top of page

Mon, Oct 05



ZeBrand: Brand your way, Grow your way!

We are featuring Ryo Kikuchi, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Innovation Officer of ZeBrand.ZeBrand is a brand-building platform for emerging businesses.

Registration is Closed
See other events
ZeBrand: Brand your way, Grow your way!
ZeBrand: Brand your way, Grow your way!

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT


About the event

***Free Admission*** 

This is our 38th event. We are so excited to be hosting another webinar- Brand Your Way, Grow Your Way! We are featuring Ryo Kikuchi, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Innovation Officer of ZeBrand. ZeBrand is a brand-building platform for emerging businesses. Our tech-driven approach makes it easy to make the right decisions about your brand. Align teams, design brands and download marketing assets with ZeBrand. Create a brand strategy that makes you stand out, connects you to your customers and helps you get closer to your business goals. Design a brand identity that reflects your business vision and download the assets needed to deliver and communicate it to your audiences.


- 06:50 pm Online event opens / Networking 

- 07:00 pm Opening Remarks 

- 07:15 pm Featured Speakers: Ryo Kikuchi, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Innovation Officer of ZeBrand & John Corleto, Brand and Design Strategist

- 08:00 pm Announcements & Closing  

Ryo Kikuchi, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Innovation Officer of ZeBrand 

Ryo provides ZeBrand that 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. Ryo provides ZeBrand over 35,000 startups and small businesses all over the world, with a talented team who came from reputable design firms and agencies in NY. He studied graphic design and digital media as a research fellow at Rhode Island School of Design(RISD), under the leadership of John Maeda, the former president of RISD. And he also holds an MBA from NUCB Business School in addition to spending time at the EDHEC Business School in France.

ZeBrand won the championship of the American Express x WeWork pitch contest and the TechCrunch Pitchers&Pitches Competition and they has been featured in various media outlets including Forbes Japan, WORKMILL and NHK (the sole public broadcaster in Japan).

With their vision of "Brand Your Way", he wants to continue to create new value within the branding market and continue to actualize his vision. He wants to make branding accessible to all people with various backgrounds and budgets, and to create a world where people are able to freely express who they are as a business, and can successfully profit from the unique brand that is there's and there's alone. He believes entrepreneurs with a strong sense of purpose and commitment to pursue their vision will eventually lead and change the world.

John Corleto, Brand and Design Strategist

John is a brand and design strategist based in Tokyo. Before arriving in Tokyo , he was the lead strategist at the Sydney office of a global brand agency, specialising in strategy consulting for a diverse range of clients from healthcare and financial services to tech. His work spanned a spectrum from brand positioning and customer experience to employee engagement and creative copywriting. He commenced his career at a design and innovation consultancy and was also a guest lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Sydney.

A huge THANKS to our Awesome Sponsor! 

Community Support: 

tele-net (America) was founded in Japan in 1994, with the hope of providing omotenashi-inspired customer service to the world. Their beginnings probably looked similar to yours—a tiny office; a small but dedicated team; a mission to succeed no matter what. They now have operations in four countries, providing services to companies throughout Japan, and the world. tele-net understands Japan’s dedication to detail and quality. They also understand that great customer service is crucial to your success in a new market. Having been in the customer service industry for over 25 years, they’ve supported many companies as they went from startup phase to international brands. Consumers will have great expectations of your offering, especially being a startup from Japan. Part of that expectation will be the high level of service that Japan is known for. By partnering with tele-net, not only will your customers experience omotenashi-inspired care, but you’ll have an ally that understands your vision and can accommodate the ever-changing needs of your growing company. To learn more about how they can help support your US and/or Japanese customers, contact them at (  

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

Team Japan NYC Startups

Share this event

bottom of page