Aug 5th, 2011 1:00PM-10:00PM
Jannovation Jam 2:00PM-5:00PM
(Doors open at 1:00PM)
Tanabata Party 5:30PM-10:00PM
Plug and Play Tech Center
440 N Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale CA
SunBridge’sTanabata, inspired by Sendai’s Tanabata, is a premier event connecting Japanese to Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial community, and fundraising for the disaster- affected areas including Sendai, Tohoku. We plan to donate $10 per 1 attendee to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief efforts directly through Japanese organizations providing assistance in the Tohoku region.
Please join us for the Second Annual Silicon Valley Tanabata 2011 – Festival of Hope, an exciting blend of Japanese cultural festival, international business networking event and fund raiser for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief.
Presented by SunBridge (founders of salesforce.com Japan and Oracle Japan) this is the premier event connecting entrepreneurial Japanese individuals and companies with Silicon Valley influencers, including start-ups, venture capitalists, universities, government and business leaders; and connecting US entrepreneurs seeking to expand to Japan to Japanese corporations, investors, institutions and individuals who can help.
In 2010, the first Silicon Valley Tanabata Festival was attended by over 300 people.
More Information: Please visit us at http://www.tanabata.us to find more information and register to attend the Second Annual Silicon Valley Tanabata 2011 – Festival of Hope.
Fee: Early Registration $40* (includes a Complimentary Sushi Ticket**)
*We will donate $10 (out of $40) through The Miner Foundation to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief efforts! **Many more festival foods and drinks are available throughout the party.
When: Aug 5th, 2011
Jannovation Jam (Pitch Competition): 2:00pm-5:00pm (Doors open at 1pm)
· Secrets of Successfully Entering the Japanese and US Markets
· Pitch Competition of 25 Japanese and 10 US Startups
· Panel discussion on how to generate media exposure in the Valley
· Expo of Presenting Companies
Tanabata Festival Party: 5:00pm-10:00pm (Families Welcome!)
· Fund Raiser for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief
· Opening Sake Ceremony
· Japan Consul General Remarks
· Live broadcast with Tanabata Festival in Tohoku Japan
· Presentations from startup pitch competition winners
· Sushi Carving
· Traditional Japanese Festival Foods
· Taiko Drumming
Where: Plug and Play Tech Center
440 N Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale CA 94085