What is Innovation Weekend San Francisco 2016

Innovation Weekend San Francisco will take place on July 23rd, 2016. It is a pitch contest for early stage San Francisco based startups looking to expand internationally. It is the third stop on Innovation Weekend's 2016 world tour which will also visit New York, BerlinOsakaTokyo and possible a few other cities before returning to Tokyo at years end for 2016's Grand Finale event in Tokyo.

In San Francisco, Innovation Weekend is partnering with the J-POP Summit and Sukiyaki to host Innovation Weekend during this year's J-POP summit which aims to introduce the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, anime, food and of course tech-innovations. Over 120,000 people are expected to attend this year's summit to experience these activations. 


Ellipse: Skylock is a smart bike lock that connects to your smartphone to provide keyless entry, theft detection, crash alerts and more.

Chaperone: Parent trusted Rideshare for kids

Fabrix: Visualizing your Operational Intelligence

Butterfly: Butterfly is the first web platform that offers real time leadership training and supports managers based on their team’s feedback.

KardZee: Mobile app enables you to make and send your hand-writing postcards.

Familywise: FamilyWise helps you answer important questions, learn about products and connect to services to provide for your family. Whether it's creating a plan to pay for college, building the family nest egg or taking care of your legal foundation, FamilyWise is there for you.

Seerlslab: Located in Palo Alto, CA, Seerslab Inc. is a mobile media service and technology company bringing Hollywood into users’ everyday lives with lollicam, a fun and easy real-time video editing app.

LendFu: Lending money on LendFu helps people when they need it most. Whether you're an avid investor or just feel like helping people out with $100, use LendFu! Our Lending options let you to decide who to lend to - the choices are yours.

ZeroApp: Zero is the best email client for Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud and Outlook to organize your inbox.

ZelusFX: 3D fashion fitting and with core technologies that help designers and retailers reach clients

Bridge: Meedan builds digital tools for global journalism and translation. We are a team of designers, technologists and journalists who focus on open source investigation of digital media and crowdsourced translation of social media.

Details and Venue Map


Run of show:

10:00 to 11:00 : Business Meetup with breakfast (sponsored by JETRO)(Invitation Only) [Gellary 308]

11:00 to 13:00 : Innovation Weekend San Francisco [Gellary 308]

15:20 to 15:35 : Awards Ceremony [Main Stage]

18:00 to 20:30 : Reception Party (sponsored by Nikkei)(Invitation Only) [Gellary 308]