VYE (Viet Youth Entrepreneurs) April Pitch
Date : 04/April/2016
In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Date : 07/June/2016
In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
We shall create many opportunities for you to meet your potential investor to fund your projects through pitching events and private introductions. This way we could “get the ball rolling”, to kick start your road to success!
If we see that your project has potential for growth, we will open our doors to you to meet various investors that would help you achieve that much needed fund to help start your business.
Makoto Ikeda (PhD), the founder of Hottolink Inc., is a Predictive and Analytics Service consultant for social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. He is currently a board member of Xyxon, Inc. He is the current Adviser of Aucfan. He was a member of the board of directors of an Internet Engineering Global Certification program under Prosoftraining.com. He was a former President of the Interface Group Japan who lead the successful COMDEX Asia (Largest Computer Dealers Exposition in the world) which is now known as the successful Sands Group. In the government sector, Dr. Ikeda was a member of the Committee for Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) of Japan, a quasi-government organization of the Ministry of Trade and International Trade and Industry (MITI), the Industrial Technology and Development Cooperative of Fukushima Prefecture. It did not end there, Dr. Ikeda was also involved with the Japan Information Processing Development Corporation (JIPDEC). His skill in the field of I.T. got him involved with 12 more government organizations. This makes Dr. Ikeda an extremely experienced individual in the field of Internet Technology.
Not only is Dr. Ikeda experienced in Internet Technology, he is as well very experienced in the Tokyo Stock Market. He was a member of the board of JRM which was listed in the 2nd Section of the Tokyo Stock Market for 5 consecutive years. Through his efforts Dr. Ikeda was able to launch Aucfan into IPO in April 2013. The same was done with his efforts for Hottolink, Inc. in December of the same year.
In the early years of his career, Dr. Ikeda was a Provost and Tenure Professor at the, graduate school of Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Advanced Technology Center for the Next Generation Internet Application of the University of Aizu.
In his spare time, he helps organize important I.T. related conferences and contributes as either or being both the Chair and keynote speaker. He also lectures in graduate schools were Business modeling and strategy, Change Management and Knowledge Management, Consulting Methodology, Social Media Marketing, and Internet Economy. He wrote more than 100 academic papers and more than 20 books.
Dr. Ikeda was also an Editorial Writer of the Business Computer News, and a Judge of Computer Awards Japan, a Publisher of the Japan Computer Indexes, INFAS( Magazine of Information and Fashion) in collaboration with Mori Hanae Company (a renowned fashion designer).
Mr. Hiro began his first business of Desk Top Publising (DTP) at the age of twenty six in Canada in1993.At that time, DTP was a new and innovative technology for the publication industry. Since it is so new, not many companies have that knowledge to be able to use DPA in its publishing but Mr. Hiro still went ahead to use it. In order to make his business more successful, he and his business partner went to reprogram their image setters allowing them to be able to print multiple in multiple languages. At that time, no one in Canada were able to print Chinese, Japanese and English fonts using image setters. Hence this allowed Mr. Hiro to reach out to the rising Chinese and Japanese community.
Mr. Hiro also got many projects from various Canadian companies andeven from the Canadian Government.This was due to the company’s ability to publish information in multiple languages in a fast and more cost effective way.
1996, Mr. Hiro started to develop his own websites. He started learning HTML and created a webpage for theJapanese tourist online magazine. Soon after, many companies went to seek his help asking him to help them create Web pages for them. The demand was high at that time as not many people has the skills to createwebpages so business was booming.
One day he realized that it was too hard to create web pages, so he started to learn about programming with a plan to develop a program that would help him in the creating of webpages. In 1999, Mr. Hiro and his programmer finally completed the development of the Content Management System (CMS) and some module system with ASP model.The development of these programs took 2 years of hard work and dedication.
In 2001, Mr. Hiro established a company in Japan and started a new project ATW (Any Time Any Where you can learn) which is an e-learning service using his CMS module. This e-learning service allows Canadian teachers to teach Japanese students through the use of webcams. This technology is something similar to the app Skype which we have today however Skype did not exist at that time.
However due to the technology not being so advanced at that point in time, ATW received complaints regarding thequalityof the service as the internet connection at that time was only a couple of MB/sec. Due to the lack of funds and support this project lasted for about a year. However Mr. Hiro did not think that this was a failure as he wanted people to understand and realizethat e-learning was the way of the future and he was right e-learning has become part of many educationalsystems all over the world.
In 2010, Mr. Hiro came to Singapore and helped established many Japanese SME companies in Singapore and in the whole of the ASEAN region. In a nutshell, Mr. Hiro is someone who has many experience in developing young companies and is also skilled in various industries too.