BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3173@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20110628T000000Z DTEND:20110628T000000Z DESCRIPTION:On June 28\, 2011\, btrax will be holding the 2nd SF Japan Nigh t in conjunction with SF New Tech. The theme of this event is “Catalyzin g the Revival” where we are encouraging our local SF Bay Area tech commu nity to help the Japanese economy in disaster relief by jump starting six lucky Japanese startups onto the global stage.\nSince May 1\, we have been soliciting Japanese web start-ups for six spots at Japan Night and the re sponse has been great. Bolstered by the success of companies like myGengo\ , who got local VC funding after last year’s Japan Night\, 30 companies applied and 19 of them passed into the second round. Through rigorous sele ction\, 6 promising start-ups were selected as finalists to present their products to the global audience.\n\nWith the revival theme in mind\, the s election criteria for the first round was creativity and ability to commun icate in English. The second round selection criteria was more stringent a s companies created a YouTube product demo video in English to be reviewed by Bay Area professionals. Overall\, the companies were selected based on visual aesthetics\, English communication skills\, usability of the produ ct\, possibility of oversea expansion\, and creativity.\nOur hope is to pr ovide an on-going platform for start-up companies in Japan to participate on the global stage with the first stop in San Francisco- the ground zero for high tech web /mobile start-ups. We are expecting over 300 people to b e attending this unique event and we appreciate the support from the local community for disaster relief and future of our growing start-ups.\nWe ho pe to get media and sponsors who want to help these start-ups by promoting our final presenters. Also\, we appreciate media coverage to support this great cause. Individual interviews with each of the finalists and media p ass are available upon request. Inquiries to acquire a media pass or to le arn more about becoming a sponsor\, please contact japannight@btrax.com\n\ nYou can buy tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1768536741/fres htrax/5185417604\n\nEvent Information\nDate: June 28th\, 2011 (Tue) 17:00 – 23:00\nLocation: Mighty San Francisco / 119 Utah Street\, San Francisc o\, CA 94103\nWebsite: http://sfjapannight.com/en\nEvent Organizer Informa tion\nbtrax\, Inc.\nAddress: 665 Third Street\, Suite 505\, San Francisco\ , CA 94107\nServices: Cross-cultural Website Design\, Marketing\, Research /Branding\nURL: http://www.btrax.com\nJapan Night Contact Information\nbtr ax\, Inc. \nTeru Takizawa\nTEL: (415)-344-0907\nE-mail: japannight@btrax.c om SUMMARY:SFNewTech x btrax Japan Night: Catalyst for Revival URL:/en/events/2011/06/28/sfnewtech-x-btrax-japan-night-catalyst-for-reviva / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR