How Can Fukuoka Become The Next Silicon Valley

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How Can Fukuoka Become The Next Silicon Valley

  1. How can Fukuoka become the next Silicon Valley<br />Shunichi Arai<br />CTO, Founder at Mogura Inc.<br />Blogger, Founder at Asiajin.com<br />
  2. Shunichi Arai<br />Entrepreneur<br />Developing a contact management software as a service.<br />Blogger<br />Asiajin.com – the best English blog on Japanese IT<br />
  3. Kyushu Ruby Kaigi Conference<br />(cc-by) ShintaroKakutani<br />
  4. Tech Communities in Fukuoka<br />Ruby Business Commons<br />Fukuoka Ruby Forum<br />Rubyist Kyushu<br />PHP in Fukuoka<br />Java Community Kyushu<br />Fukuoka.pm<br />Fukuoka Web Workers<br />Codecheck.in<br />Satoken (Website Management Study Group)<br />Fukuoka Terako(Adobe Flash technology)<br />Tenjin.web<br />Etc…<br />
  5. Number of Public Internet Companies<br />出典:ネット株価情報 (netindex.jp)<br />
  6. Number of Patents Registered<br />出典:特許庁 特許行政年次報告書2009年版<br />
  7. Per Capita Personal Income (2006)<br />出典:内閣府 経済社会総合研究所 平成18年度県民経済計算<br />
  8. Number of Welfare Recipients<br />
  9. Creative Center and Innovation<br />Innovation is the source of wealth.<br />Florida says that innovation occurs at creative centers by creative people.<br />The most important thing is to attract creative people to the city.<br />
  10. 3Tare the key factors of creativity city<br />Technology<br />Talents<br />Tolerance<br />Gay index, Diversity index, and Bohemian index<br />Life style matters<br />
  11. Lifestyle factor of Fukuoka city<br />Small Gay area in Sumiyoshi area<br />Nightclubs in Oyafuko area<br />Bicycle friendly city<br />Cultural center like NPOTiempoIberoAmericano<br />Fukuoka Now!<br />
  12. I live in Fukuoka, because<br />I love Daimyo<br />Very good Salsa dancing scene<br />Can take social leadership and opportunities<br />However, more intellectual events needed<br />
  13. Talents<br />ConservativeInfrastructureCompanies<br />Tokyo<br />
  14. Paul Graham said<br />“Great cities attract ambitious people. You can sense it when you walk around one. In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message: you could do more; you should try harder.”<br />
  15. Messages<br />New York = you should make more money<br />Boston = you should be smarter<br />Silicon Valley = you should be more powerful.<br />What matters in Silicon Valley is how much effect you have on the world.<br />Fukuoka?<br />You should be relaxed. Enjoy your life. Take it easy.<br />
  16. Fukuoka People<br />Less ambitious people<br />Less fear for future<br />Tokyo people want to have two skills<br />Such as IT+English, Finance+English, Sales+IT<br />Fukuoka people satisfy with only one<br />No company to use many skills<br />
  17. Diversity<br />出典: 法務省入国管理局 平成19年末外国人登録者数<br />
  18. Mixi<br />BataraEto<br />
  19. Conclusion<br />We should attract more talents<br />Diversity and job opportunities are key<br />We should invest to education, R&D, cultures and entrepreneurs.<br />Universities should be in city center<br />We should change people’s mind<br />

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