An Israeli innovation hub in Japan

We connect Japanese industry with Israeli entrepreneurs to create inspiring innovations

Ingenious Japanese technology and Israeli entrepreneurial spirit are bound to create world-changing innovations

Become part of our inspiration.
Join us in building something great,
step-by-step, a million steps.

Why work with us?

Access to thousands of Israeli startups and seeds of disruptive technology
Deep knowledge of Israel and Japan and appreciation of the cultural differences
Long-term vision and passion to build a Japan-Israel bridge

Our innovation hub offers a variety of platforms for collaboration.

Work with Israeli teams to challenge the status quo and reinvent existing products.
Intensive work sessions with Israeli entrepreneurs to discover and incubate new ideas.
Engage in joint R&D projects with Israeli companies.
Integrate new technologies to improve service level and meet customer demands.
Turn research output into business models.
Initiate bilateral projects with potential funding from Israel.

Come join us!

Monozukuri spirit meets startup nation
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things we've been up to

Japan Israel Innovation Summit (JIIS) 2017

JIIS 2017 will be held in tokyo on november 29, 2017. the summit features an opening speech by mr. toshiyuki shiga, CEO of INCJ and V. Chairman of Nissan Motor.

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Israel - japan partnership potential - Interview in Japan's Toyo Keizai Magazine

Million Steps partners nir turk and yoav ramot interview with japan's toyo keizai Magazine about the potential for technology partnerships and new business (in Japanese).

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wired japan and million steps radical innovation tour

in September 2017, Million Steps collaborated with WIRED Japan to bring 17 leading japanese business people to israel for a radical innovation experience.

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team

Our founding team represents the full spectrum of the Israeli hi-tech ecosystem: Unit 8200, startups, investors, accelerators, academic research and public sector organizations.
Yoav Ramot
Founder, CEO

Alumni of 8200, grew up in Japan. Yoav is a certified Attorney at Law and has worked at numerous Israeli startups.

Nir Turk
Founding Partner, COO

Served as Scientific and Cultural Attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo (2011 - 2016). Nir is deeply involved in the Japan-Israel relationship.

Yuta Iguchi
Partner, Business Development

Born in Tokyo, bred in NZ. Starting various companies in digital marketing and trading as well as developing businesses for companies in and out of Japan for 13 years.

Reina Ito
Relationship Manager

Born and raised in Japan. Reina has experiences of various positions in Japanese and multi-national companies as well as start-up.

Daniel Ramot
Co-founder

Founder and CEO of Via Transportation, global provider of on-demand transit and ride sharing technology.

Esther Barak
Founding Member

Founder and Partner of Nielsen Innovate, Israel's prominent technology incubator and investment fund, licensed by the Israeli Chief Scientist.

Avinoam Nowogrodski
Founding Member

Serial entrepreneur and founder of numerous successful companies. Avinoam has years of experience taking disruptive products to market.

Oren Baron
Advisor

Senior Partner at EY, and founder of the Firm's High-Tech Assurance practice. Oren's department audits more than 50% of Israeli startups.

Yair Cohen
Advisor

Served for 32 years in the IDF Intelligence Division, and former Commander of Unit 8200. Yair now leads PeriTech investment firm.

Chemi Peres
Advisor

Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango, Israel's leading Venture Capital Firm. Chemi serves on the Board of many portfolio companies.

What's on our mind?

Collection of articles and resources.
Japan Israel Innovation Summit (JIIS) 2017

JIIS 2017 will be held in tokyo on november 29, 2017. the summit features an opening speech by mr. toshiyuki shiga, CEO of INCJ and V. Chairman of Nissan Motor.

July 9, 2017
Israel - japan partnership potential - Interview in Japan's Toyo Keizai Magazine

Million Steps partners nir turk and yoav ramot interview with japan's toyo keizai Magazine about the potential for technology partnerships and new business (in Japanese).

July 6, 2017
wired japan and million steps radical innovation tour

in September 2017, Million Steps collaborated with WIRED Japan to bring 17 leading japanese business people to israel for a radical innovation experience.

July 6, 2017
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