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The 3rd TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in Silicon Valley was conducted successfully!


Leave a Nest conducted the 3rd TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in Silicon Valley on 11th Nov 2017. The 12 selected finalist teams out of 20 applications pitched in front of Judges. This year, we expand this activity a lot!

We have official partners from Japan.

  • Glocalink: Japanese angel investor focusing on deep-tech startups
  • Mitsui Chemicals: Chemical company with three major business domains; mobility, healthcare, food&package
  • Fujikura: Engineering company with the strength of optics and electornics
  • Hamano Products: Japanese “Super Factories” excellent in prototyping especially metal forming
Group photo after the demo day.



The Winner is Mekonos, creating a chip technology nano-machine to engineer cells to tackle disease such as cancer. Their state of art molecular delivery chip is different from other nano-needle technology we’ve seen before.  The team earned 3,000 USD and travel ticket to visit to Japan for the 7th Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference organized by Leave a Nest.

Congratulations to all winners!
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Ryuta Takeda/ 武田 隆太 President, Leave a Nest America Inc. Director, Global Bridge Laboratory, Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. Received Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Trained as a pure scientist in a biotech field. After joining Leave a Nest, I am responsible for running our unique Real Tech Seed Acceleration program "TECH PLANTER" all over the world to find fabulous deep tech seeds. In addition to that, I run my research program, HR training workshop for young scientists, and also a branch company in America. An experienced communicator, and also evangelist of Leave a Nest Way. See the world as it should be!!


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