A deep dive and intense trip to visit most innovative companies in Tokyo, in various domains : Investors, startup accelerators, university labs, large international corporates.

TOKYO IS a 32 millions megalopole and an innovation powerhouse in all domains. did you know that 67% of an iPhone or 58% of a tesla is japanese. Tokyo is a must destination for robotics, A.I., PHARMA, FINTECH, IoT, TRANSPORTATION,…



  • Dates : 5 full days in Tokyo from 14.10.2019 to 18.10.2019

  • About 2/4 business meetings per day

  • Price : 2’900 CHF before JULY 31st, then 3’500 CHF per Participant

  • Included : 5 hotel nights, 5 lunches, minibus transportation in Tokyo, tickets to CEATEC, Airfare are excluded.

  • Max Participants : 13

  • Max seats per company : 2

  • Local interpretation : French <> Japanese only

  • Closing registration date : September 15, 2019

…or register at the bottom of this page


The Learning Expedition is made of 15 people, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors, etc… We tend to favour a maximum of 2 persons per company for a better “blend” of the program. You are in charge of your flight to arrive to Haneda Airport on Sunday October 13th, 2019.

From Haneda Airport, we will bring you to the hotel in Kagurazaka, in the Shinjuku district. A briefing will happen before the dinner on Sunday. The briefing aims at explaining the dynamics of Japan, business etiquette and practices, detailing the agenda of the week and answering all questions. A compulsory dinner in Kagurazaka will conclude the day.

Breakfasts are included in your room fees and, for the most courageaous of you, we will have a jogging around the Imperial Palace.

All transports are made by mini-bus for efficiency. Each day of the week is made of 3 to 4 meetings. The program will be communicated before your final payment.

Aside the common program, individual meetings are exceptionally possible with specific contacts. You are in charge of setting up those side meetings and they may involve traveling by taxi or metro at your own cost. We will help you make the best of them.


With a large a dynamic network made of the most innovative companies in Japan, we can arrange the richest agenda for the Learning Expedition members. Focusing on innovation and startups, we systematically arrange pitching opportunities to investors (VCs, Angels and accelerators). We also focus on discovering what happens in Labs or with digital strategies of large corporates.

A few examples :

  • NTT DoCoMo Ventures

  • SofBank Capital

  • East Ventures

  • Digital Garage

  • The University of Tokyo

  • Tsukuba Robotics Campus

  • Rakuten

  • Toyota

  • Sumitomo

  • Mega Banks (MUFJ, Mizhuo,…)

  • Sony


A specific program is designed to accommodate most of participant’s interests while opening to new topics.




Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (also known as CEATEC) is an annual trade show in Japan. It is regarded as the Japanese equivalent of Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It is Japan's largest IT and electronics exhibition and conference.

CEATEC 2019 is from October 15 to October 18 and we plan a half day on the show to discover the latest Japanese innovations while exchanging business cards.

Find out more on the CEATEC web site.

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Located at 5mn from your hotel, the Imperial Loop is a 5km circle track around the Imperial Palace.

Used 24/7 by local runners it is a great way to start the day and get into the pulse of the city.

Those surviving to Karaoke will come running with us !


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Included :

  • 5 hotel nights in Kagurazaka, in the Shinjuku district (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu) with breakfasts

  • 5 lunch meals (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

  • 1 team dinner

  • CEATEC entry ticket

  • Minibus transportation in Tokyo

  • Translation (French <> Japanese) and coordination

Not Included :

  • Airfare from Switzerland to Haneda Airport, Japan

  • Dinners and miscellaneous expenses

The price of the 2019 Learning Expedition is :

  • 2900 CHF per participant (Taxes excluded ) for a payment before July 31st, 2019,

  • 3500 CHF per participant (Taxes excluded)

Registration and payment must be completed by September 15, 2019.


INQUIRE TO THE 2020 learning Expedition

Please complete the form below. Our team will contact you within 48 hours to better understand your needs.

Your name *
Your name
Your favorite phone number if we need to discuss a detail with you at this stage.
Major themes of interest *
Please tell us your major themes of interest. If your replied "Other", we will get in touch with you to know more.
Your expectations from this Learning Expedition *
If your replied "Other", we will get in touch with you to know more.
Do you want to meet a company, visit a lab, have an off-program meeting ? Please let us know.


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