Plug and Play Japan Announces 10 Finalist Startups for "Global Preparation Course," a Startup Acceleration Program in collaboration with JETRO


    TOKYO, JAPAN, February 1, 2022 - Plug and Play Japan KK (Based in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan CEO: Philip Vincent, hereinafter “Plug and Play Japan”) selected 10 startups as finalists of Startup City Acceleration Program Global Preparation Course in alignment with Japan External Trade Organization (Based in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Chairman: ​​SASAKI Nobuhiko, hereinafter “JETRO”).

    JETRO, together with the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), is developing the Startup City Acceleration Program, a program that assists startups nationwide in their overseas expansion.

    The program is designed to collaborate with top overseas accelerators. Continuing from last year, Plug and Play Japan was commissioned to provide the "Global Preparation Course," which aims to give basic knowledge for global expansion and increase motivation for overseas market development and has worked with 50 startups.

    The program is structured with three phases; Preparation phase (from September to late October), Acceleration phase (from early November to late January) and Extension phase (from late January to late February). The selected startups need to pass this step-by-step examination of each phase and the 10 startups which passed the Extension phase will gain an opportunity to pitch at the “Demo Day”.

    Selected Startups passed the Extension Phase (In alphabetical order)


    Apps and cloud services to realize DX at the forefront of infrastructure maintenance sites such as bridges, dams, and plants

    eve autonomy

    Offering an autonomous transportation service for industrial sectors using self-driving technology


    Provides ventilation mask that transforms to fit any face and to prevent skin injury


    Provides new stand up rehabilitation devices and upright mobility devices for wheelchair users


    Provides commercial robotics solutions using industrial drones, etc.


    A business optimization tool for SME B2B2C companies, specializing in childcare and women’s activities, improving labor efficiency and end-user experience


    Providing a global matching platform connecting snow resorts and skiers/snowboarders

    Space Power Technologies

    Remote wireless power transmission technology delivers power when and where it is needed


    NFT distributing specific company

    Universal Bio-sampling

    Standardized UBiSS, a digital blood testing platform, for domestic and international deployment

    Startup City Acceleration Program - Global Preparation DEMO DAY

    Date: February 22, 2023 10AM-12PM (Door Open 9:30 AM)

    Venue: SHIBUYA QWS(Offline) / Zoom(Online)

    Organizer: JETRO / Plug and Play Japan

    Ticket: Free

    How to sign-up: Please register from the event page below.

    *Advance registration required (same-day registration is possible)

    *Agenda is listed on the event web page.

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    Plug and Play Japan Kicks off "Global Preparation Course," a Startup Acceleration Program in collaboration with JETRO (Plug and Play Press Room)

    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.

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    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 Vicent


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    Plug and Play Japan KK

    The person in charge: Haruka Ichikawa