SUN NOODLE: Entering the New York Market
This is our 27th event, and we're thrilled to introduce Kenshiro Uki, VP of Operations at Sun Noodle (http://sunnoodle.com/). Kenshiro would share his story of how Sun Noodle started here in NY/NJ and the company's strategy.
This is a fantastic opportunity for cross-cultural learning with entrepreneurs and creatives in our greater community. We'd like to invite new founders, established artists, and people thinking of starting their own company here in NYC to join us to share wisdom and information across borders. Join us and hang out afterward at a bar nearby!
- 06:30 pm Door opens/ Networking
- 07:00 pm Opening Remarks
- 07:15 pm Main Session: Kenshiro Uki - Vice President of Operations at Sun Noodle
- 08:00 pm Announcements & Open Networking
About Sun Noodle:
Sun Noodle is the leading manufacturer of freshly made ramen and Asian noodle products in the United States. Founded in 1981 by CEO Hidehito Uki, Sun Noodle is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, with additional factories in Los Angeles, California and Carlstadt, New Jersey producing 230,000 noodle servings per day. The company’s showcase venue for ramen, Ramen Lab, is located in the Nolita neighborhood of New York City. Renowned for its artisanal approach, Sun Noodle provides ramen-yas and restaurants in North America, South America and Europe with tailor-made ramen noodles, pre-cooked yakisoba, udon, Okinawa soba, saimin, Japanese soba, Wakana soba, gyoza skin and wonton skin, and offers more than 100 retail products at Whole Foods, grocery stores and Asian markets across the U.S.
Kenshiro Uki is vice president of operations at Sun Noodle, overseeing operations out of the company’s factory in Carlstadt, New Jersey. A third-generation noodle maker, Kenshiro grew up taste-testing ramen noodles at his family’s Honolulu facility. After earning his Master of Business Administration in 2008, he began working for the family business, traveling between Sun Noodle’s locations in Hawaii and California. He led Sun Noodle’s expansion to the East Coast with the opening of the New Jersey factory in 2012, and oversees production, sales and distribution to major cities from the Central U.S. to South America and Europe.
Huge thanks to our awesome sponsors:
Tasty GREEN TEA will be provided by ItoEn (http://www.itoen.com/), so come early and enjoy it!
eBay NYC (http://ebaynyc.com/) is providing space!
We hope that this event will be a place where Japan & New York people can come collaborate. Looking forward to seeing you all!
Japan NYC Startups Team