Nov. 2018 - Mar. 2019 - Japan, Application deadline : September 14th, 2018
Plug and Play Japan has opened its application for our next coming Program Batch2, starting from end of November to March.(Due: September 14th)
Application from overseas startups are always welcome; we have accepted 53 Startups for Batch1 and half of them are non-Japanese startups.
If you are interested in expanding into Japan market through connecting with large companies here such as Mitsubishi Bank(MUFG No.1 Commercial Bank), SOMPO (No.1 P&C Insurance company), Nissay (No.1 Life Insurance company), Dentsu(No.1 Advertising agency)NISSAN Motors Hitachi, Panasonic, and more corporate partners, please apply from the link below.
If you’re already within the PnP ecosystem(Joined previous program in other location or submitted Ecosystem application before), It takes only 1 min to apply!
And, we will host Web Seminar and Q&A session by CEO of Plug and Play Japan. Feel free to Join for more information.
26th of June 2018 : French Tech Summit in Tokyo Feedback
French Tech Tokyo held “The French Tech Summit in Tokyo” on the 26th of June, 2018. This event marked the termination of one month of many events promoting La French Tech and France’s innovation ecosystem. Organized in collaboration with our partner, EDGEof, the event gathered 5 speakers around a roundtable on “Why choose France”, 15 exhibitors and more than 120 visitors.
First event held “for startups and by startups”, the French Tech Summit in Tokyo was the occasion to promote France’s attractiveness in digital sector and excellence of French startups to Japanese innovation ecosystem.
Moderated by Mr Alex Odajima, Co-CEO of EDGEof and French Tech Tokyo’s partner, the roundtable gathered:
All the speakers were able to exchange their views on France’s startup and digital ecosystem. They concluded that France is a place with a high level of education, a solid scientific background and a large market (for example in silver economy). The entrepreneur Mitani Hiroumi stated that France has a better environment for startups and investors, compared to US where life costs are too high. He also emphasized that France is very good business partner for Japan. Overall, all speakers agreed that regarding the current international environment (increase of protectionisms, BREXIT, etc…), France is well positioned to be the next Startup Nations’ leader.
The event was also the occasion for the visitors to meet with some French entrepreneurs and startups, along with some members of French Tech Tokyo’s community. 15 exhibitors were there to show French expertise in new technologies:
French organizations accompanying foreign companies in their development in France, and French companies in their development in Japan (CCIFJ, Business France).
Join the French Tech in Tokyo
There are about fifty French-run startups located in Tokyo, mainly in the areas of Games, eCommerce, Media and SaaS. A few hundred French Tech companies are represented in Tokyo introducing innovative solutions and are developping local commercial and marketing activities. Want to be part of it ?