Entrepreneurs Committee Programs

JASO’s Entrepreneurs Committee supports the Prosper Portland program to bring Japanese and local entrepreneurs and businesses together to create and deepen relationships, and network to find collaborations, funding, distributors, buyers, wholesalers, and other industry specialists to grow business.

Prosper Portland is the economic development agency for the City of Portland.

May 2022 Outdoor Apparel & Footwear
February 23, 2022 B2B Matchmaking Food & Beverage Industry
February 16, 2022 Pitch Practice for Japanese Companies in the Food & Beverage Industry
November 17, 2021 B2B Matchmaking Metals & Machinery Industry
November 10, 2021 Pitch Practice for Japanese Companies in the Metals & Machinery Industry
June 9, 2021 B2B Matchmaking Food & Beverage Industry
June 2, 2021 Pitch Practice for Japanese Companies in the Food & Beverage Industry

We Can Help Your Japanese Business Grow Here in the US

Our team of committed business leaders who are JASO volunteers can significantly improve your pitch deck, and/or help create a true business plan for market entry or expansion in the US.


Pitch Deck Creation
We work together with you to re-create your 2-minute pitch. Well completely break it down and start with your goals and outcomes in mind, making a final presentation that is higher quality than even US-based businesses. Price US$500.00

価格 US$500.00

Business Plan Creation
We meet with you several times and create a full business plan to access or expand in the US marketplace. Price US$1,500.00

価格 US$1,500.00

Meet our Team Leaders

Rob Langstaff
Global brand builder, specialist in launching companies in Japan & China. CEO Carbitex, CEO Sweet Onion Consulting. Former President Adidas North America, President Adidas Japan, VP International Business KEEN Footwear

Kevin Stone
Tech entrepreneur with 13 US Patents, 1 Japan Patent. Three years in Japan at Matsushita Electric Industrial. Senior Data Scientist with TigerGraph, Nike, Co-Founder &CEO EdCaliber

 Our Team Members
Dan Bihn, Engineer Storyteller, holds 2 patents
Chris Cataldo, Real Estate Advisor at Engel & Volkers, Business Development at Pacific Nutritional Foods, SteamLab Systems, Morii Foods, Managing Director at Otsubo International
Tom DiCorcia, Regional Market Manager at Business Oregon in Japan, Global Trade Specialist
Saundra Schlesinger, PhD, Developmental Biology, in Japan
Taro Toyoda, Principal at IFG
Aya Tsoboyama, Process Designer at IFG
Takashi Yanase, VP & General Manager at Sojitz Corporation of America

We access other industry-specific specialists through our network as needed to ensure your final products are world class.

また、必要に応じて他業界の専門家にもアクセスし、あなたの最終成果物が世界水準であることを保証しています。詳しくは 、gmorris@jaso.orgまでお問い合わせください。

For all details, email gmorris@jaso.org.