アメリカ大使館ーVenture Café Tokyo共催：What Does It Take to Be a Successful Female Student Entrepreneur?
The U.S. Embassy, Tokyo – Venture Café Tokyo Co-host Virtual Event
Student Speaker Series #4 – What Does It Take to Be a Successful Female Student Entrepreneur?
Time & Date Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 15:00 to 16:00
Speaker Georgia Messinger, Co-founder, Trill Project
Moderator Solana Fujikawa, Student, Tufts University | Intern, Venture Café Tokyo
Language English Only
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To celebrate the Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 16 – 22), the U.S. Embassy, Tokyo and Venture Café Tokyo will co-host this session highlighting the work of Georgia Messinger, a student at Harvard currently taking a leave of absence to work on her startup ventures. Georgia will share her experiences with Solana Fujikawa, the lead for the Student Speaker Series program and a current junior at Tufts University, about the student entrepreneur experience in the U.S. Together, they will have a discussion on what it means to be a female entrepreneur in the U.S higher education system and their perception on global entrepreneurs as well as the U.S.-Japan collaboration on this arena.
*This event will be held as a part of the Venture Café Tokyo’s online Thursday Gathering and the fourth session of the Student Speaker Series.
Please see the information about how to join the online Thursday Gathering below.
- Georgia Messinger, Co-founder, Trill Project
Georgia is the co-founder of the Trill Project, an anonymous social network focused on peer support. Through the Trill Project, Georgia has participated in programs such as the Apple Entrepreneur Camp and Target Incubator, and has been recognized as Apple’s App of the Day more than four times. In addition to the Trill Project, Georgia is the co-founder of Girls Get IT, a coding bootcamp and mentorship program for girls, is the co-president of Harvard Ventures, part of the Harvard Innovation Labs Venture Incubation Program, and much more!
Solana is a junior at Tufts University studying Biopsychology and Entrepreneurship. She was an intern at Venture Café this past summer and utilized her interest in cross-cultural innovation to create the Student Speaker Series. As a Japanese student in the U.S, she realized the lack of student innovation communities in Japan and created this speaker series to create a community of like minded young innovators in Japan. Solana’s experience in the startup scene includes working with the Women’s Startup Lab in Silicon Valley and helping organize their WiSE24 event – the largest online pitch event for women as well as building business models and marketing strategies for a real estate investment startup in the U.S. She first gained interest in startups and utilizing business to solve social issues as an intern with the Yale School of Management where she researched ways to develop an online class on social governance and business.
Venture Café Tokyo event information site
■ About Venture Café Tokyo & Thursday Gathering
Venture Café Tokyo is an organization with the mission “Connecting innovators to make things happen.” Thursday gathering is the flagship event of Venture Café Tokyo. Through providing educational sessions and safe & comfortable networking space at Thursday Gathering, Venture Café Tokyo aims to achieve the mission.