JETRO Startup

Acceleration Program

We provide top-tier acceleration programs to nurture startups

JETRO operates several acceleration programs for Japanese startups with a variety of different backgrounds and expertise in collaboration with top-tier accelerators and other organizations around the world.


Global Startup Acceleration Program(GSAP)

JETRO, together with the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), supports domestic startups to expand their business overseas. Initially targeting startups active in eight startup ecosystem hub cities External site: a new window will open.across the country, it has expanded the coverage nationwide.

In this program, world-class accelerators such as Alchemist, Berkeley SkyDeck, CIC, Plug and Play Japan, and Techstars, will provide specialized courses by leveraging their strengths and provide individual support for Japanese startups to expand business overseas while closely working with them.

In all courses, participant companies will aim at overseas market expansion and network building. They will receive support for business plan development and promotion activities, as well as having Demo Days geared toward international investors and visiting local ecosystems.

*Formerly known as Startup City Acceleration Program (SCAP)


X-HUB TOKYO is an exchange platform where entrepreneurs and innovators from Tokyo with global aims come together innovation ecosystems around the globe.

Six courses in London, Shenzhen, Germany, Singapore, New York and Silicon Valley, in partnership with global accelerators who are familiar with the ecosystem in each region. This event aims to grow to business partnerships and funding from investors through bootcamps and mentoring with mentors.

SIDO NEXT INNOVATOR - Develop Next Generation Innovators

The Sido program provides participants with a variety of opportunities in Japan and Silicon Valley to improve the quality of business plans, mindset, skill sets, business growth opportunities and networking in order to nurture businesses capable of dynamically changing society. The Sido community that we have cultivated over past years includes approximately 800 Sido alumni.