TOKYO, JAPAN March 7, 2023 -- Plug and Play Japan KK (Based in Shibuya, Tokyo, CEO: Philip Vincent, hereinafter “Plug and Play Japan”) held a Japan Summit Winter/Spring 2023, a Demo Day to present the results of the three months accelerator program, regarding the Fintech, Mobility, Smart Cities, Energy, Food & Beverage verticals from March 2nd to 3rd in Tokyo. The Demo Day for Health, New Materials will be held on March 8th in Kyoto.
About Japan Summit Winter/Spring 2023 Batch
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 Tokyo Edition, 47 national and international startups and 15 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 and awarded corporate partners that helped us make our program successful. 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.
Name: Another works, Inc
CEO: Naotomo OBAYASHI
所在地: Tokyo, Japan
事業内容: A business matching platform that connects people with companies and local governments
Insurtech (awarded at ITC Japan Roadshow feat. Plug and Play Japan Insurtech EXPO)
企業名: MIDWIVES GLOBAL Inc.
代表者: Kanako SUGIURA
所在地: Tokyo, Japan
事業内容: Online advice from midwives and experts for women and their families living in Japan and abroad
Company name: Asuene inc.
CEO: Kohei NISHIWADA
HQ: Tokyo, Japan
Main business: Developing CO2 visualization and reduction solutions for corporates
Company name: Skytree BV
CEO: Rob VAN STRATEN
HQ: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Main business: Provides distributed on-site DAC solutions
Food & Beverage
Company name: Resugar
CEO: Niv BEN-AMI
HQ: Shoham, Israel
Main business: Provides a clean label sugar alternative that perfectly replicates the taste and properties of sugar
Company name: BIOTA inc.
CEO: Kohei ITO
HQ: Tokyo, Japan
Main business: Provides urban design and public health business based on genome analysis of microorganisms
【Corporate Innovation Award】
Corporate Innovation Award was given to the corporate partner who has passionately engaged with the accelerator program from designing the program to operating itself.
・Electric Power Development Co.,Ltd. (J-POWER)
【Ecosystem Builder Award】
Ecosystem Builder Award was given to the person in charge of the corporate partner who contributed to the formation of the Plug and Play innovation ecosystem during the program.
・Mr. Akira Yanagida, Suzuki Motor Corporation
・Mr. Shinsaku Takano, Tokyo Century Corporation
・Mr. Tomohisa Hirano, ENEOS Holdings, inc.
【Startup Friendly Award】
Startup Friendly Award was given to the partner in honor of being friendly to startups in the process of their meetings/collaborative projects.
・Resona Bank, Limited
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：Plug and Play Japan KK
Address：Shibuya Center Place 3F 1-16-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
For further information
Plug and Play Japan KK
The person in charge: Midori Abe