Where’s IT Going This Year?

Already three days passed since new year has come, but still I can say probably happy new year to all of you.

By the way, I resigned my position as managing director for Skywill Inc., at the end of year 2008.   Skywill is the fourth company that I’ve been involved as a founder, six years passed since the company’s foundation, I determined to entrust it over to my colleagues, and to take a new step to something new next, because I’m sure the company has got on the right track even in today’s economic downturn.

Previously as I wrote on this blog that I got an invitation from Andrew Shuttleworth about Dave McClure’s Seminar in Shibuya last month,  it is favaorably evaluated and helpful for us to think what to do to start up our business in 2009.

For instance, Nobi Hayashi’ s comment on the event (Japanese):

I put here the slide and the video of his presentation.
(I couldn’t find the video recording last month’s event in Shibuya, and the video below is the one of his event last October in San Francisco instead.)

May the year of 2009 be an excellent for all.



Notice: Dave McClure’s Seminar to be held on Dec. 19th

I got an e-mail announcing an event from Andrew Shuttleworth or tokyo2point0’s organizer.

He hosts a seminar in Shibuya for those who are interested in launching tech start-up.   Dave McClure, who is an advisor for several web2.0 start-ups and an angel investor at Founders Fund, will have a lecture there.


Simultaneous interpretation to Japanese available.   Admission fee is 10,000 yen.

Unfortunately I cannot be there to listen in, because I’m drawing at a work in the year-end.

I get e-mails from many U.S. entrepreneuers, they say unanimously:

   “We should launch start-up and start business in such a downturn time indeed.”

Even U.S. big three autos are getting harder to survive in these days, however, anyone who starts something new would be admired in any day.

Defeat recession, and I wish more Internet start-ups would be born in 2009 as well.