This was an innovative two days to see cutting-edge technologies and meet key players from multiple industries. 43 companies from 19 countries and 25 startups from Japan presented on stage.
TOKYO, September 7, 2021 -- Plug and Play Japan KK (Based in Shibuya, Tokyo, CEO: Philip Vincent, hereinafter Plug and Play Japan) held a Summer/Fall 2021 Summit (Demo Day) to present the results on their 3-month accelerator program.
The Summit Tokyo was live-streamed at Tokyo (September 2 to 3).
About Summer/Fall 2021 Summit
Plug and Play Japan carried out the Summer/Fall 2021 Batch from June 2021 through September 2021 across eight verticals: IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail, Health, and New Materials. With 44 official corporate partners of Plug and Play Japan, they selected 91 Japanese and international startups to participate.
Plug and Play Japan holds Summit/EXPO at each of its locations (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka), and starting with the Summit Tokyo, the Summit Kyoto and the Osaka EXPO will be held on the following schedule.
◼Kyoto Summit: September 14, 2021 JST
(Programs: Health and New Materials)
◼Osaka EXPO: November 10, 2021 JST
(Program: Smart Cities)
At the Summer/Fall 2021 Summit Tokyo, a total or 68 startups from six verticals (Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail, Energy, and IoT) showcased their results on the accelerator programs and displayed their cutting-edge technologies and products/services to potential investors as well as business leaders and community.
From there, 23 startups and corporations were awarded to celebrate their achievements and great involvement to accelerate innovation and co-creation between startups and enterprises.
For more details, please refer to the below:
【EXPO Startup Award】
Plug and Play names a demo in each vertical “EXPO,” and startups in each EXPO that earn the largest number of votes from the audience receive an award. Award winners acquire the opportunity to give their pitches in front of venture capitals and international corporations at Plug and Play global offices. EXPO Winners are written from the following:
*The details of the award prize for this year are to be announced.
Company: wordly, Inc
Representative: Founder and CEO, Lakshman Rathnam
Address: 300 3rd Street, Suite 11, Los Altos, CA 94022
Business: Real-time multi-language translation tool
Company: Sustainable Lab Inc.
Representative : CEO, Renji Hirase
Address: Otemachi 2-6-2 Nihon Building 4F, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Business: Big data platform of corporate non-financial information focusing on ESG/SDG
Company: Warrantee Inc.
Representative: CEO, Yusuke Shono
Address: Chuoku Doshomachi 2-4-1 KITAHAMA CRAFT1103, Osaka City, Osaka, Japan
Business: Contributes to the earnings of the sponsoring company through the provision of free insurance
Company: Life Log Technology, Inc.
Representative: Founder and CEO, Shigeyuki Tanahashi
Address: Nihonbashi 3-2-14 Shinmakicho Building Bekkan Daiichi 1F, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Business: Development and provision of health management application "Calomeal"
Company: PERSAPIEN INNOVATIONS
Representative: Co-Founder and Director, Debayan Saha
Address: Plot No. 171, Block SU, Uttari Pitampura, Pitam Pura, New Delhi, Delhi 110034, India
Business: Nanomist and micro solutions to protect humans from viruses
Company: PJP Eye LTD.
Representative: Founder and CEO, Hiroaki Nishina
Address: 607 General Research Lab in Kyushu University Tsukushi Campus, 6-1 Kasugaoka Park, Fukuoka, Japan
Business: A revolutionary battery that utilizes unique plant-derived carbon with high performance
Brand & Retail
Representative: CEO and Co-Founder, Javier Larragoiti
Address: Roberto Gayol 1315, CDMX, 03100
Business: Biotechnology that converts agricultural waste into natural sweeteners
Company: Aromajoin Corporation
Representative: CEO, Kim Dong Wook
Address: Jibucho 105 ACT Kyoto 405, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Business: Research, development, and marketing of scent control devices that work with visuals and sound
Company: Yanekara Inc.
Representative: CEO, Keisuke Matsufuji
Address: Yanaka 2, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Business: Smart charging solution using solar panel with direct current
Company: Enapter S.r.l.
Representative: Chairman, Sebastian-Justus Schmidt
Address: 56040 Crespina Lorenzana, Pisa, Italy
Business: High-efficiency hydrogen generator using anion exchange membrane (AEM) technology
Company: Liberaware Co.,Ltd.
Representative: CEO, Hongkyu Min
Address: Chuo-ku Chuo 3-3-1 Fujimoto Daiichi Seimei Building 6F, Chiba City, Chiba, Japan
Business: Development of IBIS, a small industrial drone dedicated to indoor spaces
Company: Droople Ltd.
Representative: Co-Founder and CEO, Ramzi Bouzerda
Address: Route du Verney 18, 1070 Puidoux, Switzerland
Business: Provision of water usage and water quality management solutions
【Corporate Innovation Award】
Corporate Innovation Awards were given to the corporate partners who have passionately engaged with Plug and Play Japan's Summer/Fall 2021 Batch accelerator program from designing the program to operating itself.
Central Japan Railway Company
【Ecosystem Builder Award】
Ecosystem Builder Awards were given to the people who are the most dedicated to build the startup ecosystem in Japan to speed up the innovation during the Summer/Fall 2021 Batch.
Champion: Dai Tamagawa, SUMITOMO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Champion: Kaoru Yamamoto, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.,
Champion: Takayuki Imai, Fujikura Ltd.,
【Startup Friendly Award】
Startup Friendly Awards were given to the following partners in honor of being friendly to startups in the process of their meetings/collaborative projects.
The award goes to the corporate partners on each vertical based on the largest number of votes from startups selected in the Summer/Fall 2021 Batch.
The Norinchukin Bank
Nippon Life Insurance Company
Central Japan Railway Company
Brand & Retail
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
About the accelerator program in Plug and Play Japan
Plug and Play Japan provides accelerator programs across 9 verticals (IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail, Health, Smart Cities, New Materials, and Energy) 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 (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 was established in 2017 as a subsidiary of Plug and Play, which is a global innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley. Our major strength is to provide "consortium-type programs with our extensive global network" and support startups through “Venture Capital Investment.”
By working closely with 45+ official corporate partners, Plug and Play Japan supports Japanese and international startups to scale their businesses and to enhance collaboration with industry-leading corporations.
Plug and Play Website: https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/about/
Company: Plug and Play Japan KK
Address: Shibuya Center Place 3F 1-16-3, Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Representative: Phillip Vicent
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