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[Announcement] Applications are open for the GIA Tokyo Acceleration Program [Batch 7 & 8]

[Announcement] Applications are open for the GIA Tokyo Acceleration Program [Batch 7 & 8]

Leave a Nest Singapore is excited to announce the opening of the next two batches of the Japanese Immersion Program designed to assist Singapore companies interested in entering the lucrative Japanese market. With Japan's dynamic economy, advanced technology landscape, and favourable business environment, Leave a Nest Singapore aims to equip Singapore startups and SMEs with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the Japanese market. Many challenges persist for international startups including language & cultural barriers, differences in business culture and finding the right network.

The current GIA Tokyo Acceleration Program is a course allowing exploration of the unique challenges and intricacies of entering and thriving in the Japanese market. The course aims to work closely with Singapore startups, offering individual mentorship meetings, initial door-opening business meetings through direct contact with Japanese corporates. 

Apply here to participate in the “Enter to Japan Market Program”

Brief Program Overview

Note: A minimum of 5 meetings will be arranged per startups with JP corporates, in virtual and face to face format.

Batch 7

Batch 7 – Outbound / Hybrid format Date
Applications open!
Discussion and Mentoring 18 – 29 Sep
Online pitching session with JP members/ Corporates

(1 day session at Leave a Nest office)

29 Sep
Matching & Potential online meetings with JP corporates  30 Oct – 10 Nov
Face to Face meetings with JP corporates

(~3 days of meetings)

15-17 Nov
Wrap up 20-30 Nov

Please take particular note of the dates of the items above in bold.

Batch 8

Batch 8 – Outbound / Hybrid format Date
Applications open!
Discussion and Mentoring 10th – 17th Jan
Online pitching session with JP members/ Corporates

(1 day session at Leave a Nest office)

18th Jan
Matching & Potential online meetings with JP corporates  19th Feb – 1st Mar
Face to Face meetings with JP corporates
(~3 days of meetings) with HIC Tokyo (8th-9th March)
6-9th Mar
Wrap up 11-22nd Mar

Please take particular note of the dates of the items above in bold.

In addition, the trip for Batch 8 will coincide with Leave a Nest’s annual Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Tokyo, where a plethora of specialists; such as scientists, engineers, business persons, educators etc. come together with the goal of fostering interdisciplinary connections. Participation is included and encouraged.

Applications for both Batch 7 & 8 are open!

Programme fees: S$6,000 + 8% GST

Apply here to participate in the “Enter to Japan Market Program” 

For any enquiries :

Please do not hesitate to write to [email protected]

(Attention Addi or Ravi)