USA Corporate Visit in Silicon Valley

Event | February 10, 2019

Finished Feb 10 2019 ~ Feb 15 2019

This is a special event targeted for doctoral course students and postdocs.

Would you like to give a presentation of your research topic or business plan to the corporate laboratories or venture accelerators in Silicon Valley? I-HoP will host a group tour from February 10th through the 15th, 2019, taking five postdocs or doctoral course students of Hokkaido University to the laboratories of Japanese companies and venture accelerators in Silicon Valley. All transportation and hotel accommodation expenses will be on us (but please complete your visa/ESTA requirements). The tour will be conducted all in English.

2/10 (Sun.) – 2/15 (Fri.) 4 nights 6 days

2/10 Travel from Sapporo to San Francisco

2/11~2/13 Company and venture capital visits
2/14 Company and university visits

2/15 Arrive back in Sapporo

You will need to prepare a 7-minute PowerPoint presentation at each site about your research, business idea, etc. followed by a 7-minute Q&A.

San Francisco & the Silicon Valley (California, United States of America)

Companies to visit (subject to change):
Plug & Play Tech Center
Digital Garage US, Inc.
NUL System Services Corporation

Selection Process
10/25 at noon: Application deadline
11/5: Result notification (Selected, Wait-listed, Declined)
11/13: Confirmation by selected students
11/16: Participants decided

Hokkaido University doctoral course students and postdocs

Important Information
You must have a passport valid for more than 90 days after the departure.

If you qualify for the Visa Waiver Program, you must apply for authorization though the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) on your own. If you don’t qualify for the Visa Waiver Program, you must obtain a visa on your own. These expenses must be paid by on your own.

Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.

Global Platform Development Division

Application deadline
10/25/2018 at 12:00

Max participants

How to apply
Please apply by filling out this form. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within three business days after registration, please contact I-HoP.


International Human Resource Development Program (I-HoP)

For more details, please visit the official event page here.