Plug and Play Japan KK announced on Wednesday it has selected 94 startups in six verticals (IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail and Hardtech & Health ) with 36 large domestic corporate companies for the Winter/Spring 2020 Batch acceleration program, which will be carried out from December 2019 to March 2020. Plug and Play Japan reported that the program will include startups accepted in its new program in Kyoto focused on Hardtech & Health.
The accelerator group also confirmed the ratio of domestic/overseas startups selected this batch was 52% in Japan (49 companies) and 48% overseas (45 companies). The Summer/Fall 2019 Batch program had 31 major domestic companies participated as official partners in five verticals (IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, and Brand & Retail). At the same time, Plug and Play Japan supported 69 startups domestically and overseas.
Plug and Play Japan added it will hold its Winter/Spring 2020 Summit on March 5th (Thu) and 6th (Fri) in Tokyo. On March 17th in Kyoto the new partners and startups will discuss the highlights from the first program.