The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has been actively working to attract foreign companies to raise international competitiveness and bring about further growth for the city by promoting the creation of a more business-friendly environment for overseas businesses and startups.
Building on its efforts to date, the TMG will hold for the first time, the New Tech Business Camp Tokyo accelerator program for foreign companies that possess advanced technologies related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence. By matching up Tokyo’s businesses with foreign software businesses, this program will help Tokyo to achieve its vision of becoming a “safe city,” a “smart city,” and a “diversity (diverse city).”
This program will follow the steps below and focus on initiatives 2 and 3 over a short period of about three months.
Foreign companies that possess advanced technologies or business models and have yet to establish a business in Japan. Refer to the program website noted below for application details.
After confirming the application details provided on the website, send the required documentation to the program secretariat by Friday, November 3, 2017 11:59 p.m. (JST).
September: Acceptance of applications
December: Selection and announcement of around five Foreign Companies
January: Introductory seminar
January to March: Implementation of mentoring / Compilation of a business plan / Networking events / Business matchings
Mid-March: Pitch events (open to the public)
the New Tech Business Camp Tokyo Office