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Latest UpdatesTOKYO: Tokyo Metropolitan Government to call for participants for the Accelerator Program “FinTech Business Camp Tokyo” (Application deadline July 5th)

May 30, 2019

In November 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) formulated the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision, with the aim of making Tokyo an unrivalled global financial center. As nurturing of the FinTech industry is a key to achieving this Vision, the TMG has launched a dedicated accelerator program “FinTech Business Camp Tokyo”.

Program features This program is targeted at 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 in Tokyo. The program will progress as below, with focus on 2. and 3. over a short period of around two months.
  1. Application and selection of foreign companies possessing the latest FinTech technologies (such as AI and blockchain) and business models.
  2. Provide support for creating business plans by matching selected foreign companies with Japanese financial institutions ,etc.
  3. Host a pitch event, with participants including investors and companies etc. from Tokyo.
Application outline
  1. Target Companies
    Foreign companies possessing the latest FinTech technologies and business models (payments, management and procurement of funds, asset management, insurance, security, etc.), which do not yet have a presence in Japan (For more details, please see the application guide from the following link)
    Application RequirementsExternal site: a new window will open.
  2. How to apply
    Confirm the Application Guide on the website below and apply from the application website.
    (Deadline for applying: Friday July 5, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Japan time)
    FINTECH BUSINESS CAMP TOKYO 2019External site: a new window will open.

Tentative schedule

May 13 : Applications open
Middle of August: Participants announced (approx. 10 companies)
Late September-Early October: Introductory Seminar
October-November: Mentoring, Business planning, Networking Events, Business Matchings
Late November: Pitch event (public)

*The Business Development Center TOKYO will provide ongoing support for site establishment (procedures, office search, etc.) to foreign companies.

Inquiries

FinTech Business Camp Tokyo Office
E-mail: fintechaccelerator@access2tokyo.com