Takaaki Umada

Takaaki Umada

Visiting Senior Fellow


UMADA Takaaki is Director of FoundX, The University of Tokyo, Japan, where he has engaged himself in supporting startups and educating on entrepreneurship since 2019. Prior to that, he worked for Microsoft Japan and Hongo Tech Garage at The University of Tokyo. He graduated from University of Toronto.

[Concurrent Position]
Director, FoundX, The University of Tokyo


Social Implementation / Entrepreneurship Education / Startup / Smart City


Paradoxical Startup Thinking (in Japanese, Chuukoushinsho La Clef, 2017)
Environment Design for Successful Entrepreneurs (in Japanese, Nikkei BP, 2019)
Equipping the Future (in Japanese, Eiji Press, 2021)

International House of Japan

Asia Pacific Initiative