Mon, Feb 04



Reverse Pitch and Open Innovation Night

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Reverse Pitch and Open Innovation Night

Time & Location

Feb 04, 2019, 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Galvanize, 303 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA

About The Event

This is our 31st event, and we're thrilled to invite NYC-base corporate investors and innovation team across US and Japan. We'll hold short pitches followed after insightful discussions to learn about their business, stories and unique opportunities and challenges as corporate investors in NYC.


- 06:45 pm Door opens/ Networking

- 07:00 pm Opening Remarks

- 07:15 pm Presentations & Talk: Eiko Ooka, Corporate Advisory Division NY, Director at SMBC Group, Moeko Nakada, Corporate Advisory Division NY, Associate at SMBC Group, Bill Baxter, Vice President at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (Moderated by Masa Okunishi, Jennifer Pei Lin)

- 08:00 pm Announcements & Open Networking

About SMBC:

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is one of the largest commercial banks in Japan with over 500 branches and offices globally. The Corporate Advisory Division (CAD) at SMBC works with large Japanese corporations to address their strategic needs through offering investment opportunities, including M&A origination, JVs, and other business partnerships. The New York team is responsible for gathering value-add information on North American startups and private equity-backed companies and works as a counterpart to the 200+ advisory staff members in Tokyo and Osaka. CAD works with SMBC’s banking clients across all industries and assists North American companies in finding partners and investors in Japan as well as providing banking support for Japanese market entry.

About MUFG:

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with over 1,800 locations in more than 50 countries. The Group has over 150,000 employees and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The Group aims to “be the world’s most trusted financial group” through close collaboration among our operating companies and flexibly respond to all of the financial needs of our customers, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

This is a fantastic opportunity for cross-cultural learning with entrepreneurs in our greater community. We'd like to invite new founders, established startup leaders, and people thinking of starting their own company here in NYC to join us to share wisdom and information across borders. Join us and hang out afterward at a bar nearby!

Huge Thanks to our awesome Sponsors:

Tasty GREEN TEA will be provided by ItoEn. Come early and enjoy it!

Galvanize is providing space!

We hope that this event will be a place where Japan & New York people can come collaborate. Looking forward to seeing you all!

Japan NYC Startups Team