Featuring: Joe Conti, Chef & Owner of Shuraku Restaurant and Stephen Yen, Executive Chef at SURGARCANE RAW Bar Grill
This was a first for our group! We had our first event ever held at a restaurant in NYC. This event featured two chefs who shared their amazing journeys, and cooked and prepared delicious appetizers for our members.
Show me the Product! (Hardware Startups Pitch & Demo Night)
Galvanize, May 14, 2019
Featuring: FutuRocket, stak, and mui
Our event in May was a very special one. We featured three winning Hardware Startups from Japan! They were all part of the Monozukuri Hardware Cup, an annual pitching contest for Japan-based hardware startups that aims to foster local innovation by bringing together the most promising local startups developing IoT solutions that include hardware products.
Jun Shimada, Founder of ThinkEco shared his IoT company that he has been running for many years. This was an exciting share of thought-provoking discussion as Jun covers the challenges and rewards of running an IoT startup.
Vocal Presence: Connecting your Voice to your Story
Wework, April 3, 2019
Featuring: Lisa Patti
So often we have great content but our voice and speaking styles do not match so we miss the chance to really engage. Elements such as cultural or personal speaking styles, clarity of the words, accent, and tone will often affect the way you are perceived by the audience or listener. This workshop is....
IF Conference brought together notable speakers and innovators who have been strongly influenced by Japan and as rebels with a cause are operating in the unknown or fringe territories of AI and Blockchain community.
Who loves ramen? We do! We were so excited to host Kenshiro, CEO of Sun Noodle. Kenshiro shared his story of how he started Sun Noodle here in NY/NJ area, his journey along the way, and the company's overall strategy.