Startup City Project

Next Growth for Japan’s Startups.
Next Innovation for the World.

Making Startup Ecosystem in Japan

Startups are key players in the transformation of society and solving social issues by innovation.
The “Startup city project” is aiming to make an energetic Startup ecosystem in Japan.
The Japanese government has selected eight Startup Cities and is providing intensive support for the ecosystem building by cooperation with local governments, universities, and the private sector.

Startup Cities

01Global Startup Cities

02Startup Cities [PDF]

Explore Startups

Acceleration Program 2021

Rising Stars :

Acceleration Program 2021

The Startup City Acceleration Program was launched by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in order to build strong global ecosystems in Japan with the support of top-tier international accelerators. The program aims to accelerate Japanese startups striving to achieve global expansion through business development and fundraising outside of Japan. It is an immersive experience spanning 8 weeks of expert speaker sessions, pitch training, and 1-1 mentorship culminating in a demo day during which each startup showcases what they have built to a global audience of investors.

Link to the Recorded Video of the Demo Day
Global Preparation Cohort
Born Global Cohort

J-Startup :

Japan’s top startup selection

130+Startups joined

/ as of 2021