Asian Tech Startups Showcase AI and IoT Solutions in Japan
The Asian Entrepreneurship Award Steering Committee announced today that Imagr Ltd. of New Zealand won the first prize at the Asian Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 (AEA 2018).
It is a three-day business pitch contest for Asian startups held from October 31st to November 2nd at Kashiwa-no-ha campus city in Chiba prefecture, Japan.
This year, 20 technology startups from 13 countries and regions across Asia specializing in artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and healthcare fields showcased their innovations.
Initiated in 2012, the AEA program aims to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship across Asia and has brought together 154 companies from over 16 countries and regions to date.
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It constitutes a collaborative effort across industry, government and academia and is co-hosted by Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., the University of Tokyo’s Corporate Relations Division, TX Entrepreneur Partners General Incorporated Association, and The Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs.
This year’s winner Imagr Ltd, a New Zealand-based startup, has developed the AI / computer vision shopping cart Smartcart.