Plug and Play Japan KK held a Winter/Spring 2021 Summit (Accelerator Demo Day) for their Winter/Spring 2021 Batch which consists of 3-month programs. This year, the summit was live-streamed at Tokyo (3/2-3/3), Kyoto (3/16), and Osaka (3/18), and 154 speakers went on the stage for Startup Pitches, Corporate Reverse Pitches, and Keynote Sessions.
About Winter/Spring 2021 Summit
Plug and Play Japan carried out their Winter/Spring 2021 Batch from December 2020 through March 2021 across 7 verticals which are IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail, Health, and Smart Cities. With 42 official corporate partners of Plug and Play Japan, they selected 103 Japanese and international startups, and 100 startups showcased their results of their 3-month programs to potential investors as well as business leaders and community.
Also, 26 awards went to the startups and corporate partners which collected the largest number of votes from the audience, celebrating their achievements and involvement to accelerate innovation and co-creation between startups and enterprises.
【EXPO Startup Award】
The multi-day Summit is split up into individual “EXPOs,” where startups from each vertical pitch during that section. The startup that earns the largest number of votes from the audience during each EXPO receives an award. Award winners acquire the opportunity to give their pitches in front of venture capitals and international corporates at Plug and Play global offices. The EXPO Winners are listed below.
*The reward for this year is under consideration.