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Startup Weekend returned to Japan for the second weekend in a row, this time to Tokyo!   90 members of Tokyo’s startup community gathered to generate 12 teams over the course of the weekend. Read on to see which of these teams came out on top!  We would like to congratulate all participants, organizers, and volunteers on an awesome event!  Startup Weekend will return to Japan once more on August 26 in Fukuoka.

A recap from lead organizer, Jonny Li:

“This is the 2nd leg of the 3 way battle between Kyoto, Tokyo and Fukuoka. We were very fortunate to be hosted by Mixi – one of Japans biggest social networks. 3 months after the event in May, one of the graduates of our Qlive.co came back and let us use their service. During the final day presentation we had 2 projectors, one for the final presenters and the other for Qlive. It was amazing seeing questions being asked live and being voted upon. There were a few funny questions, but you know…we are in Japan after all. :)”

Organizers: Jonny Li, Dongyol Lee

Speaker: Toshihisa Wanami (Lean Startup Japan)

Winning Teams:

  • 1st Place: Cooking DJ
    • CookingDJ’s mission is to “spice up your cooking life”. If you cook everyday, that will add up to around 22 days worth of cooking time so why not make that experience fun? Starting with a recipe, Cooking DJ will break up the the cooking process into mini steps timed by music around the same length. When the music changes, it is also time to move on to the next step.
  • 2nd Place:  Remembar.me
    • Remembar.me wants to help you to “Never be embarrassed again”.  Using AR technology and facial recognition,  Remembar.me allows you to scan the room using the phones camera and compare those faces against people within your network.
  • 3rd Place: Nikenme
    • Nikenme is a restaurant recommendation service with a twist, rather than finding food based simply on food and location. They want to help you find a venue for a date. The main focus is on the mood and atmosphere of the venue and they hope that this will help you better entertain your companion.