CVC Japan: Fireside Chat on Corporate Governance in Pre-IPO Startups on Tuesday, January 31 11:00am - 12:00pm JST

Tuesday, January 31 11:00am - 12:00pm JST

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  • テーマ:Fireside Chat on Corporate Governance in Pre-IPO Startups
  • 日時:1月31日(火)11:00am〜12:00pm(日本時間)| 1月30日(月)21:00〜22:00(米国東部時間)
  • 会場:Zoom
  • 言語:日本語
  • お申込み:以下イベントページからご登録お願いします。

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Event Summary

  • Theme: Fireside Chat on Corporate Governance in Pre-IPO Startups
  • Date: Tuesday, January 31 11:00am - 12:00pm (Japan Standard Time) | Monday, January 30 21:00 - 22:00 (Eastern Standard Time)
  • Venue: Zoom
  • Language: Japanese
  • Registration: Please register at the event page below.




コロンビアベンチャーコミュニティ・ジャパンチャプター(CVC Japan)は、英語コーチングサービスを提供し、2022年9月に東京証券取引所グロース市場への上場を果たした株式会社プログリットで社外監査役を務めている根橋 弘之氏をお招きしてオンラインセッションを開催します。





  • IPOを目指すスタートアップのガバナンス構築において弁護士の役割や貢献
  • 日本のスタートアップのガバナンスの課題
  • 根橋氏のキャリア形成やプログリットへの入社の経緯・役割・学び、等






  • 本イベントは日本語で行われ、英語の通訳は付きません。
  • 本イベントはZoom Webinarで行われます。参加方法は当日までに登録された方にメールでお知らせします。
  • 本イベントは、コロンビア大学日本同窓会(CUAAJ)およびコロンビアビジネススクールクラブ(CBSCJ)の支援のもとで開催されます。
  • コロンビアベンチャーコミュニティが主催するイベントに登録した場合には、私たちのプライバシーポリシーに同意したものとみなします。




根橋 弘之 | パナソニックホールディングス株式会社コーポレート法務部、株式会社プログリット社外監査役、弁護士




CVC Japanについて

Columbia Venture Community(CVC) Japanは、Columbia Venture Community(CVC)のリージョナルチャプターとして、日本におけるアントレプレナーシップやイノベーションの推進をミッションに、2020年に発足しました。その活動やコミュニティを通じて、日本のアントレプレナーシップ・エコシステムに貢献することを目指します。



Columbia Venture Community(CVC)は、アントレプレナーシップとイノベーションのあらゆる側面に関心を持つ約6,000人のコロンビア大学の卒業生からなるネットワーク。2006年に設立されたCVCは、これまでに世界中で480以上のイベントを主催。 今日、CVCは複数のグローバルプログラム、対面でのイベントやバーチャルイベント、メンバーがリソースを共有するためのオンラインコミュニティを運営。CVCはコロンビア同窓会(CAA)の下で正式に "shared interest group" (SIG) として活動しており、大学と密接に連携しています。



About this Event

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) is pleased to invite you to a virtual session with Hiroyuki Nebashi, an attorney and outside auditor at PROGRIT Inc., which provides English coaching services and got listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange Growth Market in September, 2022.

Hiroyuki joined one of the most prominent law firms in Japan, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, in 2011 and studied in Columbia University's LLM program in 2016. He is currently engaged in a wide range of legal activities including M&A, governance, and legal risk management at Panasonic Holdings Corporation as well as serving as an outside auditor at PROGRIT Inc.

In this session, Hiroyuki as a legal professional will share with us tips for building governance for startups aiming for an IPO and will also take a deeper look into how to utilize legal experts in startups.


Topics to be covered:

  • Roles and contributions of lawyers in establishing governance for startups pursuing IPOs.
  • Challenges of governance that startups in Japan tend to face.
  • Hiroyuki’s career development, reason for joining PROGRID Inc. as an outside auditor, his roles, lessons learned, etc.


If you would like to learn about corporate governance for startups in preparation for an IPO or how to work together with lawyers in startups, please make sure to attend this event!



  • This event will be conducted in Japanese, and the English translation will NOT be provided.
  • This event will occur via Zoom Webinar. The instructions to join will be sent to all registered attendees via email before the event date.
  • This event will be organized in collaboration with Columbia University Alumni Association of Japan (CUAAJ) and Columbia Business School Club of Japan (CBSCJ)
  • By registering for an event organized by Columbia Venture Community, you agree to comply with our Privacy Policy.



Featured Speaker

Hiroyuki Nebashi | Corporate Legal Department at Panasonic Holdings Corporation, Outside Auditor at PROGRIT Inc., Attorney at Law

Joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, global law firm in Japan in 2011 and mainly engaged in M&A transactions, projects related to data privacy and corporate governance. Joined Columbia LL.M. program in 2016, and after graduation, worked at an American law firm as a trainee for two years until 2019. Became an outside auditor at PROGRIT Inc. in 2019 (present post). Moved to Panasonic Holdings Corporation in 2021 and currently engaged in M&A transactions, projects related to corporate governance and legal risk management, etc. Graduated Tokyo University (JD, Law school), licensed in Japan and New York State.



More about CVC Japan:

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community(CVC) is a regional chapter of Columbia Venture Community and was launched in 2020 with a mission to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in Japan. It aims to contribute to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Japan through its activities and community.


More about CVC:

Columbia Venture Community (CVC) is a network of nearly 6,000 Columbia alumni interested in all aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation. Founded in 2006, CVC has hosted more than 480 events around the world. Today, CVC hosts multiple global programs, in-person and virtual events, and an online community for members to share resources. CVC is officially a "shared interest group" (SIG) under the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) and works closely with the University.

January 31, 2023 at 11:00am - 12pm