Monthly Archives: March 2008

PEEK Entrepreneurship trek in Silicon Valley

PEEKDuring March 19-21 2008, Kellogg students, a professor and a director from career center visited founders, early members, CEOs and/or managements from startups, incubators and venture capitals in Silicon Valley to hear some insight, mindset or real-world tips on entrepreneurial activities . I was one of the leaders of the trek this time too.

Firms we visited:

All the discussions have been so fruitful and I appreciate all the companies who kindly hosted our visit and spent time with us! 

11th Anniversary

Today is an anniversary for me. It has been exactly 11 years since I  moved to the US for the first time. Back in 1997, March 19th when I was still enjoying my 20s, I had a farewell party called “Oggy FINAL” in Ebisu, Tokyo to drink with lots of friends, co-workers in Japan and then I flew to San Jose on the next day. I worked in Silicon Valley from March 20th 1997 through September 2002 for 5.5 years as a software engineer, technical analyst and planner. I fully enjoyed my first US life like outdoor activities, sports, wine tasting, home parties… I was also inspired and affected by the Silicon Valley events/cultures including the dot com booms and even the recessions during the period. I moved back to Tokyo for 2002-2007 but I have returned to the US (Midwest) now.  

Well, amazingly it’s the 11th time already. Time flies and life is short!