• Organizer: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • The event is on 10 March.
  • *The platform and recorded contents of this event will be available to access till 23:59(JST) March 31.

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  • Keynote panel by leading innovators from Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai
  • Panel discussion by leading international VCs investing in Japanese startups
  • Pitching session by promising startups across Japan
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13:00-13:10(JST, the same applies hereafter) Welcome remarks by the organizer Yuumi Yoshikawa
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
13:10-14:10 Keynote panel

Discussions on latest landscape of innovations in Japan by leading innovators from Expo 2025 Osaka

●Seiichi Saito, President of Panoramatiks
●Takehiro Sato, SkyDrive Inc. / COO
●Yasuhiko Adachi, Payless Gate Inc. / CEO

Message from the host of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai

●Hirofumi Yoshimura, Governor of Osaka Prefecture

14:10-15:15 Panel discussion

Panel discussion by leading international VCs investing in Japanese startups
✔Potential of Japanese startups and ecosystem
✔Tips for investing in Japanese startps

●James Riney, Coral Capital / Founding Partner & CEO
●David Milstein, Eight Roads Ventures Japan / Managing Partner, Head of Japan
●Gaurav Gupta, Light Street Capital / Partner

15:15-16:25 Pitches by startups


  1. Health Care

    NB Health Laboratory Co. Ltd.

  2. Health Care

    CoreTissue BioEngineering Inc.

  3. Health Care

    Allm Inc.

  4. Health Care

    GlyTech, Inc.

  5. Biotechnology & Health Care

    iCorNet Laboratory

  6. Food & Health Care

    DAIZ Inc.

  7. AI & Health Care

    AI Medical Service Inc.

  8. AI

    CHOWA GIKEN Corporation

  9. AI

    I’mbesideyou Inc.


  1. Aerospace

    Synspective Inc.

  2. Energy

    Kyoto Fusioneering Ltd.

  3. Drone

    Prodrone Co., Ltd.

  4. IoT

    mui Lab, Inc.

  5. IoT

    AWL, Inc.

  6. IoT

    Braveridge Co., Ltd.

  7. IoT


  8. Software


  9. Software

    Spider Labs Ltd.

Welcome remarks by the organizer

  • Yuumi Yoshikawa

    Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

    Yuumi Yoshikawa

Keynote panelists

  • Seiichi Saito

    President of panoramatics

    Seiichi Saito

  • Takehiro Sato

    SkyDrive Inc. / COO

    Takehiro Sato

  • Yasuhiko Adachi

    Payless Gate Inc. / CEO

    Yasuhiko Adachi

Discussion panelists

  • James Riney

    Coral Capital / Founding Partner & CEO

    James Riney

  • David Milstein

    Eight Roads Ventures Japan / Managing Partner, Head of Japan

    David Milstein

  • Gaurav Gupta

    Light Street Capital / Partner

    Gaurav Gupta

  • Alex Odajima



    Alex Odajima

Pitch Event

Kyoto Fusioneering Ltd.
Kyoto Fusioneering Ltd. Environment, Energy & Society

Kyoto Fusioneering is a privately held technology start-up founded in 2019. The company is focused on developing advanced technologies for commercial fusion reactors, including gyrotron systems, tritium fuel cycle technologies, and breeding blankets for tritium production and power generation. Supporting both public and private fusion developers around the world, the company will accelerate the realization of fusion.

Synspective Inc.
Synspective Inc. Aerospace

Synspective provides one-stop-shop solutions using satellite observation data to steadily move the world forward. Applying the results of the ImPACT program (led by the Government of Japan, Cabinet Office), Synspective is building a constellation of 30 high-frequency, high-resolution SAR satellites to provide data and solutions to government and commercial outfits.

I'mbesideyou Inc.
I'mbesideyou Inc. Services & Platform

I’mbesideyou Inc. is the one and only startup specialized in online communication by AI analytics. We’ve been awarded in several global competitions such as 1st prize at Global Final of SDGs Innovation Hub Business Contest 2021, 1st prize winner at Entrepreneurship World Cup the Japan Final and selected as a finalist of SXSW Pitch 2022. We’ve also obtained 109 international patents since July 2020.

NB Health Laboratory Co. Ltd.
NB Health Laboratory Co. Ltd. Medical Engineering & Biotechnology

NBHL is a biotechnology company dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing innovative medicines to treat respiratory diseases, chronic inflammation and infectious diseases. NBHL has expertise in the generation of functional antibodies targeting G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and is pioneering a new field in GPCR-targeted drug discovery to benefit human health.

mui Lab, Inc.
mui Lab, Inc. IoT device & ICT

mui Lab is a technology startup specializing in designing IoT interfaces that enable “calm” digital living. We believe “technology” can become synonymous with “unintentional,” and strive to harness the power of cutting-edge engineering to create a harmony among technology, the humans who use it and the nature surrounding them.

CoreTissue BioEngineering Inc.
CoreTissue BioEngineering Inc. Medical Engineering & Biotechnology

Our company was founded in 2016 as a startup from Waseda Univ. and is developing medical devices which use our unique decellularization technology. Currently, we are developing an artificial ligament for ACL reconstruction. Current standard treatment is to harvest a patient's healthy tendon and transplant it into a knee to reconstruct the ligaments. However, there are risks such as pain, aseptic revision, and incomplete surgeries due to shortage of patient tendon, so the medical field is looking for a solution to solve this problem.

TRUSTDOCK Inc. Services & Platform

TRUSTDOCK Inc. is the only company dedicated to KYC in Japan, providing an identity verification & digital ID app that meets the requirements defined in Japan's new Anti-Money Laundering Act. As the recognized number 1 eKYC/KYC company in Japan, TRUSTDOCK contributes to safer and more reliable identity verification solutions and eKYC infrastructure in an increasingly digital society, not just in Japan, but also in the rest of APAC and beyond.

Allm Inc.
Allm Inc. Medical Engineering & Biotechnology

Allm Inc. is a global company providing ICT mobile solutions in healthcare. We are actively engaged in global expansion of our medical ICT business, which includes “Join,” a communication platform for medical professionals, and already operates in 30 countries.

AWL, Inc.
AWL, Inc. AI & AI control technology

A market leader in AI and Deep Learning based video analytics with engineers from almost 20 countries. AWLBOX provides affordable and high-precision edge AI solutions for existing security cameras. Android based app, AWL Lite enables AI features from digital signage viewer ratings to human behavior. Continuous joint activities with IIT Bombay or lab in Vietnam, AWL challenges to develop and translate cutting-edge technology.

UPWARD, Inc. IoT device & ICT

UPWARD is a Sales Engagement Platform providing a Mobile Application with a precise positioning technology. We especially assist salespeople who have direct communication with customers and their sales activity data can be automatically detected and entered to database. UPWARD changes every customer contact data to assets of the entire company. UPWARD accelerates strategic and prompt sales planning by target recommendation and plotting accumulated data and customer profiles together on MAP.

PRODRONE Co., Ltd. Robot

We are a drone manufacturer focused on disaster, monitoring and logistics. We have the multi-rotor drone PD6B that has already been socially implemented with heavy loaders and the single rotor drone PDH-GS120 that can fly for 2 hours and fly in strong winds. We are also developing such as "Sea & Air Integrated Drone". We aim deploying the products that can only be done by PRODRONE all over the world.

DAIZ Inc. Environment, Energy & Society

  DAIZ, an innovator of plant-based meat develops and manufactures "Miracle Meat." DAIZ aims to be a supplier of plant-based ingredients to plant-based meat manufacturers in the world. DAIZ's patented technology, the Ochiai Germination Method makes soybeans closer to real meat by increasing the amount of free amino acids in soybeans. Its process reduces the environmental impact of livestock meat.

Spider Labs Ltd.
Spider Labs Ltd. IoT device & ICT

Spider Labs is a cybersecurity company headquartered in Japan and is the developer of the advanced anti-ad fraud prevention tool Spider AF. Operating under the vision “Building a Safer and Happier Future with Automation.“, Spider Labs’ team of experts is working hard to help fight and raise awareness on the ever-evolving issue of ad fraud.

CHOWA GIKEN Corporation
CHOWA GIKEN Corporation AI & AI control technology

Chowagiken is the AI startup from Hokkaido University Laboratory. Our strengh is High level AI development and we contribute to provide AI solution for many clients. Chowagiken provide One stop AI development solution, incduding AI implemente consulting, and also provide AI engine based on many types of AI development achivement and know-how. In addition that, we provide licensing service of AI product which solove common customer issues.

iCorNet Lboratory
iCorNet Lboratory Medical Engineering & Biotechnology

iCorNet Laboratory is the academia driven company from Nagoya University, developing the patient-specific cardiac support net for advanced HF and lethal arrhythmia. These products will make paradigm shift in HF and lethal arrhythmia therapy. The device for HF (Pipeline 1) completed first in human study for 3 dilated cardiomyopathy patients with improvement of exercise tolerance.

GlyTech, Inc.
GlyTech, Inc. Medical Engineering & Biotechnology

We carry out and support new drug development using our proprietary glycan production and peptide lead discovery platforms, adding new value from discovery to API manufacturing. Our glycosylation technology has been proven by the Phase 1 success of one of our pipeline candidates. Our peptide discovery platform features >6 3D scaffolds and cDNA randomization to obtain suitable drug-like properties.

Braveridge co., ltd.
Braveridge co., ltd. IoT device & ICT

We has provided one-stop services for planning, development, and manufacturing of IoT devices, leveraging its strengths in wireless communication technologies such as BLE, LTE-M and various LPWAs. We pursued the ideal way of IoT from the viewpoint of hardware development, and now we provide the IoT network service"BraveGATE" and the hardware unit system"PILEz" ,that accelerates the speed of IoT service development and commercialization.

AI Medical Service Inc.
AI Medical Service Inc. Medical Engineering & Biotechnology

We, AI Medical Service Inc., are a Tokyo-based start-up dedicated solely to the development and distribution of endoscopic artificial intelligence (AI). Endoscopic AI will assist physicians in reducing the number of lesions being overlooked during an endoscopy. This will enable early treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and contributes to lower treatment costs and mortality rates.


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