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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

邦銀初のアクセラレータプログラム「MUFG Digitalアクセラレータ」、第5期DEMODAYを開催|受賞企業を発表

三菱 UFJ フィナンシャル・グループの子会社である三菱 UFJ 銀行が「MUFG Digital アクセラレータ」第5期DEMODAYを開催した。アルプがグランプリ、トーラスが準グランプリを受賞している。

What is MUFG Digital Accelerator?

「MUFG Digital アクセラレータ」は、MUFGが2015年に設立した邦銀初のスタートアップアクセラレータ・プログラムである。決済、融資、資産運用などのフィンテック領域や、AI、ブロックチェーン、IoTなどの先端技術を活用した事業領域を主な対象として、MUFGが総力をあげて事業プランのブラッシュアップ、プロトタイプの構築支援、事業プランの方向性に合わせたパートナー選定、アライアンスなど、事業化に向けたステップを全面的に支援する約4ヶ月間のアクセラレータプログラムのことを言う。





List of Award Winning Companies

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・Microsoft Award:サステナブル・ラボ株式会社
・PR TIMES賞:全スタートアップ5社

name of company株式会社MUFG銀行
capital stock 2-7-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
uniform resouce locatorMUFG; MUFG Bank; Japan’s largest bank.
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Ando Hazama x Cube Earth] Innovating the world's urban OS with patented technology from Japan and the U.S.

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