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(Hybrid Event) Disrupting Education, Business and Innovation – from a leading Visionary in Japan

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

*Hybrid Event

With a long-term vision to connect knowledge, human and capital, Yoshito Hori is changing Japan and the way the world thinks about education, business and venture capital. With a vision to disrupt education, Mr. Hori created GLOBIS University to create a new kind of purpose (kokorozashi)-driven challenge seeking leaders through new Technovate (technology + innovate) courses. As GLOBIS educates a new generation of transformational leaders and thinkers, Mr. Hori is focused on disrupting business models by using technology and placing an emphasis on community/eco-system. His venture capital style encourages a hands-on approach, believing in the possibility of entrepreneurs. Mr. Hori is currently considered a leading visionary in Japan. Please join this event and expand your vision of what is truly possible when you combine purpose and passion and believe in possibility.


Date and Time:
U.S.: Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at 4:00 P.M. (PDT)
Japan: Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 9:00 A.M. (JST)
*For in-person participants, registration begins at 3:30 P.M.

Agenda (Pacific Time):
3:30-4:00 Registration

4:00-5:00 Program
5:00 Networking (For in-person participants)



Joining us in person? We are excited to see you! (Only 100 seats!)
Venue: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
525 University Avenue, 
14th Floor,  Palo Alto, CA 94301

Skadden welcomes fully vaccinated guests to firm offices and events. Attendees will be asked to present ID and vaccination card upon arrival. Please be sure to bring your proof of vaccination (either a photo or the vaccination card). It is required to provide proof of vaccination upon entry.

Joining us Online?
The Zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email.

Suggested donation $20 at the door or online upon registration.


IN-PERSON Registration


Zoom Registration


Yoshito Hori | Founder and President, GLOBIS University Founder and Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners

Mr. Yoshito Hori established GLOBIS in 1992, a business school which was accredited by the Japanese Government in 2006. Now GLOBIS University has an annual intake of more than 1200 MBAs and is considered by many to be the No.1 Business School in Japan. He also founded GLOBIS Capital in 1996, which in 1999 formed a joint venture with Apax, later became GLOBIS Capital Partners (GCP). GCP is often viewed as the No.1 Venture Capital Firm in Japan based on terms of track record, size and reputation. In 2008, he launched the G1 Summit—a Japanese version of WEF’s annual Davos Forum. G1 Institute has become a leading community and think tank to improve the state of Japan.

He has dedicated support to the recovery from the Great Eastern Earthquake through the KIBOW Foundation. He has supported the revitalization of his hometown Mito through ownership of the Professional Basketball Team, Ibaraki Robots. In 2022, he started a Rock Festival, named “LuckyFes”. He authored several books, including Visionary Leaders Who Create and Innovate Societies, and My Personal Mission Statement. Mr. Hori received his BS in engineering from Kyoto University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is married and enjoys swimming and spending time with his family and five sons.




Moderator, Tracy Gopal | Founder, Third Arrow Strategies LLC & Executive Board Director of the Japan Society of Northern California

Tracy Gopal is an Executive Board Director of the Japan Society of Northern California. She is the Founder of Third Arrow Strategies LLC, a boutique advisory firm focused on improving corporate governance, stewardship, and workforce diversity in Japan. She is also the Founder of the Japan Board Diversity Network (JBDN). The JBDN is dedicated to the promotion of skills-based, well-trained, diversely comprised boards dedicated to value creation and investor engagement. The JBDN global network advances corporate governance and board diversity through training, inspiring, and placing its members in board positions.





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January 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
525 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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