YVP (Tokyo Tech Yokohama Venture Plaza) x INDEST co-hosted event Global market strategy:Brazilian Entrepreneurs ,Japanese academia, and smaller companies team up to take on the world challenge

DateMonday, March 11, 2024, 17:30-19:30 (on-site/online: both hybrid participatory)

INDEST is an incubation office operated by Tokyo Institute of Technology on its Tamachi campus (https://www.idp.ori.titech.ac.jp/indest/top/).

We are currently holding various events based on the concept of “nurturing university startups that change the world.”This time, as the first co-hosted event with YVP (Tokyo Tech Yokohama Venture Plaza),The theme is “Global market strategy:Brazilian Entrepreneurs ,Japanese academia, and smaller companies team up to take on the world challenge” .We will bring you a cross talk between Mr. BENTO MASSAHIKO KOIKE, CEO of EVERON Corporation, who is currently a resident of YVP, and Mr. Tomohiro Hayashi, Associate Professor, Tokyo Tech School of Materials Science and Engineering.

Mr. BENTO MASSAHIKO KOIKE is the founder of EVERON Co., Ltd., and the company’s CKO (Chief Knowledge Officer): Together with Professor Tomohiro Hayashi,associate professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology’s School of Materials Science and Engineering,He aims to develop graphene supercapacitors with high environmental friendliness and power storage performance, contributing to sustainable social development.

He also started Tecsis, a startup in Brazil that produced wind power blades, and grew it into a large international company with 7,500 employees.
(Tecsis’ growth strategy was also featured in Harvard Business Review as a case study)


Why did he choose to take on the new challenge of starting a business in Japan and teaming up with Professor Hayashi?
We will have a conversation with Tomohiro Hayashi about the mindset of an entrepreneur and the key points for Japanese startups to compete on the global stage.

I hope that the crosstalk between the two of you will be of use to you in the future.

<*This time, you can not only participate on-site but also online.>


Event Summary

  • Date and time: March 11, 2024 (Monday) 17:30-19:30 (both on-site participation/online participation)
  • Sponsor: YVP (Yokohama Venture Plaza), INDEST
  • Location: INDEST 2F Event Space
  • Theme: Global market strategy Aim for the world market from Japan! ~Brazilian entrepreneurs and Japanese academia and SMEs team up to take on the world challenge~
  • Lecturer: EVERON Co., Ltd. CEO: BENTO MASSAHIKO KOIKE, Tokyo Institute of Technology School of Materials Science and Engineering Associate Professor Tomohiro Hayashi
  • Capacity: On-site participation: first 30 people, online participation: no capacity limit
  • Details: https://www.idp.ori.titech.ac.jp/event-news/4419/
  • Application: https://forms.gle/n2HwttsDSgKCtnib8


3-3-6 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo  〒108-0023

※ JR Tamachi Station Shibaura Exit 1 minute walk



A graduate and postgraduate in Aeronautical Engineering from ITA, Bento worked for 8 years in both the Institute of Space Activities (IAE) and the Institute of Space Research (INPE). During that time he participated in projects at the German Institute of Aerospace Research (DFVLR) and the Canadian Communications Research Centre in Ottawa. Later he co-founded and managed Composite, a company that produced important components for the Brazilian Space Program. In 1995 he founded Tecsis and was its CEO for 18 years (in 2007 Tecsis became a case study at the Harvard Business School). The company became the largest global manufacturer of customized wind turbine blades (7500+ employees) and for years held more than 45% of the US Market Share. In 2013, he won the Endeavor Global Entrepreneur of the Year award. He did management courses at Harvard, Columbia and Stanford University among others. He left Tecsis in 2014 and dedicates himself to new technology-based ventures. He is a member of the Board of FRAUNHOFER IWES, Germany.


Guest Speaker東工大 物質理工学院 准教授 林智広氏

Tomohiro HAYASHI Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tomohiro Hayashi completed his bachelor’s course at Waseda University in 1997. Then, he graduated master’s course at the University of Tsukuba in 2000. He received his Ph.D. from Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg in 2003. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Tokyo TECH and then as a permanent researcher at AIST in Tsukuba (2006). After that, he joined Tokyo TECH as an assistant professor in 2007 and was promoted to associate professor in 2010. In 2023, He joined Everon as a Chief Knowledge Officer. 12 awards have so far been given to him. (Asahi Kasei Award (2011), JSPS Young Researchers’ Award (2018), Tokyo TECH Education Award (2019), Fellow of Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science, etc.). His recent scientific focus is on developing surface andinterfacial analytical techniques to explore biointerfaces (atomic force microscopy combined with laser spectroscopy and high-speed signal processing spectroscopy), single-molecule dynamic force measurements, and materials informatics for designing biomaterials. All scientific activities and achievements are summarized in http://lab.spm.jp/.



17:30 Greetings, YVP (Tokyo Tech Yokohama Venture Plaza), INDEST introduction
17:35 Session by Mr. BENTO MASSAHIKO KOIKE, CEO of EVERON Co., Ltd. and Mr. Tomohiro Hayashi, Associate Professor, Tokyo Tech School of Materials Science and Engineering
18:20 Q&A
18:30 Exchange meeting (scheduled to end at 19:30)


  • Tokyo Tech Ventures
  • INDEST residents/planned residents
  • Tokyo Tech GAP Fund Applicants/Selectors
  • Students and faculty members of GTIE-related universities or related venture companies
  • Others: Global strategies for startups, students interested in starting a business, working adults, etc.


Please apply using the form below (on-site/online: hybrid participation type)



For inquiries regarding this study group, please contact us below.
Research and Industry-Academia Collaboration Headquarters / Industry Liaison
Innovation Design Organization / Innovation Design Platform
Office of Research and Innovation