Agenda

Day 1 Sessions

 OCTOBER 30 FRIDAY

 

Please arrive earlier as the reception is expected to be crowded.

8:00am - 9:00am Registration

9:00am - 9:15am Welcome Remarks/Opening Remarks

Takeo Hoshi, Director, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center(APARC), Stanford University
Yoshi Ishii Ph.D., Director of New Business Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

9:15am - 9:45am Fireside Chat
"a16z - A New VC Paradigm"

Scott Kupor, COO, Andreessen Horowitz
Moderated by Gen Isayama, Co-Founder & CEO, WiL

09:45am - 10:35am Panel Discussion
"University Contribution to the Venture Ecosystem" 
Panelists: 
Martin Kenney, University of California, Davis
Tomotaka Goji, UTEC
Hiroaki Okahashi, Miyako Capital
Moderated by Richard Dasher, Stanford University

10:35am - 10:50am Coffee Break

10:50am - 11:10am Keynote
"The Startup Pivot Story - and the Role an Investor Plays" 

Andrew Braccia, Managing Partner, Accel Partners

11:10am - 12:00pm Panel Discussion
"Disruptive Innovation -Where is it happening today?"

Panelists: 
Rob Coneybeer, Shasta Ventures
Keith Rabois, Khosla Ventures
Shinzo Nakano, Itochu Technology Ventures
Moderated by Aki Koto, WiL

12:00pm - 1:10pm Lunch

1:10pm - 1:30pm Keynote
"Evolution of Venture Capital in Silicon Valley"

Dixon R. Doll, Co-Founder & Partner Emeritus, DCM

1:30pm - 2:20pm Panel Discussion
"Rise of CVC - How can corporates and VCs benefit from each other?"

Panelists: 
Claudia Fan Munce, IBM Venture Capital Group
Craig Sherman, Meritech Capital Partners
Nobuyuki Akimoto, NTT Docomo Ventures
Moderated by Mitch Kitamura, Draper Nexus Ventures

2:20pm - 2:40pm Coffee Break

2:40pm - 3:00pm Keynote
"Japan as a Startup Nation" 

Soichi Kariyazono, Managing Partner, Globis Capital Partners, Chairman of Japan Venture Capital Association (JVCA)


3:00pm - 3:50pm Panel Discussion
"Breeding Unicorns - Is that even possible?"

Panelists: 
Ethan Kurzweil, Bessemer Venture Partners
Howard Hartenbaum, August Capital
Mike Volpi, Index Ventures
Shinichi (Shin) Takamiya, Globis Capital Partners
Moderated by Gen Isayama, WiL

3:50pm - 4:10pm Coffee Break

4:10pm - 4:30pm Keynote
"The Ambidextrous Organization"
Charles A. O'Reilly III, Ph.D., Director of the Leading Change and Organizational Renewal Executive Program, Stanford University

4:30pm - 5:20pm Panel Discussion
"Commercialization of Emerging Technologies - The Role of VC"

Panelists:
Tim Chang, Mayfield
Jeff Clavier, SoftTech VC
Masahiko Honma, Incubate Fund
Ken Yasunaga, The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
Moderated by Toshi Otani, Translink Capital

5:20pm - 5:30pm Closing Remark

Takeo Hoshi, Director, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

5:30pm - 6:30pm Networking

 

The Day 2 Sessions are designed for Japanese-speakers only

Day 2 Sessions

OCTOBER 31 SATURDAY

 

 

9:00am -9:30am Registration

9:30am - 9:40am  Opening Remarks

9:40am - 10:10am Guest Speech
Hiroshi Menjo, Net Service Ventures

10:10am - 10:40am Guest Speech
"Tesla:Success after the start-up"
Hokuto Ueda, drivemode

10:40am - 11:00am Coffee Break

11:00am - 11:50am Guest Speech
"What Silicon Valley can do for Japanese Company"
Naoki Sugimoto, Honda Silicon Valley Lab
Hiroshi Saijou, YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A

11:50am - 12:20pm Guest Speech
"My story of Silicon Valley Start-up's hard days "
Hiro Yoshikawa, TreasureData

12:20pm - 1:15pm Lunch

1:15pm - 1:30pm Activitiy of JVCA
Yusuke Murata, IncubateFund

1:30pm - 2:30pm Panel Discussion
"The inside story of Silicon Valley" 
Toshiya Otani, Translink Capital
Mitch Kitamura, Draper Nexus Ventures
Tak Miyata,Scrum Ventures
Gen Isayama,WiL(Moderator)

2:30pm - 3:15pm  Guest Speech

"The Advanced Research from Japan - What is newest on iPS Cell Research-"

Hiromitsu Nakauchi, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of genetics, Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, IMSUT, Tokyo University/Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine,Stanford University

3:15pm - 3:25pm Closing Remark



PROGRAM AGENDA To be announced