SPeak selected as a finalist at IVS2023 LAUNCHPAD KYOTO!


~ Participating in one of the largest pitch events in Japan with 13 other companies~

SPeak, the provider of JPort, a career platform for young global talents to update the Japanese economy, has been selected as a finalist. Hiromi Karahashi, founder and CEO, will be speaking at IVS 2023 LAUNCHPAD KYOTO, one of the largest pitch events in Japan, which will be held on June 29, 2023.

In order for JPort by SPeak Corp. to reach a wider audience, Mr. Karahashi, will be a finalist at the “IVS 2023 LAUNCHPAD KYOTO”. Fourteen companies, including SPeak, are scheduled to give presentations on June 29 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. In addition, the #SPeakUp campaign has started on JPort’s official LinkedIn page, inviting young global talents to share their real-life experiences in career, living, and finance.


IVS LAUNCHPAD, as its name implies, is a pitch event that was established to “be a launching pad for early-stage startups that have not yet made it to the world”. The first event was held in 2007, and 2023 will mark its 17th year. More than 5,000 companies have entered the event to date. In the past, 60 of the companies that have participated in the event have exited, and more than 35 companies have raised over 1 billion yen in funding and are rapidly growing. The IVS LAUNCHPAD has become one of the largest pitch events in Japan in terms of both history and scale, and is also known as the “gateway to success for startups.”
In 2023, the stage is set for Kyoto, a city with a rich history and popularity around the world. IVS and Kyoto Prefecture have collaborated to establish the “Kyoto Prefecture Prize”, an award that provides intensive support to startups to be able to compete with the rest of the world. Up to 10 million yen will be awarded to the winner. #IVS2023

Comment from Mr. Karahashi, Founder and CEO of JPort by SPeak Corp.

“JPort’s goal is to strengthen Japanese companies and society, and to create a society where both Japanese and foreigners feel secure. Since its establishment, JPort has focused on providing services that connect young global talent studying and working in Japan with companies. We hope that this opportunity to be on the stage as a LAUNCHPAD finalist will help people learn about JPort and our business, and we hope that it will be a big step forward in changing society. If you can’t make it to the venue, please support us by watching the livestream!”

Please visit the official IVS Youtube account to watch the live online streaming. 

Link to livestream: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWIUtIn2TZk

The “Audience Award” is open to all online viewers. If you like JPort by SPeak Corp, please give us a high rating!

 The #SPeakUp campaign has started on JPort’s official LinkedIn account!

JPort has launched a user community campaign called “#SPeakUp” on its official LinkedIn account for young global talent in Japan and those who have friends or colleagues that are global talent in Japan.We are looking for stories about your career, living, and finance experiences in Japan! Whether it’s in English or Japanese, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit JPort’s official LinkedIn account!  //www.linkedin.com/company/speakmatch/

#JPortIVS2023 #SPeakUp 

About JPort by SPeak Corp.

SPeak is a startup advocating for diversity and inclusion with the vision of “Global people create global companies and society” to update Japan. We developed and operate two websites:

  1. JPort Journal, Japan’s largest community and pool of online content to support the job hunt of young global talent who aim to work in Japan.
  2. JPort Match, a service that enables companies that focus on diversity management to approach young global talents through recruitment PR.

Representative: Founder and CEO, Hiromi Karahashi
Location: 15F CIRCLE by ANRI, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Corporate website: //speak-corp.com/
Recruitment site: //www.wantedly.com/companies/company_4016652
Contact Us: //speak-corp.com/?id=contact 

Business Websites:
・JPort Journal: //jportjournal.com/
・JPort Match (for businesses): //jporthr.jp/
・JPort Match (for students): //jportmatch.com/
・JPort Community Website (for students・university staff ): //about.jportjournal.com/