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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!