TECH PLANTER is a unique international seed acceleration program for deep-tech startups. We open a series of showcase DEMO DAY type pitch events around the world. This is the 3rd DEMO DAY we opened in Silicon Valley area.
Who should be the applicants of this DEMO DAY event?
Any deep tech based early (seed~series A) startups & even pre-startups who have desire to bridge to Japanese market. We can set up a series of mtg with Director~ CXO level persons in Japanese big companies.
Ones who have had hard time in difficult prototyping. We have strong connection to best Japanese factories in many fields.
We will select 12 teams from the applicants to pitch out in front of local VCs, accelerators, and Japanese big corporations. This is the showcase of your technology and service.
Mentoring session for the trip to Japan
The winner and some awardees will get a ticket to come to Japan in Mar 2018. We will host your visit and will set up the mtg with Japanese big corporations and VCs. After the competition, we will have communication to maximize your visit to Japan.
Visit to Japan
We will host your Japanese visit and set up a series of mtgs. Some of our alumni teams got a deal based on this session (deal includes the start of research collaborations, start of strategic partnerships & etc)
Application open date: Aug 11th 2017
Application deadline date: Oct 16th 2017
12 finalists will be selected based on submitted proposals: Oct 23rd 2017
Web based presentation coaching session: Oct 30th~Nov 3rd (Tentative)
Pitch event date: Nov 11th 2017
About DEMO DAY on Nov. 11th
Schedule of the Event
Nov 11th (Sat), 2017
7min presentation & 7min Q&A is the format for the pitch