Participants Wanted for “Acceleration Program in Kyoto!”

JETRO Kyoto is organizing an acceleration program.
This program is open to people from abroad who are in the business idea stage, or those looking to develop and grow an existing business based in Kyoto. The five-week lectures will provide useful information to set up business, such as how to pitch, how to get visa, and how to collect capital, and so on. At the end of the program, a pitch contest will be held for selected participants to help them to launch of their business in Kyoto, Japan.

Outline of Forum

Date 7th February - 31st March, 2022
Location Online (ZOOM).
Organizer JETRO Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City
※All lectures are online (ZOOM).
  1. 7th February 18:00-20:00(JST)
    • "How to create a high value business model"
      ―Doshisha University, Graduate School of Business, Professor of Marketing,
      Dr.Philip Sugai
  2. 14th February 18:00-20:00(JST)
    • "Design a Great Startup Pitch"
      ―Kyoto Institute of Technology, Associate Professor
      Mr. Sushi Suzuki
  3. 21st February 18:00-20:00(JST)
    • "How to collect capital in Japan?"
      ―DEEPCORE Inc.
      Mr. Jin Tanaka
  4. 28th February 18:00-20:00(JST)
    • "How to get a visa in Japan?"
      ―Murasakino Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialist’s Office
      Ms. Yumi Yoshida
  5. 7th March 18:00-20:00(JST)
    • "How to set up your company in Japan?"
      ―TMI Associates
      Mr. Yusuke Hayashi
Pitch Event(March:Date and time to be announced.)
5 candidates will be selected from the lecture participants


Format People from overseas who wish to obtain a Startup Visa or a Business Management Visa in order to establish a business in Kyoto Prefecture and who satisfy all of the following conditions.
  • Must be able to communicate in English.
  • Must be able to participate in all five lectures and the pitch contest.
Fee: Free of charge
Registration: The application period has ended.
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