AMA: Ask Me Anything!
Online Webinar, April 26, 2021
Featuring: Mio Asatani, Mio Asatani, CEO & Founder of Curina, and Alissa Miky, Founder of Misaky.Tokyo.
This was our 40th event of Japan NYC Startups and we did an Ask Me Anything with two amazing female founders (Mio and Alissa) who have raised from Japanese investors and partnered with celebrities respectively. Watch it here to see what questions were asked!
ZeBrand: Brand your Way, Grow your Way
Online Webinar, October 5, 2020
Featuring: Ryo Kikuchi CEO & CIO and John Corleto, Brand and Design Strategist
This was our third online webinar. We featured ZeBrand, a brand-building platform built to help emerging businesses brand their way to growth by generating solid brand identity and voice at a fraction of the cost. Watch it here.
APT WOMEN TOKYO ENTREPRENEUR SHOWCASE 2020
Japan Society, January 22, 2020
Featuring: Eiko Nazakawa, Founder & CEO of Dearest and 10 Women Entrepreneurs from Tokyo
We were so fortunate to be hosting another APT Women event here in NYC! Our keynote speaker was Eiko Nazakwa, Founder & CEO of Dearest and she shared some engaging stories and lessons learned. Most importantly, we featured 10 amazing women entrepreneurs from Tokyo!
Japan NYC Startups 2019 Annual Picnic @Central Park
Central Park, July 14, 2019
Featuring: Japan NYC Startup Members
This was our 5th annual picnic and a great opportunity to chat casually with other members!
Reverse Pitch and Open Innovation Night
Galvanize, February 4, 2019
Featuring: MUFG & SMBC
At our first event of 2019 and our overall 31st event, we were thrilled to invite MUFG and SMBC to do a reverse pitch!
SUN NOODLE: Entering the New York Market
eBay NYC, August 14, 2018
Featuring: Kenshiro Uki from Sun Noodle
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.
Apt Women Tokyo Entrepreneur Showcase 2021
Online Webinar, January 21, 2021
Featuring: Women Entrepreneurs from Tokyo
This was our third APT Women event overall. We have been featuring women entrepreneurs since 2018 and we are so excited that the APT Women initiative and the program has continued despite the pandemic! Companies can be found here.
The Birth & Growth of Zehitomo
Online Webinar, July 15, 2020
Featuring: Jordan Fisher, Co-founder & CEO
This was our second online webinar. We featured Zehitomo, Japan's premier marketplace for local services. From photographers, to plumbers, to personal trainers, Zehitomo empowers small businesses and freelancers that conduct their business online. Watch it here.
Technologists turned Chefs!
Shuraku, December 9, 2019
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.
Brooklyn Kura: Getting to Know Craft Sake
Galvanize, December 4, 2018
Featuring: Brian Polen from Brooklyn Kura
As New York’s first sake brewery, Brooklyn Kura is dedicated to crafting high-quality sake and building a community of sake lovers in New York City.
How Instagram and Youtube Influencers Build and Market Brands
Online Webinar, December 14, 2020
Featuring: Suzumi Abe, Instagrammer and Loretta 'Kemushi Chan' Scott, Youtuber
This was our fourth online webinar and last event of 2020! We featured two amazing women social media influencers, and we had a great turnout with the audience asking engaging questions. Watch it here.
How Responding to the Fukushima Disaster Taught Us What to Expect With COVID-19
Online Webinar, May 27, 2020
Featuring: Azby Brown, Lead Researcher at Safecast
This was our first online webinar ever! We featured Safecast. Safecast is an international, volunteer-centered organization devoted to open citizen science for the environment. We also spoke about the cultural and governmental differences in how the US and Japan are combating COVID 19. Watch it here.
ThinkEco: Keys to Building an IoT HW Startup
Galvanize, August 4, 2019
Featuring: Jun Shimada, Founder and CEO of ThinkEco
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 2018: Japan x AI & Blockchain
Japan Society, October 11, 2018
Featuring: AI and Blockchain companies
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.
Japan NYC Startups 2018 Annual Picnic @ Central Park
Central Park, July 29, 2018
Featuring: Japan NYC Startups members
This was our 4th annual picnic and a great opportunity to chat casually with other members!
Melting Pot For International Startups
Galvanize, June 11, 2018
Featuring: International Accelerators & Founders
We held insightful discussions to learn about their business, stories and unique opportunities and challenges as international startup players in NYC.
Towards New Typology with Masa Sono
eBay NYC, April 3, 2018
Featuring: Masa Sono from Clouds AO
Masa Sono shared us his built and research-based projects focusing on the conceptual thought process.
APT Women presents Tokyo Entrepreneur Showcase
Microsoft Technology Center,
January 30, 2018
Featuring: Sarah M. LaFleur, Founder & CEO of MM.LaFleur and 10 Women Entrepreneurs from Tokyo!
A special pitch & networking event featuring international entrepreneurs. Our keynote speaker was the ever so humble, Sarah M. LaFleur, Founder and CEO of MM. LaFleur! We met amazing and exciting female entrepreneurs from Tokyo!
The Joys and Challenges of a Mission Driven Startup
eBay NYC, December 4, 2017
Featuring: Eiko Nakazawa, Founder & CEO of Dearest
Eiko shared us her journey of creating Dearest, an online platform that connects families with educational childcare providers.
NewsPicks: Expansion to US and Joint Venture with Dow Jones
Galvanize, October 23, 2017
Featuring: Shinsuke Oyama from NewsPicks
NewsPicks App launched in the United States as a joint venture (NewsPicks USA) between Uzabase and Dow Jones and Co in Fall 2017.