Net Impact San Ramon – Professional Chapter
Naoto Sakakibara, Co-founder and VP Engineering of Whill

The Speaker

Naoto Sakakibara began his career as a mechanical engineer at Sony before he realized his passion for social entrepreneurship.  Since then, he has delved into multiple projects and has successfully cofounded Whill, an innovative wheelchair company with a bold vision.  Naoto will share his experiences as he made his transformative journey from engineer-for-hire to passionate entrepreneur.


6:00pm – 6:30pm    Networking

6:30pm – 7:30pm    Presentation

7:30pm – 8:00pm    Q&A / networking



1200 Bayhill Drive, #220

San Bruno, CA 94066


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