YVP x INDEST co-hosted event "Global Market Strategy: Targeting the Global Market from Japan!"


INDEST is an incubation office operated by Tokyo Institute of Technology on its Tamachi campus. We are currently holding various events based on the concept of "nurturing university startups that change the world." This time, as the first co-hosted event with YVP (Tokyo Tech Yokohama Venture Plaza), the theme is "Global market strategy: Brazilian Entrepreneurs, Japanese academia, and smaller companies team up to take on the world challenge".

We will bring you a cross talk between Mr. BENTO MASSAHIKO KOIKE, CEO of EVERON Corporation, who is currently a resident of YVP, and associate professor Tomohiro Hayash, Tokyo Tech School of Materials Science and Engineering.

Mr. BENTO MASSAHIKO KOIKE is the founder of EVERON Co., Ltd., and the company's CKO (Chief Knowledge Officer): Together with Professor Hayashi, he aims to develop graphene supercapacitors with high environmental friendliness and power storage performance, contributing to sustainable social development. He also started Tecsis, a startup in Brazil that produced wind power blades, and grew it into a large international company with 7,500 employees.
(Tecsis growth strategy was also featured in Harvard Business Review as a case study)

Why did he choose to take on the new challenge of starting a business in Japan and teaming up with Professor Hayashi? We will have a conversation with Tomohiro Hayashi about the mindset of an entrepreneur and the key points for Japanese startups to compete on the global stage.

I hope that the cross talk will be of use to you in the future. This time, you can participate not only on-site but also online.


Date and time

Monday, March 11, 2024, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


INDEST 2F Event Space and online (on-site/online: hybrid participation)


  • Tokyo Tech Ventures
  • INDEST residents/planned residents
  • Tokyo Tech GAP Fund Applicants/Selectors
  • Students and faculty members of GTIE-related universities or related venture companies
  • Others: Global strategies for startups, students interested in starting a business, working adults, etc.


On-site participation: first 30 people, online participation: no capacity limit

Introduction of Lecturers



A graduate and postgraduate in Aeronautical Engineering from ITA, Bento worked for 8 years in both the Institute of Space Activities (IAE) and the Institute of Space Research (INPE). During that time he participated in projects at the German Institute of Aerospace Research (DFVLR) and the Canadian Communications Research Centre in Ottawa. Later he co-founded and managed Composite, a company that produced important components for the Brazilian Space Program. In 1995 he founded Tecsis and was its CEO for 18 years (in 2007 Tecsis became a case study at the Harvard Business School). The company became the largest global manufacturer of customized wind turbine blades (7500+ employees) and for years held more than 45% of the US Market Share. In 2013, he won the Endeavor Global Entrepreneur of the Year award. He did management courses at Harvard, Columbia and Stanford University among others. He left Tecsis in 2014 and dedicates himself to new technology-based ventures. He is a member of the Board of FRAUNHOFER IWES, Germany.

Guest speaker: Tokyo Institute of Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Associate Professor Tomohiro Hayashi

Tokyo Institute of Technology School of Materials Science and Engineering Associate Professor Tomohiro Hayashi

Tomohiro Hayashi completed his bachelor's course at Waseda University in 1997. Then, he graduated master's course at University of Tsukuba in 2000. He received his Ph.D. from Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg in 2003. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Tokyo Tech and then as a permanent researcher at AIST in Tsukuba (2006). After that, he joined Tokyo Tech as an assistant professor in 2007 and was promoted to associate professor in 2010. In 2023, He joined Everon as a Chief Knowledge Officer. 12 awards have so far been given to him. (Asahi Kasei Award (2011), JSPS Young Researchers' Award (2018), Tokyo Tech Education Award (2019), Fellow of Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science, etc.). His recent scientific focus is on developing surface andinterfacial analytical techniques to explore biointerfaces (atomic force microscopy combined with laser spectroscopy and high-speed signal processing spectroscopy), single-molecule dynamic force measurements, and materials informatics for designing biomaterials.

Host organization

YVP (Yokohama Venture Plaza), INDEST


YVP × INDEST co-hosted event "Global Market Strategy: Targeting the Global Market from Japan!



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