Past Meetup

Startup Discussion Workshop Night NYC

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Pivotal Labs

625 Avenue of the Americas · New York, NY

How to find us

Take the elevator to the Second Floor.

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Startup Discussion Workshop Night NYC

In our 10th event, we've worked with Japan's METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry) to bring 6 startups from Japan to our community in NYC. After introducing our guests, we'll hold breakout group discussions to learn more about their businesses and to exchange ideas with one another.

This is a fantastic opportunity for cross-cultural learning with entrepreneurs in our greater community. We'd like to invite new founders, established startup leaders, and people thinking of starting their own company here in NYC to join us to share wisdom and information across borders.

Learn about cross-cultural business and markets, discover new technology, and meet other founders and technologists. Join us at Pivotal Labs and hang out afterwards at a bar nearby!


-6:30pm Door opens/ Networking
-7:00pm Opening Remarks
-7:10pm Elevator Pitches - Crowd Reality, TRINUS, ES Corporation, Machizukuri Gift, Waris, Hanasuke
-7:30pm Group Discussions for the six Jpn startups & JPNYC Startups members
-8:15pm Announcements & Open Networking

Guest Startups from Japan

Crowd Realty is a crowd-funding platform particularly focusing on both domestic and global real estate. Aiming for not only connecting global investors and wide range of demands for fund raising, relevant with real estate such as commercial property and revitalization of unused land by private companies but also creating a new capital market of secondary deals between investors.

TRINUS, Inc. - Providing the platform where superb technology and sophisticated design come together, developing product concept as own companies' product and selling them on e-commerce site based on crowd funding securing customers and investments. TRINUS structures a new value chain for open manufacturing.

ES Corporation - Laxus is a new paid rental service that costumers can borrow bags of worldwide brands with the membership of 6800 yen per month. Delivering cost is free and any scratches are subject to guarantee. You can borrow as many bags from Louis Vuitton, Hermes to Chanel as you want for an unlimited period. Whenever feeling bored with your bags, you can quickly replace them with new and popular ones.

Machizukuri Gift - We plan and develop products with regional resources of rural areas in an attempt to make sustainable economic community and recycling society. In addition, we help to make promotional video of the region as well as offering own unique marketing techniques to bring more turnouts to the region. The value of our service is to "find" "improve" and "deliver" the attractiveness of rural regions in Japan.

Waris, Inc. - For those who wish to work without any restriction by leveraging own knowledge and experiences or who wish to change the working standard that people work full time 5 days per week, Waris will help these women to meet companies encouraging flexible working style such as working three days per week or working remotely. Seeking to establish the society that every single person can take advantage of own ability and continue to pursue excitement in their work. (

Hanasuke - Flower concierge from Hanasuke gives advices on choosing flowers as a gift and delivers the best flower from selective flower shops throughout Japan. Our new products and services that were inspired by needs of individual consumers create new ways of giving flowers as a gift. Flower concierge is more reliable than flower shops in your neighborhood and more convenient than any other flower networks.

A special thanks to Pivotal Labs for providing us a space for our event!

We hope that this event will be a place where Japan & NY people can come collaborate. Looking forward to seeing you all!

Masa, Yu & Toby