Moon Creative Lab to Speak at WiSE24, Largest Online Pitch Event for Women Entrepreneurs
Palo Alto, CA/Tokyo, Japan – June 8, 2020 – Moon Creative Lab, a design-led innovation hub that powers the creation of new businesses for Mitsui & Co., today announced that it will be a presenter at WiSE24, the largest online pitch event for women entrepreneurs. The second annual event is hosted by Women’s Startup Lab (WSLab), a Silicon Valley-based accelerator for women-led startups. WiSE24 will take place on June 18 over 24 hours and will livestream startup pitches from 50 early-stage, women-led ventures in 12 regions around the world, including San Francisco, New York, Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, São Paulo, Thailand and across Europe.
Moon Creative Lab, founded in 2018, was created to help unlock the creativity of Mitsui & Co.’s 44,000-strong global workforce and build innovative businesses that will have an exponential impact on Mitsui & Co. and the rest of the world. Through Moon, the best and wildest business ideas from Mitsui & Co. employees are surfaced and provided the resources and conditions to light the way to a more creative future.
The theme of this year’s event – “Rise Locally, Empower Globally” – calls on technology and innovation leaders, both domestic and international, to look beyond their borders for new markets, talent and investment opportunities. WiSE24 will gather 1,000+ global investors, policymakers and business leaders to discuss opportunities to accelerate innovation and build economic growth worldwide. In addition to financial tech, biotech, consumer tech and social impact businesses, this year’s event will feature startups working on innovative solutions to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Moon is a proud global sponsor of WiSE24 and will be presenting, “Cut from a Different Cloth: An Entrepreneur’s Journey into Fashion and 3D Printing.” Moon’s Head of Global Marketing and Communications Mary Ann Gallo and Moon’s 3D Printing Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Danit Peleg, will be giving their presentation on June 18 at 11:30 am PT.
Other speakers include Reid Hoffman, Partner at Greylock Partners and Co-Founder of LinkedIn; Pascal Finette, Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation and Venture Partner at BOLD Capital Partners; and Audrey Tang, Digital Minister of Taiwan.
WiSE24 will be available online all-day Pacific Time (PT) on June 18, starting in the Americas and ending in Asia on June 19. To register for the event or to learn more, please visit www.womenstartuplab.com/wise24.
About Moon Creative Lab
Moon Creative Lab is a design-led innovation hub that powers the creation of new businesses for Mitsui & Co, one of Japan’s largest organizations. As a 150-year-old company, Mitsui & Co. is in pursuit to become a more future-forward, entrepreneurial company. Through Moon, our mission is to help unlock the creativity of its 44,000-strong global workforce and build innovative businesses that will have an exponential impact on Mitsui & Co. and the rest of the world. To learn more, visit us at: www.mooncreativelab.com.