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Plug and Play Japan Summit: Winter/Spring 2022 Batch Report


39 companies from 13 countries and 27 startups from Japan gave their pitches. Online-streaming will be starting from March 15th JST.

TOKYO, JAPAN March 10, 2022 -- Plug and Play Japan KK (Based in Shibuya, Tokyo, CEO: Philip Vincent, hereinafter Plug and Play Japan) held a 2022 Summit to present the results of their 3-month accelerator program in two locations: Tokyo on March 2nd and 3rd, and Kyoto on March 8th.

*Smart Cities Program will have an individual EXPO (Demo Day) in July 2022.

About Winter/Spring 2022 Batch

Plug and Play Japan carried out the Winter/Spring 2022 Batch from December 2021 through March 2022 across 7 verticals—Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail, Health, New Materials, and Energy. With 48 official corporate partners of Plug and Play Japan, they selected 68 startups from Japan and overseas.

The online-streaming of the recorded video will be available from March 15th to March 22nd from the following link: https://eventregist.com/e/ws2online

66 selected startups and 21 Alumni startups showcased their results on the accelerator programs and revealed their cutting-edge technologies and services/products to business leaders and community.

Also, 22 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 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: ProfinanSS Inc.

Representative: CEO, Yoshihiro Kimura

Address: Aoyama Tower Place Building 8F, Akasaka 8-4-14, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Business: Provides "ProfinanSS" that allows you to easily create business numerical plans on the Web.

Website: https://profinanss.com/

Company: KAERU, inc.

Representative: CEO, Tomohiro Okada

Address: Kabutocho Dai6 Hayama Building 4F, Nihonbashi Kabutocho 17-2, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Business: Provides a secure payment service for those concerned about cognitive decline and those who support them.

Website: https://kaeru-inc.co.jp/


Company: Healbe Corporation

Representative: Founder and CEO, Artem Shipitsin

Address: 541 Jefferson Ave, Ste 100, Redwood City, California 94063, US

Business: World's first smart band “GoBe” that automatically measures calorie intake.

Website: https://healbe.com/ja/

Company: Empath Inc.

Representative: CEO, Takaaki Shimoji

Address: Mason Harajuku 502, Sendagaya 3-16-3, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Business: Speech AI that analyzes speech and emotion from voice.

Website: https://webempath.com/


Company: Locix, Inc.

Representative: CEO, Vikram Pavate

Address: 901 Sneath Lane, Suite 210, San Bruno, CA 94066

Business: Digitize physical space and develop innovation solutions.

Website: https://www.locix.com/

Company: Aeterlink, Inc.

Representative: Co-CEO/CTOYuji Tanabe; Co-CEO/COO Ryo Iwasa

Address: Otemachi Building 6th Floor Inspired. Lab, Otemachi 1-6-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Business: The company makes a digital world without wires through power-saving wireless power transfer happen.


Brand & Retail

Company: Salesfloor Inc.

Representative: CEO and Co-Founder, Oscar Sachs

Address: 651 Notre-Dame St W Suite 350, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1H9, Canada

Business: Mobile platform designed to enable services and sales remotely.

Website: https://salesfloor.net/

Company: susuROBO,

Representative: CEO and Founder, Maxim Makatchev

Address: ATC Building ITM 6F M-1-4D, Nanko Kita 2-1-10, Suminoe-ku, Osaka City, Osaka

Business: Automating live streaming.

Website: https://susurobo.jp/index.html


Company: CellWave Technologies Pte Ltd

Representative: CEO, Robert Fu

Address: 30 Mount Elizabeth #05-30 High Point Singapore 228519

Business: Development of microfluidic cartridges for fluorescence cell sorting by sound waves.

Website: http://www.cellwavetechnologies.com

Company: MaRI Co. Ltd.

Representative: CEO, CTO and Founder, Hirofumi Taki

Address: Room 104, Building 9, Kyoto Research Park 91 Chudoji Awata-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

Business: Development of a non-contact sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment device.

Website: https://marisleep.co.jp/

New Materials

Company: FibreCoat GmbH

Representative: CEO and Founder, Robert Brüll

Address: Dennewartstraße 25, 52068 Aachen, Germany

Business: Production of thermoplastic-coated fibers and aluminum-coated fibers.

Website: https://www.fibrecoat.de/

Company: Nature Architects Inc.

Representative: CEO, Taisuke Ohshima

Address: Apartment Calm 3D, 8-4-7, Akasaka, Tokyo

Business: Development of new design algorithms using metamaterials.

Website: https://nature-architects.com


Company: Syzygy Plasmonics Inc.

Representative: CEO and Co-Founder, Trevor Best

Address: 9000 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas, 77054, USA

Business: Photocatalytic chemical reactors development for the industrial gas, chemical, and energy industries.

Website: http://plasmonics.tech

Company: Zeroboard. Inc

Representative: CEO, Michitaka Tokeiji

Address: Shinagawa Intercity Building A-22F SPROUND, Konan 2-15-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Business: SaaS-type decarbonization platform for calculating and visualizing CO2 emissions.


【Corporate Innovation Award】

Corporate Innovation Awards were given to the corporate partners who have passionately engaged with Plug and Play Japan's Winter/Spring 2022 Batch accelerator program from designing the program to operating itself.

● Chiyoda Corporation

● Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company

● Tokyo Century Corporation

【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 Winter/Spring 2022 Batch.

● Champion: Teruaki Honko, Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central)

● Champion: Masatoshi Sano, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.

● Champion: Ken Endo, ENEOS Corporation

【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 Winter/Spring 2022 Batch.

● Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

● Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.

● INPEX Corporation

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 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 HP: https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/about/

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

URL: http://japan.plugandplaytechcenter.com/

Inquiry regarding this Press Release

Plug and Play Japan KK

The person in charge: Megumi Shoei

TEL: 050-5474-2808 / Mail: press-japan@pnptc.com