CVC Japan: Startups and Corporate Innovation in Silicon Valley and Tokyo

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CVC Japan: Startups and Corporate Innovation in Silicon Valley and Tokyo

Please note that this event will be conducted in English without Japanese translation. This event is open to the public.

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About this event

The Japan Chapter of Columbia Venture Community (CVC) is pleased to invite you to a virtual session with Kenneth Jeng, a graduate of Columbia SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs). He started working as a Senior Program Manager at Moon Creative Lab, a designed-focused venture studio affiliated with Mitsui & Co., where he works to bring 0-1 ventures to life after working for a startup in Tokyo and a corporate venture advisory firm in Silicon Valley.

Topics to be covered:

  • First hand experience working at a Series A startup in Tokyo, Japan
  • Differences in the startup/innovation scenes between Tokyo and Silicon Valley
  • Corporate venture studio model in Japan: Opportunities, challenges, and best practices

The tentative agenda is as follows:

  • Introduction to CVC Japan by Ayumi Ode (CVC Japan Co-Lead)
  • Presentation by the Featured Speaker
  • Q&A and Discussions facilitated by Takayuki Nakagawa (CVC Japan Sub-Lead)

If you're interested in learning about startups and corporate innovation in Silicon Valley and Tokyo, please make sure to attend this event!

Note:

  • This event will be conducted in English without Japanese translation.
  • This event will occur via Zoom Webinar. The instructions to join will be sent to all registered attendees via email before the event date.
  • This event will be organized in collaboration with Columbia University Alumni Association of Japan (CUAAJ) and Columbia Business School Club of Japan (CBSCJ)
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Featured Speaker

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Kenneth Jeng | Senior Program Manager at Moon Creative Lab

Kenneth Jeng (Columbia SIPA ’18) is a Senior Program Manager at Moon Creative Lab, a designed-focused venture studio affiliated with Mitsui & Co., where he works to bring 0-1 ventures to life. Prior to Moon Creative Lab, Kenneth was an Associate at Silicon Foundry – a corporate venture advisory firm – working closely with global firms including DeNA, Evonik, SK hynix and Southwest Airlines as well as Chief of Staff at Souco, a Tokyo-based Series A startup. He is also currently working on a community for international startup talent in Tokyo while moonlighting as a Venture Partner for Republic, an equity crowdfunding platform based in NYC. Kenneth has lived and worked in Bangkok, Taipei, New York, Washington, D.C. and Boston.

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