PROGRAM

  • Canada Toronto

    Canada, Toronto Expansion Support Course

    Period:Approx. 3 months (Late December 2018 – Late March 2019)
    No. of Selected Companies:5 (approx.)
    Focus Areas:Fintech, Insurtech, AI * The above list isn’t exclusive and is not intended to preclude applications from Tokyo venture businesses that are involved in other fields/areas.
    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)

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  • Shenzhen

    China (Hong Kong & Shenzhen) Expansion Support Course

    Application is closed

    Period:Approx. 3 months (Early November 2018 – Middle February 2019)
    No. of Selected Companies:5 (approx.)
    Focus Areas:Manufacturing, consumer service, lifestyle* The above list isn’t exclusive and is not intended to preclude applications from Tokyo venture businesses that are involved in other fields/areas.
    Venue:Listed in Program Overview. * Location may vary depending on specific program.
    Application Deadline:October 7th, 2018(Sun)
    The 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 in the global city of Hong Kong as well as Shenzhen, also known as the “Chinese Silicon Valley.”
    Often called the global showcase, Hong Kong has the entire world paying attention to it while also serving as the gateway to mainland China thanks to the easily-accessible crossing points connecting it with the Chinese city of Shenzhen. As for Shenzhen itself, in the last few years it’s seen a dramatic increase in population, which currently stands at 14 million, and an economic boom. Due to that, it’s now a high-tech city that attracts people passionate about developing new services and technologies. An expansion to those two cities will surely open the doors to the world’s leading markets.
    In light of the above, we have invited accelerators and venture capitalists from China (Hong Kong & Shenzhen) 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)

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  • UK London

    UK London Expansion Support Course

    Application is closed

    Period:Approx. 3 months (Early September 2018 – Early December 2018)
    No. of Selected Companies:5 (approx.)
    Focus Areas:Fintech, Blockchain, Insurtech* The above list isn’t exclusive and is not intended to preclude applications from Tokyo venture businesses that are involved in other fields/areas.
    Venue:Listed in Program Overview. * Location may vary depending on specific program.
    Application Deadline:July 29, 2018 (Sun.)
    The 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 in London, the finance capital of the world.
    With the development of London’s “Tech City,” which really grew thanks to the London 2012 Summer Olympics, many startups have been flocking to the eastern part of the UK capital. Even before that, though, the city has been home to many financial institutions and thanks to this combination of finances and technology, London became known for its cutting-edge Fintech.
    In light of the above, we have invited accelerators and venture capitalists from London 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)

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  • US West Coast

    US West Coast Expansion Support Course

    Application is closed

    Period:Approx. 3 months (Late June – Mid-September 2018)
    No. of Selected Companies:5 (approx.)
    Focus Areas:Cutting-edge Technologies (Healthcare, Medicine, AI etc.) * The above list isn’t exclusive and is not intended to preclude applications from Tokyo venture businesses that are involved in other fields/areas.
    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)

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  • Singapore

    Singapore Business Expansion Support Course

    Application is closed

    Period:Approx. 3 months (April 16, 2018 - Late July 2018)
    No. of Selected Companies:5 (approx.)
    Focus Areas:Healthcare, IoT * The above list isn't exclusive and is not intended to preclude applications from Tokyo venture businesses that are involved in other fields/areas.
    Venue:Listed in Program Overview. * Location may vary depending on specific program.
    Application Deadline:March 18, 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 in Singapore, a major hub for expansion in Southeast Asia.
    Singapore boasts a government-led ecosystem developed under its "Smart Nation" government initiative. In addition, it has placed second in the global "2018 Ease of Doing Business Rankings" published by the World Bank, and is currently involved in country-wide efforts to attract more companies from overseas. For example, thanks to the Government of Singapore's support of proof-of-concept tests for a wide range of new technologies, it has become easy for venture companies engaging in new and innovative business endeavors to expand in the region.
    In light of the above, we have invited accelerators and venture capitalists from Singapore 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)

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  • Germany,Berlin Munich

    Business expansion support course — Germany, Berlin・Munich

    Period:About 3 months(from mid-January 2018 to late-March 2018)
    No. of Selected Companies:About 5
    Focus Areas:Automotive, Software ※Industries other than these two areas are welcomed as well.
    Venue:Mentioned in the overview ※The location is subject to change.
    Application Deadline:Friday, December 3rd, 2017 ※Application is closed

    In this course, we will invite following key institutions from Germany, Berlin/Munich to Tokyo: venture capitalists and accelerators who match business areas and stages of participants, who can help them expand their businesses to one of European leading innovation ecosystems.

    This will provide program recipients with an opportunity for business matching with German key people and essential partner acquisition to step foot in there even in Tokyo.
    Moreover, participants can receive mentoring at a global level which will lead to further understandings of local businesses and their own growth opportunities.

    During the program period, assistance will also be offered that includes legal support to local expansion and professional help with polishing English communication skills.

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  • US East Coast

    Support Course for Expansion to the East Coast, USA

    Application is closed

    Period:Approx. 3 months (October 30, 2017 (Mon.)–mid-January 2018)
    No. of Selected Companies:Around 5 companies
    Focus Areas:Media, Fintech, Cleantech, Healthtech
    Venue:Location designated by the Administration Office (in Tokyo)
    Application Deadline:October 15, 2017 (Fri.)
    ※Application is closed

    This course will be implemented together with the local X-HUB TOKYO partner, Venture Café Global Institute (VCGI), which is an innovation community located in the world’s largest facility housing startups, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). The course invites to Japan local key persons in innovation eco systems, such as accelerators and venture capitalists, and provides seminars and mentoring to program recipients. In addition, the approximately 3-month course will offer support for expanding to the East Coast of the United States, such as opportunities to participate in acceleration programs. During the program period, assistance will also be offered that includes legal support indispensable to local expansion and professional help with polishing English communication skills.

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