Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Have fun in the board game cafe, Snakes & Lattes!

If you don't come up with what to do while hanging out with your friend in Toronto, go to Snakes & Lattes!

Snakes & Lattes is a first and biggest board game cafe, which established in 2010 in Toronto. Currently there are three locations in Toronto and four in the US.

There are many games in the cafe: board games, card games, and so on. According to Snakes & Lattes, they collected more than 3,000 games. I'm sure that you can find your favorite game!

Maybe you haven't played a game a lot ― Don't worry! Trained "game gurus" can teach you the rule. So you can try any game you've never played!

The color label on the game will help you choose which game to play. The cafe is taking traffic light system: green, yellow and red. These labels give an indication of how difficult the game is and how much help the game gurus can give.

In addition, there is a blue label which indicate the game is for two players. If you go there with your boy/girlfriend, you can choose the game with 

The game which became my favorite is "Century: Spice Road". 

when playing "Century: Spice Road"

Because all of us was new to this game, we asked the rule to a game guru. He taught us so kindly! The game was interesting because we have to use our brain a lot.

Not only games, but there are many different types of food and drinks, including alcohol. You can enjoy playing a game with eating and drinking! 

I tried cafe latte. It was pretty and tasted good! I would like to try food menu next time!

Check the menu of Snakes & Lattes Annex from here: Annex Menu — SNAKES & LATTES (snakesandlattes.com)

Moreover, you don't have to worry about time. You can stay as long as you want! It closes between 11pm to 2am, so you can chill out until night. 

Overall, Snakes & Lattes is the really good spot to have fun with your friends and family! I hope you visit there :)

Location (in Toronto)

SNAKES & LATTES ANNEX: 600 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON
SNAKES & LATTES COLLEGE: 489 College St, Toronto, ON
SNAKES & LATTES MIDTOWN: 45 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON

Tuesday, January 17, 2023



Hello! My name is Yuri Fujiwara, and I'm from Japan.

I'm studying international liberal studies in Tokyo. I was also working part time job as a cram school teacher and a home tutor to give lessons.

(The view of my university)

I came to Toronto last September as an exchange student to broaden my horizon and improve my English. Now I'm learning political ecology and geopolitical issues. In one of my classes, my hometown was introduced as an example of small and community-oriented urban place. (Tokyo Eye 2019_1.VOB (dropbox.com)) (Tokyo Eye 2019_2.VOB (dropbox.com))

One of the points I really like Toronto is that people and the government accept diversity.

I applied to the internship in Tenatch because I was interested in the principle to help local issues and businesses. I also think that, through dealing with such issues, I can find the political problem which is the root cause of them.

I'll do my very best to help, so thank you for letting me participate.

[about myself]

I was living in New York until the age of 6, and after that I moved to Tokyo. I like to listen to music, watch anime, and bake sweets. My favorite idol Twice released a new song on 1/20! I hope you'll listen to it :)  (TWICE Pre-release english track "MOONLIGHT SUNRISE" M/V - YouTube

I also really like to travel and experience various cultures.

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, December 25, 2022

About me

 Hello Everyone๐Ÿ˜Š


I'm Miki from Japan and new to Toronto about 4 months ago.

Because in order to study customer service and of course English at College. Then also I'm joining with Tenatch as internship right now;)

 I was raised in Shimane prefecture part of Japan and then moved to Tokyo when I was University.  Then I majored in International relations.

(This is the most famous historical shrine in Shimane, which is Izumotaisha.)

During my freshman year of university, I went to Seattle for six months to study abroad. This was a wonderful experience for me and a precious way to learn about foreign cultures. That's the one of the reason I decided to come here as study abroad again.

After graduated my University, I have worked at clinic as receptionist also medical work in Japan. However, when I thought about what I was missing every day and what I wanted to do with my life in the future, I decided I wanted to do something different especially after covid.

So now I'm here Toronto:)

I believe that this is the amazing opportunity to start something new and I would be happy to be a chance for people to get to know about Tenatch!!  

Then I would like to grow up with Tenatch.

Anyway nice to see you and thank you for reading.๐Ÿ˜Š

Thursday, December 22, 2022


【About me】 
I’m Riko Enkyo, who started an internship from this month. I’ll be mainly responsible for the advertising at TENATCH. 

I’m a university student in Japan and learning about movie theories there. I was interested in advertising from before, and I played an advertising role in a university club and a volunteer group for Filipino children. 
The flyer for a volunteer event
In addition, I have interests in SDGs and learned about local business. I had experiences of listening to people in Rikuzentakata who suffered from the Great East Japan Earthquake. I learned how to develop the business adjusting the local cities’ situation. 
SDGs goals related to what I learned
From these things, I became one of the members in TENATCH to contribute using my experiences. 

 【My Goal】
My goal is to let people know about TENATCH activities through video and advertisement! I'll try to spread the many attractions of TENATCH and support local businesses by making use of my skills.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Tenatch participated in the "AICHI CO-CREATION STARTUP PROGRAM 2022 DemoDay"

●About me
My name is Shota. I am a university student interning at Tenatch.

●What we did
Tenatch participated in the "AICHI CO-CREATION STARTUP PROGRAM 2022 DemoDay" held at "WeWork Global Gate Nagoya" on October 20.

I made a presentation as a representative at the presentation session.
Tenatch created the plan in cooperation with Toyohashi City,
Aichi Prefecture's ไธ€ๅฎฎๅ•†ๅทฅไผš่ญฐๆ‰€.
Our mentor was Mr. Yutaka Shinohara.

●Our Goals
We "Tenatch" are an organization that works to solve local issues with technology.
This time, we came up with a way to restore a local shopping district that is becoming a shuttered shopping mall.

Tenatch believes that stores face three main challenges:
the inability to come to terms with rent, the lack of customers due to the proliferation of e-commerce, and the lack of advertising. 
Therefore, we propose the company's service, "Co-Retailing" a concept that allows multiple stores to be combined into a retail space.

Through this program, Tenatch hopes to enter the Japanese market by conducting interviews in the shopping district in ไธ€ๅฎฎ City.

●Q&A with the judges
Q. Where will the project take place?
I responded "We will conduct a site visit with more hearings in the future regarding the location".

●Impressions after participating
Although Tenatch was not selected as a recipient of support, we are glad that our business plan seemed to have made a good impression on the local government.
We also feel that it was a step forward for us to have our business plan known by the local government in Japan.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Gathering of 50 Start-ups from Around the Globe! The Recruitment for the 2nd Batch of Founders to Join the Online Entrepreneurship Training Program held by the Partnership of Kobe City and 500 Global!

Press release(2021-9-21) - Japanese ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

In partnership with the American venture capital firm 500 Global (500 Startups), the City of Kobe has begun recruitment for the 2nd Batch of the "500 Founder Academy" program from September 21st. This year, the program has expanded its cohort from 20 companies in previous years to 100 companies so that more startups can benefit from this program.

Kobe City, with the aim to foster the growth of the Japanese startup ecosystem in Kobe, has partnered with 500 Global and launched the "500 KOBE ACCELERATOR" in 2016.

In the past five cohorts, 88 startups were carefully selected out of 1000 companies to receive special training. Participants managed to raise more than 12 Trillion Yen (USD 120 million) in funding. For the 2020 cohort, the program was held virtually as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19; this resulted in the freedom to accept companies regardless of the country of origin into the program.

With the accumulated knowledge to date, this year's program will benefit more startups with potential access to 500 Global's Growth Hacks, giving the participants in the online training program a better chance to succeed. The cohort from previous years (2016-2020) was 20 startups annually and will be increased to 100 for this year. In addition, there will be opportunities to partner with other Kobe City startup support programs, resulting in an environment where a wide variety of startups can grow.

1. Program Outline 

1. Program Name: 500 Founder Academy in partnership with Kobe (2nd Batch)

2 .Program Duration: November 15th (Monday) to December 10th (Friday) 2021

3. Delivery method: Online

4. Qualifications:

  • Founders or aspiring Entrepreneurs, domestic or foreign
  • Seed (MVP built) or Early-stage (PoC, with customers, investors)
  • Recommended for start-ups with a product and team in place

 5. Cohort: 50 teams per batch

6. Program Content:

  • Marketing, Sales, Funding video training from 500 Global's experts in the industry.
  • Q & A sessions with 500 Global Mentors.

Video programs are translated to Japanese. Q & A sessions will be supported by interpreters present. This program is not a funding round from 500 Global.

2. Program Application Period

September 21st to October 15th 2021

Use the link below to apply(applications will be screened by 500 Global and Kobe City):


A Word From Bedy Yang - Managing Partner at 500 Startups

We believe that the best talent resides beyond Silicon Valley, and we have seen such talent active through the programs held in the city of Kobe for the last five years. Through this new program, we hope more founders can benefit from access to 500 Global's curriculum, and we will be happy if we can be part of the growth process of these startups.

3. About the participants from the 1st Batch of the 500 Founder Academy

The 1st Batch of the program held from September 6th to October 1st 2021, it involves 50 start-ups from 22 countries.

<Batch 1 Companies by alphabetical order>








ACKTEC Technologies

Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ


Pafit KK.

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต


Big Ear Games

Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ



Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต



Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ


PJP Eye Ltd.

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต


Capital Entreprise ET Plus SAS

Congo ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ



Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ



India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ



Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ


Coonectee Inc.

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต


Smart Tissues

Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ


emol KK.

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต



Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ


First Brand Inc.

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต


Sunlit Seedlings Ltd.

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต



Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต


susuROBO KK.

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต



Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ


Swag Learning

India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ



Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ



Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


Ima-mirai School Inc.

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต


The Flying Thai Food Coop.

Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ


Infinite Glasses

China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ


Tika Health

Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ


iscream, Inc.

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต


Trambellir Sdn Bhd.

Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ



Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ


Turing Chain

Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ



Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ



Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ


KiKi Social

USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ



India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ


KINESIX Sports Inc.

Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


Vivax Serviรงos

Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท



Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต



Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ



Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ


XenoCode Inc.

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต



Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต



Lithuania ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น



Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ


KK. AMDlab

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต



Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ


KK. fixU

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต


Noetic Digital

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต



Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต


Nona 911

Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช


KK. xCura

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

About 500 Global

500 Global(formerly 500 Startups) is a venture capital firm that invests early in founders building fast-growing technology companies. We focus on markets where technology, innovation, and capital can unlock long-term value and drive economic growth. 500 Global has backed over 6,000 founders representing more than 2,500 companies operating in 77 countries. Our portfolio includes 33 companies valued at more than $1 billion and 120 companies valued at over $100 million. Our team members are located in more than 15 countries and bring experience as entrepreneurs, investors, and operators from some of the world’s leading technology companies.

500 Global Website: https://500.co/