Join us in celebrating our one year anniversary of the Consulate-General of Japan in Boston’s satellite office at CIC!
Last year, the Consulate General of Japan opened an office at CIC to build a bridge to further aid business between Japan and the ecosystem in the Greater Boston area. Our aim is to foster new collaboration and exchange of ideas.
On May 13th, please join us for a celebratory gathering at CIC Cambridge’s Venture Café on the 5th floor, featuring a moderated panel discussion as well as presentations from ASICS and Panasonic. The panelists are all from Japanese companies in various sectors located within the Boston innovation ecosystem.
5:30 - 6:00PM Networking
6:00 - 6:15PM Welcome speech
6:15 – 6:45PM Panel Discussion
6:45 – 7:15PM Presentations
7:15 - 8:00PM Networking
Karl Ruping, Founder and Managing Partner of incTANK Venture
Akinori Kochi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc., General Manager
Fumitaka Mori, Remiges Ventures, Venture Partner
Partha P. Paul, LPixel, Inc., Head, North America Business
The event will be held in English.
*Please bring a picture ID for access into the building.
Karl Ruping is the founder and managing partner of incTANK Ventures, a family office venture fund operating out of the CIC in Cambridge, MA that invests in early stage companies. (www.inctank.com
) IncTANK works with dedicated entrepreneurs building innovative startups with core intellectual property rights and international market potential. While focused on Boston’s innovation eco-system, Karl has an international perspective on business strategies and investing. After a JSPS Fellowship at the University of Tokyo, he began his career in Japan as a patent attorney specializing in intellectual property licensing for international clients. At incTANK he has led investments in a number of successful ventures that attracted Japanese co-investors, including AgaMatrix (www.agamatrix.com
), Agrivida (www.agrivida.com
), and Misfit Wearables (www.misfit.com
). Karl is currently focused on a new synthetic biology startup, Tiba Biotech (www.tiba.bio
), while serving on the advisory board of a Tokyo-based computational drug discovery venture with a Boston presence, Modulus Discovery (www.modulusdiscovery.com
Akinori Kochi is the General Manager of Global Research & Innovation at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America’s Boston Office, located at CIC Cambridge. He received his Master’s in Engineering in 1995 from the University of Tokyo’s School of Engineering and joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries immediately after. Since 1995, he has worked as a Research Engineer, Deputy Manager, Manager, and Research Manager at the Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in MHI’s Nagasaki Research and Development Center. In July 2014, he started his current position at MHIA in Boston.
Fumitaka Mori, Ph.D., is a Venture Partner at Remiges Ventures. Fumitaka joined Remiges in 2015 as a secondee from Taiho Pharmaceutical and is engaged in identification/evaluation/due diligence of early-stage biotech companies for Remiges’ investment. Prior to joining Remiges, he has 6 years’ experience in drug discovery as a research scientist, and 6 years’ experience in early-stage portfolio strategy and strategic research planning/alliance in Taiho. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Shizuoka.
Partha Paul is a life sciences industry executive with experience in P&L management, business/corporate development, strategic planning, technology development and portfolio planning in the US and emerging markets. He has a deep domain expertise in biotech, medical devices, medical imaging and in-vitro diagnostics. Currently, Partha leads the North America Business for LPixel, an AI based advanced image analysis company. He started his career at Southwest Research Institute in R&D . Then he lead business development and strategic marketing functions of AtheroGenics, a biotech company and Interleukin Genetics, a med-tech company. Prior to LPixel, he was the Business Head of Image Guided Therapy and DXR business for Philips Health Systems in India sub-continent with a full P&L responsibility and Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for GE Healthcare, South Asia. Partha has a PhD degree from Johns Hopkins University and MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University.