Past Agenda

5th Annual JP-US Innovation Awards Symposium

Friday, July 10, 2015 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM

We would like to thank all of our participants and guests for attending July 10th’s Japan-US Innovation Awards Symposium at Stanford University‘sArrillaga Alumni Center!

(Left) Jun Yamada, Consulate General of Japan SF. (Center) Kurt Kelty, Director, Battery Technology, Tesla Motors and Shinichi Ito, Manager, Business Promotion Office, Panasonic Energy Corporation of North America. (Right) Hanns Anders, Investment Manager, iRobot Ventures 

(Left) Hitoshi Tanaka, Founder & CEO, JIN Co., LTD. (Center) Pablo Quintanilla, Head of Asia-Pacific Public Policy, Government Affairs, Salesforce. (Right) Keita Mori, Co-Founder & CEO, SanBio.

(Center) Allen Miner, Founder & Chairman, SunBridge Corporation and Eileen Tanaka, COO & Acting Executive Director, Japan Society of Northern California

More photos available here!

Schedule

1:35 pm  Welcoming Remarks

Jun Yamada, Consul-General of Japan in San Francisco

1:40 pm  Keynote Dialog: What the Tesla/Panasonic “Gigafactory” Means for Silicon Valley


(Left) Kurt Kelty, Director, Battery Technology, Tesla Motors. (Center) Shinichi Ito, Manager, Business Promotion Office, Panasonic Energy Corporation of North America. (Right) Richard Dasher, Director, Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center.

2:30 pm  Salesforce Emerging Leader Awards & Panel Discussion


3:45 pm Prior Emerging Leader Award Winner Report

Moderator: Hiroshi Menjo, Managing Partner, Hack Ventures

4:15 pm  Innovation Showcase Recognition & Panel Discussion

Moderator: Ken Yasunaga, Managing Director, Innovation Network Company of Japan 

5:15 pm  Wrap Up Dr. Robert Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Management,
Santa Clara University & Director, STVP Fellow, Stanford University

5:25 pm  Closing Remarks David Makman, Board Chairman, Japan Society of Northern California

5:30 pm  Networking Reception Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

Web Articles(日本語):

『シリコンバレーが選出した日本発ベンチャー5社が登壇』

7/22/2015 著:本橋信也, Biz/Zine

『シリコンバレーの日本人会、日本発VBに人脈紹介』

7/28/2015 著:兼松雄一郎, 日本経済新聞, The Nikkei