Emphasizing the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship, this event – now in its sixth year – takes on even greater prominence. Since inception, the Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Initiative has fostered constructive interaction between Japan and the San Francisco/Silicon Valley innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The 2016 Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium will be held Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Stanford University Arrillaga Alumni Center from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Symposium is offered by the Japan Society of Northern California in cooperation with the Stanford University US–Asia Technology Management Center.
John V. Roos, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan and General Partner, Geodesic Capital, will provide welcoming remarks. Ari Horie, Founder & CEO, Women’s Startup Lab, will give the keynote address on “Breathing New Life into Innovation.”
In addition, the Japan- U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium will include presentation of the Emerging Leader Award to Mercari, Inc. (Japan) and Dropbox (U.S.).
Five exciting Japanese start-up companies will be recognized in the Innovation Showcase portion of the Innovation Awards Symposium. These companies include: Axelspace, Floadia Corporation, Preferred Networks, Inc, Spiber, Inc., and Xenoma Inc.
Symposium attendees also will have the opportunity to see first-hand the products offered by the 7 companies being honored, plus an unmatched opportunity to network with leaders who are active at the intersection of Japanese creativity and San Francisco/Silicon Valley entrepreneurship and innovation.
Visit www.usjinnovate.org for more info!