Are you an entrepreneur looking to navigate the fundraising landscape & network with a hardware seed investor?
Join NYDesigns'Lunch with a VC series to meet Nobuhiro Seki, Managing Director for MBC Shisaku Fund, a Kyoto-based VC fund specialized in seed-stage hardware startups. Nobu will discuss:
How to fundraise as a hardware startup
MBC Shisaku Fund's investment thesis
Manufacturing trends & assistance for hardware entrepreneurs
Here's your chance to learn from a hardcore hardware investor with manufacturing experience & network of suppliers.Co-founders, CEOs, presidents, customer & business developers, sales directors & managers, & marketers are welcome to attend.Participants will learn how to navigate the hardware investment landscape & have an opportunity to chat with Nobu.
This chat will take place at theNYDesignsincubator in Long Island City, Queens. Our 25,000 square foot incubator & fabrication lab allows hardware entrepreneurs & designers to build their products & business operations. Our incubator provides access to strategist in residences, mentors, programming, community events, & other resources to help propel entrepreneurs to the next stage.
Schedule of Activities
12:30 - 12:45 PM: Lunch & Networking
12:45 - 12:50 PM: Welcome from NYDesigns
12:50- 1:35 PM: Chat with Nobuhiro Seki
1:35 - 1:45 PM: Q&A with Nobuhiro
About Nobuhiro Seki
Served as Advisor, Nobuhiro works with NYDeigns to help hardware startups, makers & creators get connected to critical assets such as mentorship, funding & manufacturing resources. Nob is Co-founder of FabFoundry, who offers a platform for hardware startups that brings bulletproof oversight of manufacturing processes. He also serves as Managing Director for MBC Shisaku Fund, a Kyoto-based VC fund specialized in seed-stage hardware startups.
Prior to these hardware-related companies, Nob was an executive at Six Apart, a blogging pioneer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University & earned a BS in Metallurgy from The University of Tokyo.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to & from the event?
Parking is slim. We would not recommend driving. You can take the E/G/M/7 to Court Square or the E/F/M/R to Queens Plaza. It is about a 15 minute walk over to our location from either station.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
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What's the refund policy?
Space is very limited so our refund policy is strict. Full refund will only be granted if request is made 48 hours in advance. Email email@example.com to request a refund.