In November 2016 TwoDads was one of the few lucky ones chosen to represent Finnish startup companies in Fukuoka, Japan. The cross-border networking trip between the startup companies of Helsinki City and Fukuoka City was first of its kind.
During the trip TwoDads met several local companies, entrepreneurs, and investors. The trip was hosted by the Fukuoka City leaders and officials. We were welcomed with incredible hospitality. The schedule was tight but in addition to visiting local companies we visited the Fukuoka Startup Café where the Finnish startups got to present their companies. We had the opportunity to present the TwoDads® concept of improving children’s wholesome wellbeing.
To our surprise TwoDads was welcomed with great enthusiasm that shows our issue is important across cultures. Investors showed their interest and we also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on entering the Japanese market that we are currently studying in cooperation with the Japan University of Economics. The cooperation has started well and we are very much looking forward to year 2018 when we plan to commence activities in Japan.