"In 2007, the co-founders of IMPACT Japan began organizing cross-fertilizing programs such as the Global Entrepreneurship Week Japan (in association with the Kauffman Foundation) and TEDxTokyo (in association with Technology, Entertainment, Design – TED), and immediately realized that there was a hunger for a locally and globally connected platform in Japan. IMPACT Japan thus took the initiative and decided to establish this needed platform in order to nurture nascent abilities and strengths – the catalysts that will create the next generation of products, companies, industries and leaders.By establishing a platform that develops an entrepreneurial culture and mindset, IMPACT Japan is able to effectively address Japan’s challenges in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. Additionally, through the support of an ecosystem that encourages experimentation and the opportunity to learn from mistakes, this platform will also provide greater access to intelligent capital and a wide range of professional sectors and services. "

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