TOKYO, Japan, December 1, 2021 -- Global Innovation Platform, Plug and Play Japan KK (Japan office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Phillip Vincent, Hereinafter "Plug and Play Japan") has selected 67 startups from Japan and overseas for the Winter/Spring 2022 Batch accelerator program, which will be carried out from December 2021 to March 2022. The startups selected by 49 corporate partners will be joining one of the following programs; Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail, Health, New Materials, and Energy. The Smart Cities program will be announcing its selected startups in April 2022.
Plug and Play selects 67 startups for its Winter/Spring 2022 Batch
The ratio of startups selected in this batch was 43.3% from Japan (29 startups) and 56.7% from overseas (38 startups), which includes a multitude of countries, such as the United States, Canada, India, The United Kingdom, Spain, and more.
During the program, the selected startups will have full access to various events and seminars that assist their business development such as: business matching meetings, networking sessions, mentoring sessions, workshops, etc. There is no equity requirement for startups to participate.
At the end of the program, all selected startups are expected to present their accomplishments at Plug and Play Japan's Summit (also known as Demo Day) in Tokyo and Kyoto on the following schedule.
*More details for the Winter/Spring 2022 Summit will be updated on our website.
◼Tokyo Summit: March 2-3, 2022 JST
(Programs: Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail, and Energy)
◼Kyoto Summit: March 8, 2022 JST
(Programs: Health and New Materials)
For the relevant information regarding the Summit, please refer our Summer/Fall 2021 Summit Report:
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/
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.
Company: Plug and Play Japan KK
Address: Shibuya Center Place 3F 1-16-3, Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Representative: Phillip Vincent
Contact Information: Megumi Shoei
Plug and Play Japan KK