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Kanagawa Prefecture Selects 10 Companies for the Kanagawa Startup Acceleration Program!

Through the Kanagawa Startup Acceleration Program (KSAP), the Kanagawa Prefectural Government is providing individualized support to venture companies that are working to solve social issues in order to expand their businesses. The following companies have been announced as recipients of support under the KSAP program!

About "Kanagawa Startup Acceleration Program

The "Kanagawa Startup Acceleration Program" is a program that invites and selects venture companies that are working to solve social issues, and supports them in refining their business models and expanding their businesses through mentoring and network support.

Five original lectures to effectively promote the growth of venture companies that aim to combine social and economic development.
Individualized support by dedicated mentors, and advice and consultation by experts in areas such as fundraising, intellectual property, and public relations
/Introduction to investors and large companies for financing and business collaboration
Support up to 1 million yen for business expansion, including the development of services and products that contribute to solving social issues.

Companies adopted in FY2023 (10 companies)

1: EcoLooopers Inc.
Develop and operate a platform to promote waste reduction and utilization through upcycling.
Through the above, we aim to improve recognition of and promote upcycling activities, thereby creating a recycling-oriented society.

2: GUGEN Software Inc.
The company has developed and offers "raeru," an application that simplifies the coordination of "visitation," the periodic interaction between parents and children who live apart, which is particularly burdensome for parents when raising their children after divorce.
We aim to protect the rights and smiles of children who have experienced the divorce of their parents, and to create a society in which "divorce" is not a cause of unhappiness for children.

3: Safamii Inc.
Develops and provides "Mood," an application that suggests destinations that match users' moods and emotions.
The goal is to improve the mental and physical health of each individual by proposing spots and experiences scattered throughout the community that will help people with stress and anxiety to feel better.

4: Nobest Corporation
Develop a weather forecasting AI system that suggests alternative locations with better weather when the weather forecast for a destination worsens.
This system is intended to be used to help plan the deployment of supplies and other items needed in the event of a disaster.

5: vroom, Inc.
Develop and provide online school counseling services for elementary and junior high school students using avatars as a place where they can consult with a high degree of anonymity and at their own time and place.
The number of truant students in elementary and junior high schools has doubled in the past 10 years, and we aim to reduce the number of truants.

6: Playfulness, Inc.
The company operates a service that uses a proprietary index to visualize the ease of spending time in various places where work and relaxation can be balanced, and suggests those places to users.
The goal is to prevent the decline in happiness caused by the division between work and private life, and to create a society in which everyone can work happily.

7: MYAKU Corporation
The company will launch its own brand using domestic timber, and work with forestry producers nationwide to develop and sell original products made entirely from timber.
In Japan, where the value of domestic timber is low, forestry producers are in short supply and abandoned lands are expanding. Through the brand, we aim to promote the attractiveness of domestic timber and further increase the value of forestry production areas, producers, and domestic timber.

8: YOMY Co.
The company operates an online reading service that fosters children's "ability to express themselves" through American-style interactive reading, in which "quiet reading is not the only way to read".
The project aims to update the environment for children's value formation, while at the same time addressing regional disparities in education, reducing the burden on busy child-rearing families, and resolving gender issues in books.

9: Reinvent Health, Inc.
Develop and provide an application that covers all necessary input and calculation functions as a tool for dietitians to streamline in-home nutritional guidance and improve the quality of guidance.
The goal is to maintain the healthy lifestyles of many elderly people by eliminating the complexity of applying for in-home nutritional guidance and improving the retention rate.

10: ONE X Co.
The company operates TIMEWELL, a service that uses AI to match professional assistants (e.g., housewives with work restrictions) to support business operations and improve operational efficiency at the timing when companies need manpower.
The program aims to reduce the workload of company employees, support housewives and others returning to work, promote diversity in work styles, and alleviate labor shortages.

About GOB Incubation Partners, Inc.

GOB Incubation Partners is a company that invests in the worldviews of entrepreneurs. GOB Incubation Partners aims to spread the value of worldviews that are often overlooked because they are out of the ordinary or economically irrational. To this end, GOB has adopted a "Visiting Entrepreneur System" in which entrepreneurs are brought into the company to launch their businesses. This allows us to launch businesses with a worldview first, without the pressure of pursuing short-term profits.

We also provide the business start-up know-how we have accumulated by accompanying entrepreneurs through the Visiting Entrepreneur Program to companies and local governments for their business development.

name of companyGOB Incubation Partners, Inc.
EstablishmentAugust 19, 2014
Location201 Kida Building, 2-14-9 Hatsudai, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
representativeYasuhito Takaoka, President and CEO
Business OverviewEntrepreneurship support (business creation, education), startup investment, support for companies and local governments (development and operation of acceleration programs, consulting, workshops, etc.)
uniform resouce locatorhttps://gob-ip.net/
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