Japan named Country of the Year at VivaTechnology 2024
JETRO to support a large delegation of startups at VivaTechnology in Paris on 22-25 May.
TOSBEC holds seminars for future entrepreneurs
For people planning to start up business in Tokyo, The Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center (TOSBEC) holds seminars taught by experts on the topic, either online or during one of its in-person events. Participation is free!
Expert’s view: Venture Capital and Corporate Venture Capital in Japan - New trends
The government of Japan has appointed officially in August 2022 a new "Startup Minister" to help the support to startups, to implement an economic revitalization and in addition has launched the Five-Year Startup Development Plan in November 2022 to have 100 000 startups, 100 unicorns and an annual investment of 10 trillion yens. Although this seems to be an ambitious plan, Japan is setting the tone for a new economic road with entrepreneurship in high technologies and deeptech.
Call for Innovation by Digital Garage: Open Network Lab Open Innovation
Digital Garage, Inc. is pleased to host an open innovation program, "Open Network Lab Open Innovation 1st Batch", to support startups worldwide with leading Japanese developers and other major companies in various fields.
Italy and Japan signed an MoU to cross-support their start-up activities
During the 32nd IJBG Assembly held in Venice on 1 December 2022, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) agreed to cooperate, mutually supporting the two countries’ start-up companies to develop their businesses respectively in Japan and in Italy.
European start-ups participate in dedicated matchmaking events in Japan
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation nominated European start-ups for 3 major start-up events in Japan.
Report: Japan’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Landscape for EU SMEs and Start-ups
The capital market for SMEs and start-ups consists of several segments,ranging from SME lending and crowdfunding to business angels and venture capital markets.
Webinar 173: Japan Private Equity and Venture Capital Landscape: Opportunities for EU SMEs and Start-ups
The webinar is targeted to EU entrepreneurs, startups, and SMEs seeking to access or strengthen their current positions in Japan’s entrepreneurial finance market.
Technology Transfer Webinar 25: Telling Your Story With Numbers: Building a Fundable Financial Model For Your Startup
22-02-19 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM CETLooking to build a fundable financial model for your startup, but don't know where to start?You are not alone....

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