About Binnovative


Collaborate to Innovate – Binnovative empowers entrepreneurship in Japan and USA by providing collaborative experiences

Collaborate to Innovate – Binnovative は、協創体験の提供を通じて、日本及びアメリカのアントレプレナーシップの向上を目指します。

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about binnovative

Binnovative’s founder, Eriko Nishimoto, moved to Boston where she discovered Massachusetts’ world-class entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Japan has an underdeveloped entrepreneurship culture. On the other hand, Boston has a rich entrepreneurship culture to offer; Bostonians love multi-cultural experiences. Binnovative addresses social issues related to entrepreneurship and multicultural understanding in Japan and Boston by organizing business/technology themed events involving communities in both Boston and Japan. Binnovative sources projects from companies, universities, and government bodies and mentors participants to collaboratively solve them.

Binnovative was officially registered as a Massachusetts non-profit corporation in December 2014.

Binnovative Boston’s project focuses on collaborations between communities across Japan and the innovation community in Massachusetts, taking advantage of the diversity in the Northeast United States. Japan has a very technology-centric and detail-oriented culture while Boston (US) has a very dynamic and free culture. Binnovative Boston recognizes that combining the resources of these two ecosystems fosters even greater innovation.

* Eriko attended “The Japan-Boston Joint Entrepreneurship Forum” which is held at the MIT Media Lab in September 2013 with the vision of solving “How Boston Can Play a Critical Role in Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan”, she decided to start Binnovative.. The concept of Binnovative was formed as a result of that forum.




Binnovative Bostonのプロジェクトは、アメリカ東海岸における文化の多様性を生かしながら、イノベーションに積極的なボストンと日本のコミュニティのコラボレーションに焦点を当てています。日本には技術を磨き、細部を重視する文化がある一方で、ボストンには精力的で自由な文化があります。二つの土壌が組み合わさることで更に素晴らしいイノベーションの醸成ができるとBinnovativeは考えます。

* 西本会里子は2013年9月、MIT Media Labで開催された”The Japan-Boston Joint Entrepreneurship Forum” に出席した際、”How Boston Can Play a Critical Role in Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan” の問いに対する答えとして、Binnovativeの創設を決意しました。Binnovative の構想はこのフォーラムの結果として形成されたものです。