Total Access Japan - 2022 Washington State Cleantech Mission to Japan

Webinar | March.17.2022 | 10am - 12pm (Tokyo Standard Time)

Zoom - Connection details provided upon registration


Our next Total Access Japan Series, co-organized by the Washington State Department of Commerce, SWAN Venture Group, and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will be hosting the 2022 Washington State Cleantech Mission to Japan – Online Pitch Event, featuring nine cutting-edge startups based in the Seattle area that develop innovations related to climate change. Brian Young, expert from the Washington State, Kentaro Nagao from the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jim Reed from SWAN Venture Group, as well as Hiroki Sugita and Sakon Kuramoto from the Tokyo office, both with experience related to SDGs and ESG, will also discuss on how to collaborate with startups and handle SDGs and ESG.

This pitch event is related to the Japan Seattle AI Innovation Meetup series led by Tetsuro Eto, Japan representative of the Washington State Department of Commerce in the United States and partner of SWAN Venture Group, facilitating the match-making of cutting-edge innovators with Japanese corporations. The series, co-sponsored by Orrick’s Seattle office, has been taking place since 2016 in various locations including Seattle Tokyo and Osaka. A number of alliances were born as a result of this series, including eight Seattle-based startups and three medium/large-sized companies opening offices in Japan. 

The nine startups to be featured are as below. Please click here for their details.

  • Hexas Biomass (biomass)
  • liloTree (advanced materials technology)
  • ZILA Works (developer of a bio-epoxy resin)
  • BlueDot Photonics (developer of material technology for solar panels)
  • iUNU (agritech)
  • REBIRTH Analytics (AI/environment related risk management)
  • Emissol (emission control and carbon capture technologies)
  • Blue Dot Motorworks (Retrofit Plug-in Hybrid technology)
  • BattGenie (software for clean battery)

In addition to watching this pitch event, we also accept individual meeting requests to give you the opportunity to meet with your desired speaker. Please feel free to fill in the survey form which will be included in the reminder email to be sent the day before the event (can be filled in before or after the event).

We look forward to seeing you!

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (JST)
Format: Online
Attendance Fee: Free of Charge
Organized by: Orrick Tokyo Law Offices, a gaikokuho joint enterprise
Co-organized: Washington State Department of Commerce, SWAN Venture Group, and The Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Language: English (no simultaneous interpretation but will contain some explanations in Japanese)

Participation from competitors is discouraged.