Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Announce Keynote Speaker: Ari Horie, Founder & CEO, Women’s Startup Lab

More Diverse Voices for the Innovation Systems of U.S. and Japan

The 2016 Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards program today announced that Ms. Ari Horie, Founder & CEO of Women’s Startup Lab, an acclaimed accelerator that promotes innovation through start-up company success and “intrapreneur” development, will be this year’s Keynote Speaker at the Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium on July 22, 2016, at Stanford University.

Ms. Horie was named one of CNN’s Top 10 visionary women of 2014 and was included in the 2015 Forty Over 40 list of women making an impact. Ms. Horie has also been featured in Forbes Japan as of June 29, 2016. A frequent speaker on gender diversity, including recent appearances at SXSW (2014, 2015), the New Economy Summit in Japan (2015), and Slush Asia (2016), Ms. Horie will talk on the topic of “Breathing New Life into Innovation” by including more diverse voices, skills, and collaboration in the innovation systems of Japan and Silicon Valley. Her vision will focus on the role of people and problem solving in the future of U.S. – Japan ties in innovation.

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Read Forbes Japan article on Ari Horie here (Japanese)