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APT Women, Tokyo Metropolitan Government's project to promote the growth of women's ventures, is recruiting students for its 8th term!

APT Women, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's female venture growth promotion program, will begin accepting applications for its 8th term of students on Tuesday, July 11, 2023!

One of the largest support programs in Japan dedicated to women entrepreneurs

The domestic program provides growth-oriented women ventures with a three-month program of group mentoring, lectures, and other programs that enable them to acquire the management knowledge, skills, and networks necessary for scaling up and overseas expansion.
In addition, the selected participants will be offered an overseas program to visit startup-related people and facilities in Silicon Valley and Singapore to support female entrepreneurs who aim to make their mark on the world from Tokyo.

APT Women is Japan's largest program dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs, having selected 200 companies to date, raising a total of approximately 14.8 billion yen in funding, collaborating with more than 616 major companies, and expanding overseas in more than 58 cases.

In addition, a kick-off event will be held on September 8, 2023 (Friday), with 40 students who have passed a rigorous screening process as speakers, prior to the start of the 8th term program.

The guest speaker, Ms. Ayako Ishikawa (CEO, Mitsumoa Corporation), will share her own experience and a message for female entrepreneurs who are looking to start or expand their businesses.

This event can be viewed online by anyone interested in assisting startups or considering starting a business.

What is APT Women?

APT Women is a program that provides a variety of venues and opportunities for women in Tokyo who want to start a business or grow as a business owner to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and scale up their business, and to meet and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs and collaborators and supporters who can accelerate their businesses. The program also provides a variety of venues and opportunities to meet and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs and business accelerators.

We support entrepreneurs who will change Japan and the world in the future and "future creators" who will become role models for many women by providing a wide variety of lectures by lecturers with a wide range of knowledge and experience, mentoring to solve problems of individual companies, backup for global expansion, and encounters with highly motivated and irreplaceable colleagues. We support entrepreneurs who will change Japan and the world in the future and "people who create the future" as role models for many women.
Official Sitehttps://apt-women.tokyo/

Outline of the 8th term student recruitment

After attending the program, female ventures will be recruited to serve as role models for women who have already started or may start their own businesses in Tokyo, to foster a growth orientation among women living in Tokyo, and to show today's women a new lifestyle option: entrepreneurship.

Outline of Application

There are no industry restrictions on applications. We look forward to receiving applications from many growth-oriented female venturers.

Women who are representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have been in business for less than 10 years (including second startups less than 10 years after the release of a new service) or women who plan to start their own business in Tokyo.
Including incorporated associations, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships, NPOs, etc. *Only those who are expanding their business in Tokyo or have plans to expand their business into Tokyo are eligible to apply.

Application period
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - Wednesday, August 2, 2023 23:59

How to apply
For details, please check the "Application Guidelines" on the official APT Women website and apply from the URL below. There will be an initial screening (documents) and a second screening (interview).

Program Outline

◾️ National Program Overview
We offer event-based programs (workshops), lecture-based programs (seminars), group mentoring by mentors, and pitch sessions (networking through the execution of pitches).

Date and time
(1) Seminars and workshops September 6 (Wed) - November 29 (Wed), 2023 (17 sessions)
(2) Optional Seminar (optional) September 29, 2023 (Friday) - November 27, 2023 (Monday) (4 sessions)
(iii) Study sessions, review meetings, pitch brush-up meetings, etc. During December 2023

Online (some offline events are also planned)

For details, please refer to the "Domestic Programs" page on the official APT Women website.

◾️Overseas Program Overview
Approximately 20 participants will be selected from the domestic program participants and sent to overseas cities where venture support is active (Silicon Valley and Singapore are planned for this fiscal year) for approximately 10 days to gain a foothold in the overseas market.

Scheduled to be held in January 2024.
Method of holding the event】 Scheduled to travel to the site
For details, please refer to the "Overseas Programs" page on the official APT Women website.
The program and local travel may be subject to change due to local conditions and other factors.


Kick-off event (Friday, September 8, 2023)
Results reporting event (to be held in February 2024)

How to participate in the kick-off event

September 8, 2023 (Friday) 17:00-18:30

On-site viewing: Tokyo International Forum, Hall D7
Watch online: APT Women Official YouTube

How to participate
If you wish to view the exhibition on site, please register in advance through the dedicated website below.
*On-site viewing will be closed to the first 100 people.
The 8th term students who will be speaking at the event will participate on-site at the Tokyo International Forum, the venue of the event.
Please see the official APT Women YouTube page below for online viewing. (Archived viewing will also be available at a later date.)

Business Overview
Guest Speaker: Ms. Ayako Ishikawa (CEO, Mitsumoa Corporation)
Greetings from the Organizer
Introduction of the 8th students
*Please note that the schedule and contents are subject to change without notice.

Special lecture for the 8th application period

A special "Brush Up Your Business Plan and Documentation Course" will be held for those who are considering applying for the 8th term. There will be time for questions and answers in the second half of the lecture. Participation and viewing of the lecture are not required for application.

July 12, 2023 (Wednesday) 12:00-13:00 (Live Streaming)
How to Participate] Online viewing (Zoom Webinar). Please register in advance through the dedicated website below.
*Application deadline is July 12 (Wed.) at 11:00 a.m.
Those who register in advance will be able to watch the archived streaming at a later date.

Lecturer] Misuzu Matsumoto (Associate, Incubate Fund Inc.)

About Zero One Booster

Based on our corporate philosophy of "changing the world by making Japan a country capable of business creation," we are developing the Corporate Accelerator, an open innovation program in which major companies and venture companies complement each other in areas where they are lacking, co-create innovations, and accelerate business growth, and the Intrapreneur Accelerator, a program to discover and foster in-house entrepreneurs. The Corporate Accelerator, an open innovation program, and the Intrapreneur Accelerator, a program for discovering and fostering in-house entrepreneurs, are also being developed.
In addition, the company is expanding its business areas to include the operation of "01Dojo," an active learning program for training entrepreneurs and internal business development staff, venture investment, and venture study abroad programs for personnel from large companies. In addition, since February 2020, we have been operating the Yurakucho "SAAI" Wonder Working Community, a working community for individuals to give shape to their ideas.
Corporate Accelerator is a registered trademark of 01Booster.

name of companyZero One Booster Inc.
EstablishmentMarch 2012
LocationShin-Yurakucho Building 10F, 1-12-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan
representativeNorifumi Suzuki, Chairman of the Board / George Goda, CEO
Business OverviewShared offices for entrepreneurs, planning and operation of corporate accelerator and intrapreneur accelerator programs, training for corporate entrepreneurs, investment and fundraising support, business creation consulting, M&A brokerage support, etc.
uniform resouce locatorhttps://01booster.co.jp
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