6th ANNUAL JAPAN-US
INNOVATION AWARDS SYMPOSIUM
Friday, July 22, 2016
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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
Preferred Networks, 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.