Women’s Startup Lab invites you to


Women’s International Showcase of Entrepreneurs

September 20, 2019

Location: Forbes Japan
Local Event:  9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. 
Global Pitch: 10:30a.m. 

Join and Cheer as Tokyo Takes the Global Stage

WiSE24 embodies the vision of Women’s Startup Lab and our Hito Philosophy (Hito means human in Japanese). Hitology, is people leaning on each other to elevate each other’s success. Join the movement and experience history in the making, because together, we are powerful.

We believe it’s time for women to rise and connect globally with opportunities and to impact the world through innovation and startups. This global experience celebrates how far we have come and recognizes how together we can accomplish so much more and create the opportunities & the change we want to see in the world.

Attend Your Local Event


Forbes Japan
2F Higashi Azabu Ichome Building
1-9-15 Higashi Azabu, Minato-ku.
Tokyo, Japan 106-0044

9:00 am – Welcome & Networking
9:30 pm – Startup & Investor Speaker(s)
10:30 am – Global Pitch Online – Tokyo
11:00 am – Round Table Advising Session


Watch Global Pitches Online

September 20, 2019
3:30 am Welcome to WiSE24 Introduction of Women’s Startup Lab
4:00 am Brazil/São Paulo Pitch
4:30 am Canada/Montréal Pitch
5:00 am Featured Silicon Valley Speaker: Bill Reichert, “7 Critical Factors” 
5:30 am US/Idaho/Boise Pitch
6:00 am Canada/Toronto Pitch
6:30 am US/Florida/Blockchain Fintech Pitch
7:00 am US/New York Pitch
9:00 am Featured: Ari Horie, Founder & CEO, Women’s Startup Lab, “Next Wave of Innovation”
9:30 am Featured: WSLab’s Accelerator 17th Batch’s Pitch
10:00 am Featured WSLab Keynote Speaker: Marci Harris, CEO of POPVOX
“How to Strategize for Your Early Fundraising”
10:30 am Japan/Tokyo Live Pitch – Cheer as your entrepreneurs Rise Locally! 
11:00 am Korea/Seoul Pitch
11:30 am Taiwan/Taipei Pitch


WiSE24 Japan Host

Machi Takahashi

Stroly Inc. - President and CEO

Machi Takahashi

Always interested in open culture, art, and technology, Machi began her business in museum and technology in 2003. In her earlier projects, she designed the hand-held museum guide recommendation system.
Profile or Bio

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Hito Philosophy

This is a character, two people leaning on each other, and it means “human” in Japanese.  

We seek innovation and transformation of the world through Hito.  It is a cultural shift, with wisdom of togetherness.

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