Japan Society Announces Innovation 2013 Symposium

June 28, 2013

The Japan Society of Northern California, in cooperation with the Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center, will hold the 2013 Innovation Symposium to shine a spotlight on US-Japan innovation and entrepreneurship.

The 2013 Innovation Symposium will:

  • Recognize three unique emerging leaders, Bloom Energy, Cellular Dynamics International, and euglena Co., Ltd.
  • Hear a stimulating discussion featuring Dr. KR Sridhar (Bloom Energy Principal Co-Founder and CEO), Robert J. Palay (Cellular Dynamics International CEO), Mitsuro Izumo (euglena Co., Ltd. CEO) and Robert Eberhart, PhD. (Research and Project Leader, Stanford Project on Japanese Entrepreneurship).
  • Learn about the Japan entry strategy of Square (2012 Emerging Leader - U.S. Award winner) from Randy Reddig, Co-Founder Explore distinctive applications of intrapreneurship at Honda Jet and Mori Seiki, drawing on investigative reporting of respected journalists.
  • Gain perspectives from visionary VC founders, Tim Draper and Yoshito Hori, about revolutionary models for developing innovators and entrepreneurs.
  • Honor U.S. Ambassador to Japan, John V. Roos, for championing Japan-U.S. innovation and entrepreneurship

Who should attend?

  • Anyone interested in the latest developments in Japan – U.S. innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Those seeking to honor Ambassador John V. Roos.

Attendees will gain a unique perspective into Japan – U.S. innovation and business creation. Attendees will further obtain unique insights into the challenges and choices facing potentially world-changing companies as they commercialize significant innovations.

When? July 26, 2013 from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Where? Stanford University Arrillaga Alumni Center (McCaw Hall and Palm Court) 326 Galvez Street Stanford, CA 94305-6105.

More Information: Briana Burrows, Program Coordinator, (415) 986-4383.

Register: usjinnovate.org/register/