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Meet the Founders

Interested in starting a company in Fukuoka, but want to know more about the startup scene? Luckily, our impressive group of local and international startup founders have kindly agreed to give you the inside scoop about living, working, and starting up in Fukuoka.

This group of startup founders has worked to create strong companies based in Fukuoka, but many of their companies have a national and even global impact. When you arrive in Fukuoka, you will more than likely run into them at networking events, pitch competitions, and just around the city. They’ll be an excellent source of advice and guidance while you get your startup established. 

Check out the companies to get a sense of who our founders are and why those chose to not just start a company in Fukuoka, but also why they decided to stay. They've even offered tips and advice for you to know before you come to the city, ensuring you'll be ready to hit the ground running when you arrive.

Yasmine Djoudi and<br>Thomas Pouplin

Yasmine Djoudi and
Thomas Pouplin

Co-founders

ikkai

Masanori Hashimoto

Masanori Hashimoto

Co-founder

Nulab

Tom Brooke

Tom Brooke

CEO & Founder

Qurate

Hiromitsu Kuwahara

Hiromitsu Kuwahara

CEO

Doreming

Mumu Makinose

Mumu Makinose

Founder

Nemu

Mamoru Masumoto

Mamoru Masumoto

CEO

TrueBizon, Ltd

Shunsuke Nakamura

Shunsuke Nakamura

CEO

SHIKUMI DESIGN, Inc

Shota Morozumi

Shota Morozumi

Founder

F Ventures LLP

Ichiro Kimura

Ichiro Kimura

President & CEO

anect

Ian Liao

Ian Liao

CEO

Golface

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