NEDO Silicon Valley News Vol. 20 – NEDO and Silicon Valley Forum held “Japanese Pitch Night”.
Date: October 17, 2016

NEDO and Silicon Valley Forum held Japanese Pitch Night at Hero City in San Mateo on October 6 and the event had over 120 attendees. The event started with a panel discussion on Open Innovation strategies in Japan and the US followed by pitches from 6 Japanese startups participating NEDO’s entrepreneurship support programs in Japan. The  startups were AI SILK ( , CureApp ( , D Free( , Galdieria ( , Quantaglion (  and Xiborg ( Each startup pitched their businesses on stage and received questions and feedbacks from the judges/panelists; Steve Goldberg of Venrock, Mitch Kitamura of Draper Nexus and Koji Sakamoto of YJ America.  The winner of the pitch session was CureApp. Congratulations!


Mr. Shinnosuke Kameyama’s greeting




Event Audience


Pitch Session


Pitch Session Winner “CureApp”


Members of 6 Startups