Forbes Start Up of the Year 2017 Award Ceremony

November 2016. Tokyo, Palace Hotel

Forbes Japan, one of the world's most authoritative business news authorities, celebrated entrepreneurs and Start-ups at their Annual "Japan's Startup of the Year" Award Ceremony. Empire was called upon to produce this special celebration.

Held at the beautiful Tokyo Palace Hotel, this event hosted around 300 managers, investors and entrepreneurs from 19 different companies across Japan. The Award Ceremony celebrated startups that are pushing the Japanese economy into the future through innovation and entrepreneurial efforts. Finalists were selected by the Forbes Japan editorial team with input from online readers.

The Award Ceremony included awards for the “Japan Entrepreneurs 2017 BEST 10”, “The Rising Star Award” and the “Most Influential Venture BEST 3”. Ranking first for Japan Entrepreneurs 2017 was Shintaro Yamada, founder and CEO of Mercari Inc. For The Rising Star Award, the winner was David Uze, CEO of Trillium. And ranked first among the Most Influential Ventures was Soichi Kariyazono of Globis Capital Partners.

The winning Start-ups were featured in the magazine's January 2017 edition.

Empire Entertainment is the premier producer of some of the most prestigious award ceremonies throughout the world.

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