On the evening of May 28th, 2017, Tribe Network International launch its first international branch in Tokyo, Japan coined #TribeTokyo. Tribe Network was founded by Olumide Gbenro (@TheGlobopreneur) & CoFounder Rod Watson (@RodWatson23) in San Diego, California and has quickly grown into the Los Angeles market it US headquarters. The goal of the platform is to provide a platform for the top investors and entrepreneurs in every major city in the world for networking & business collaborations and bridge the gap between the Eastern and Western business and culture. #TribeTokyo was Sponsored by The World Networks, The Arion Group, and along with partner, Japan based TEAMZ Entertainment, sixty of the top Executives and Entrepreneurs in the region and from around the world met privately at the luxurious Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills. Among several others, the Western envoy included notable influencers Ivy Ejam (@IvyEjam), Motivational author and founder of @Mindingherbusiness & @GoddessEmpowered, Lousine Karibian, founder of The World Networks, a platform that connects millions of entrepreneurs through its world class networking events while supporting charitable and environmental programs in communities around the world. The Arion Group, an investment management company was also a primary sponsor. Arion is a full service management firm for MLB and NFL players as well as wealthy individuals. The group offers unique services in wealth management (tax consulting, retirement planning, and estate planning) and investment advisement through its daughter company Arion Capital, a hedge fund based in NYC.
Guests networked with each other over an ambience of classical music and sublime conversation. Translators were adorned in the traditional Kimono dress of Japan. Several influencers and celebrities from the Asia region attended including, notably Chizuko Yahagi founder of Tradition Japan a luxury Kimono brand that has graced top fashion shows around the world and exhibited select pieces as worn by our professional translators. Rupin Lentini broadcasted to over 4.2 million Chinese viewers. In 2017, the Chinese government gave Rupin the distinction of “Excellence for Overseas Chinese”. She has become an icon whose personal commemorative stamps have been issued throughout the country. She founded the restaurant, “Ristrante da Nino”, with her husband. Mr. Yang Ning, one of the most active angel investors in the region who recently began focusing on investments related to artificial intelligence and the entertainment industry spoke on what was next in the technology space. Respected and notable attendee included investor Isao Ichikawa, the director of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, advisor of MIKI Corporation, former Senior Executive Director of The Mitsubishi Bank and the Deputy President/Chairman of Nikon Corp.
CEO of Tribe Network International Olumide Gbenro, shared his vision for Tribe Network International and how it would connect the top entrepreneurs in every major city in the world and emphasized his goal of identifying the most successful, diverse and influential in these cities. Along with the Los Angeles branch, Tokyo will become one of the primary cities for the Tribe networking meetings. The group will hold Tribe Tokyo II in early September with the details soon to be announced.