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.
US West Coast Expansion Support Course
Period:Approx. 3 months (Late June – Mid-September 2018)
No. of Selected Companies:5 (approx.)
Venue:Listed in Program Overview. * Location may vary depending on specific program.
Application Deadline:May 20, 2018 (Sun.)
Course is held in Tokyo, and is not an overseas employment program.
This course is intended for entrepreneurs who are in the preparatory stages of overseas expansion, and offers support for establishing a business presence on the US West Coast, which is at the forefront of technological development.
Due to the high concentration of global technology companies in its Silicon Valley, the US West Coast is often called the Promised Land of global innovation. Additionally, the area has constructed its ecosystem with a focus on private enterprise, and boasts many support institutions like VC firms and accelerators. But even in that environment, the San Francisco area stands out thanks to its high concentration of companies making use of cutting-edge AI technology, and its accelerators/incubators specializing in the fields of healthcare and medicine.
In light of the above, we have invited accelerators and venture capitalists from the US West Coast (the San Francisco area) 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 17th – Global Startup Ecosystem Trends & Pitches by Overseas AR/VR Startups
The event will feature a breakdown of AR/VR startup ecosystem trends around the world, with Israeli ecosystems in particular being discussed by a guest speaker. Additionally, Global Startup Lab 17th will also be a chance to learn more about the modern world through remote pitches by startups working in the AR/VR field overseas.
Date: April 26, 2018 (Thur.)
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Venue: Plug and Play Powered by Tokyu Land Corporation
Open to: Startups, corporations interested in foreign startups, reporters, investors
(* Consulting companies are not eligible)
application is closed
X-HUB EVENT 〜The Challenge of Overseas Expansion〜
X-HUB TOKYO is organizing a networking event for entrepreneurs interested in expanding their businesses globally. We plan to discuss the many realities of global expansion, with a focus on companies which have participated in X-HUB TOKYO's previous overseas expansion programs.
Date: April 16, 2018 (Mon.)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Venue: Global Business Hub Tokyo (Ōtemachi 1-9-2, Chiyoda-ku, 100-0004 Tokyo)
Open to: Entrepreneurs interested in overseas expansion, venture capitalists etc.
application is closed
Startups on The Frontlines of Business Expansion in The Middle East
The event will be a great opportunity to learn about business expansion in the Middle East directly from people Who have had actual experience in that region, particularly in Saudi Arabia. Our speakers will include a lecturer from JETRO who will conduct a comprehensive macro-information presentation, as well as the person in charge of overseas expansion over at TBM, Startups which has already started expanding into the Middle East.
Date: March 16, 2018 (Fri.), 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Venue: Plug and Play Shibuya Powered by Tokyu Land Corporation (Shibuya Dogenzaka Tokyu Building, Dogenzaka 1-10-8, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Capacity: 50 (free admission)
Open to: Entrepreneurs, Corporations interested in expanding in the Middle East, Venture capitalists
application is closed
【Global Startup Lab 16th】Startup Ecosystem Trends In Germany
We've invited representatives from Cavalry Ventures, Techstars, The LMU Entrepreneurship Center, Hub:raum, and Deloitte Germany member firms to explain the current state of innovation ecosystems in Germany and how they can benefit Japanese corporations and venture companies.
Date: February 19th Mon
Time: 17:10〜18:30（Doors open at 16:40）
Venue: Deloitte Tohmatsu （Yurakucho 1-7-1, Yurakucho Denki Building North 17F, Chiyoda, Tokyo）
Organized by: X-HUB TOKYO（Operated by Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support）
Open to: Startups, Corporations interested in European (German) startups, Media, 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
The Global Challenges Facing Japanese Startups. SORACOM’s Tamagawa And Raksul’s Matsumoto Talk About The Essentials Of Overseas Startup Expansion
Five X-HUB Graduates Who Are Going Out Into The World
– Introducing The Participating Companies Of The U.S. East Coast Expansion Course –
The Man Who Built Boston’s Startup Ecosystem Talks About “Possibilities For Tokyo”
X-HUB TOKYO Kickoff: East Coast Opportunities Discussed in Light of Differences Between Silicon Valley and Boston; Plan for Berlin/Munich Course Also Announced