source: http://www.astrax-by-iss.com Most entrepreneurs that I meet in NewSpace are talented, enthusiastic and energic people There are few that I would say really are at the peak of that mountain of entrepreneurs and here is where I would like to introduce Taichi Yamazaki, CEO and Founder of Astrax. For the people and by the people are the first few words that come to my mind when I look at this video of parabolic flights offered by Astrax. You see ordinary people from all walks of life, students, bridges, dreamers coming together to share a common experience that is truly … Continue reading Exploring Space, Exploring Astrax
source: WSW 2018 has been an incredible year for the World Space Week. The latest release of the World Space Week Annual Report shows us it has been a year of increased activities, achievements and partnerships. The 2019 World Space Week theme is, “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”. source: WSW What is World Space Week? Held annually from 4-10 October First held in 2000 after UNISPACE III UN General Assembly Resolution; 5,422 reported events in 86 countries in 2018; Since 2012, annual growth of approximately 30% in number of events; Organised by World Space Week Association, coordinators in … Continue reading Reflecting 2018 and 2019 WSW theme is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”.
Source: Real Tech Fund ‘The Power of Technology, to the Force of the Future‘ very much encapsulates what Real Tech Fund aspires to achieve and believes in. What makes Real Tech Fund successful? Here’s my take: 1. Beautiful Vision ‘I want to change the world. I want to change the future. Everyone who gets in technology is swearing in mind, so willing trying while sleeping. However, most of it disappears in the midst of dreams. Technology has unlimited possibilities. However, the world does not move by itself. Without funds and wisdom, experience, understanding of the world, No matter how … Continue reading What makes Real Tech Fund successful
source: cbninsights This is an interesting panel of speakers on education and blockchain and they include: Aaron McDonald, Centrality Dan Khomenko Heslin Kim Andrew Romans 7BC.VC Jared Polites, Patron Takeshi Ito Some speakers talked about education, outreach and about users and what it really means for them beyond the hype. One of the greatest challenge being described is apathy and how consumers do not understand and how it improves their life and the future. source: g2crowd.com Heslim talked about security tokens and how it could easily be a paradigm shift and how he talks about companies that enter … Continue reading Education and Blockchain
source: Roger Ver Roger Ver, called in. It did not diminish his message or presence. He spoke with intensity, and started talking about how he get into blockchain. But more important he talked about societal issues. He spoke about Bitcoin Cash’s impact on economic freedom. There are a number of points he makes clearly: it makes it easier to start a business it enforces property rights it promotes free trade it enables freedom of contract it enables people to opt out of systems When one hears Ver speak, he sounds more like a visionary seeing how a mode of … Continue reading Roger Ver, CEO bitcoin.com speaks at Japan Blockchain 2019
IBM Japan/ Business Unit Executive, Blockchain Solutions Michiyasu Takada talks of real world uses of Blockchain technology. Takada starts with the supermarket and how we can use Blockchain to monitor the freshness of beef, to monitoring costs, using smart contracts thereby benefiting consumers and suppliers. He emphasises automated contracts and speaks of small to mid-size businesses, trading, financial markets and solo usage of Blockchain is limited; however if it used on scale there is greater potential. In the logistic world, he uses examples of how it can be applied. He talks of smart phone usage and speaks of fabrication factories … Continue reading Real World Uses of Blockchain Technology
source: SpaceBD Founder and CEO Ryota Hirai of Astrex aims to power NewSpace through their nano satellite electric power systems. Think of batteries that charge nano-sats then think of Astrex. Located in MOBIO, a support base for SME startups in Osaka, they have a serious, yet inviting approach when speaking of their company. What makes Astrex successful? 1. Strong technical basis CEO Hirai himself is originally from Tokyo though moved to Osaka for University and stayed on to work on Astrex. From the samples he showed me, one could sense that they are at an R&D stage and at … Continue reading What makes Astrex successful?