Kyoto: A Maker’s Place

Tugi Guenes
Oct 6, 2017 · 1 min read

How the craftsmanship culture of Japan’s former capital paved the way to a global hub for IoT and hardware startups.

Habitat Update Plus is an effort to bring the world closer to Japan and tell the stories of the startup ecosystem in the Kansai area. In this video, I (Tugi Günes) introduce you to Kyoto — the cultural center of Japan — and furthermore talk to Nikolas Schreiber — co-founder of the New York startup Hoplite Power — about his experience working at the new Kyoto Makers Garage makerspace and more.

Habitat Update Plus — the series to bring you closer to Japan and to tell you the stories of the Kansai Startup Ecosystem.

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Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto Makers Garage
Hoplite Power

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HabitatUpdate

Your source for stories, reports and more about startup activities and entrepreneurs in Kansai (Japan). You are welcome to reach out and contribute (habitatupdate@gmail.com). #HabitatUpdate is part of The Habitat: https://kansaihabitat.org

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