"One MOMENT can change one’s life" 

In the heart of Silicon Valley, there will be a once-in-a-lifetime encounter 
between thought leaders from the US and Japan, 
and opportunities to build a better future between the two countries. 

US-Japan VC Conference – MOMENT 2015

An annual forum connecting leaders of venture capital communities in the US and Japan to enhance support for global entrepreneurs and drive cross-regional innovation 

Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments
when we are influencing the future.”     

- Steve Jobs


Why MOMENT 2015

Silicon Valley has historically harnessed the innovative capabilities of people around the world, but until recently, Japan was seen as more of a competitor than an essential collaborator. However, Japan has been undergoing a transformation, with large firms beginning to embrace open innovation, and regulatory changes unleashing a fast-growing ecosystem of startups, venture capital, and networks of entrepreneurs. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became Japan’s first prime minister to visit Silicon Valley, spearheading a concentrated effort by government leaders to work closely with the private sector and university research communities to facilitate mutually strengthening opportunities.  

MOMENT 2015 is our inaugural annual forum that provides a platform for leading venture capital professionals from the US and Japan to come together and share expertise and experiences with each other, and with audience members as an anchor point to strengthen links between the entrepreneurial ecosystems on both sides.

Join us to experience the energy, dynamism, and boundless opportunities as we bring the two ecosystems together in a beautiful venue at Stanford University. 

Bay bridge
GG bridge

Program Overview

Taking place October 30, 2015 at Stanford University, MOMENT 2015 is hosted by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI)  together with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC, World Innovation Lab (WiL), and Stanford University's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC).

Join us for the first US-Japan VC conference that brings together over 300 diverse minds including VCs, CVCs, entrepreneurs and corporate executives from the US and Japan.

Date: October 30, 2015
Location: Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University, CA