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SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 Global Startup Program

May 15 - May 16

Sustainable High City Tech for a Future
Fostering open innovation with startups from Tokyo to the world

What is SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 Global Startup Program

Asia's largest and Japan's only global innovation conference that creates "new encounters" with both domestic and international startup ecosystems to solve the common global urban issues.

A two-day program to create “sustainable new values” by leveraging diverse ideas, digital know-how, and cutting-edge technology to take on urban challenges that the world will inevitably face, such as demographic change, environmental and energy concerns, aging infrastructure, and the preservation of traditional culture. Various stakeholders, including leading startups from Asia and around the world, investors, large corporations, countries/cities, and student entrepreneurs, will gather in Tokyo to foster business open innovation with huge social and economic impact.


Adi Ignatius
Editor in Chief, Harvard Business Review

Susan Su
Partner, Climate Investing at Toba Capital

Ko Miyoshi
Chief Strategy Officer at TIER IV

Jen Carter
Global Head of Technology

Hiroki Koga
Co-Founder & CEO of Oishii

Tomosaku Sohara
Managing Partner at NordicNinja VC

John Roos
Founding Partner at Geodesic Capital Formar U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Marc Penzel
Founder & President of Startup Genome

Ronald Cohen
President of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)

Tomoko Namba
KEIDANREN Vice Chair Founder/Executive at DeNA Co., Ltd.

Sarita Runeberg
CEO / Chief Executive Officer of Maria 01

Janette Sadik-Khan
Principal, Bloomberg Associates

Taizo Son
The Edge of / Mistletoe Co-Founder

Yuriko Koike
Governor of Tokyo

Takeshi Niinami
Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer
Suntory Holdings Limited
Chairman (Representative Director)
Japan Associate of Corporate Executives


The event will feature thought-provoking Sessions by industry leaders from Japan and around the world, where you can learn what "sustainable new value" is and what kind of future will be realized through innovation, as well as gain the "insights" and "new discoveries" necessary for the creation and evolution of specific businesses.

Pitch Contest
The event will host one of Asia's largest pitch contest with a remarkable number of applicants and susbstantial prize money, offering a unique opportunity to present proposals to large corporations. Join us for the 'SusHi Tech Challenge,' led by world-leading startups, as we aim to identify the top solution in Sustainable High City Tech, that will make sustainable cities a reality.

Booth Exhibits
Booth exhibits that promote open innovation to solve urban issues by creating "new encounters" on the spot and at the right time
- Asia's largest booth exhibition by leading overseas Startups that have not yet entered the Japanese market and leading domestic Startups that have a strong desire to expand overseas.
- Exhibit of large corporations that are willing to collaborate, invest, and develop new businesses with startups in a corporate pavilion where decision makers will also be present.
- Student pavilion planned and operated by current students to expand the scope of entrepreneurship and produce future entrepreneurs
- Pavilion by prominent domestic and international VC firms to promote fundraising
A PR stage to effectively disseminate information to Startup stakeholders
- A PR stage that can effectively disseminate information to Startup stakeholders; - Various support services to help students enter the Japanese market, etc.

The event will have Asia's largest business platform for local and international startup ecosystem players, including speakers and exhibitors. There will also be numerous dedicated spaces available for networking and business discussions.

Focus Themes of SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024
Global Startup Program

- Realization of safe, secure, and resilient urban infrastructure by utilizing cutting-edge technologies.
- Enhancement of the convenience of short-distance urban mobility through precise and safe transportation options, as well as new mobility solutions.

- Reconstruction of energy production and consumption systems to realize a decarbonized and recycling-oriented society.
- Increase of Food Security Through Next-Generation Food Development and Food Loss Reduction Initiatives.

- Enhancement of support for everyone, from children to the elderly, to lead comfortable and active lives.
- Improve the convenience of people's lives through the use of cutting-edge technology in the financial sector and other areas.

- Creation of new entertainment value by combining traditional culture and cutting-edge technology, and rediscovery of city attractions.

- Harmonizing the resolution of social issues with sustainable growth to deliver a positive impact on society.

Schedule and Location

Event Date: Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16, 2024

Main Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Halls 1 & 2 (3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
*Hybrid venue and online event (booths will be exhibited only at the venue).

Ticket Details: 

Investor Ticket : ¥60,000
- Includes admission to special lounges
- The number of tickets sold is limited.
- Only one ticket can be purchased per account.

Regular Ticket : ¥20,000
- Only one ticket can be purchased per account.

Student Ticket : ¥2,000
- Only one ticket can be purchased per account.

Online Ticket : Free
- Only one ticket can be purchased per account.

Please contact the "Global Startup Program Inquiry Desk" if you are interested in purchasing group tickets.

*All photographs, videos, and records taken during the event belong to the organizer. The information may be published on Internet sites, newspapers, magazines, television, etc. Participants are considered to have agreed to photography and public display as a condition of participating in this event.

Access Information

Tokyo Big Sight
3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0063, Japan
TEL 03-5530-1111

For those coming by train:
- Rinkai Line: Kokusai-Tenjijo Station (Approx. 7 minutes on foot after getting off)
- Yurikamome Line: Tokyo Big Sight Station (Approx. 3 minutes on foot after getting off)

For those coming from the airport:
- Haneda Airport (Limousine Bus): Approximately 25 minutes
- Narita Airport (Limousine Bus): Approximately 80 minutes to Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel (Approx. 3 minutes on foot after getting off)

At this venue, you can access TOKYO FREE Wi-Fi, which complies with international standards for safety and convenience.
*It is free of charge with no usage restrictions.