2016 Symposium

6th Annual Japan - U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Japan Society of Northern California congratulates the winners of the 2016 Japan-US Innovation in Business and Technology Awards, presented at Stanford University in partnership with their US-Asia Technology Management Center.

These companies exemplify the dynamism of innovative Japanese and US companies across the Pacific.

2016 Emerging Leaders
Mercari, Inc. – Japan
Dropbox – USA

2016 Innovation Showcase Companies
Floadia Corporation
Preferred Networks, Inc.
Spiber Inc.
Xenoma Inc.


John V. Roos, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan and General Partner, Geodesic Capital, provided welcoming remarks.  Ari Horie,Founder & CEO, Women’s Startup Lab, gave the keynote address on “Breathing New Life into Innovation.”

Symposium attendees had the opportunity to see first-hand the products offered by the 7 companies being honored and were able to network with leaders who are active at the intersection of Japanese creativity and San Francisco/Silicon Valley entrepreneurship and innovation.

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