SXSW Meet Up @ Tohoku University

South by Southwest (SXSW) is world renowned for bringing music, film, and technology together in one city. Hosted every spring in Austin, Texas, the festival attracts over one million people to this vibrant, yet cozy city. For the first time, Tohoku University will host a SXSW 2019 meetup event.

Tohoku first came onto the radar of SXSW exhibitors after the tragic events of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Various SXSW startups utilized their technology to offer their thoughts and prayers to the Tohoku Region following the disaster.

The SXSW 2019 meetup event takes place at the Aoyama Campus' Buddy Table, showcasing exhibitions from SXSW 2019. It will consist of a lecture followed by a networking event.

The event is designed to be a casual, standing event allowing for a relaxed atmosphere. Light refreshments will also be provided. Those with an interest in SXSW and/or those who have a general interest in film, technology, and startups are welcome to join.


  • 5:00pm Tohoku University Startup Garage (TUSG) Introduction
  • 5:05pm Guest Lecture
  • Jun Yamadera, CEO of Eyes, Japan
    *SXSW exhibitor since 2013
  • Jutaro Mochizuki, CEO of REDD inc. (Joining via Zoom)
    *SXSW Trade Show exhibitor since 2014
  • Kouichiro Yamazaki, CEO of Grow Forward
    *Graduated from Tohoku University in 2019
  • Davy/Daisuke Yoshida , co-Founder & CEO of Yume Cloud inc.
    *SXSW exhibitor since 2017
  • 6:00pm Networking event
  • 8:30pm Finish

Date: June 19, 2019
Time: 6-8:30pm
This event is open to the public.
Lecture participation is free.
Participation in the networking event from 6pm onwards is \1,000 for students, \2,000 for general participants.
This event will be conducted in Japanese.


To register, click on the following link


Industry-University Cooperation Division
Phone: 022-795-5281

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