Joe Utagawa

Major: Cybersecurity and Global Policy

Minor: Art History

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Academic Year: Sophomore


What are you most looking forward to this year in the Shoemaker Scholars? What is one thing you hope to accomplish?

I look forward to creating a proper worthwhile community around the Shoemaker Innovation Center. By the end of the year, I hope to see that most people in the startup community know each other. I don’t know if that makes anything better or not honestly. But it just might.


What innovative or entrepreneurial projects are you working on this year? 

I’m more involved in clubs this year.


What’s one piece of advice you have for IU students with regard to innovation and entrepreneurship? 

Get to know people.