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“Startup, Pitch, Invest, Network by Elev...

On June 28, 2024, NEC X ignited Silicon Valley with its “Startup, Pitch, Invest, Network by Elev X!” event. Drawing over 200 registrations, this extraordinary gathering brought together a dynamic group of nearly 80 early-stage entrepreneurs and investors for an unforgettable evening of pitching, networking, and invaluable insights. Here are just a few highlights from […]

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Introducing Metapyxl: The Future of Digital...

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, creators have unprecedented power to share their work globally. Yet, protecting intellectual property has become an increasingly difficult challenge that will only grow exponentially if left unchecked. For example, However, with this increased accessibility comes the challenge of protecting their intellectual property. The recent backlash against the use of […]

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Reflecting on the “Introduction to Product...

NEC X hosted an insightful workshop titled “Introduction to Product Management for Startups” as part of our Elev X! Ignite Batch10 Customer Validation program the other day. We were honored to welcome Mr. Sonehara, a Senior Product Manager at LinkedIn, who has a wealth of experience in product management from both large corporations and startups. […]

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Ignite Your Breakthrough: Join Our Batch...

If you’re filled with passion and have an amazing idea to disrupt or improve an industry, making it come true is no walk in the park. If you are an entrepreneur or startup team with a burning passion and a great idea, but you’re uncertain about how to make it a reality, NEC X is the […]

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Bringing the Startup Ecosystem Together at...

By Shintaro Matsumoto, President and CEO We had the pleasure of hosting the NEC X FutureFusion Forum on September 14th. The event was a tremendous success with over 250 attendees including entrepreneurs and startups, investors, academic professors and corporate leaders. The large conference room at the Hyatt Centric Mountain View was completely packed, with standing […]

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Evolution of NEC X

By Shintaro Matsumoto, President and CEO In 2018, NEC Corporation, originally known as the Nippon Electric Company, a Japanese multinational IT innovator based in Tokyo, launched a Silicon Valley-based Corporate Accelerator called NEC X. The mission was to leverage the dynamic startup ecosystem of Silicon Valley to fast-track technologies and business ideas selected from inside and outside […]

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Be Part of our Venture Studio...

By Ryoko Hirano, Director, Venture Studio and Marketing Even if you’re filled with passion and have an amazing idea to disrupt or improve an industry, making it come true is no walk in the park. If you are an entrepreneur or startup team with a burning passion and a great idea, but you’re uncertain about […]

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Startups From Around the World Compete...

By Shige Ihara, President & CEO, NEC X “Changing the world in a positive way” was the theme of the competition Technology has made an impact on society by improving and simplifying lives in an unlimited number of ways. This was the theme of the first-ever NEC Innovation Challenge, where I participated as a judge on […]

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The Four Key Attributes of a...

By Ryoko Hirano, Director of Market and Business Acceleration, NEC X As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) the most challenging part of any venture is starting. You’ve willed your idea into reality, and now what? Execution is a much more arduous task than most people realize. It doesn’t matter how much you mull an idea over. In […]

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It’s Go Time! 2 Ways to...

By Ryoko Hirano, Director of Market and Business Acceleration, NEC X Let’s face it: Launching your startup is no easy task. Behind every great startup is an even greater team of founders. At NEC X, we do everything we can to make sure the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) going through our Corporate Accelerator Program (CAP) have access to the […]

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