Team GVH#5


Chikara TakagishiChikara Takagishi

Group Head

After joining Hankyu Corporation, I was engaged in the management of a number of large scale urban development projects for more than 10 years.
In 2010, I participated in the opening of the business incubator, GVH Osaka, to support entrepreneurs and startups in Osaka and was engaged in the operation of it.
In 2014, I participated in setting up a startups support program in Hankyu Corporation and became the person in charge of it.
In 2015, I participated in the establishment of Umeda Start-up Fund, a venture fund, invested by Hankyu Corporation.

Satomi OtaniSatomi Otani


After setting up and operating a couple of new businesses in Hankyu Corporation, managing co-working offices for startups since Jan. 2011. Especially focusing on encouraging young entrepreneurs, often providing seminars, training programs and meetup events with entrepreneurs, accelerators and journalists from abroad.
Swimming and Karaoke lover. Mother of a 12-years-old girl.