Latest UpdatesTOKYO: Tokyo Metropolitan Government to call for participants for the Accelerator Program “FinTech Business Camp Tokyo” (Application deadline July 13th)

Jun 01, 2018

In November 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision, with the goal of making Tokyo an unparalleled global financial city. With the Vision stating the nurturing of the FinTech industry as a point of action, the TMG launched the FinTech-focused Tokyo Metropolitan Government Accelerator Program “FinTech Business Camp Tokyo” in FY 2017.

Program features This program was created for foreign startup companies (hereinafter “foreign companies”) operating in the field of FinTech, and aims to provide them with mentoring from leading companies in Japan's finance sector, as well as business matching with companies within Tokyo. The program will follow the sequence below, and focus on activities 2. and 3. over a short period of around two months.
  1. Call for applications from, and selection of foreign companies possessing the advanced FinTech technologies and business models, such as AI and blockchain.
  2. Provide support for the creation of business plans by matching the selected foreign companies with local financial institutions and IT vendors, etc.
  3. Host a pitch event (presentation of business plans), with participants including investors and companies etc. from Tokyo.
Overview for Applicants
Target companies
Foreign companies possessing the advanced FinTech technologies and business models (payments, management and procurement of funds, asset management, insurance, security, etc.), and which do not yet have a presence in Japan. (For more details, please see the application guide from the following link)
Kindly check the ‘Application Guidelines’ and download the required documents in the following website:
Submission deadline
11 : 59 p.m., Friday, 13th July, 2018 (Japan Standard Time)

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Tentative schedule

May 21 : Applications open
July 13 : Application deadline
Middle of August : Selection of foreign companies and announcement of successful participants (approx. 10 companies)
Start of October : Introductory Seminar
October - November : Mentoring, business planning, networking, business matching
Late November : Pitch event (public)


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