I have feeling that more and more interesting aspiring entrepreneurs are gathering in Kyoto recently. The people behind Qooq are definitely one of them.
Month: November 2013
Startup Weekend Kyoto is officially kicking off. This time the SW event is happening in Fukuoka, Sendai, Okinawa, and all participants are eligible for larger Global Startup Battle. What’s even more exciting is a list of benefits given by the SW as below.
- Benefit #1
$2,000 worth Google Cloud Platform consisting of $1,000 for App Engine, $1000 for Compute Engine.
- Benefit #2
2,000 server hours from Engine Yard.
Although it’s not entirely required for startup entrepreneurs to learn how to program, I believe it’s a huge plus for them not only that they can more efficiently communicate with programmers and engineers but also that doing so could be the only choice to survive a crisis like CTO leaving. I really think this kind of movement is important and wish other cities follow the trend.