Meet the Global Tech Advocates Community

Global Tech Advocates (GTA) is a non-profit, Open Innovation Community serving over 12,000 volunteer members around the world. Global Tech Advocates’ was founded in London in 2013 by Russ Shaw and, today, is one of the most influential private-sector tech networks. Its mission is to raise the “voice” of the technology sector, especially start-ups, with a focus on private sector initiatives and innovators.

GTA is the parent company of Tech Japan Advocates, Tech London Advocates and other chapters and sub-chapters around the world. The Global Tech Advocates Network is comprised of tech investors, start-ups, corporations, government sponsors and those who provide professional services to them. These GTA members from around the world are ready to support you with introductions, information, and guidance once you become a member of Tech Japan Advocates.

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How to become a Tech Japan Advocate Member

Tech Japan Advocates membership is open to all who are active innovators. Our members are thought-leaders among tech start-ups, investors, corporations, universities, governments, and professional service organizations. Membership is free… Advocates invite Advocates, and many Advocates facilitate introductions and mentoring.

Once you have been introduced to Tech Japan Advocates, you will officially become an Advocate (or Member). This will entitle you to access to existing Advocates in Japan and over 12,000 Advocates worldwide, attend Tech London Advocates events and participate in Tech Japan Advocates programs. You will also be listed as a TJA Member in the Tech Japan Advocates’ website (please let us know if you prefer not to be listed).

If you are not yet a Tech Japan Advocate and would like to join, please contact us at