The Connection Between the Government of Japan and Startups
Have a new business idea in Japan? Looking for some help or hands-on advice?
It`s a difficult and nerve-racking decision to make the initial plunge into the entrepreneur life and startup world. There are many challenges an #entrepreneur or #business will face during the startup phase and as you can imagine, things can get even more complicated if you`re not a native of #Japan. So in early 2015, a program sponsored by The Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises Regional Innovation, Japan was developed called 中小機構 BusiNest（ビジネスト）to help entrepreneurs and startups build their dreams into reality.BusiNest - Helping a "Business Egg" & Imagination to Fly
Sponsored by The Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises Regional Innovation, Japan was created to help entrepreneurs and startups get advice and support for building a business in Japan.
"Hey, there are many startup programs in Japan." Yes, I know. The main differentiator for BusiNest is that it`s an absolutely free program with no fees and no strings attached. In addition to the mentoring and acceleration program, there are also a number of additional benefits which are available to you. So what are the perks?
- Accelerator Program with 25+ Mentors and growing
(Entrepreneurs, Multi-preneurs,CEO`s, CTO`s, VC`s, IPO exits, and more)
- Free Office Space at 中小機構 BusiNest（ビジネスト）
- Kids Work Room (Workspace for Mothers, Fathers, & their children)
- Co-working Space & Meeting Rooms
- Seminar and Banquet Rooms
- Usage of a multitude of on-site equipment including 3D Printing Equipment
- On-premise Hotel (I think it was 2000-3000yen per night), Gym, and Sento (Japanese Public Bath)
They also host a number of social events.
Most forms are in Japanese but they also provide applications in English. Most of the mentors speak English and previous batches 1 & 2 have had a number of Japanese as well as non-Japanese teams. Next batch 3 applications have started since July 1st, 2016 and close on August 12, 2016 so if you`re thinking about a #startup in Japan. Its definitely worth checking out.
More details can be found here.
BusiNest Accelerator CourseUpcoming Intro Events will be held in Tips Marunouchi.
July 21st, 2016 - 19:00-21:00
August 10th, 2016 - 19:00-21:00
Details Here.Japan Entrepreneur Club
Ask questions directly to other #entrepreneurs and a few of the mentors including Yoshida-san here
send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Guide to Japan Tech Events, Startup Events, and Business Exhibitions.Check out the list
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Tech Tip: Most content on the external sites are in Japanese so for English-only folks, try using the Google Chrome browser feature to translate page. #StartupJapan #Entrepreneur #KickAss