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July 15th, fabbit Webinar: How behaviors have changed and Hawaii business should adapt

Join us for a discussion on how behaviors have changed across the globe and what Hawaii-based business can do to adapt to the “new normal”.

  • July 15, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  HST
  • July 15, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  PDT
  • July 16, 2020, 8:00 am – 9:00 am  PHT
  • July 16, 2020, 9:00 am –10:00 am  JST

fabbit and HTDC will hold an event jointly. Our panelists will share insights from Japan and Germany and focus on changes in consumer behaviors as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted restaurants, accommodation, travel, and coworking. We’ll explore what this means for businesses here and how businesses can adapt before Hawaii reopens tourism.

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Len Higashi
Acting Executive Director at Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)
Len is the acting executive director for the HTDC. Len has a diverse background including various technical roles in startups and large corporations. Prior to joining HTDC, Len was the VP of Engineering at Nanopoint, a Hawaii based biotech company.

Kaoru Iriyama
fabbit Europe Area Adviser / Conductor for Japanese cuisine based in Berlin
Kaoru is providing marketing research and consulting services in Media and Food industry, hosting a seminar and doing lecture to promote opportunities where people get to experience Japanese food culture in Germany.

Michimasa Naka
CEO at Boardwalk Capital Inc.
Former Citigroup Securities Executive Vice President
Former Storm Harbor Securities Chairman of the Board
Served as a director of listed companies such as GLM Inc., iStyle Inc., Genie Inc., and Vision Inc.

Yasunari Tanaka
fabbit CEO
Former employee of Boston Consulting Group and major trading companies.
Published work (translation): “Entering StartUpLand: An Essential Guide to Finding the Right Job” by HBS Senior Lecturer Jeffrey Bussgang.

Toward Useful Patent

You want to protect your technology.  Yet, there is a disconnect between what you want to protect and what you get through patent.  You will learn from Ted who is an inventor in the USA that how you can protect your technology by connecting the patent with the market trend.  At the end of the presentation, we will give you a chance to ask anything.

This event is highly recommended for:

  • Software engineers
  • Students who learning or interested in software
  • Companies with unique technologies 
  • Everyone considering taking a patent in the USA

Presenter: TED Motoyama

Tetsuro Motoyama is now retired after working at Ricoh R&D Group from 1983 to 2016. His research interests included device control, device monitoring, software engineering, use of the Web for information management, and user interfaces. He holds more than 260 US patents and various foreign patents. He received his joint PhD in psychology and statistics from Iowa State University. He is a member of the ACM and an associate member of the IEEE.

fabbit and SVVS partner to open Silicon Valley office

fabbit is the first Japanese company with a co-working workspace in both Silicon Valley and San Francisco. “fabbit” members can use offices in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley, providing the opportunity to take advantage of business opportunities throughout the region.

As a Global Gateway, fabbit is enhancing its support for startups aiming to become unicorns and expand their business globally, by connecting them with corporates both locally and internationally. 

SVVS together with its affiliate BootUP World is a leading global ecosystem focused on building strong, dynamic bridges between Silicon Valley and the world, helping startups,  corporates, universities, and countries grow through entrepreneurship and innovation. The SVVS/BootUP World ecosystem has been involved with over 125 companies that have raised more than $400 million in investments and are valued at over $4.5 billion. 

fabbit aims to develop its startup ecosystem, and by providing the unique acceleration and innovation programs offered by SVVS in addition to fabbit’s existing startup acceleration services, fabbit supports startups to grow and develop their businesses globally.  

Overview of Bootup World by fabbit
Address:            90 MIDDLEFIELD RD, MENLO PARK CA 940(Map
Business Hours:  9:00~18:00 (Weekday)
Established:        June 1, 2020
URL:                     https://www.bootupworld.com/
Email:                   info@fabbit.co.jp



We’re following guidelines by local governments to implement measures for hygiene and physical distancing across all our locations around the world, to provide a safer work environment for our community.​


Here are some of the measures we have taken to insure the safety, health, and wellbeing of our members at fabbit Global Gateway “San Francisco”

  • Moving desks to maintain 6ft of physical distance.
  • We are providing more space between desks in each neighborhood by using placemats on the desks that should remain empty to adhere to the 6 ft requirement.
  • We are adding density tracker to the system so members can know how many people are in the spaces at all times.
  • Marking floor with social distancing locations
  • Increased cleaning and sanitation
  • 24/7 hours Ventilation fan
  • Community Manager will take body temperature of all members, staff and visitors before they enter our office space at reception.
  • Set up hand sanitizers and sanitizing wipes
  • Any communal condiments or amenities will be removed
  • Single serve creamers and sugars will be available
  • Individually wrapped cutlery kits will be available and include a fork, knife, spoon, salt packet, pepper packet, and napkin
  • Disposable and compostable plates, bowls, and cups will be available
  • Disposable paper products will be available throughout the space.
  • Automatic soap dispensers in bathrooms and the café area.
  • Hand dryers or pull style paper towel dispensers in each bathroom
  • Wastebaskets to assure you that you do not have to wander far to find one.
  • We will encourage casual communication with other members and our community Managers by incorporating Slack.
  • We are lowering our capacity in the open space and meeting rooms.
  • We are providing a Webinar and meet-up virtually for keep the social.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

As our daily lives continue to be impacted by the effects of COVID-19, we’re doing everything we can to help our community members run their businesses. We want to assure you that the health and wellbeing of our community members and employees is our highest priority.