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With Aaron McDaniel (Founder, 10X), Klaus Wehage (Author, Global Class), Mitchell Weinstock (ex-Partner, HP Tech Ventures), Maya Lockwood (Harmonix) + demos by Abel, AC-Planta, Bitgrit, Gigalogy, Greenroom, Miletos, Plusman, Temari, VitaNet.
Thu, Jan 26, 2023 @ 05:30 PM   FREE   SRI In'l, 333 Ravenswood Ave
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We are excited to invite you to the 2022 JETRO Silicon Valley Pitch Night! It's an in-person, interactive, & fun pitch event for Japanese entrepreneurs to showcase their business solutions & get valuable feedback, gain visibility, & build strategic connections.

Each of the 9 participating startups will have 4 minutes to pitch their ideas to the audience & a panel of Silicon Valley-based investors & ecosystem match-makers.

As an attendee, you will be able to watch pitches IRL (in real life) at the corporate HQ of SRI International at the Bay Area. This onsite event is organized by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) & 10X Innovation Lab in cooperation with SRI.

This is also a great chance to get together in-person, catch up with the community, & hear great ideas from Japan's startup ecosystem. This event is free, & seats are limited - get tickets now!


WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 5:30-9:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE: SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025

WHAT: Drinks & food will be provided along with amazing pitches!

5:30PM - 6:00PM (PST) Registration
6:00PM - 6:10PM (PST) Opening Remarks
Jetro Representative
Aaron McDaniel - Co-founder of 10X & Co-author of Global Class
Klaus Wehage - Co-founder of 10X & Co-author of Global Class
6:10PM - 6:15PM (PST) Introduction of judges
Mitchell Weinstock - Fmr Partner @ HP Tech Ventures
Maya Lockwood - Investor @ Harmonix
6:15PM - 8:00PM (PST) Startup Pitches
9 teams, 4-minute pitch + 2 min Q&A
8:00PM - 8:10PM (PST) Winner Announcements
Investor Favorite
Audience Favorite
8:10PM - 9:00 PM (PST) Reception & Networking
Meet the Startups
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1. Abel

EQUTUM, IoT device for race horses, work like a Apple watch. Make horse training more data-driven, & we improve win rate & training efficiency, also help horse from injuring.
Our product is used by No.1 farm in Japan, Northern Farm. They replace competitor to our product.
We will provide our product not only in Japan, but also in USA, Australia, UAE etc
We will be a global company with providing innovative product for animals.
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2. AC-Planta

Ac-Planta tackles climate change disasters, in particular food & water crises. Our radical solution, based on Epigenetic approach, unlocks & enhances plants' resilience against drought & heat, without genetic modifications. Ac-Planta therefore drastically improves agricultural productivity about 20% of yields, with massive water savings on a global scale. We now aim to introduce our product to the US agricultural & forestry sectors, such as big vegetables/grains growers, wholesale nurseries etc.
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3. Bitgrit

bitgrit helps organizations identify the most potent AI use cases in their situation & overcome their business obstacles through AI. This ecosystem expands with the power of web3, by providing an AI marketplace that gives its community shared access to these outstanding AI algorithms.
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4. Gigalogy

Gigalogy provides an AI SaaS Platform for SMEs in the E-Commerce, Travel, & Digital Marketing industry. Gigalogy AI Platform (GAIP) offers ready-to-use AI solutions that are affordable, easy to integrate into web/mobile applications & generate immediate results.
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5. Greenroom

Greenroom provides a platform to connect ethical consumers & companies. The platform helps client companies to capture a clear picture of the ethical market by providing the latest news & market report, as well as conducting surveys to ethical consumers.
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6. Miletos

Miletos aims to "transform business processes through AI", transforming "legacy processes" built on "people & paper" into "modern processes" born from "AI & data". As a product we provide SAPPHIRE; an AI-based Expense system aiming to minimize human interaction through the expense reimbursement process by leveraging AI technology. Its AI audit engine enables applicants, reviewers & accountants to focus on their core business, increase the integrity of the process, & strengthen corporate governance.
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7. Plusman

Plusman is a specialist team of actuaries & other professionals. We are focusing on medical imaging AI, such as pulmonary nodule AI, which has the best performance among existing research & detects the nodule 10 months earlier than certified radiologists, & CXR AI, as well as AI drug discovery, automated surgical robots, & dolphin language translators. We are able to manipulate & control mathematical models of 100 million dimensions at will, & provide the most suitable model according to the issues & needs.
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8. Temari

Did you know tooth brushing is the No.1 problem for mom & kids? Our products support them to learn proper oral care with fun.
For that, we've built a product with an App. It is called Wakupika. It solves the dental dilemma of teaching your kids to brush & educate properly with fun.
The future is supervised contents from dental authorities, University algorithms, recording dental situation & offering online consultation.
Do your kids not like tooth brushing, or aren't doing it well? Wakupika is the answer!
We have sold out our first shot.
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9. VitaNet

Our next generation VitaNet BLE Auth user authentication service authenticates both your mobile membership app user inside a brick-and-mortar store is logged in to her mobile app account & she is actually in the store, in less than a second. It only requires a small authenticator attached to a wall in the store, replacing POS/CAT terminals & code readers as well as labor to operate them. Your mobile app will be enabled for ticketless entry, self-checkout, in-store order & net payment, melding E-commerce purchase UX with in-store purchase experience.
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