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Zero to One and One to Ten: The art of starting a startup and scaling

  • Encina Hall 616 Serra Street Stanford, CA, 94305 United States (map)


Akiko Naka, Founder and CEO at Wantedly, Inc.


Akiko Naka was born on October 12, 1984 in Japan. Akiko serves as a founder and chief executive officer at Wantedly, Inc., the professional social networking service she started in her apartment. Following its official launch in February 2012, Wantedly grew to 1 million monthly active users and 15,000 corporates, which has become the leading professional social networking service in Tokyo. She believes that social products enable people to change their life. Prior to Wantedly, she was a growth coordinator at Facebook Japan, contributing in the marketing and product development of Facebook in Japan. Before joining Facebook, she worked at Goldman Sachs in equity sales. She graduated from Kyoto University in 2008 with a B.A. in Economics.


4:15pm: Doors open
4:30pm-5:30pm: Talk and Discussion
5:30pm-6:00pm: Networking

LOCATION: Philippines Conference Room, 3rd floor Encina Hall, 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305

PARKING: Open parking at Stanford University available starting 4:00pm near Encina Hall unless otherwise marked. Nearest parking garage is Structure 7, below the Graduate School of Business Knight School of Management. 



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