Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Tokyo American Club
Speaker: James Riney (CEO, 500 Startups Japan), Jonathan Epstein (Japan Country Manager, Credorax, Inc.), Soichiro Minami (Founder and CEO, BizReach, Inc.)
Member Fee: ¥4000 Guest Fee: ¥7400
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Monday, April 18, 2016
Hosting Committee(s): Alternative Investment, Independent Business, Sales Development
An open discussion between three widely regarded experts in the Japan entrepreneur space. Refereed by Thomas R. Shockley.
So much of Japan’s entrepreneurial action goes on beneath the radar that it’s hard to get a fix on what entrepreneurs are up to and where they’re headed. Are they taking their cues from abroad or doing something uniquely Japanese? Will Tokyo’s entrepreneurial superstars continue to drive things or will regional hubs be the wave of the future? And what happens when a Sharp or a Panasonic closes its doors and a few thousand experienced engineers set up shop in their garages?
To try and answer these questions and many more, we’ve invited three top practicing entrepreneurs, Jonathan Epstein, Swimmy Minami and James Riney to share their views with us in a free-flowing conversational setting. Don’t miss this rare insider’s take on what’s happening in the most dynamic sector of Japan’s economy.
Click the names above in blue for general bio details.
Three days prior to the event, an email will be sent to attendees requesting questions for the panelists. Please note that these questions will only be included in the conversation if time allows.
Frank Packard, Christopher P. Wells, Co-Chairs
Andrew Conrad, Board Liaison
ACCJ Alternative Investment Subcommittee
Thomas R. Shockley, Chair
Steven Bleistein, Paul Kraft, Vice-Chairs
Barry A. Hirschfeld Jr., Board Liaison
ACCJ Independent Business Committee
Carlo La Porta, Thomas R. Shockley & Eric Wedemeyer, Co-Chairs
Kjell Yadon, Vice Chair
Nancy Ngou, Board Liaison
ACCJ Sales Development Committee
NOTE 1: This event is OFF THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: If you are driving to Tokyo American Club, please inform the ACCJ in advance as arrangements must be made and a 1,100 yen parking fee will apply.