What we're about

Japan NYC Startups is a global community focused on bridging Japanese and American innovation ecosystems. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs and business leaders share their collective experiences and knowledge, thus strengthening their ability to work across the US and Japanese markets.

We plan to meet regularly on a weekday in the evening. Each meeting will have a special guest speaker, Q&A, informal pitching and more!

This is the place where Japanese and NYC technologists and businesspeople meet! Our website, ( https://www.japanstartups.org/about ), has more information about us! Meanwhile, please find this introduction video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdhRNpmNlyQ ). Also, please follow us on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1598060027136241/) & @JPNYCStartups (https://twitter.com/jpnycstartups) on Twitter.

Upcoming events (1)

Technologists Turned Chefs! (Shuraku Owner & SUGARCANE Raw Grill Executive Chef)

***PAID Event / LIMITED to 30 members*** This is our 34th event and it's one of our most special events ever. We are so excited to share two technologists turned Chefs! We will hear from both chefs who took a complete 180 in their career, why they left their previous work, and how they managed to become Executive Chef at SUGARCANE raw bar grill (Brooklyn, NY) and Chef & Owner of a restaurant business, Shuraku, in NYC. Following the talk, they will actually show how they cook the food and we get to eat the appetizers! :) We'd like to invite new and existing founders, investors, established startup leaders, and people thinking of starting their own company here in NYC to join us to share wisdom and information across borders. Please join us and hang out afterward. Agenda: - 06:30 PM: Door opens/ Networking/ Opening Remarks - 07:00 PM: Featured Speakers: Joe Conti, Chef & Owner of Shuraku and Stephen Yen, Executive Chef at SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill - 07:45 PM: Demo of Cooking and Making (and Eating!) Appetizers - 08:30 PM: Announcements & Open Networking Joe is the Chef and Owner and Shuraku Japanese Grill. The menu consists of the finest seafood, meats, and poultry from around the world, delicately seasoned and prepared on their binchotan grill. Joe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and has worked at Deloitte for more than 12 years and AIG for about 4 years, serving as Senior Manager and Managing Director of Audit and Global Head of Analytics respectively. Stephen is the Executive Chef at SUGERCANE Raw Bar Grill ( Latin & Asian Inspired. Raw Bar, Sushi Bar, Open Fire Grill). He is a chef who is obsessed with ingredients, processes, and making people happy through food. Stephen has a degree in Corporate Systems and Computer Science. *Cash bar is not included in the fee. $12/person includes appetizers made from both chefs. A huge THANKS to our Awesome Sponsors: Community Support: tele-net (America) was founded in Japan in 1994, with the hope of providing omotenashi-inspired customer service to the world. Their beginnings probably looked similar to yours—a tiny office; a small but dedicated team; a mission to succeed no matter what. They now have operations in four countries, providing services to companies throughout Japan, and the world. tele-net understands Japan’s dedication to detail and quality. They also understand that great customer service is crucial to your success in a new market. Having been in the customer service industry for over 25 years, they’ve supported many companies as they went from startup phase to international brands. Consumers will have great expectations of your offering, especially being a startup from Japan. Part of that expectation will be the high level of service that Japan is known for. By partnering with tele-net, not only will your customers experience omotenashi-inspired care, but you’ll have an ally that understands your vision and can accommodate the ever-changing needs of your growing company. To learn more about how they can help support your US and/or Japanese customers, contact them at [masked]. (www.tele-net-america.com) Venue Support: Shuraku Restaurant (https://www.shurakunyc.com/) We hope that this event will be a place where people from Japan and New York alike can come to collaborate. Looking forward to seeing you all! Team Japan NYC Startups

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