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Startup World Cup 2023" Japan Qualifier Held! Special investment prizes totaling 100 million yen will be awarded.

The Japan preliminary rounds of Startup World Cup 2023, one of the world's largest business pitch contests, will be held in Kyoto on Thursday, July 6 and in Tokyo on Friday, September 8, bringing together innovative startups from more than 50 countries and regions around the world!
To our surprise, a special investment prize of 100 million yen in total will be awarded to all startups that enter this Japan Qualifier. Many major business companies are cooperating and sponsoring this event to boost innovation in Japan, and it will be a great step forward for startups to have a chance at business opportunities.

Startup World Cup 2023 Application Address

(Simultaneous entries for both qualifying rounds are allowed.)

Kyoto Preliminary Roundshttps://www.startupworldcup.io/kyoto-regional-202
Application deadline: Monday, May 22
Tokyo Preliminary Roundhttps://www.startupworldcup.io/tokyo-regional-2023
Application deadline: Friday, July 7

Special prizes in the Japan Preliminary Round to be decided this time

SEGA SAMMY Group Award
(Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President and Group CEO: Harunori Satomi; hereinafter "SEGA SAMMY"), a leading comprehensive entertainment company, will present the "SEGA SAMMY Group Prize" of 50 million yen for investment to a startup selected by the company.

The Japanette Group Award
(Head office: Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture; President and CEO: Asahito Takada; hereafter "Japan Net"), which owns the major mail-order sales company Japan Net Takata Co. The company will award 50 million yen as the "Japanet Group Prize" to a startup selected by Japanet Holdings.

Outline of "Startup World Cup 2023" Japan Preliminary Round

Outline of Startup World Cup 2023 Kyoto Preliminary Round
Date: Thursday, July 6, 2023
Venue: Kyoto University Centennial Hall
   Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan
Organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures
Co-organized by Kyoto University Graduate School of Business Administration
Official site:https://www.startupworldcup.io/kyoto-regional-2023

Outline of Startup World Cup 2023 Tokyo Qualifier
Date: Friday, September 8, 2023
Venue: Grand Hyatt Tokyo
   6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures
Official site:https://www.startupworldcup.io/tokyo-regional-2023

In the past, not only special prizes were awarded in the Japan Preliminary Round, but also investors and entrepreneurs who gathered at the event called for investment in outstanding startups, and some of the participating companies succeeded in raising funds.
Entrepreneurs from Japan and around the world also support this competition.

Past Startup World Cup Japan Qualifying Special Guests (partial)

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike
Mark Randolph, Co-Founder, Netflix, Inc.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus
Seiichiro Yonekura, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University
Mr. Hiroshi Hayashino, Chairman and CEO, Credit Saison Co.
Dai Matsumoto, President and CEO, Monex Group, Inc.
Harunori Satomi, Representative Director and Group CEO, SEGA SAMMY HOLDINGS INC.
Asahito Takada, President and CEO, Japan Net Holdings, Inc.
Motokazu Tamatsuka, President and Representative Director, Lotte Holdings Co.
Keiko Tashiro, Director and Executive Vice President, Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
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Past Startup World Cup Final Special Guests (partial)

Co-founder of Apple: Steve Wozniak
Co-founder and first CEO of LinkedIn: Reid Hoffman
Netflix Co-Founder: Mark Randolph
Former CEO and Chairman of the Board, Cisco Systems: John Chambers
Siri co-founder: Adam Chayer
Former Softbank COO: Marcelo Claure
Former Oracle Chairman & CEO: Ray Lane
Vinod Khosla, Co-founder, Sun Microsystems
Pfizer CTO: Lydia Fonseca
PayPal CTO: Sri Sivananda
Former Uber CTO: Toan Pham
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About Startup World Cup

The Startup World Cup is a startup pitch contest organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures with the aim of building a global startup ecosystem and fostering entrepreneurship. Qualifying rounds are held in more than 50 regions and countries around the world, and the finals in San Francisco bring together the world's top startups, VCs, entrepreneurs, and major companies, with the winning company receiving an investment prize of approximately 100 million yen.

About Pegasus Tech Ventures

Pegasus Tech Ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, U.S.A., that has accepted LP investments from over 30 major companies worldwide and has invested in over 250 startups, primarily in the U.S., Japan and Southeast Asia.
In Japan, we have invested in companies that have already gone public, such as MoneyForward, Metaps, Airtri, MonsterLab, and AI CROSS, as well as SkyDrive, Terra Motors, Unifa, FiNC Technologies, Life is Tech, and WizWe. We have a proven track record of supporting the overseas expansion, business alliances, and fundraising of our portfolio companies.

name of companyPegasus Tech Ventures Japan, Inc.
EstablishmentFeb. 2015
Location1-1-1 Nishi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Sumitomo Fudosan Osaki Garden Tower 9F Tunnel Tokyo
representativeShunju Nagumo
uniform resouce locatorhttps://www.pegasustechventures.com/
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