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Demo Day Report: Japan Summit Winter/Spring 2023 Batch Kyoto Edition Report

KYOTO, JAPAN, March 9, 2023 -- Plug and Play Japan KK (Based in Shibuya, Tokyo, CEO: Philip Vincent, hereinafter “Plug and Play Japan”) held Japan Summit Winter/Spring 2023 Kyoto Edition, the Demo Day for Health, New Materials verticals on March 8th in Kyoto.


Japan Summit Winter/Spring 2023 Batch Kyoto Edition

For the accelerator program Japan Summit Winter/Spring 2023 Batch, which was held from January to March 2023, we and our corporate partners selected 74 national and international startups of 8 verticals*.

*8 verticals: Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Health, Smart Cities, New Materials, Energy, Food & Beverage

At the Summit Kyoto Edition, 17 national and international startups and 10 corporate partners and guest speakers pitched on the stage and presented the results of the program and their in-house advanced technologies, services and products.

At the end of the Summit, we awarded the startups from each vertical who got the highest votes. Please see below for the details.

EXPO Startup Award

Plug and Play calls a demo day in each vertical “EXPO” and startups in each EXPO that earn the largest number of votes from the audience receive an award.


Company name: Meltin MMI

CEO: Masahiro KASUYA

HQ: Tokyo, Japan

Main business: Development of medical devices using biometric signal processing and robot technologies

Website: https://www.meltin.jp/

New Materials

Company name: Mussel Polymers, Inc.

CEO: George Boyajian

HQ: Pennsylvania, USA

Main business: Developing adhesives and active coatings that can be used in underwater and on low energy surfaces

Website: https://www.musselpolymers.com/

The Demo Day to present the results on the 3 months accelerator program regarding Fintech, Mobility, Smart Cities, Energy, Food & Beverage verticals, Winter/Spring 2023 Summit - Tokyo Edition, was held from March 2nd to 3rd in Tokyo.

Please see the link below for further details:

【Demo Day Report】Japan Summit Winter/Spring 2023 Batch Tokyo Edition Report


About the accelerator program in Plug and Play Japan

Plug and Play Japan provides accelerator programs to accelerate innovation by connecting Plug and Play Japan's corporate partners with Japanese and international startups. Through these programs, corporate partners are able to connect with participating startups with technologies and services that could accelerate their innovation activities. For startups, they have the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of major corporations.

Summit (so-called Demo Day) is the final step of the accelerator program where startups give pitches outlining their results from the program. It is a great opportunity to get the latest updates on innovative technologies, meet cutting-edge startups, and develop new business partnerships.

About Plug and Play Japan

Plug and Play Japan is the world's leading accelerator/venture capital.

We are a global innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley, 45+ leading companies of each sector participate in our programs as official corporate partners.

Our major expertises are "support corporate partners creating innovation", "cross-industrial accelerator programs" and "startup investment", making best use of our extensive global network. Plug and Play Japan supports the co-creation and collaboration between Japanese/international startups with innovative technology/ideas and industry-leading corporations enabling them to generate innovation.

For further information, please take a look at: https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/

Company Overview

Company:Plug and Play Japan KK

Founded: 2017/7/14

Address:Shibuya Center Place 3F 1-16-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Representative:Phillip Vincent


For further information

Plug and Play Japan KK

The person in charge: Midori Abe

Email: press-japan@pnptc.com