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5 startups from Kansai to challenge the world are announced! Incubation program "Launch" Demo Day held!

The Kansai Startup Incubation Program "Launch" received over 170 applications last year.
Five selected companies will be announced for the first time and a "start-up" demonstration day will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at the Osaka City Central Public Hall to showcase the results of the approximately six months of support received.

Held "Launch" demo day!

In order to create startups in growth fields that will attract global attention in the lead-up to the Osaka-Kansai Expo, the Osaka Bureau of Industry and Promotion is implementing the "Launch" incubation program, which brings together the resources of companies, universities, and local governments in the Kansai region.

Out of 173 applications, the five startups selected this January have received up to 10 million yen in funding for their activities and six months of support from the nation's top VC mentors and others. A demo day to present the results will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

In addition, we have started accepting applications today for spectators to attend the "Startup" Demo Day. This is a great opportunity to experience the efforts of startups challenging the world from the Kansai region, so please come to the venue.

Outline of Kansai Startup Incubation Program "Launch" Demo Day

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 14:00-15:45

VenueOsaka City Central Public Hall, Main Assembly Room (1-1-27, Nakanoshima 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka)

Startups presenting their results (in order of appearance, titles omitted)

River Cell CorporationMasunori Kajikawa, President and Representative Director
(Speaker)Shunsuke Miyake, Director, Business Development Department
OPTMASS CorporationMasanori Sakamoto, Director and Chief Technology Officerhttps://optmass.jp/
EX-Fusion CorporationKazuki Matsuo, Co-Founder and CEOhttps://ex-fusion.com/
MeBio Inc.Representative Director Kensho Hayamizuhttps://www.mii-bio.com/
fcuro CorporationNaomi Okada, President and CEOhttps://fcuro.com/

Schedule (tentative):
13:30 Doors open
14:00 Opening remarks, business reports, presentations by each company
15:30 Closing remarks, networking

About the tourAdmission free
CapacityFirst 100 people to arrive
TargetCompanies seeking to collaborate with startups, VCs, universities, economic organizations, local government officials, people who want to start their own business, etc.

Application Form:https://forms.gle/jRsfEYCJqrfp9rqu9

Press Coverage Dear Members of the Press

If you would like to cover the demo day, please register using the registration form above.
If you would like to interview a company before the Demo Day, please contact the Osaka Innovation Hub by e-mail. Please include the name of the company you wish to interview.
One media organization will be arranged for each selected company for individual interviews.
If the number of requests for coverage exceeds expectations and it is difficult to set up coverage in advance, we will rearrange the schedule, including the dates after the demo day.

List of participating and cooperating organizations

Osaka Bureau of Industry (Osaka Innovation Hub)

Partner Companies (in alphabetical order)
The Senshu Ikeda Bank, Ltd., Umekita 2nd phase developer, Ono Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Cooperating Universities
Osaka University, Kyoto University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kobe University, Shiga University of Medical Science, Nara National College of Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Wakayama University, Osaka Public University, Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Nara Medical University, University of Hyogo, Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Kansai University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Kyoto University of Advanced Sciences Kinki University, Konan University, Setsunan University, Doshisha University, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology, Ritsumeikan University, Ryukoku University

Kansai Economic Federation, Kansai Association of Corporate Executives, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Osaka-Kyoto-Hyogo-Kobe Consortium

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