About “Shibuya Startup Deck”
Shibuya Startup Deck (a.k.a. "Shibudeck"), a consortium of Shibuya City and private companies, is a team that supports the development of startups through industry-government collaboration. The name "Shibuya Startup Deck" is derived from a skateboard deck, and it's also a reference to Shibuya, a mecca of street culture. It strives to be a springboard for the startups where, like skateboarders, they can fall many times but eventually jump high.
A number of established companies have joined as Shibudeck members. Based on their own real-world experience and expertise in entrepreneurship and management, they advise Shibuya City Office's startup support policies to ensure their direction and help startups grow by providing concrete "places" and projects.
We will create an environment here in Shibuya where startups can take on challenges without fear!
- 1. Facilitate the business environment
- • Create a startup-friendly ecosystem of real estate, banks, lawyers, etc.
- 2. Foster the community
- • Foster the community where everyone helps each other = Create an environment where people can challenge without fear of failure
• Reduce communication costs, create a town where startups can find knowledge, resources, and support.
- 3. Globalization
- • Foster diversity and create an environment where innovation thrives.
- 4. PoCs and social implementation
- • Try out startups' solutions with the whole city
• Open innovation
ChairmanKan Suzuki（Professor at University of Tokyo, Keio University）
Vice-chairmanKen Hasebe（Mayor of Shibuya City）
Advisory board memberKoki Kimura（mixi, Inc.）
Masatoshi Kumagai（GMO Internet, Inc.）
Kaoru Hayashi（Digital Garage, Inc.）
Susumu Fujita（CyberAgent, Inc.）
Tomoko Namba（DeNA Co., Ltd.）
One of the pillars of Shibudeck's activities is to set up and moderate "subcommittees," each a community where the members discuss and tackle specific issues to move forward to accomplish the consortium's four missions in different focus areas.
Currently, there are six subcommittees --"Real Estate," "Finance," "Human Resources," "Foreign Business Investment Promotion," "Culture," and "PoC & Social Implementation." From now on, corporates, organizations, and individuals will bring their ideas to the subcommittees and discuss them as they work toward implementation. Shibuya City Office will support these activities by providing funds.
Tokyu Corporation, TSUKURUBA and others
Facilitates the access to office and living environment: Utilizing vacant properties, matching as-is facilities, rent guarantee system, etc.
Mizuho Bank and others
Aims to lower the barriers for funding: support for opening bank accounts, crowdfunding, making start-up products and services available as hometown tax returns in Shibuya City, etc.
PERSOL TEMPSTAFF and others
Promotes HR mobility: Human resource exchange between major companies and startups, including side job matching and hiring events
Foreign Business Investment Promotion
PERSOL HOLDINGS CO., LTD. and others
Attracts startups from overseas: Provide insurance for those companies, "Startup Welcome Support" program for foreign startups, etc.
Tokyu Corporation and others
Promotes culture with diversity and inclusion in mind: Plan and produce art, music, and cultural programs that utilize emerging technologies such as 5G.
PoC & Social Implementation
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd. , Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.,Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
Creates a groundwork for PoCs and implementation: Call for projects, support for execution of the PoCs in Shibuya City and other partnering cities, etc.