NEDO Silicon Valley News Vol. 20 – NEDO and Silicon Valley Forum held “Japanese Pitch Night”.
Date: October 17, 2016
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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 (http://www.ai-silk.com/english/index.html) , CureApp (http://cureapp.co.jp/) , D Free(http://dfree.biz/) , Galdieria (https://jumpstartnippon.jp/mekiki26/h1019.pdf) , Quantaglion (http://quantaglion.com/)  and Xiborg (http://xiborg.jp/en/). 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!

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Mr. Shinnosuke Kameyama’s greeting

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Panel

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Event Audience

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Pitch Session

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Pitch Session Winner “CureApp”

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Members of 6 Startups