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Startup Weekend Shizuoka, an event to experience entrepreneurship, sponsored by many local companies!

EXPACT, a Shizuoka-based company that supports local startups and other businesses, is the main sponsor of "Startup Weekend Shizuoka," an event for experiencing entrepreneurship in Shizuoka, where many local companies have become sponsors and interest in immigration and entrepreneurship support is growing! The event has become a hot event this summer in "Shizuoka," where there is a growing interest in immigration and entrepreneurship support! We are currently accepting applications for participants and sponsors!

Outline of "Startup Weekend Shizuoka

Name: 5th Startup Weekend Shizuoka
Date and Time: Friday, August 25, 2023, 18:00 - Sunday, August 27, 2023, 19:00
Venue: ODEN, a coworking space/share office at 2-8-10 Takasho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture
If you wish to attend, please register below.
Click here to apply:https://swshizuoka.doorkeeper.jp/events/154098

What is Startup Weekend?

This is a "startup experience event" where participants take advantage of the weekend to give shape to their ideas. To date, more than 7,000 events have been held worldwide, with a cumulative total of more than 500,000 participants. Participants spend 54 hours over three days, from Friday night to Sunday night, in this program to learn the methodology for giving shape to new ideas and to experience startups in real life.
This will be the fifth time the event has been held in Shizuoka City.

Why is Shizuoka Prefecture so hot for entrepreneurship right now?

Starting with the "Five-Year Startup Development Plan" formulated by the Kishida administration last year, the national government, local governments, and various companies are working together with startups to support open innovation and startups to create new businesses. In fact, the number of university-launched startups is increasing and the number of women and seniors starting their own businesses through reskilling is also notable.

In recent years, Shizuoka Prefecture has been attracting attention as the "No. 1 Prefecture to Emigrate to," thanks to Corona. In fact, local governments in Shizuoka Prefecture are promoting subsidies and grants for emigration and entrepreneurship, as well as the development of all kinds of support systems, and the number of people taking advantage of these measures to emigrate from outside the prefecture is on the rise.

Starting a business in a rural area has some advantages: the cost of living is lower than in a metropolitan area, there is less competition than in a large city, and you can have deeper connections than in a city, where the local community is less developed. In addition, the SW Shizuoka event was a great opportunity to learn from the sponsors and many well-known local companies about the high level of interest in startup support and innovation creation in rural areas.

Against this backdrop, EXPACT hopes to create opportunities for new business and innovation creation from various perspectives by collaborating with local governments and local companies through "start-up support" from Shizuoka, the place of business start-ups. Through these efforts, we hope to revitalize Shizuoka Prefecture as a whole and create employment.

Sponsor Appointed Company

Silver Sponsor

F.C.C. Corporation

Ai-net Group Inc.

Seven Sense Tax Corporation

Bronze Sponsor

Venture Investment & Development Research Association, Inc.




Zero One Booster Inc.

Lawyers.com, Inc.

General Incorporated Association PlusONE

Seisei Shinkin Bank

Fuji Bussan Corporation

Supported by

Shizuoka City

Japan nationwide, year-round sponsor.

Yayoi Corporation

Venue Sponsor

Shizuoka Railway Co.

Sponsorship Opportunities

EXPACT is a volunteer and sponsor of the Startup Weekend, which aims to promote entrepreneurship in Shizuoka and create a society where people can take on challenges without fear of failure. SW Shizuoka is currently seeking sponsors. If you are interested in supporting our efforts to "energize the community," please feel free to contact us!
Contact: info@expact.jp
For more information, click here:https://swshizuoka.doorkeeper.jp/events/154098

About the interview

We welcome media coverage of this event. We can cover the event from advance to the day of the event. If you are a member of the media and would like to cover the event, please contact us from below.
Interview contact: info@expact.jp

What is EXPACT?

EXPACT provides a wide range of consulting services for startups and venture companies, from fundraising (loans/equity/subsidies) to human resources and public relations support, according to the growth stage of the company. In particular, EXPACT's specialty is fundraising support, and the number of companies it has helped to raise funds through subsidies (subsidies for sustaining small businesses, business restructuring subsidies, manufacturing subsidies, etc.) has exceeded 250, and the total amount of support through subsidies and other fundraising has exceeded 3 billion yen in the past four years.

name of companyEXPACT Corporation
EstablishmentJuly 2018
Location102-15 Dexi Itayacho, Itayacho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
representativeKohei Takaji
Business OverviewFundraising support (loans, VC, subsidies), HR system development and recruitment support, PR and PR support, etc.
uniform resouce locatorhttps://expact.jp/
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