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Google for Startups x Creww] Solving social issues! Announcing 10 selected startups!

Creww and Google for Startups have announced the 10 startups selected for the "Global Sustainability Accelerator powered by Creww | Google for Startups," a program that aims to help sustainability-driven Japanese startups solve social issues around the world! Startups", a program that aims to help sustainability-driven Japanese startups solve social issues around the world!

Sustainability-driven Japanese startups solve social issues around the world

This program aims to create innovation in regions facing challenges around the world by utilizing startups' technologies and services to realize sustainable and prosperous societies.

We accepted entries from startups with technologies and services that promote sustainability, such as "power, water, and food conservation," and received entries from a large number of startups. Ten startups have now been selected, and an announcement event was held on March 22, 2023.

In the future, we will provide English-language pitch training and lectures on marketing strategy development, which are necessary for startups to expand overseas, sessions focused on solving sustainability issues, and mentoring by external mentors and Google employees from around the world.

In addition, there will be an online roadshow during the third week of April to pitch to Google for Startups' international partner organizations, international investors, and cooperating institutions, and a demo day on August 30 to present the results of the program.

10 startups selected for the Global Sustainability Accelerator (in alphabetical order)

Details of the 10 selected startups are now available on a special website.

Asuene Corporation
CO2 emissions visualization, reduction, and reporting cloud "As Zero
URL:. https://earthene.com/corporate/

EF Polymer Inc.
Tackling Farmers' Drought Problems 100% Super absorbent polymer with organic and fully biodegradable properties
URL:. https://ja.efpolymer.com/

Inoka Corporation
Artificial reproduction of marine ecosystems in an aquarium using "environmental transfer technology
URL:. https://corp.innoqua.jp/

Elephant Tech, Inc.
Sustainable PCB using metal inkjet printing technology
URL:. https://www.elephantech.co.jp/

Gaia Vision Inc.
Climate change risk analysis platform in response to information disclosure requests
URL:. https://www.gaia-vision.co.jp/

Sunda Technology Global Inc.
Pay-as-you-go automatic well fee collection system for rural Africa
URL:. https://www.sundaglobal.com/

Tenchijin Co.
From Space, a Digital Globe that Accelerates Decision-Making One Step Ahead
URL:. https://tenchijin.co.jp/

High-performance biochar for cultivating the future of agriculture
URL:. https://towing.co.jp/

Robotization of wind power generation maintenance contributes to the spread of renewable energy
URL:. https://www.leborobotics.com/

United Silk Co.
Silk tech using smart sericulture (sericulture version of smart agriculture)
URL:. https://united-silk.co.jp/

Outline of "Global Sustainability Accelerator powered by Creww | Google for Startups

Program name: Global Sustainability Accelerator powered by Creww | Google for Startups

(2) Special page: URL: (Japanese only)https://spot.creww.me/gsa-2023
*For details on the themes and support for startups, please refer to the special page.

Organizers: Creww, Google for Startups

(4) Corporate Partners: EXIO Group Corporation, Kyuden Group, Shimizu Corporation, Nippon Life Insurance Company, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

(5) Supported by: JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)

Creww and Google for Startups Collaboration

The partnership will leverage the strengths of both Google for Startups' worldwide startup support network and Creww's track record of hosting top-class accelerator programs in Japan to support not only startups in Japan but also overseas startups in their expansion into Japan. The partnership is scheduled to end in 2022.
We support startups in Japan and overseas, who are the leaders in innovation creation, by hosting support contents and programs necessary for startups to grow.

About Creww

Creww, Inc. is a total support company for startups, entrepreneurs, business companies, and individuals who want to take on new challenges. Creww Inc. is a total support company for startups, entrepreneurs, business companies, and individuals who want to take on challenges, providing a variety of services that match the needs of each individual.
Since its founding in 2012, Creww has conducted open innovation programs with more than 350 companies and startups, resulting in approximately 1,000 collaborations to date. Currently, approximately 7,000 startups are registered on the open innovation platform operated by Creww.

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Ando Hazama x Cube Earth] Innovating the world's urban OS with patented technology from Japan and the U.S.

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Startup Recruitment] Caring for Community Health|Future Aisei Pharmacy with Roots in the Community through New Business

Aisei Pharmacy has more than 400 dispensing pharmacies nationwide. As the company will soon celebrate its 40th anniversary, we are challenging the accelerator program in search of the next pillar of our business! Aiming to become a pharmacy that is needed by local residents, the company will explore the possibility of creating new businesses. In this interview, we spoke with Hiroyuki Hori, General Manager of the Business Planning Department of Aisei Pharmacy Inc. about why Aisei Pharmacy is now taking on the challenge of open innovation with startups.
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