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HOW DOES VENTURE CAPITAL WORK AND HOW DO JAPANESE CORPORATIONS LEVERAGE VENTURE CAPITAL?

February 13, 2019

Since its establishment, DNX Ventures (formerly Draper Nexus Ventures) has acted as a bridge between growing Silicon Valley businesses and large Japanese firms.

Innovative Japanese Companies Harnessing Silicon Valley - Part 2

December 20, 2018

This is part 2 of a talk presenting how innovative large Japanese companies are harnessing Silicon Valley.

An Insider’s Vantage on 20 years of Japan’s Startup Ecosystem, its Current Challenges, And Attempts to Harness Silicon Valley

November 19, 2018

Hiroaki Yasutake has had a front row seat in the development of Japan’s startup ecosystem for the past 20 years as he joined Rakuten as one of its earliest employees, spending many years at its CTO...

A New Perspective on News: The SmartNews Approach and Political Balancing

October 5, 2018

In 2012, as giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google began to position themselves as the go-to places to read news, a little-known news app called SmartNews emerged and started gaining...

HARNESSING SILICON VALLEY: THE STRATEGIES, STRUCTURES, AND ACTIVITIES OF INNOVATIVE LARGE JAPANESE FIRMS IN SILICON VALLEY

September 11, 2018

Large Japanese firms have a long history of having offices in Silicon Valley, mostly starting in the 1980s and 1990s in the heyday of semiconductors, early computing, software, and communications...

Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan

July 6, 2018

Gender inequality in the workplace is still a reality and an issue that must be tackled head-on in Silicon Valley and Japan.

Towards a New Japan: Connecting Japan’s Biggest Challenges with Global Technology Solutions

March 14, 2018

As the Tokyo-based co-founder and managing partner of global VC fund Fresco Capital, Allison Baum is frequently asked “Why are you in Japan?”  Indeed, with a global network of corporate partners,...

Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

<Spotlight Japanese Startup> Voice4u and Social Innovation: How Innovative Technology Enables A New World for People with Autism & Special Needs

January 16, 2018

Voice4u is a revolutionary AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) system that helps individuals express their feelings, thoughts, actions, and needs.

Harnessing Silicon Valley: Corporate and Government Funded Accelerator Programs in Silicon Valley -- Implications for Japan 

December 5, 2017

GSVlabs is a startup and corporate innovation accelerator located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Redwood City.

Human Autonomy in the Age of Automation: Envisioning 2045

September 29, 2017

The conference is brought to you by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Japan Program's Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project and Mistletoe, Inc.This event is at full capacity.

GROW: Using Artificial Intelligence to Screen Human Intelligence

September 25, 2017

GROW is an automated solution to evaluate job candidates, developed by Tokyo-based people analytics startup, Institution for a Global Society (IGS).

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan: Why Japan (Still) Matters for Global Competition

August 31, 2017

Through the 1980s, Japan was significant in global competition largely by shaping global technological trajectories, transforming major global industries, and contributing to fundamental...

Silicon Valley Does it Repeatedly: From Fairchild to Uber and Beyond

March 8, 2017

Martin Kenney is a Distinguished Professor of Community and Regional Development at the University of California, Davis; a Senior Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International...

Do Startups Learn When They Fail? Using Crowdfunding Data to Compare When and If Entrepreneurs Learn from Experience and Observation

October 19, 2016

Do startups learn from their own past experiences? What about observing other entrepreneurs' experiences?

Zero to One and One to Ten: The art of starting a startup and scaling

June 1, 2016

Akiko Naka was born on October 12th 1984 in Japan.

Managing Open Innovation: Lessons from Harnessing Silicon Valley

May 9, 2016

For firms around the world, the question of how to harness Silicon Valley's innovation engine is increasingly important.

Overcoming Economic Malaise: Strategic, Educational and Social Innovation for South Korea

May 4, 2016

South Korea has relied on its export-oriented development model to become an economic powerhouse, but has now reached the limits of this model.

Research Presentations (session 3 of 5) - Ma, Ma and Washizaki

April 6, 2016

In this session of the Corporate Affiliates Research Presentations, the following will be presented:An Ma, PetroChina, "How CNPC can learn from the Silicon Valley Innovation Model"The Silicon...

Research Presentations (session 4 of 5) - Fukuda, Huang, Muramatsu and Yang

April 6, 2016

In this session of the Corporate Affiliates Research Presentations, the following will be presented:Wataru Fukuda, Shizuoka Prefectural Government, "Software Solutions of Tourism Promotion"In his...

Special Talk with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

March 29, 2016

CDDRL and Stanford Social Entrepreneurial Students' Association (SENSA) welcome Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet this Friday who will speak in a moderated discussion on the power of...

Chronicles of the Silicon Valley - Japan Relationship and Lessons Learned: An insider's view of large firms, startup firms, and entrepreneurs since the 1970s

February 4, 2016

Masa ISHII is founder and a Managing Director of AZCA, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in US-Japan corporate development for high technology companies.  To date, AZCA has helped...

Understanding Silicon Valley and Startup Ecosystems: New research and academic classics you should know

December 3, 2015

Kenji Kushida will provide an overview of canonical works of Silicon Valley, including work of Martin Kenney and his classic co-edited volume "Understanding Silicon Valley" and other more recent...

Stanford Graduate School of Business Salon -- Challenges and Opportunities of Innovation

June 27, 2015

As the appetite for entrepreneurship grows worldwide, large corporations find themselves facing threats and new opportunities that once were reserved for a small set of fast moving hi-tech...

People

Portrait of Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Portrait of Elin Matsumae Elin Matsumae Research Assistant, Japan Program
Jaclyn Selby Research Scholar at APARC
Wesley Koo SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January-April 2016
Kathleen Kelly Janus Lecturer, Program on Social Entrepreneurship
Dinsha Mistree Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Nan Jia Visiting Scholar at APARC
Vanessa Melo Research Staff, CDDRL
Portrait of George Krompacky George Krompacky Publications Manager