December 2016 Japan NYC Startups: Lessons learned from a Serial Entrepreneur
Lessons learned from a Serial Entrepreneur
This is our 16th event, and we're thrilled to introduce Mariko Tokioka, founder of North America's largest and most active Asian dating site, EastMeetEast. We'll hear from Mariko about her stories of building two technology businesses as well as opportunities and challenges as a non-citizen entrepreneur. See you all there!
If you want to learn about cross-cultural business between US-Japanese markets, discover new technology, and meet other enthusiastic technologists, please come and join us at Pivotal Labs! (and hang out afterward at a bar nearby)
-6:30pm Door opens/ Networking
-7:00pm Opening Remarks
-7:15pm Speaker : Mariko Tokioka - Founder and CEO, EastMeetEast
-8:00pm Announcements & Open Networking
East Meet East is North America's largest and most active Asian dating site. It operates in 5 cities including NYC, LA, and SF, helping urban professionals meet. East Meet East helps our users match around their shared cultural backgrounds - our custom matching algorithm is designed for Asian cultural values. Learn more at www.eastmeeteast.com
About Mariko Tokioka
Mariko is a seasoned serial entrepreneur with a track record of building technology businesses from concept to maturity. Mariko is listed in 55 women in global leadership by Forbes Japan in 2016. Quipper, an e-learning mobile app company which Mariko co-founded, was sold for $40m in 2015. She now serves as CEO and founder of EastMeetEast, a VC-backed Asian dating app. The investors include 500 Startups and East Ventures.
Mariko enjoys being involved with the startup community outside of her role as a founder. She has served on the organizing committee of the Oxford Technology Network and a judge at VCIC, the international Venture Capital Investment Competition. Twitter handle: @MarikoTok
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 & Toby