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International Workshop, Seminar and SMEs Exhibition (January 12-13, 2007)


Leaflet (PDF 1,816KB)

International Seminar: Developing Entrepreneurship Educational Program
Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia (January 10, 2007)

International Seminar: Developing Entrepreneurship Educational Program (Brawijaya University PRASETYA Online)

Brawijaya Entrepreneurship Declaration

Technology Boot Camp in Honjo Campus (May, 2007)

Technology Boot Camp in Honjo Campus
Your Research to Your Business Plan
(PDF 169KB)

Venture Kids Program in Thailand (December, 2006)

Venture Kids Program in Thailand (PDF 82KB)

Photo Album

Speech at ASEAN 3 + SME Convention (May 17, 2006)

SMEs: Your Outsourcing Partner (PDF 506KB)

Experimental Management Lecture at UKM (December, 2005)

Speech (October 18, 2005)

Speech of Dr.Robert Shillman (Cognex's Founder, President, CEO and Chairman)

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Market Buster (June 27, 2005)

Presentation by Professor Rita McGrath of Columbia University on "Market Buster."

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Opening of Shillman Hall at Waseda University (March 12, 2002)

Speech of Dr.Robert Shillman (Cognex's Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman)

I am very proud to be able to help Waseda University expand its campus in order to provide the best possible educational experience for its students.
Japan has played an important role in the success of my business, Cognex Corporation. In the late 1980s, Cognex made its first significant sale in Japan to Shinkawa Ltd., a leading manufacturer of semiconductor assembly equipment. Because of the guidance and friendship of Mr. T. Yasukumo who was President of Shinkawa at that time, I was able to learn the Japanese way of business. And, those lessons helped Cognex to become the largest supplier of machine vision systems in Japan and in the world.
By dedicating this building in honor of Yasukumo-san, who is an alumnus of Waseda, I hope to repay a portion of the enormous debt that I owe to him and to the other fine Japanese businessmen who have provided guidance and encouragement to me over the last fifteen years.

WBX - Waseda Business Excerator


Waseda University Shillman Hall 10F - Okubo 3-14-9 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0072

Contact: Prof. Takeru Ohe (go to Contact page)


The Waseda Business Excelerator (WBX) was launched in 2002 to help non-Japanese high-growth ventures develop successful businesses in Japan thus promoting global, technology-based entrepreneurship. A generous contribution by Dr. Robert J. Shillman, founder of Cognex Corporation, USA, made it possible for Waseda University to establish the program. Qualifying WBX ventures can tap the expertise of the extensive Waseda network of professors, MBA interns, investors, strategic business partners, analysts, and industry influencers to develop and refine their market entrance strategies. WBX also levels the playing field for these ventures by helping to simplify Japanese funding procedures. During a six-month stay, WBX ventures work with and assigned team of MBA and undergraduate inters to complete two key phases of development: 1) a Japanese market feasibility study that evaluates opportunities and analyzes barriers to entrance; and 2) a business plan including entrance strategy, workforce development, formation of strategic alliances, headquarters location search, and preparation for company establishment. WBX has quickly become a leader among Japanese market entry acceleration partners for non-Japanese ventures seeking to build successful companies in Japan.

Waseda Open Innovation Center


Waseda University Incubation Center - Nishiwaseda 1-22-3 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051

Contact: Prof. Takeru Ohe (go to Contact page)
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