What are the key factors to startup success? What does it mean to have an entrepreneurial mindset? What is the “secret sauce” to Silicon Valley and its ability to grow and scale great startups? How can you be a part of it? Learn the answer to these questions and more in a pivotal session led by Mukul Agarwal, CEO & Founder of BootUP World, who has helped countless startups from around the world on their journey to growth and success.
- November 17, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm HST
- November 17, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
- November 18, 2020, 9:00 am – 10:00 am PHT
- November 18, 2020, 10:00 am –11:00 am JST
Mukul Agarwal, is Founder and CEO of BootUP World, a leading Silicon Valley based ecosystem focused on Startup Acceleration, Corporate Innovation and Coworking spaces. Mukul is an advocate for the entrepreneurial spirit and believes entrepreneurship is key to unifying the world as it transcends Race, Religion and Country. Mukul has been named by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the 50 inspirational Entrepreneurs to lookout for in 2017, Adweek.com mentions him as “25 Socially Strong Entrepreneurs Every VC Should Be Following”.
Mukul believes that having a strong, dynamic bridge to Silicon Valley provides the learning necessary to build vibrant, sustainable startup and innovation ecosystems around the world. The key to succeeding is to have an entrepreneurial mindset; a mindset that is focused on discovering opportunities, overcoming challenges, and taking continuous action. Through our BootUP Country Hubs, we provide a solid bridge to Silicon Valley and a foundation for growth for international entrepreneurs. Mukul is thrilled to work with APAMAN and fabbit to help Japan’s startups on their path to success.
About BootUP World
BootUP World is a leading global ecosystem focused on building strong, dynamic bridges between Silicon Valley and the world, helping startups scale, corporates innovate, students thrive, and countries grow through entrepreneurship and innovation. BootUP’s comprehensive startup ecosystem and collaborative co-working spaces provide a platform for success and a global network of entrepreneurs, corporates, mentors/advisors, and investors. Programs are designed by Silicon Valley thought leaders to provide the tools to inspire, ideate, build, and transform the mindsets of rising entrepreneurs. Through its ecosystem, BootUP has been involved with over 110 companies that have raised more than $400 million in investments and are valued at over $4 billion.
Michimasa Naka (Moderator)
CEO at Boardwalk Capital Inc.
fabbit Advisory Board member
Former Citigroup Securities Executive Vice President
Part-time lecturer at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School and Lecturer at Keio University Graduate School, Director at The Tokyo New Business Conference
Graduated from Keio University with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering and received a Master of Engineering in 1989. After graduation, he joined Salomon Brothers Asia Securities, where he was a top salesman. He moved to Citigroup Securities and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Citigroup Securities, and after leaving the firm in 2010, he founded Storm Harbor Securities Inc.
In 2016, he founded Boardwalk Capital Corporation, which is primarily focused on angel investing.
He has served as an outside director of several high-growth public companies, including VECTOR Inc., Vision Inc., istyle Inc., and Geniee, Inc., as well as a part-time lecturer of System Design and Management at Keio University Graduate School and Hitotsubashi University Graduate School. He is the author of “The Global Talent Requirements to Win in the World”(Gentosha).