Plug and Play Japan KK announced on Wednesday it has selected 103 startups in seven existing verticals (IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail, Hardtech & Health, and newly launched vertical, Smart Cities) with 42 large domestic corporate partner companies for the Winter/Spring 2021 Batch accelerator program, which will be carried out from December 2020 to March 2021. According to the accelerator, the ratio of startups selected in this batch was 49.5% from Japan (51 companies) and 50.5% from overseas (52 companies).
“During the batch program, startups will have access to Plug and Play’s network to receive mentoring, one-on-one office hours, networking, and extensive lectures from various professionals to accelerate their businesses. Plug and Play Japan will connect these selected startups and to their curated corporate partner ecosystem.”
For this batch program, Winter/Spring 2021 Summit (Demo Day) will be held with following schedule;
- Tokyo (IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, and Brand & Retail): March 2-3, 2021 JST
- Kyoto (Hardtech & Health): March 16, 2021 JST
- Osaka (Smart Cities): March 18, 2021 JST