JMEC Entrepreneurs' Night @Meltwater


Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur
by Debbie Howard, Chairman Carter JMRN K.K.

In her presentation Debbie will share some of the challenges, mistakes and successes that she has experienced during her entrepreneurial journey—including perhaps also some unexpected confessions!

Speaker Profile.
Debbie has been in the business of analyzing consumer behavior and crafting marketing strategies for global brands in Japan for three decades. She founded Japan Market Resource Network (JMRN) in 1989, and merged it with Dominic Carter’s Tokyo-based market research and consulting firm, The Carter Group, back in 2012. She continues to serve as chairman of CarterJMRN. For her “Act II”, launching Aging Matters International (AMI) and The Caregiving Journey emerged from her personal experience serving as the live-in caregiver for her Mom following her Mom’s diagnosis with Stage 4 lung cancer back in 2007. Since then, it’s been Debbie’s dream to draw on that experience, married with her 40 years as a market research professional and entrepreneur, to provide information, guidance and inspiration to caregivers as they navigate their own caregiving journeys.

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology & Innovation Hub
by Joe Latteri, Managing Director, Meltwater Japan

Joe will speak about how Meltwater is training, mentoring and investing in aspiring African entrepreneurs to help them launch successful businesses through its tech incubator and training program. Since inception in 2008, Meltwater has invested US$20 million into MEST and over 40 early stage MEST start-ups.

He will also talk about Meltwater's new Innovation Hub, Shack15, and how it is helping connecting technology entrepreneurs with the latest AI technology.

Speaker Profile.
Joe has worked for Meltwater since 2008, as one of the co-founders of the Japanese operation—starting as Sales Consultant. Former Branch and Senior Field Sales Manager, Vector Marketing Company. B.Sc., University of Oregon. JMEC 21 participant.


18:30 Doors open

19:00 Welcome & Introduction

19:15 Speaker Presentations

20:15 Networking over drinks & snacks.

21:30 Event closing

Entry Ticket:
¥1,000 prepaid, ¥2,000 at the door. Registration required.
Free flow of wine, beer, non-alcoholic drinks, snacks

Meltwater Japan K.K.
Tokyu Fudosan Ebisu Bldg. 5F
1-18-18 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0013

JR Ebisu Station, Yamanote Line
Ebisu Station, Hibiya Line
5-minute walk

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Wed Mar 27, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM JST
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Prepaid by card, PayPal, ATM, convini ¥1,000
Pay cash at the door ¥2,000

Combini / ATM payment will be closed at the end of Mar 26, 2019.

Venue Address
Tokyu Fudosan Ebisu Bldg. 5F 1-18-18 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan