World of startups gather in Tokyo
Pioneers, the Vienna-based networking organizer, in partnership with the Nikkei, held Pioneers Asia, its first event in the region, in Tokyo on March 23, bringing together thousands of businesses, entrepreneurs and ideas from around the world.
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