As part of the Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium we will be honoring the following companies with the 2019 Sunbridge Emerging Leader Award: Zoom Video Communications of the U.S. and WHILL of Japan. These Awards, one to a U.S. firm and one to a Japanese firm, recognize later-stage dynamically growing companies that have begun to transform an industry or value chain. They will be presented at the ninth annual Japan-US Innovation Awards Symposium.
WHILL - Since its founding in 2012, WHILL's mission is to transform today's antiquated power wheelchair and scooter experiences into a new kind of empowering devices, intelligent personal electric vehicles (EVs). WHILL is reinventing the personal mobility industry with personal EVs that focus on an approachable and aesthetically pleasing powered vehicles that boosts confidence and pushes the boundaries of personal transportation. Headquartered in Yokohama with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taiwan and EU, WHILL is focused on enabling everyone to explore the world in comfort and style.
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. - Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Their easy, reliable cloud platform for video, voice, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded on Nasdaq (ticker: ZM) and is based in San Jose, California.