When the best of Japanese creativity and American entrepreneurial skill join forces, unimagined business opportunities occur.
1:30pm Opening Remarks – Moderator, Richard Dasher, Director, Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center
1:35pm Welcoming Remarks – John V. Roos, Founder and General Partner, Geodesic Capital & former U.S. Ambassador to Japan
1:40pm Keynote Remarks – Ari Horie, Founder & CEO, Women’s Startup Lab, “Breathing New Life into Innovation."
2:25pm Emerging Leader Awards Presentation & Panel
Thomas Hansen, Global Vice President
- Mercari, Inc.
Ryo Ishizuka, US CEO
3:10pm Networking Break
3:35pm Prior Emerging Leader Award Winner Report: “A New Model For Japan - U.S. Innovation Collaboration" – Moderator, Hiroshi Menjo, Net Service Ventures Group
Cellular Dynamics International
Chris Parker, Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer
4:10pm Innovation Showcase Recognition & Panel Discussion – Moderator, Ken Yasunaga, Managing Director, INCJ
- Axelspace Corporation
Yuya Nakamura, Ph.D., President & CEO
- Floadia Corporation
Kosuke Okuyama, President & CEO
- Preferred Networks, Inc.
Toru Nishikawa, Founder
- Spiber, Inc.
Kazuhide Sekiyama, CEO
- Xenoma Inc.
Ichiro Amimori, Co-Founder & CEO
5:10pm Wrap Up – John Thomas, Vice Chair, Martingale Asset Management
5:15pm Closing Remarks – Larry Greenwood, President, Japan Society of Northern California
5:20pm – 6:30pm Networking Reception – Light snacks and beverages
Early Bird Registration:
- General registration fee - $75
- JSNC member rate - $50
- Early Registration closes at 11:59 pm on Friday, July 15, 2016
- General registration fee - $100
- JSNC member rate - $75
- Regular Registration closes at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, July 19, 2016
- Student registration fee - $15
- Stanford University Students, Faculty, and Staff - FREE*
- Students must show school ID at check-in
*For more information on how to receive a complimentary ticket as a Stanford student/faculty/staff, please email Briana Burrows at email@example.com
No refunds from online sales after Friday, July 15, 2016
Seating is limited so please register early!
- General admission - $125
- JSNC member admission - $99
- Tickets will be dependent on space availability
Directions & Parking:
Please use the Galvez Field Lot. Click here for details on directions & parking. Parking is not included in the ticket price.
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