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.
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.
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 company||Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan|
|Location||Toranomon 37 Mori Building, 3-5-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|uniform resouce locator||https://www.smrj.go.jp/|