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Sep 19

Open Call: GO TOKYO 2021 | 1 week acceleration program in December 2021!

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Start your expansion and enter the Japanese market with the 1-week acceleration program in December* 2021!

GO TOKYO 2021 is a one-week acceleration program for Austrian later-stage startups that aim to internationalize to Asia, especially to the Japanese market. This unique program is digital as well as physical to give you the best support (strategically/financially) in your internationalization plans to Japan.

Benefit from a digital onboarding with video masterclasses as well as from a unique one-week program with on-site* activities, events (TechBIZKON V) and 1:1 business meetings in Tokyo and a breakout session in Fukuoka. GO TOKYO 2021 is the ideal preparation for Austrian startups in the field of GreenTech & Sustainability to take the next steps of their Japan-expansion. GIN together with its cooperation partner AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA provide you with digital workshops and seminars and connect you with international partners (corporates, potential clients, business partners, etc.).

 

*IMPORTANT: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unpredictable development of further health and safety measurements, changes to the program GO TOKYO 2021 might apply. We are in regular contact with the relevant authorities and aim to offer a beneficial program accessible for everyone while ensuring every participant’s safety. About any necessary changes, we will update you accordingly.

 

The GO TOKYO 2021 program is digital as well as physical to give you the best support in your expansion to the Japanese market:

PART I | DIGITAL GO TOKYO | NOVEMBER 9 & 12, 2021

Get first-hand insights into the Japanese market and benefit from a digital onboarding to prepare your internationalization strategy. The selected startups will not only have individual coaching sessions but also webinars to be ready for Part II of their Japan expansion.

PART II | PHYSICAL OR HYBRID GO TOKYO | DECEMBER 1-10, 2021

After the digital onboarding, GIN offers the selected startups to meet potential stakeholders for individual 1:1 business meetings in Tokyo from December 1st to 10th, and to connect with international investors/corporates at customized networking and pitch events. The program takes place during the TechBIZKON V and also includes a breakout session to Fukuoka. For the physical program GO TOKYO 2021 GIN refunds 80% of all expenses (including travel and accommodation costs) up to EUR 7,000.- per startup.

 

Requirements

THE PROGRAM GO TOKYO 2021 IS MOST SUITABLE FOR STARTUPS MEETING THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Verticals: GreenTech, E-Mobility, Sustainability (wind energy, CO2 emission reduction technologies, energy solutions, etc.)
  • Austrian mid- or later-stage startup (beyond PoC and seed stage)
  • Established in the last 7 years (no k.o. criterion)
  • Raised at least seed-stage investment
  • Unique product/solution
  • Working prototype/MVP
  • A proven business model with traction (clients, revenue)
  • Interest in connecting to relevant stakeholders (corporates, business partners)
    Looking to develop further internationally with a focus on Japan/Asia

For more information and details about the program click HERE!

 

How to apply?

  • Log in on aws Connect or register and create an account
  • Fill out the application form
  • Upload your English pitch-deck
  • Application Deadline: 19th of September 2021
  • Apply now HERE!

 

Any questions?

Feel free to contact us at goasia@gin-austria.com!

 

The When

Date:
September 19, 2021

The Where

Tokyo & Fukuoka, Japan

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