[RFP] JETRO Global Acceleration Hub Project 2022

Apr 21, 2022


  1. Subject: JETRO Global Acceleration Hub Project
  2. Term of contract: The contract start date (around 5/15/2022) to March 31st 2023
  3. Closing date for Application: 5:00 pm (PST) on May 4th, 2022
  4. Contents of Contract: As indicated in Application Guidelines (Attachment 1)




  1. Qualification requirements
    1. Prospective candidate(s) engaged in the project must satisfy the conditions stated in the Application Guidelines. (Attachment 1)
    2. NOT under the circumstances of being denied participation due to unethical and/or unlawful activities by either JETRO or Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) from previous procurement offerings.

  2. Preparation of Application
    1. No oral, telephone, or facsimile will be accepted. All costs of preparation shall be borne by the Applicants. Applicants must select the sector for which they are applying from the following:
      1. Internet, Software, Computer Hardware, Mobile & Telecom including AI, Others (please specify sectors).
      2. Bio tech & Healthcare including Digital Health.
    2. In addition, the proposal document or presentation submitted by the applicant should include the following:
      1. Project Implementation
        1. Implementation Structure (Arrangement of personnel in charge / each responsibility)
        2. Operating Procedure, Method, Proposal on how to complete all the tasks of the project in an effective manner and enhance project outcome
        3.  List of co-working spaces which can be leased by the applicant (Should be located in San Francisco as well as Silicon Valley)
          1. Dedicated Desk (not Private Room or Hot Desk)
          2. Cost per month should be from around $550, less than US$750-.
        4. Proposals for events for GAH Startup clients such as webinars, Group mentoring, Speed Dating, Pitch Training, Pitch Sessions Open Innovation Matching etc.
          1. Budget for each event is $3000.
        5. System or platform for tracking mentoring hours and business appointments.
          1. System may be internal, an outside App, SaaS, or other type of communication suggested.
          2. ex: E-mentor, Mighty Network, Slacks, Accelerator App. etc.

      2. Experience and Capabilities of the Organization
        1. Experience with Similar Projects
        2. System to Manage Personal/Confidential Information
        3. Networking and information gathering skills to enhance project outcome

      3.  Project Implementation Skills of Assigned Personnel
        1. Mentor network list
        2. Profiles of each project personnel
        3. Sector Expertise

    3. Upon submission, the applicant agrees to having received, viewed, and accepted the prices outlined in the Cost Guide (see attachment 2&3)

  3. Delivery of Application
    All Application forms (see below) shall be sent to the following address by:
    5:00 pm (PST) on May 4th, 2022

    Required to submit:
    Proposal document or PowerPoint presentation.

    Mr. Will Ferguson, Mr. Ken Yoshida, Ms. Yuri Levy
    E-mail: will_ferguson@jetro.go.jp, ken_yoshida@jetro.go.jp, startup@jetro.go.jp
    Address: JETRO San Francisco, 575 Market St #2400, San Francisco, CA 94105

  4. Language of Application

  5. Evaluation of Application
    1. 1st evaluation
      Screening of Application documents by JETRO San Francisco
    2. 2nd evaluation
      Presentation at JETRO San Francisco, or virtually.
      (The detailed schedule for the presentation will be notified to the companies who pass the 1st evaluation)

  6. Announcement of Tender
    Tender will be announced to bidders by email. Given the nature of the bidding process, JETRO will refrain from providing feedback on the results.

  7. Contact:
    AttnMr. Will Ferguson
    E-mail: will_ferguson@jetro.go.jp
    Address: JETRO San Francisco, 575 Market St #2400, San Francisco, CA 94105