Friday, September 12
Labyrinth-goers arrive in Tokyo
Arriving early has its merits!
Music: Labyrinth Music Festival Labyrinth
is an intimate 2,500 person music festival in Naeba, Niigata prefecture. This is a festival for sound geeks and minimal techno aficionados, pulling crowds from Berlin, New York, London and all over the world. Japanese music lovers don’t compromise on the quality of the sound or DJ line-up. Everything is top of the line and thought-out. Tickets sell out before the lineup is even announced, and the music always delivers. Come early and experience one of the best music festivals in Japan. (We will book a lodge for the 2 nights we are there and will arrange a shuttle depending on the # of confirmed attendees.) BRING: A sunny disposition and starry eyes. Raincoat, rain boots, sunglasses, flip flops, sweatshirt are recommended for schizophrenic mountain conditions. Be prepared to dance in the rain!
Technology: Workshops & Projects Get acquainted
Day 1 – Forum
Come ready for a crash course in Tokyo’s tech renaissance and the new Silicon Valley. Intros and panels sets the stage for a day out in Tokyo.
- Panel: How can tech help bring positive change? What could we have done better?
- Discussion: What cultural cultural barriers are easily overseen?
- Show & tell: Individual rapid prototyping project
- Teams: Breakout into groups for immersion day
9:00-9:30 : Gather @ Loftwork, Breakfast & Icebreaker
9:30-11:00 : Japan Panel Discussion
11:00-11:15 : Break
11:15-12:30 : SF Panel Discussion
12:30-13:30 : Lunch
13:30-15:00 : Individual Rapid Prototyping Workshop
15:00-16:00 : Break
16:00-17:00 : Stanford Design Process Workshop
17:00-19:00 : Free Time
19:00-21:00 : Participant Dinner
Day 2 – Immersion
Prepare to get swallowed whole. Venture into this vast city to observe and conduct ethnographic research, hack and create prototypes.
- Explore, watch and learn how people move through Tokyo
- Rapid Prototyping
- Dinner & Drinks at our Sponsor’s Office
9:00-9:30 : Gather @ Loftwork, Breakfast
9:30-10:30 : Teams & Topics
10:30-16:30 : Ethnographic Research
16:30-18:30 : Janice Fraser - Synthesis Activities @ Goodpatch
19:00-21:00 : Networking Dinner
Day 3 – Presentation
Spend the last day gathering personal and team insights to a captive PechaKucha audience. Their events draw 150-200 inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs. Click “join” on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/842151585795259/
- Share insights and findings
- Prepare and practice presentation
- Pechakucha Presentation
- Public Vote on best Solution
9:00-9:30 : Vision & Recap
9:30-17:30 : Hackathon
17:30-19:00 : Dinner Break
19:30-22:00 : PechaKucha Presentation
22:00 : After Party
Art: Exploration & Immersion
Japan is unique for its art and craftsmanship, old and new. The last day will be spent visiting museums and meeting local artists. Those who plan to spend the weekend in Japan can visit the beautiful, traditional city of Hida Takayama in Gifu Prefecture.
Commitments by July 1. We’re starting small so we can get the
details right to make this a meaningful and fantastic experience for everyone.
Questions? We are more than happy to help you get everything setup
Japan has the best public transportation system, it’s SUPER CLEAN, and full extremely polite/friendly people. Experience Japan and see how you might be able to influence it’s Startup scene