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The fabbit Annual Conference 2020

This year’s conference is to summarize the year 2020, a year that has been greatly changed by the Covid-19. Also, Caroline Kennedy, who served as 29th U.S. Ambassador to Japan from the United States is invited to share insights on how the world is making headway and what to expect in the coming years.

Date and Time
November 24, 2020  8:00-9:00pm (PST)

Online streaming and advance booking required 

Free of charge (registration required) 

The Zoom URL will be provided to the registered e-mail address later.
If you do not receive the URL on the day of the event, please contact;

Startup Acceleration Program in Silicon Valley

What are the key factors to startup success? What does it mean to have an entrepreneurial mindset? What is the “secret sauce” to Silicon Valley and its ability to grow and scale great startups? How can you be a part of it? Learn the answer to these questions and more in a pivotal session led by Mukul Agarwal, CEO & Founder of BootUP World, who has helped countless startups from around the world on their journey to growth and success.

  • November 17, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  HST
  • November 17, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  PST
  • November 18, 2020, 9:00 am – 10:00 am  PHT
  • November 18, 2020, 10:00 am –11:00 am  JST

Mukul Agarwal

Mukul Agarwal, is Founder and CEO of BootUP World, a leading Silicon Valley based ecosystem focused on Startup Acceleration, Corporate Innovation and Coworking spaces.  Mukul is an advocate for the entrepreneurial spirit and believes entrepreneurship is key to unifying the world as it transcends Race, Religion and Country.  Mukul has been named by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the 50 inspirational Entrepreneurs to lookout for in 2017, Adweek.com mentions him as “25 Socially Strong Entrepreneurs Every VC Should Be Following”.

Mukul believes that having a strong, dynamic bridge to Silicon Valley provides the learning necessary to build vibrant, sustainable startup and innovation ecosystems around the world. The key to succeeding is to have an entrepreneurial mindset; a mindset that is focused on discovering opportunities, overcoming challenges, and taking continuous action. Through our BootUP Country Hubs, we provide a solid bridge to Silicon Valley and a foundation for growth for international entrepreneurs. Mukul is thrilled to work with APAMAN and fabbit to help Japan’s startups on their path to success.  

About BootUP World

BootUP World is a leading global ecosystem focused on building strong, dynamic bridges between Silicon Valley and the world, helping startups scale, corporates innovate, students thrive, and countries grow through entrepreneurship and innovation. BootUP’s comprehensive startup ecosystem and collaborative co-working spaces provide a platform for success and a global network of entrepreneurs, corporates, mentors/advisors, and investors. Programs are designed by Silicon Valley thought leaders to provide the tools to inspire, ideate, build, and transform the mindsets of rising entrepreneurs. Through its ecosystem, BootUP has been involved with over 110 companies that have raised more than $400 million in investments and are valued at over $4 billion.


Michimasa Naka (Moderator)

CEO at Boardwalk Capital Inc.
fabbit Advisory Board member
Former Citigroup Securities Executive Vice President
Part-time lecturer at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School and Lecturer at Keio University Graduate School, Director at The Tokyo New Business Conference

Graduated from Keio University with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering and received a Master of Engineering in 1989. After graduation, he joined Salomon Brothers Asia Securities, where he was a top salesman. He moved to Citigroup Securities and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Citigroup Securities, and after leaving the firm in 2010, he founded Storm Harbor Securities Inc.
In 2016, he founded Boardwalk Capital Corporation, which is primarily focused on angel investing.
He has served as an outside director of several high-growth public companies, including VECTOR Inc., Vision Inc., istyle Inc., and Geniee, Inc., as well as a part-time lecturer of System Design and Management at Keio University Graduate School and Hitotsubashi University Graduate School. He is the author of “The Global Talent Requirements to Win in the World”(Gentosha).

The New Face of Branding

“What makes an effective brand?” “How can I use a brand to guide my business?” Brand strategist at ZeBrand, John, will deepen your understanding of the basics and help you use it as a tool to crystallize your start-up’s direction. This is a branding webinar brought to you by ZeBrand with fabbit, a tech-driven branding toolkit built for the pace of the start-up economy. This is an opportunity to learn how to approach branding with greater pace, productivity, and practicality. We will help you find a way to brand your way.

  • November 12, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  HST
  • November 12, 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  PST
  • November 13, 2020, 8:00 am – 9:00 am  PHT
  • November 13, 2020, 9:00 am –10:00 am  JST

John Corleto
John Corleto is a brand and design strategist now based in Tokyo, Japan. Previously he was a Senior Strategist at the global brand consultancy, FutureBrand. Leading and handling projects in Australia and across the Asia Pacific, he has helped create brand strategies, positionings, communications frameworks and new names and visual identities for large financial and health care institutions and tech-start-ups alike. Before this, he trained at design thinking and innovation consultancy, Second Road as well as was a guest-lecturer on the relationship between brand and entrepreneurship at the University of Sydney. Today, he is working with Ipsos Japan and ZeBrand to deliver strategic and brand insights. John holds a Commerce Degree from the University of Sydney.

【fabbit×KINTO】Possibility of MaaS~KINTO’s future mobility service~

fabbit and KINTO, a group company of Toyota Motor Corporation will hold an Event collaboratively.
August 28, 2020, at 6:00 PM (JST)
※This event will be held in Japanese
Last year, KINTO started providing all benefits of driving a new car with all-inclusive subscription service in the era of revolution of the car industry once in 100 years.
KINTO continues to improve their services successfully responding to users’ needs and aims to launch a new service collaborating with other companies including ventures.
We are honored to hold this event with KINTO as our first collaboration!!

6:05-6:25 PM (JST)
Speaker: Mr. Satoshi Nagashima (Senior partner and Global Innovator of Roland Berger LLC.)
Theme: Possibility of MaaS

6:25-6:45 PM (JST)
Speaker: Mr. Satoshi Honjo (CSO of KINTO Co., Ltd.)
Theme:KINTO’s future mobility service

6:45-7:15 (JST)
Discussion session
Speakers: Mr. Satoshi Nagashima × Mr. Satoshi Honjo
Moderator: Michimasa Nama (CEO of Boardwalk Capital Inc.)

More details here

Diversity for the Venture Ecosystem – Keys to Thriving, Now More Than Ever

What a great discussion during our webinar on July 5th, “Diversity for the Venture Ecosystem – The Key to Thriving, Now More Than Ever,” which explored the incorporation of DE&I approaches in the workplace! Our speakers Stéphane Emmanuel Fouché, Andrew Ogawa, and Lisa M. Shalett shared their experiences and insights on how we can better achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as obstacles we face. Thank you to U.S.-Japan Council for their partnership in making this webinar successful, and thank you to everyone who attended and joined in this important discussion!

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.

Register Here!

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.

We are happy to announce that we joined the Women Tech Global Conference initiative as a community partner!!

Unite 100 000 women in tech worldwide to come together (virtually) on June 10-12th to discuss things that matter. We will address topics like Remote Work, Tech Talks, Being Human, and Entrepreneurship.

To sign up for the WomenTech Global Conference 2020 use our link to join for FREE.

#WTGC 2020 will feature tech professionals, industry innovators, and more than 200 speakers, WomenTech Network Ambassadors & Leaders from around the world. Some of the speakers are the most accomplished women in tech, including technologists, scientists and leaders at Amazon, Facebook, Founder Institute, Google, Harvard, IBM, Microsoft, Netflix, Twitter and many more.

The premier conference will give access to top names in the industry holding inspiring keynotes, engaging panels, technical workshops, and face-to-face networking sessions to learn through actionable advice, helping attendees cope with the aftermath of COVID-19 and excel in their tech careers.

We are looking forward to join WomenTech Global Conference with you- see you online on June 10th-12th!

PS- Participation is free for everyone. If you are interested in supporting, please check out the current Kickstarter Campaign.

Please apply here! https://www.womentech.net/women-tech-conference?join=MTEyNTY=