JETRO to Showcase 15 Innovative Japanese Startups at Disrupt 2020

Sep 09, 2020


Want to invest in or partner with 15 innovative Japanese startups? Then visit the Japan Innovation Pavilion online at Disrupt 2020!

JETRO San Francisco is coordinating the Japan Innovation Pavilion at this year's Disrupt Conference hosted by TechCrunch. The conference will be held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Disrupt 2020 will feature over 1,000 early stage startups and sponsors from all technology sectors as they showcase their latest technology products, platforms, and services.

For Disrupt 2020, JETRO will host 15 innovative Japanese startups from September 14-18. These startups are all participants of JETRO’s Japan Innovation Program, which provides boot camps with personal mentoring and acceleration opportunities. On September 16 from 10:00am-10:30am, six of these startups will also participate in a special pitch event, where they will openly speak about their products to investors. This year’s exhibitors come from various sectors such as data services, cybersecurity, enterprise AI, healthtech, and cleantech. Japan is known for having advanced technology and unique methods of problem solving, and these 15 companies exemplify that. The exhibitors include:



ABEJA helps enterprises implement AI into their business processes. They’ve worked with over 200 enterprises across manufacturing, logistics, retail and many others over the last 8 years to operationalize AI.



AMATELUS created SwipeVideo, a new video recording technology, which allows individuals to live-stream or archive multi-angle 360 video over any web browser.



AXION Research developed AXiR Engine® which visualizes users’ health status and predicts future disease risk, and P-HARP® which provides personalized health programs.


bajji, Inc.

bajji, Inc. produced FeelYou, a self-care app that combines mood tracking with social connection.


Capy Inc.
Capy is the developer of "captcha 3.0” – a more appealing, intuitive, and harder to hack cybersecurity alternative to today’s standard captcha software.


MediGear International Corporation
MediGear International - a certified startup from the Tokyo Institute of Technology - has developed a novel nanodevice-based cell starvation cancer treatment.



MileShare helps airline travelers save up to 50% by providing a marketplace where clients can buy and sell air miles easily.


Mui Labs
Mui Labs develops design-focused household technology with beautiful wooden materials. Their products feature intuitive technology to monitor temperature, lighting, voicemails, and more.


NetSmile Inc.

NetSmile has developed technology that automates manual data entry of complex invoices in the food, import, and export industries. Notable clients include Nestle and Bridgestone.



ONE ACT Inc. created PieceX, a source code marketplace and the world’s first web platform with AI-based dynamic price management, to reduce the time and cost of developing new services.


Sleeek Corporation

Sleeek is an early-stage startup providing subscription-based data aggregation services for software teams that help reduce data collection and analysis time and costs.


toraru co, ltd.

toraru created GENCHI, a crowdsourced local experience and on-demand remote agent service, that allows users to explore the world from the comfort of their own homes.


Tsukuba Technology

Tsukuba Technology develops innovative and portable non-contact inspection devices that visualize inner defects for industrial sector use.


Water Design Japan

Water Design Japan developed the world’s first Ultra Fine Bubble (UFB) generator nozzle, for deep cleaning, accelerated plant growth, coating, and gas dissolution.


Zweispace Japan

Zweispace provides next-level blockchain implementation for real estate, with its AI architect & appraiser “AutoCalc” and earthquake resistance measurer “Namazu.”

This year, JETRO is offering 50% off Disrupt Digital Pro Passes with the promo code "JETRO50" to investors who are interested in visiting the Japan Pavilion.

For more information, or to schedule a meeting with one of the Japanese exhibitors, contact Will Ferguson at

For more information on TechCrunch Disrupt, visit their homepage HERE.


JETRO is the Japanese government agency responsible for promoting trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. JETRO provides support and assistance to American companies entering the Japanese market and to Japanese companies expanding overseas. JETRO was established in 1958 and has more than 70 offices around the world, including six offices in the USA. JETRO provides a wide range of services, including timely market intelligence, extensive business development support, and relevant business events, all designed to encourage business partnerships between American companies and Japan.