X-HUB TOKYO is an exchange platform where entrepreneurs and innovators from Tokyo with global aims come together with individuals involved in innovation ecosystems around the globe. X-HUB TOKYO will offer opportunities to access global market and information to entrepreneurs with potential to launch a global startup from Tokyo.
Canada, Toronto Expansion Support Course
Period:Approx. 3 months (Late December 2018 – Late March 2019)
No. of Selected Companies:5 (approx.)
Venue:Listed in Program Overview. * Location may vary depending on specific program.
Application Deadline:December 5, 2018 (Wed.) ※Application Period is extended
The course is held in Tokyo and is not an overseas employment program5
This course is intended for entrepreneurs who are in the preparatory stages of overseas expansion and offers support for establishing a business presence in Toronto, Canada, which is slowly becoming the AI startup capital of the world.
Toronto is both the capital of the province of Ontario and Canada’s largest city. Additionally, its government sets large portions of its budget aside for the promotion of science and technology while fostering talented people who will bring about innovation and technological advancement. It is no surprise then that Toronto came to be known as a global AI hub with an ecosystem that attracts startups and engineers.
In light of the above, we have invited accelerators and venture capitalists from Toronto and the surrounding Ontario area to Tokyo so that the program participants can receive overseas expansion feedback tailored to their business fields and growth stages. At the same time, we will actively help the participants kickstart their expansion by providing business matching services which will connect them with local enterprises. （Matching Program) In addition, at the beginning of the program, participants will receive support from experts, including legal advice necessary for overseas expansion, as well as a refresher course in English communication (Preliminary Support Program)
【Global Startup Lab 22nd】 – Israel Special Edition – An Introduction to the latest Trends in Israeli Startup Ecosystem and Potential Synergie
Israel has been gaining more and more attention, and earlier this year Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Mr. Seko also visited the country. On this occasion, our member based in Israel will talk about the latest trends in Israeli startup innovation ecosystem. We will invite expert(s) on Israel who will discuss the best ways of collaboration in such ecosystem. In the end, we will introduce one innovative Israeli startup specializing in the area of PoC-as-a-Service.
Date: February 27, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Venue: Plug and Play Shibuya Powered by Tokyu Land Corporation (1 Chome-10-8 Dōgenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to)
Open to: Startups, corporations interested in overseas startups, media, investors (* consulting companies are not eligible)
X-HUB TOKYO DEMO DAY ～LEAP into the WORLD～
X-HUB TOKYO is the support platform established in October of last year to help Japanese startups expand overseas. Now, it’s organizing a Demo Day gathering entrepreneurs who are challenging themselves on the global stage, as well as the people helping build startup ecosystems around the world.
Date: February 18 (Mon), 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Venue: Shibuya Stream (Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Shibuya 3-21-3, 4 F)
Organizer: Tokyo Metropolitan Government
In collaboration with: SLUSH TOKYO
The Present and Future of Global Ecosystems: China, Hong Kong & Shenzhen Edition
We’ve invited venture capitalists and accelerators from Hong Kong and Shenzhen, often called the global showcase and “China’s Silicon Valley,” respectively, to talk about their local ecosystems and ways of utilizing them.
Date：December 26th, 2018（Wed.）
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Venue: Global Business Hub Tokyo
Open to: Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, media
application is closed
【Global Startup Lab 21th】~The Hong Kong Special Feature~ The Latest Trend of Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem and Leading Hong Kong’s Startup Companies/ Startups
In this event, we introduce the Hong Kong and China innovation trends by collaborating with the Hong Kong government agency and Hong Kong Trade Development Bureau (HKTDC), as well as sharing the business models of Hong Kong promising startups.
Date：November 2, 2018 (Fri.)
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Venue: Deloitte Tohmatsu
Open to: Startups, corporations interested in foreign startups, reporters, investors(* Consulting companies are not eligible)
Jan 18, 2018
EVENT｜ Open for entries：Current Trends in Venture Capital -NY and Boston
Jan 09, 2018
PROGRAM｜Announcing：The winner of Business expansion support course – Germany, Berlin・Munich
Dec 26, 2017
EVENT｜Open for Entries：Current State of Global Startups and Pitch by Global IoT Startup
Dec 14, 2017
CONTENTS｜Released：Report on X-HUB kick-off event
Nov 17, 2017
CONTENTS｜Released：Interview with Tokyo Metropolitan Government personnel
To Grow Your Business, You Have To Know About The “Shotgun” And “Rifle” Approaches– The CEO Of Trillium Talks About How The US/Japan-Based Company Plans To Take On The World
The Developer Of “Communication Support Speaker” Which Help Hearing-Impaired Challenges Asian Expansion
Does not judge on the market scale – Why Bebot’s Overseas Expansion Strategy Isn’t Focused On The US And China
“You Can Just Pretend You Speak English” – The Truth About Silicon Valley, As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Local Japanese Entrepreneur