR – 2,000 JPY at the door
Includes: 1-drink and fun evening with all the greatest mobile biz folks in Tokyo!

Nicolas Loeillot – CEO – LM3Labs
LM3LABS launched a new service called Xloudia that can recognize millions of images, products or buildings. Pronounced cloudia, the solution targets B2B integration into mobile applications. Until today, image recognition, which is necessary for most augmented reality applications on a mobile phone was limited by capabilities of the device. Reference images were limited to a hundred maximum. Xloudia relies on a cloud architecture to recognize millions of images leaving to the mobile the lighter task of extracting feature points from the camera video flow and rendering contents. Xloudia supports iOS and Android platforms and is available to large e-commerce companies as well as to independent app developers.

Masato Kuninori – Senior Producer – Sony Digital Network Applications, Inc
Pictures pile up on your smartphone. Don’t let your cherished memories languish in a forgotten corner of your phone. Bring them alive with million moments, a photo viewing and sharing application that lets you enjoy and share your favorite pictures in elegant, magazine-like layouts. Take, import, and browse pictures. Create albums without editing your images, import the pictures from your smartphone or your Facebook albums, or take new pictures from within million moments to create an album automatically. Imported pictures are automatically sorted by date, with one-to-five pictures displayed per page. Each page displays the dates the pictures were taken and any comments added using the comment feature. The layouts randomly change each time you open an album, ensuring each viewing is a unique experience. It’s a beautiful and easy new way to explore your memories.

Paul Pugh – VP Creative – frog design
As one of the leading handset manufacturers in Japan, Sharp recognized the need to address an expanding market of smartphone users. Sharp collaborated with frog’s team of designers and technologists to design a new mobile user-experience model, called “Feel UX”, that is uncluttered and effortless to organize and use. frog and Sharp ideated, designed and launched this Android front-end in a short 9-month time span which is now the standard install on Sharp AQUOS smartphones with 3 different carriers in Japan.

Note we expect to have a few additional updates heading into the event.. meanwhile, mark the date and spread the word.. it’s shaping up to be the hottest ticket in town!

— MoMo Tokyo Team

Update Feb. 5th: Gosh.. That Was Fun = Thx All.. 😎