Japanese women entrepreneurs bring fresh new ideas to SCET

Lydia Zheng Opportu News

On Friday, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology hosted a pitch event for 5 participants with the Acceleration Program of Tokyo for Women Entrepreneurs (APT). Each participant was given 5 minutes to pitch their startup to a panel of four judges and then take 10 additional minutes to answer any questions from the judges.

Pitches ranged from luxury goods to finding sustainable food waste solutions, with each pitch focusing on bringing people together and giving back to the community. Scroll through to see each entrepreneur and their pitch.

Gigi Wang introduces the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, highlighting the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship and briefly discussing the growth mindset.

“A big part of entrepreneurship is going somewhere new,” Wang said. “The APT program is perfect because it recognizes that it’s not just about learning, it’s about meeting the people.”

Guest judges: Gwen Edwards, Kal Deutsch, Hilary Weber and Jay Onda visited to listen to each pitch, ask questions and offer advice to each entrepreneur. All four have extensive backgrounds in business, especially in the tech field. Click here for more information.