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Fireside Chat with Gen Isayama - Embracing Asian Ties in Entrepreneurship & VC, 11/5

Event Details

Tue, November 05, 2019
06:00PM - 07:30PM
World Innovation Lab office
102 University Ave, ste 1A, Palo Alto CA 94301
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Registration Period:
No charge but please RSVP by Oct 31, 2019
GSB Alumni Relations
650 723 4046

Please join us for a fireside chat with Gen Isayama (MBA ‘03), CEO & Co-founder of World Innovation Lab (WiL), a US- and Japan-based venture platform. Vicky Shum (MBA ‘03), Partner at WiL, will be interviewing Gen. They will focus on how Asian identity and Asian ties played a role in Gen’s professional journey through entrepreneurship and venture capital in Silicon Valley, as well as in his personal journey of being a parent and continuous self-reinvention. Gen will share his views on how the venture ecosystems have evolved in the US, China, and Japan, and personal stories of how his Asian identity has impacted his experience starting his own company, building a cross-border team, and raising a family.

Please join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and networking before the fireside chat at the office of World Innovation Lab, about 5 minutes from Stanford campus.

Space is very limited, so please register early. We will also offer a waitlist.


6:00-6:30pm Networking & light dinner

6:30-7:10pm Fireside chat & Q&A

7:10-7:30 Networking

Registered guests welcome

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