Japanese fintech accelerator Plug and Play Japan held its six-day Fall Summit 2020 (Demo Day) for its accelerator program on September 28th. The program revealed that 161 international and domestic startups pitched to a total of 4,391 viewers during the event.
According to Plug and Play Japan, the Japan Fall Summit 2020 was the graduation for startups selected for the Summer/Fall 2020 Batch and startups selected for the Winter/Spring 2020 Batch since the previous Demo Day for Winter/Spring 2020 Batch was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Since the event was conducted online and required real-time startup participation, including Q&A sessions, it was conducted in one day with one theme per day, taking into account all time zones in North America, Asia, and Europe. In addition to startup pitches, there were panel discussions by corporate partners and sessions by special guests.”
At the event, Plug and Play Japan announced 26 awards for startups and corporate partners. The next batch program, Winter/Spring 2021, will kick off in December 2020, which will include their newest program in Osaka, focused on Smart Cities.