Founder of Startup Dojo and Okaerihouse. Managing Director of bistream (Berlin).
Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka Mentor
Makoto Takeda is a Berlin based entrepreneur who builds businesses that aim to empower creativity and diversity in Japan and Germany. Major Japanese corporations and SMEs send their young talents over bistream’s Startup Dojo program to innovative startups in Germany/Europe + UK. In parallel, bistream helps traditional Japanese companies transform their organizational culture to a more evolutionary and risk-friendly one. bistream’s business contacts in Japan are therfore C- or high levels of corporate strategy or R&D departments who are also keen to work with international startups. Several German startups have found direct investors, customers or business partners in Japan through bistream’s personal introductions. Together with local partners, Okaerihouse brings international J-people to rural areas in Japan by way of in-residence programs for researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and families to induce a soft internationalization process into the beautiful, honest and vulnerable communities of rural Japan.