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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.


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 hosted Japan Society event “Ramen: Dream and Beyond”

On 2/7, Japan Society of Northern California held their event, “Ramen: Dreams and Beyond” at fabbit Global Gateway “San Francisco.”

▼ fabbit Global Gateway “San Francisco” reception

fabbit Global Gateway “San Francisco” front

“Ramen: Dreams and Beyond” featured as lecturers Bay Area ramen trailblazers Maru Maruyama of Ippudo and Orenchi and Mark Kuribara of Hinodeya.

They spoke about their experiences and challenges bringing ramen to the U.S.

▼ Mark Kuribara (left) and Maru Maruyama (right)

Masao Kurihara, Yoshiyuki Maruyama

▼ Yoshiyuki “Maru” Maruyama

Mr. Yoshiyuki Maruyama

Over 100 participants from major Silicon Valley tech companies and startups across a wide range of industries attended the event.

▼ Q&A session

Question-and-answer session

[About Japan Society of Northern California]

The Japan Society of Northern California (JSNC), located in Silicon Valley, is a United States private non-profit organization (NPO) founded in 1905 (Meiji 38). They offer a wide range of programs including politics, economy, culture, education, and Japanese language lessons in order to deepen mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.

More info:https://www.usajapan.org/about-japanese/