When the best of Japanese creativity and American entrepreneurial skill join forces, unimagined opportunities occur




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.  Five exciting Japanese start-up companies will be recognized in the Innovation Showcase portion of the Innovation Awards Symposium. (For additional information about the Innovation Showcase companies see the June 1 Media Alert posted in the “News” section below.)

In addition, the Japan- U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium will include presentation of the Emerging Leader Award to one Japanese and one U.S. company plus a keynote address by a leading executive deeply involved in U.S. – Japan innovation and entrepreneurship.

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.

Stay tuned for more details on the Innovation Symposium soon!

Early Bird Registration is now available.
Click HERE to register!



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