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May 14, 2019
Office for Strategic Policy and ICT promotion

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Accelerator Program “FinTech Business Camp Tokyo” Now Accepting Applications

In November 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) formulated the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision, with the aim of making Tokyo an unrivalled global financial center. As nurturing of the FinTech industry is key to achieving this Vision, TMG has launched a dedicated accelerator program, “Fintech Business Camp Tokyo.”
This program is targeted at foreign startup companies (hereinafter “foreign companies”) operating in the field of FinTech industry and aims to provide them with mentoring from leading companies in Japan’s finance sector, as well as business matching with companies in Tokyo. The program will progress as below, with focus on 2. and 3. over a short period of around two months.

  1. Application and selection of foreign companies possessing the latest FinTech technologies (such as AI and blockchain) and business models.
  2. Provide support for creating business plans by matching selected foreign companies with Japanese financial institutions, etc.
  3. Host pitch events, with participants including investors, companies, etc. from Tokyo.

1. Overview for Applicants

Target Companies

Foreign companies possessing the latest FinTech technologies and business models (payments, management and procurement of funds, asset management, insurance, security, etc.), which do not yet have a presence in Japan (see website below for details.)

How to Apply

Confirm the Application Guide on the website below and apply from the application website.
(Application Deadline: Friday July 5, 2019, 23:59 JST)

2. Schedule (Planned)

May 13: Applications open
Mid-August: Participants announced (approx. 10 companies)
Late September-Early October: Introductory Seminar
October - November: Mentoring, Business planning, Networking Events, Business Matchings
Late November: Pitch event (public)

Overview of Accelerator Program ‘FinTech Business Camp Tokyo’(PDF:141KB)

The Action Plan for 2020
This project is part of the “Action Plan for 2020”
“Smart City” Key Policy 4: A global financial and economic center

Inquiries

Special Zone Strategic Projects Promotion Section
Strategic Projects Division
Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
            Phone: +81 3 5388 2117

 

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