After the successful completion of “Enter to Japan Market Immersion Program”, over the last 2 years and supported 20 Singaporean startups to expand into Japan. We are now calling for applications for the following programs. Two of which are brand new programs to further support the Singapore startup ecosystem.
|1. Outbound||Enter to Japan Market Program|
|2. Outbound||Manufacturing Support Program|
|3. Inbound||Enter to Singapore Market Program|
Due to the prevailing travel restrictions in place COVID situation, the current batch will be held online. The programs were conceived by Leave a Nest (LAN) in partnership with Enterprise Singapore (ESG) & Economic Development Board, Singapore (EDB), under the umbrella of the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) acceleration program.
1) Enter to Japan Market
Japan is a well known technology powerhouse. In the recent past Japanese conglomerates are more open minded towards collaborating with domestic and international startups towards open innovation. Japan is also known for its strong pool of private investors and venture capitalists with considerable risk appetite to invest in early stage deep tech startups, making Japan a very attractive market for international startups. However, many challenges persist for international startups including its language barrier, differences in business culture and the need to have the right network.
The current GIA Enter to Japan market aims to work closely and support startups to overcome these issues.
|Apply here to participate in the “Enter to Japan Market Program “|
2) Manufacturing Support Program
Deep Tech or hardware startups in Singapore may have few / limited options to locally develop prototypes that require high end or precision components. Japan offers a choice due to its strength & reputation in areas of precision engineering, manufacturing and sourcing of electronic components. However, founders/ SMEs, although willing to explore JP for prototyping or manufacturing needs, may not be aware of available options, able to effectively communicate and most importantly find the right manufacturing partners.
The current Manufacturing Program aims to work closely and support startups to overcome these challenges and most importantly find a trusted partner who can address their manufacturing needs.
|Apply here to participate in the ” Manufacturing Support Program “|
3) Enter to Singapore Market
Many exciting technologies are being developed in Japan. However, many Japanese startups are not aware how to enter SG and expand into the SEA market. The program aims to recruit high caliber early or mid stage startups in the field of deep/ applied technologies to seek business opportunities and incorporate companies in Singapore, by leveraging on the EntrePass Scheme and further expand into SEA using Singapore as a base. The selected teams may also participate in the SWITCH event in October 2022.
|Apply here to participate in the “Enter to Singapore Market Program “|
|Application deadline||31st July 2022, 23:59|
|Self intro & pitching by selected teams||Week of August 7th|
|Fixing of meetings & facilitation of meeting with partners||Aug 20th -Oct 15th|
|Wrap up and feedback meetings||Oct 15th- Nov 15th|
For any enquiries :
Please do not hesitate to write to [email protected]
(Attention Ravi or Michael)