Tad is a specialist in developing and managing a startup support program, such as accelerator program and incubation program. He initiated and operated the Japan’s first government managed accelerator program at SME support Japan, and currently commits on development of the new startup support program at Kochi prefectural government and Tokyo Institute of Technology. He provides consultation on new business development with Japanese large firms and SMEs in Japan, specialized in giving various business ideas to clients in their ideation phases. He also has extensive experiences in marketing and sales at an Australian firm and Japanese firms. Based on his various international experiences, he used to be an associated professor, manager of international cooperation, Office of Cooperative R&D, Tohoku University, He awarded Ph.D. in Technology management at Tohoku university and completed MBA at Griffith University Nathan, in Brisbane, Australia.
Manager, Startup support and Regional Innovation, Office of Research and Innovation, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Mar 2017 to Present
I am responsible for supporting and nurturing startups at the university and seek opportunities to make a collaboration between the university and regions.
Founder and CEO, Tashiten Inc.
Feb 2017 to Present
"Tashiten" includes thee meanings, namely, "Outsiders' viewpoints", "Multi aspects" and "Add Ten". Our mission is "From outsider's viewpoints, we would like to provide clients with various thoughts, ideas and methods with multi aspects". Our specializations are "Supporting startups, mentoring for startup, development and management of startup accelerator program and new incubation system in the regional area.
Manager of Task force for Business Startup Centre, Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation Japan
Mar 2014 to Present
Task force for Business Startup Centre that will be launched on coming October
Ph.D. , Technology Management, Management of Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Mar 2002 to Jul 2005
Topic of dissertation: Japanese Born Globals - Analysis of Early Internationalised Japanese Small and Medium Enterprises
MBA, Graduate School of Management, Griffith University, Nathan
Jan 1999 to May 2000
The university is located in Brisbane, Australia.