Open Network Lab Global Pitch 2013 is the first event led by Digital Garage, Neo and Open Network Lab featuring aspiring innovative start-ups, top-tier VCs, angel investors and senior executives from US and Japanese operating companies as part of the celebration of the Digital Garage San Francisco Incubation Center. Startups presenting at the pitch event have been carefully selected from Open Network Lab accelerator program in Tokyo, Digital Garage’s portfolio companies in Bay Area and through introductions among Digital Garage’s global network. Panelist judges include Joi Ito (Director of MIT Media Lab and co-founder of Digital Garage), Kaoru Hayashi (President and Group CEO of Digital Garage, Inc.), Howard Hartenbaum (General Partner at August Capita), Peter Boboff (Managing Director of Transmedia Capital), Teruhide Sato (President and Group CEO of Netprice) and Ian McFarland (Founder & President of Neo Innovations, Inc.). The event will be moderated by Max Shapiro, (PeopleConnect CEO and PitchForce founder).
The winner of the pitch receives 3-months of free office rent at either our San Francisco or Tokyo incubators. There will be an additional special prize selected by Daniel Riedel, CEO of Neo Innovation that provides a 2-hour free Neo workshop.