83 startups from 15 countries gave their pitches.
TOKYO, September 22, 2022 -- Plug and Play Japan KK (Based in Shibuya, Tokyo, CEO: Philip Vincent, hereinafter Plug and Play Japan) held a Summer/Fall 2022 Summit to present the results of their 3-month accelerator program in two locations: Tokyo on September 12-13th and Kyoto on September 15th.
About Japan Summit Summer/Fall 2022 Batch
Plug and Play Japan carried out the Summer/Fall 2022 Batch from June through September 2022 across 7 verticals including Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Health, New Materials, Energy, and newly launched Food & Beverage. With input 48 official corporate partners of Plug and Play Japan, 66 startups were selected from Japan and overseas.
The online-streaming of the event will be available from September 26th to October 7th JST from the following link.
Japan Summit Summer/Fall 2022 Online-Streaming Registration https://eventregist.com/e/sf2022-online?lang=en_US
66 selected startups, 17 alumni startups, 14 corporate partners showcased their results on the accelerator programs and appealed their cutting-edge technologies and services/products to business leaders and the community.
Also, 13 companies 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.
Plug and Play names a demo in each vertical “EXPO”, and startups on each EXPO that earned the largest number of votes from the audience receive an award. Award winners acquire the opportunity to give their pitches in front of venture capitalists and international corporate partners 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: Levetty, inc.
Representative: Koya Iwasa
Address: Tokyo, Japan
Business: Provides "Cloudbase," a misconfiguration diagnosis platform in the public cloud
Company: CogSmart Co., Ltd.
Representative: Yasuyuki Taki
Address: Tokyo, Japan
Business: Provides a program to give individualized advice to prevent dementia in addition to MRI testing
Representative: Isseki Kin
Address: Tokyo, Japan
Business: Developing non-contact vital sensing and emotion analysis algorithms using camera
Company: Toregem Bio Pharma Co., Ltd.
Representative: Honoka Kiso
Address: Kyoto, Kyoto
Business: Extends healthy life expectancy by developing tooth regeneration drug
Company: SupraPolix BV
Representative: Tonny Bosman
Address: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Business: Innovative polymeric materials for self-healing and biomedical applications
Company: Emulsion Flow Technologies Ltd.
Representative: Hiroshi Suzuki
Address: Naka, Ibaraki
Business: Low-cost, high-efficiency, and high-purity recovery of rare metals contained in batteries, etc
Food & Beverage
Company: Tait Laboratories Inc.
Representative: Dr. Andrew Tait
Address: Vancouver, Canada
Business: Creation of natural nutritional products to improve digestion using upcycled citrus peel extract
【Corporate Innovation Award】
Corporate Innovation Awards were given to the corporate partners who have passionately engaged with Plug and Play Japan's Summer/Fall 2022 Batch accelerator program from designing the program to operating itself.
● Asahi Kasei Corporation
● Resona Holdings, Inc.
【Ecosystem Builder Award】
Ecosystem Builder Awards was given to the person who was the most dedicated to build the startup ecosystem in Japan to speed up the innovation during the Summer/Fall 2022 Batch
● Hiroto Umezaki (Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company)
【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 2022 Batch.
● Asahi Group Japan, Ltd.
● Tokyu Land Corporation
● Nichiban Co., Ltd.
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 (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 50+ official corporate partners, Plug and Play Japan supports Japanese and international startups to scale their businesses and enhance collaboration with industry-leading corporations.
Plug and Play HP: 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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Plug and Play Japan KK
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