The Silicon Valley - New Japan Summit 2017 is over! We want to say a huge thank you to our sponsors, co-hosts, and staff for making this event possible, and of course to all of our participants who made this event the success that it was. We had a total of about 500+ attendees of the course of the two-days, with 65 Silicon Valley startups and over 100 large Japanese companies.
The summit, in its second year, was broken up into two days - the first day was entirely in Japanese, and the second day in English. This year’s summit featured keynotes from Executive Chairman of RENOVA, Sachio Semmoto, and CEO of StartX, Joseph Huang, and also highlighted some interesting Japanese large firm and Silicon Valley startup partnerships, featuring panel discussions with Softbank and Aeris, and Panasonic and Citrine Informatics. This year we heard pitches from 30 innovative startups, including firms such as Skycatch, Coinbase, Cylance etc.
A longer report is forthcoming.