12.8 c
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Applications are now being accepted for the FASTAR Acceleration Program for FY2023! Supporting Startups to Accelerate Growth

The Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan (Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan) began accepting applications on May 1 for the FASTAR Acceleration Program, which supports startups to accelerate their growth, for companies to be supported in FY2023!

Experts help accelerate business growth for approximately one year on an ongoing basis

FASTAR" is a business that supports startups and individuals aiming to become unicorn companies or leading regional ventures to accelerate their growth toward fundraising and business alliances with a view to IPO, M&A, etc.

Support Methods.
An expert from ETIC will act as a full-time partner and provide mentoring for about one year to help the client to solve business strategy and management issues, and will also support the client in brushing up the business plan.
On-demand mentoring by an external mentor will further enhance the resolution of your business strategy with advice from an expert in the field.
The seminars will provide startups with the knowledge they need to grow.
We will support the search for partners for demonstration experiments and test marketing, and PoC validation by utilizing the support menu of the Small and Medium Enterprises Organization (SME).
We create opportunities for funding and business alliances by providing pitch opportunities to VCs and large corporations and individual matching.

Past results
A total of 8 applications have been accepted so far since FY 2019, with 90 companies selected to pursue growth in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, healthcare, mechatronics/robotics, AI, and more.
Participating companies have just achieved a number of fundraising and other results.

■Outline of Open Call

Application requirements (For details, please refer to the application guidelines at the URL listed in 4.)
In principle, the applicant must have been in business for 5 years or less, or must have been in business for less than 5 years.
Individuals who are seed to early stage startups or plan to start their own businesses.

2. support target
Startups or individuals who aim to solve social issues or transform growth industries on a global scale, but are concerned about human resources, knowledge, networks, etc. on the management side.

3. application period
Monday, May 1, 2023 - Wednesday, May 31, 2023

How to apply
After reviewing the application guidelines and terms and conditions posted on the website below, submit your application via e-mail.https://fastar.smrj.go.jp/apply_202305.html

<Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan (Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan)
The Small and Medium Enterprise Corporation of Japan (SMEJ) is a policy implementation organization that aims to contribute to the development of the Japanese economy by promoting innovation and the revitalization of local economies among small, medium, and small businesses and venture companies that seek to develop and continue their businesses autonomously.
To solve the management issues of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and others seeking sustainable growth in response to changes in the business environment, we provide direct accompaniment, human resource development, operation of mutual aid programs, various types of financial support and business opportunities, and cooperate in improving the support capabilities of related SME support organizations.

name of companyOrganization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan
EstablishmentJul. 2004
LocationToranomon 37 Mori Building, 3-5-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
representativeAtsushi Toyonaga
uniform resouce locatorhttps://www.smrj.go.jp/

Facebook Comments
PORT Editorial Officehttps://port.creww.me/
PORT by Creww is an open innovation media for startups, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs in recovery, and companies seeking to create new businesses on the theme of social issues, operated by Creww Co.
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -


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

Creww Growth Case Study Interview】Ando Hazama has selected Cube Earth, a startup company offering a "smart disaster prevention system" to local governments through the "Ando Hazama New Business Co-Creation Program 2022," an accelerator program for fiscal year 2022, utilizing Cube Earth, a geographic information system platform patented in the United States and Japan. Cube Earth, a startup company that provides municipalities with a "smart disaster prevention system" using the geographic information system platform "Cube Earth" patented in the U.S. and Japan, was selected for the Ando Hazama New Business Co-Creation Program 2022. The startup is developing next-generation social infrastructure infrastructure such as disaster prevention systems, smart cities, drones, and digital twin systems as part of the DX approach to municipal crisis management. What specific initiatives are they pursuing? We interviewed Hiroyuki Horii, Deputy General Manager of the Innovation Department, Corporate Strategy Division, Ando Hazama, Shigehiko Amo, Chairman of Cube Earth, and Zenshi Takeda, President and Representative Director.

Sanki Kogyo × Startups] Become a company that continues to be chosen|New Steps in Co-Creation with Startups

Sanki Kogyo Corporation, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2025, has set its sights on becoming a company that will "continue to be chosen" in accordance with its vision for 2050, and is working to strengthen its core businesses and enhance the Sanki brand. One of our new initiatives is to strengthen our core business and improve the Sankiki brand. Therefore, as one of the new initiatives, we are challenging the "SANKI Open Innovation Program 2023". We interviewed Mr. Hiroyuki Sasaki, Facility Systems Business Department, Mr. Tadashi Ishiwata, Corporate Planning Department, Corporate Planning Office, and Mr. Naoya Tokuda, Corporate Planning Department, who are challenging the accelerator program for the first time, about their frank thoughts from their respective standpoints.

Ando Hazama × Air Digital × Kuki City] Tackling the challenge of extending healthy life expectancy through digital sports!

Ando Hazama, a general construction company that promotes the creation of new businesses through open innovation, has selected Air Digital Inc. Air Digital, Inc., a company involved in the development of digital sports space and the operation of digital sports fields, was selected for the program. Subsequently, Ando Hazama, Air Digital, and Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture, signed a collaboration agreement and are now working together on "Sports 60 & Smart," one of the largest digital sports clubs in Japan, which is located in the "Ario Washinomiya" shopping mall facility in Kuki City. What specific initiatives are being undertaken? We interviewed Tsubasa Sakakibara, Manager of the Innovation Department of Ando Hazama's Corporate Strategy Division, Sobaku Maeda, Representative Director of Air Digital, and Takeshi Kanazawa, a member of the Sports Promotion Section of the Health and Sports Department of the Kuki City Office.

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.
Facebook Comments