Japan is number two in start-up formation worldwide, behind only the US. Yet there is much less venture capital and angel investing in Japan than in America. So where does the capital for these Japanese start-ups come from? What does this mean for US companies that want to partner with Japanese start-ups and US investors that want to invest in them? How does Japan’s system for funding start-ups affect their expansion plans, and what can Japanese start-ups do from the outset to position themselves for global expansion? Join us to explore these topics with a panel of experts.
Michael Alfant – CEO, Fusion Systems and President, ACCJ
Scott Ellman – CEO, USAsia Venture Partners
William F. Miller – Prof. Emeritus and Co-Director, SPRIE, Stanford University
Allen Miner – CEO, SunBridge Corp.
Robert Eberhart (Moderator) – Researcher, SPRIE, Stanford University
Friday, May 4th, 2012
Registration/Networking: 5:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Program: 6:00 P.M. – 8:15 P.M.
Networking: 8:15 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1050
Food, including sushi and beverages, will be served.
Business casual attire
More information: http://www.keizai.org
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Keizai Silicon Valley
Keizai Silicon Valley (http://keizai.org) is a Silicon Valley based business and professional networking organization. One of its primary purposes is to provide a venue of programs that showcase specialists with expertise on issues critical to the success of entrepreneurs and companies doing business with Japan and the U.S.