Current Events

Canadian Fintech Webinar & Meetup in Tokyo
on July 5, 2022 (EDT)

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Addressing the increasing needs in Fintech of Japan's financial institutions, the Embassy of Canada in Japan and the Japan External Trade Organization are hosting, with support from the Financial Services Agency (FSA) Japan (TBC), and the Fintech Association of Japan, this Fintech webinar and meetup event to present Canada's Fintech startups operating in the following Fintech subsectors experiencing growth in Japan.

Target Fintech Subsectors:

• Data and analytics software to better engage with customers and to increase revenue.
• Novel lending, credit, mortgage and investment software tools for business and customers.

Who should apply:

we are seeking Fintech companies incorporated in Canada who have:

• Revenue - generating businesses with a fully-built, export-ready validated technology
• Track record of success – use cases in the North America
• Ready to invest time and resources for Japan market-entry

This online event is free for the participating Canadian Fintech companies and organized to help them to reach their potential partners and clients in Japan.

Collision 2022

Eight leading Japanese startups will participate in Collision 2022 ( looking to identify and meet new partners, investors and customers in North America and globally. They will showcase advanced technologies and new business models in the fields of AI, 3D mapping, satellite data, cyber-security, surveillance, fintech, brand-building, and Wifi for developing nations.

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We would like to extend B2B opportunities with the delegation members to some of our key contacts outside of the scope Collision as well. This is a unique chance to find innovative Japanese technologies and partners, so we urge you to take advantage of this programme.

Generating Innovation with Japan Series

Major Japanese firms, from manufacturing to finance to services in a whole variety of sectors, are increasingly looking to identify new innovation from Canadian start-ups in order to improve their business practices and to introduce new ideas and technology into the Japanese market and to their network of global clients.

For start-ups, the Japanese market (GDP: approx US$5 trillion; Pop.: 125 million) can be daunting but potentially hugely rewarding. One of the best ways to enter that market is through partnering with Japanese firms.

This series of events will provide unique opportunities for Canadian start-ups and major Japanese firms to connect and share information. Through reverse-pitch presentations, Japanese firms will explain about their technology needs and, during the networking session and follow-up meetings, Canadian start-ups can explain about their technology solutions.

Through this series of partnering sessions across Canada, JETRO aims to generate new innovation through partnerships between leading Japanese firms and innovative Canadian start-ups.


Canada - Net Zero
Date/Time: March 2023             
Venue:        Online         


Canada's Innovation Ecosystem &How to Find Innovative Canadian Start-ups
カナダのイノベーションエコシステム &イノベーティブなカナダスタートアップの発掘方法
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Quebec 2022                                             

Date/Time: March 2022
Venue:        Online         

Event Details

British Columbia 2021  HealthTech                      
Date/Time: March 9th, 2021
Venue:        Online         

Halifax 2020  OceanTech

Date/Time:  December 7th-10th                                

Venue:        Online
Event Details

Ontario 2020  Sogo Shosha                                       

Date/Time: November 19th, 2020 (15:00-17:00 (EST)|13:00-15:00 (MST)|12:00-14:00 (PST)) 
Venue:         Online

Event Details

Toronto 2020  HealthTech

Date/Time: February 20th, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)    
Venue:         ONRamp at University of Toronto Entrepreneurship, Banting Institute

Ottawa 2019

Date/Time: November 6th, 2019 (10:30 am - 1:15 pm)  
Venue:         Bayview Yard

Edmonton 2019

Date/Time: March 6th, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:30 pm)         
Venue:         Startup Edmonton

Vancouver 2019

Date/Time: March 5th, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:30 pm)         
Venue:        SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

Toronto 2018

Date/Time: December 11th, 2018 (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)   
Venue:         OneEleven

Kitchener / Waterloo 2018

Date/Time: December 10th, 2018 (2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)    
Venue:         Communitech

Montreal 2018

Date/Time:  September 27, 2018 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)     

Venue:         CEIM (Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal)

[Regular Webinars]

Please note that our JETRO offices in North America have started to host a series of sector-specific seminars on topics such as Renewable Energy (hosted by JETRO Toronto), Medical Devices, Healthcare IT, Internet of Things (IoT), Agri-Tech and the Power Market in Japan. If you would like to access a particular past webinar, please let us know ( as some might be made available on request. Up-coming topics can be found here at JETRO Canada's Current Events page or JETRO USA's Events Calendar.

- A Look into Japan's Renewable Energy Market (February 16, 2017) WEBINAR PAGE

- The Regenerative Medicine Market in Japan (April 27, 2017) WEBINAR PAGE

- Life Sciences Opportunities in Japan (October 25, 2017) WEBINAR PAGE

- To Be Announced

(Note: to view videos of these past webinars you will need to register)