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.
■Advance Support Program（※１）
|Global Legal Session||1||Experts for the local legal system (lawyers, etc.) will be invited to provide information in seminars on topics such as summaries of the local legal system and points to note when expanding.||・ TMI Associates
・ ARQIS Foreign Law Office
|24th January||Around Tokyo Station|
|Power Pitch Training Session
|1||Experts will provide information in seminars on basic content for pitches and English communication necessary when aiming for overseas expansion.||NYU SPS 東京||17th January||NYU SPS TOKYO|
|Power Pitch Training Sessions
|Experts will hold individual practical training for giving pitches and English communication.||NYU SPS 東京||（※２）||（※２）|
（※１）In addition to above, advance improvement sessions will be held by Administration Office matching coordinators as an advance support program.
（※２）The frequency and times can be adjusted after consulting individually with the instructor.
|Online Business Matching||1
|Large overseas companies interested in Tokyo startups will be invited to online business matching and also discussions on business collaboration. Feedback will also be gained on business collaborations with large overseas companies.||（※５）||Early March||Plug and Play Shibuya Powered by Tokyu land cooperation|
|VC Speed Dating||1||Speed Dating (elevator pitches) will be given by Tokyo startups to overseas venture capitalists to gain feedback. This will result in the opportunity to raise funds.||（※５）||Mid to late February||Plug and Play Shibuya Powered by Tokyu land cooperation|
|Global Accelerator||1||Overseas accelerators will be invited to provide information on locally held programs. Discussions will also take place on an individual basis to receive feedback on local expansion. Tokyo startups will be highly encouraged to take on the challenge of participating in a local accelerator program.||（※５）||Mid to late Feburuary||Plug and Play Shibuya Powered by Tokyu land cooperation|
（※３）After completion of a matching session in Tokyo, a follow-up session is planned to be coordinated with the collaborative partner for wiling participants through means such as video conferencing.
（※４）We are planning to introduce three large overseas companies per participant.
（※５）The companies, venture capitalists, and accelerators to be invited form overseas will be announced as soon as decided upon.
（※６）Program contents are subject to change.