Ryoko Okamoto

Founder & CEO of URBANWORKS Inc. and Director of Urban Design Center Kashiwa-no-ha, Japan

Ryoko Gotoh is a founder and CEO of URBANWORKS Inc., director of Urban Design Center Kashiwa-no-ha, and director of the Board of TX Entrepreneur Partners. She has eight years' experience of project management for municipalities and private companies at a consultant agency of architectural design and urban planning. She is highly specialized in general and cross-sectoral project management including urban design based on the knowledge of both architectural design and urban planning and strategic urban planning reflecting economic issues of the city (e.g. rural industrial development). She also has ten years' experience of startup support including business models and business plan building for tech-startups, open innovation for large corporations, and eco-system building for innovation. She obtained her master's degree in design from School of Art & Design, University of Tsukuba, Japan.


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