Innovation Expert

Eriko is a socially minded entrepreneur known for delivering data-driven innovative solutions to complex business problems using design thinking methodology.

Experience working with customers in both Japanese and English.

Strong track record of driving revenue growth and introducing products in new markets across Americas, Europe, Asia and Japan.



組織内で頭を抱えている問題を、Design thinkingの考え方をベースにユーザーの目線で見つめ直すことで初めてツールやソリューションの価値が活きてきます。その問題解決の活動そのものは、参加する人にとっても価値があると信じています。過程の中で、自分自身に新しい可能性すら見出すことが出来るのですから。



  • Eriko owns NPO (Binnovative) and a consulting company (blank Slate). Services can be provided based on clients' demand.

  • クライアント様の要件に応じて、Binnovative (NPO) または Blank Slate (コンサルティング会社)にてお手伝いさせていただくことが可能です。


Innovation [binnovative]

  • Event organization for your company or community / オープンイノベーションイベントの主催(ハッカソン、アイデアソン、ビジネスプランコンペティション等)
  • Design thinking lecture, workshop / デザイン思考レクチャー、ワークショプ
  • Open innovation strategy / オープンイノベーション戦略
  • Educational seminars and lectures / レクチャー、セミナーなど

Go to Binnovative website

Business Strategy Consulting [blank Slate]

  • Growth strategy for mid to large -size companies using design thinking methodology / 企業様向け Design thinking 戦略コンサルテーション
  • Technology-driven strategies for mid-size companies / データ分析をベースとした戦略(分析ツール導入を含む)
  • Design thinking seminars and workshops / Design 思考に関するレクチャー、ワークショップ

Go to Blank Slate website


Eriko is the founder and CEO of Binnovative, a organization that fosters entrepreneurship between USA and Japan. Through open innovation activities such as hackathons and business-plan competitions, Binnovative has brought together many Boston and Japan-based people together in a spirit of collaboration, to solve challenging problems faced by organizations in these countries. Eriko is also the co-founder of Blank Slate, a consulting company that helps businesses maximize the utilization of their resources.

Prior to founding Binnovative, Eriko had her technology startup, helped post-merger integration and led innovation initiatives at large Japanese companies operating in the US.

Eriko has also led international technology projects across 14 countries, while working for companies such as Sumitomo and Apple.

Eriko is a thought leader in open innovation having spoken about it at Harvard Social Enterprise Conference(SECON)  and as a guest lecturer at various universities in the US and Japan.

Eriko holds an M.B.A. from Babson College. When she is not fearlessly leading the talented Binnovative team, Eriko enjoys Yoga and challenges her friends to badminton.

Eriko is based in New York City.

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Located in New York, NY / 拠点 ニューヨーク


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