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Techstars Announces ‘Startup City Acceleration Program’ in Partnership with Japanese Government to Support the Global Expansion of 50 Japan-Based Startups

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BOULDER, Colorado, Jan 27, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – Techstars, the rapidly-growing global investment and accelerator network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced a new program supporting 50 Japan-based startups in partnership with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the Japan Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Taking place from February to April, the 10-week “Startup City Acceleration Program” will provide local startup businesses with guidance and hands-on mentorship, while also helping them progress toward overseas expansion by making connections with worldwide investors and business partners.

“Today’s global environment has become a source of demand for new ideas and progress toward innovation across everything from healthcare to climate change, but at the same has restricted the collaboration and resources needed to propel promising innovations toward success,” said Maelle Gavet, Techstars chief executive officer. “We’re thrilled for the opportunity to support these startup ecosystems and help entrepreneurs make the connections they need to advance their businesses.”

Techstars has funded more than 2,300 startups including companies such as SendGrid, DigitalOcean, Zipline, Outreach, Remitly, Classpass, Pillpack and DataRobot. Collectively, Techstars’ portfolio has raised more than $11.7 billion from investors and is currently worth more than $185 billion today. The Techstars portfolio includes 12 unicorns – privately held startups worth more than $1 billion – and its success with thousands of startups across the globe offers a promising opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators participating in the Startup City Acceleration Program.

The 50 Japanese companies selected to participate in the program are from four key startup ecosystems, including Tokyo, Nagoya, Kansai and Fukuoka. Industries and fields of these companies span a variety of sectors, such as robotics, hardware, materials, advanced manufacturing, AI, blockchain, and IT services, among others.

Techstars CEO, Maelle Gavet, went on to say, “We believe that great ideas can come from anywhere and we are committed to driving greater diversity in the technology and investment sectors outside of Silicon Valley. Japan has an incredible history of innovation with strong potential for growth and transformation. The Startup City Accelerator Program will be one of the most innovative and interesting programs we have run to date, and we look forward to helping unlock its potential.”

For more information, visit techstars.com.

About Techstars

The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas – entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,300 companies and has a portfolio valued at more than $185B. www.techstars.com

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Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hit of the Year Band Member Partners with UREEQA

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HK / Ontario, CA, Mar 04, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – When it comes to musical artists, Bryce Soderberg is a veteran. Not only is he a member of Lifehouse, a band that had a Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hit of the Year, but he has also had massive success as a multi-platinum producer and songwriter in his own right. Now he is choosing UREEQA to protect his body of work.

The relationship between technology and musicians has been tumultuous over the course of recent history. Advancements in technology have allowed musicians to experiment with different sounds, create new instruments and even genres. Without technology, musicians would not be able to capture their original sound and compositions to be cemented in history. Evolving from records and eight-tracks to compact discs and now digital files.

For as much as technology has supported and advanced the careers and capabilities of musicians, the music industry is one which has suffered greatly under the reign of technological advancements. The very nature of how sound is recorded and shared leaves it vulnerable to be stolen and infringed upon. Ever since the personal computer became a household item and the internet has been able to connect people, these tools have been harnessed as a means of stealing music.

Not only does this interrupt the deserved revenue stream of these artists, but it also gives them less creative control. In this way, music can be used without the artist’s permission in other forms of media. For an artist’s work to be used without permission can be an extremely violating experience. Creators deserve not only to be compensated for the use of their work, but to hold a certain amount of control over when, who and how their work is used.

The UREEQA platform will help to repair the relationship between music and technology. We are excited that UREEQA’s value is being seen amongst musical artists already.

Bryce Soderberg, an acclaimed multi-platinum producer, songwriter, and longtime member of the band Lifehouse. Yes, that Lifehouse, that had a Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hit of the Year says he is most excited about having “the ability to buy and sell rights to creative work” that have been validated.

Bryce went on to say that UREEQA provides “a more reliable and transparent platform for collecting payments on the Creator’s terms”. The simplicity of the UREEQA platform empowers Creators by giving them more control over their work, their rights and their revenue.

The UREEQA platform will also provide a space for artists to organize and store creative work. Almost like a digital gallery, for Creators of all different mediums. Bryce is also excited to have “the ability to have an online environment to organize [his] work as [it is created]”. The platform is quick and simple to use. UREEQA will be a one stop shop. Artists can store, organize, validate and sell their work – all in one convenient place.

Alhtough we are built on the Ethereum blockchain, we want to make sure that UREEQA is a platform accessible to everyone. UREEQA is also for those outside of the crypto space, and can be used by anyone from a variety of creative backgrounds, all over the world. Part of the issue that UREEQA will solve are the barriers faced by those in developing countries to protect their work. UREEQA will be simple, fast and cost-effective.

We are currently on-boarding Creators and Validators in a variety of backgrounds, and many Creators have already pledged assets to be Validated on the platform. We look forward to being the go-to place for Creators to protect their work. With accomplished and talented artists such as Bryce Soderberg, we’re in good company on the platform already. Stay tuned to find out who else will be joining Bryce.

About Bryce Soderberg
Bryce Soderberg is a Canadian songwriter/producer and the long-time bassist for multi-platinum recording artists, Lifehouse.
Bryce’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/BryceSoderberg
Bryce’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/brycesoderberg/

About UREEQA
The UREEQA platform harnesses the power of blockchain technology and the blockchain community to empower creators to protect, manage, and monetize their work. Established in Canada in 2020, UREEQA will attempt to modernize the inefficient and bureaucratic systems currently in place for intellectual property protection. UREEQA provides value and opportunities for its Creators, Validators and Tokenholders via URQA, the token at the heart of the UREEQA ecosystem.

For more information on UREEQA and upcoming announcements please visit our website UREEQA (https://www.ureeqa.com/), join our Telegram channel (https://t.me/UREEQA), and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/UREEQA_Inc).

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Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hit of the Year Band Member Partners with UREEQA

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HK / Ontario, CA, Mar 04, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – When it comes to musical artists, Bryce Soderberg is a veteran. Not only is he a member of Lifehouse, a band that had a Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hit of the Year, but he has also had massive success as a multi-platinum producer and songwriter in his own right. Now he is choosing UREEQA to protect his body of work.

The relationship between technology and musicians has been tumultuous over the course of recent history. Advancements in technology have allowed musicians to experiment with different sounds, create new instruments and even genres. Without technology, musicians would not be able to capture their original sound and compositions to be cemented in history. Evolving from records and eight-tracks to compact discs and now digital files.

For as much as technology has supported and advanced the careers and capabilities of musicians, the music industry is one which has suffered greatly under the reign of technological advancements. The very nature of how sound is recorded and shared leaves it vulnerable to be stolen and infringed upon. Ever since the personal computer became a household item and the internet has been able to connect people, these tools have been harnessed as a means of stealing music.

Not only does this interrupt the deserved revenue stream of these artists, but it also gives them less creative control. In this way, music can be used without the artist’s permission in other forms of media. For an artist’s work to be used without permission can be an extremely violating experience. Creators deserve not only to be compensated for the use of their work, but to hold a certain amount of control over when, who and how their work is used.

The UREEQA platform will help to repair the relationship between music and technology. We are excited that UREEQA’s value is being seen amongst musical artists already.

Bryce Soderberg, an acclaimed multi-platinum producer, songwriter, and longtime member of the band Lifehouse. Yes, that Lifehouse, that had a Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hit of the Year says he is most excited about having “the ability to buy and sell rights to creative work” that have been validated.

Bryce went on to say that UREEQA provides “a more reliable and transparent platform for collecting payments on the Creator’s terms”. The simplicity of the UREEQA platform empowers Creators by giving them more control over their work, their rights and their revenue.

The UREEQA platform will also provide a space for artists to organize and store creative work. Almost like a digital gallery, for Creators of all different mediums. Bryce is also excited to have “the ability to have an online environment to organize [his] work as [it is created]”. The platform is quick and simple to use. UREEQA will be a one stop shop. Artists can store, organize, validate and sell their work – all in one convenient place.

Alhtough we are built on the Ethereum blockchain, we want to make sure that UREEQA is a platform accessible to everyone. UREEQA is also for those outside of the crypto space, and can be used by anyone from a variety of creative backgrounds, all over the world. Part of the issue that UREEQA will solve are the barriers faced by those in developing countries to protect their work. UREEQA will be simple, fast and cost-effective.

We are currently on-boarding Creators and Validators in a variety of backgrounds, and many Creators have already pledged assets to be Validated on the platform. We look forward to being the go-to place for Creators to protect their work. With accomplished and talented artists such as Bryce Soderberg, we’re in good company on the platform already. Stay tuned to find out who else will be joining Bryce.

About Bryce Soderberg
Bryce Soderberg is a Canadian songwriter/producer and the long-time bassist for multi-platinum recording artists, Lifehouse.
Bryce’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/BryceSoderberg
Bryce’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/brycesoderberg/

About UREEQA
The UREEQA platform harnesses the power of blockchain technology and the blockchain community to empower creators to protect, manage, and monetize their work. Established in Canada in 2020, UREEQA will attempt to modernize the inefficient and bureaucratic systems currently in place for intellectual property protection. UREEQA provides value and opportunities for its Creators, Validators and Tokenholders via URQA, the token at the heart of the UREEQA ecosystem.

For more information on UREEQA and upcoming announcements please visit our website UREEQA (https://www.ureeqa.com/), join our Telegram channel (https://t.me/UREEQA), and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/UREEQA_Inc).

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BYD to Help Kyoto Reach Japan’s 2050 Carbon Neutral Goal

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KYOTO, Japan, Feb 26, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – On February 24, BYD Japan Co., Ltd. (BYD), Keihan Bus Co., Ltd. (Keihan Bus) and The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (Kansai Electric Power) announced a tripartite deal in Kyoto, Japan, which will see the three parties work together to help the city achieve Japan’s 2050 carbon neutrality target and build a carbon-free society.

Tripartite deal in Kyoto: Mr. Hanada Shinsaku, Executive Vice President, BYD Japan; Mr. Kazuya Suzuki, President, Representative Director, Keihan Bus; Mr. Kenichi Fujino, Assistant General Manager, Sales and Marketing Division, Kansai Electric Power (L-R).
Kyoto’s famous sightseeing bus loop line (Kyoto Station – Shichijo Keihan-mae – Umekoji – Hotel Emion Kyoto)

Beginning in 2021, Keihan Bus and Kansai Electric Power will launch the first batch of 4 BYD J6 buses on Kyoto’s famous sightseeing bus line (Kyoto Station – Shichijo Keihan-mae – Umekoji – Hotel Emion Kyoto), as part of a five-year demonstration operation to further promote pure electric public transportation in Japan. This will also become the country’s first loop line operated solely by electric buses.

By analyzing vehicle operating data and energy-saving results, the project will provide useful experience to support Keihan Bus’s plan to continue introducing BYD K8 pure electric buses and gradually realize a green and carbon-free society in the Kansai region, one of Japan’s key economic and industrial hubs.

As the signing location for the landmark 1997 Kyoto Protocol, Kyoto is a pioneer city that has witnessed the world’s active response to climate change. In the same spirit, this latest deal is not only an active response to the Japanese government’s goal of achieving Japan’s 2050 carbon neutrality target for a carbon-free society, but also an effort to achieve the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s plan to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles in the mid-2030s.

Operating buses in this world-renowned tourist destination, Keihan Bus has always provided important travel support for the tourism industry in Kyoto. The new bus loop line will connect Kyoto Station, Shichijo Keihan-mae, and Umekoji – Hotel Emion Kyoto, which are surrounded by key tourist attractions such as Kyoto Railway Museum and Kyoto Aquarium. The introduction of electric buses around the JR Kyoto Station – the gateway station to Kyoto – will further boost the city’s green credentials.

“Keihan Bus will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. We believe that the transition from gasoline and diesel vehicles to pure electric vehicles will mark a huge turning point on the 100th anniversary for the company,” said Suzuki Kazuya, President, Representative Director of Keihan Bus.

Kansai Electric Power, the second-largest electric power company in Japan, will not only build charging piles and other facilities for the project, but also construct a highly efficient energy management system, as well as analyze and research operating data.

“Kyoto Station is the gateway to Kyoto. The introduction of electric buses in the city is an important step for us to move towards a decarbonized society,” said Kenichi Fujino, Assistant General Manager of Sales and Marketing Division of Kansai Electric Power. “We will fully cooperate with Kyoto to introduce pure electric buses and support subsequent operations.”

BYD’s pure electric buses are quiet and environmentally friendly, and are more cost-effective than fuel buses, while their power batteries can also provide emergency power in the event of a disaster. The first batch of BYD J6 buses can be fully charged within just 3 hours, with a range of more than 150 kilometers, and can accommodate up to 29 people.

Liu Xueliang, General Manager of BYD Asia-Pacific Auto Sales Division, said, “At present, there are 53 BYD electric buses in operation throughout Japan, with a total mileage of approximately 1.2 million kilometers, which help reduce carbon emissions near to 271 tons, making us the leader in the country’s electric bus market. We will continue to share our electric vehicle technology and experience in Japan and around the world, to contribute to the early realization of a decarbonized society.”

Since BYD’s K9 buses first began operating Kyoto in 2015 and successfully opened up the Japanese market, the brand’s buses have gone on to enter Okinawa, Fukushima, Iwate, Yamanashi, Tokyo, and Nagasaki, and many other places in Japan over the past six years. It has also gained the trust of developed markets in Germany, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, thanks to its excellent and reliable product quality as well as trustworthy after-sales guarantee system.

About BYD

BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest privately-owned enterprises. Since its inception in 1995, the company quickly developed solid expertise in rechargeable batteries and became a relentless advocate of sustainable development, successfully expanding its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 50 countries and regions. Its creation of a Zero Emissions Energy Ecosystem – comprising affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage, and cutting-edge electrified transportation – has made it an industry leader in the energy and transportation sectors. BYD is listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. More information on the company can be found at http://www.byd.com.

Contacts
In Asia-Pacific: Mia Gu
[email protected]; tel: +86-755-8988-8888-69666
In North America: Frank Girardot
[email protected]; tel: +1 213 245 6503
In Europe: Penny Peng
[email protected]; tel: +31-102070888

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BYD to Help Kyoto Reach Japan’s 2050 Carbon Neutral Goal

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KYOTO, Japan, Feb 26, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – On February 24, BYD Japan Co., Ltd. (BYD), Keihan Bus Co., Ltd. (Keihan Bus) and The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (Kansai Electric Power) announced a tripartite deal in Kyoto, Japan, which will see the three parties work together to help the city achieve Japan’s 2050 carbon neutrality target and build a carbon-free society.

Tripartite deal in Kyoto: Mr. Hanada Shinsaku, Executive Vice President, BYD Japan; Mr. Kazuya Suzuki, President, Representative Director, Keihan Bus; Mr. Kenichi Fujino, Assistant General Manager, Sales and Marketing Division, Kansai Electric Power (L-R).
Kyoto’s famous sightseeing bus loop line (Kyoto Station – Shichijo Keihan-mae – Umekoji – Hotel Emion Kyoto)

Beginning in 2021, Keihan Bus and Kansai Electric Power will launch the first batch of 4 BYD J6 buses on Kyoto’s famous sightseeing bus line (Kyoto Station – Shichijo Keihan-mae – Umekoji – Hotel Emion Kyoto), as part of a five-year demonstration operation to further promote pure electric public transportation in Japan. This will also become the country’s first loop line operated solely by electric buses.

By analyzing vehicle operating data and energy-saving results, the project will provide useful experience to support Keihan Bus’s plan to continue introducing BYD K8 pure electric buses and gradually realize a green and carbon-free society in the Kansai region, one of Japan’s key economic and industrial hubs.

As the signing location for the landmark 1997 Kyoto Protocol, Kyoto is a pioneer city that has witnessed the world’s active response to climate change. In the same spirit, this latest deal is not only an active response to the Japanese government’s goal of achieving Japan’s 2050 carbon neutrality target for a carbon-free society, but also an effort to achieve the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s plan to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles in the mid-2030s.

Operating buses in this world-renowned tourist destination, Keihan Bus has always provided important travel support for the tourism industry in Kyoto. The new bus loop line will connect Kyoto Station, Shichijo Keihan-mae, and Umekoji – Hotel Emion Kyoto, which are surrounded by key tourist attractions such as Kyoto Railway Museum and Kyoto Aquarium. The introduction of electric buses around the JR Kyoto Station – the gateway station to Kyoto – will further boost the city’s green credentials.

“Keihan Bus will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. We believe that the transition from gasoline and diesel vehicles to pure electric vehicles will mark a huge turning point on the 100th anniversary for the company,” said Suzuki Kazuya, President, Representative Director of Keihan Bus.

Kansai Electric Power, the second-largest electric power company in Japan, will not only build charging piles and other facilities for the project, but also construct a highly efficient energy management system, as well as analyze and research operating data.

“Kyoto Station is the gateway to Kyoto. The introduction of electric buses in the city is an important step for us to move towards a decarbonized society,” said Kenichi Fujino, Assistant General Manager of Sales and Marketing Division of Kansai Electric Power. “We will fully cooperate with Kyoto to introduce pure electric buses and support subsequent operations.”

BYD’s pure electric buses are quiet and environmentally friendly, and are more cost-effective than fuel buses, while their power batteries can also provide emergency power in the event of a disaster. The first batch of BYD J6 buses can be fully charged within just 3 hours, with a range of more than 150 kilometers, and can accommodate up to 29 people.

Liu Xueliang, General Manager of BYD Asia-Pacific Auto Sales Division, said, “At present, there are 53 BYD electric buses in operation throughout Japan, with a total mileage of approximately 1.2 million kilometers, which help reduce carbon emissions near to 271 tons, making us the leader in the country’s electric bus market. We will continue to share our electric vehicle technology and experience in Japan and around the world, to contribute to the early realization of a decarbonized society.”

Since BYD’s K9 buses first began operating Kyoto in 2015 and successfully opened up the Japanese market, the brand’s buses have gone on to enter Okinawa, Fukushima, Iwate, Yamanashi, Tokyo, and Nagasaki, and many other places in Japan over the past six years. It has also gained the trust of developed markets in Germany, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, thanks to its excellent and reliable product quality as well as trustworthy after-sales guarantee system.

About BYD

BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest privately-owned enterprises. Since its inception in 1995, the company quickly developed solid expertise in rechargeable batteries and became a relentless advocate of sustainable development, successfully expanding its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 50 countries and regions. Its creation of a Zero Emissions Energy Ecosystem – comprising affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage, and cutting-edge electrified transportation – has made it an industry leader in the energy and transportation sectors. BYD is listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. More information on the company can be found at http://www.byd.com.

Contacts
In Asia-Pacific: Mia Gu
[email protected]; tel: +86-755-8988-8888-69666
In North America: Frank Girardot
[email protected]; tel: +1 213 245 6503
In Europe: Penny Peng
[email protected]; tel: +31-102070888

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