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  • Pitch Event for the Third Season of the Program Held!

    Report of 3rd Program

    28-11-2018

    We held a pitch event with participants in the third season of the program at SENQ Kasumigaseki on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The initial stages of business often require substantial financial resources, but new entrepreneurs do not have many opportunities to make pitches in front of VCs and financial institutions or build connections with them. APT Women holds pitch events to support entrepreneurs in such situation to find a way to secure necessary funds. At the event, the participants shared their aspirations, issues they hoped to solve, solutions, and market trends, made pitches for their business plans, and received feedback from many people who attended the event. After the event, […]

  • The 3rd season of the domestic acceleration program started!

    Report of 3rd Program

    11-10-2018

    On Wednesday, September 26, the 3rd season of the APT Women program finally kicked off. The domestic acceleration program will last until early December. The acceleration program consists of nine lecture-type programs, five event programs, and six mentoring sessions. The participants will work on the refinement of their business plans, while also gaining the knowledge required to scale up their business and creating networks with senior entrepreneurs and key players from leading companies. The screening for the overseas dispatch program will be conducted in early December. The winning participants will be dispatched to Singapore in mid-January. Today, we will write about the 1st lecture program and the 1st event program. […]

  • Briefing session on the 2nd Cohort Program and kickoff event for the 3rd Cohort Program were held!

    Event Report

    21-09-2018

    APT Women held a briefing session on the 2nd Cohort Program and a kickoff event for the 3rd Cohort Program at the Tokyo International Forum from 6 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018. The event was attended by the governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, who is the organizer of the event, along with the participants of the 2nd Cohort Program, 10 participants of the 3rd Cohort Program who won seats through strict screening, participants of the 1st Cohort Program, and many other visitors. The event started off with an explanation given by the secretariat office providing an overview of the program, followed by briefings of the results of the 2nd […]

  • Introduction of the Silicon Valley dispatch in the 2nd Cohort Program

    Report of 2nd Program

    12-08-2018

    We brought five women entrepreneurs to the world’s most advanced innovative city, Silicon Valley, for ten days from August 1 to 11 to carry out the overseas dispatch program. In today’s post, we are going to give you an overview of this program. The overseas dispatch program consists of compulsory programs in which all participants must participate and custom programs in which participants can plan business meetings, market research activities, etc. at their own discretion. In the compulsory programs, the participants had opportunities to gain new perspectives and improve their business plans through having pitch sessions with business experts and receiving feedback from them, and listening to senior entrepreneurs describe […]

  • Information Session for the Third Season of the Program Held!

    Event Report

    23-07-2018

    The third season of the APT Women program is finally starting. On July 23, we held an information session for the third season of the program at Startup Hub Tokyo in Marunouchi, the support center for aspiring entrepreneurs established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Approximately 60 female entrepreneurs in various stages of business participated in the event. At this event, the secretariat explained the purpose of the program and the features of the third season. We also invited representatives from Enterprise Singapore, a governmental organization which supports startups in Singapore. They shared information with us on business in Singapore, including the latest trends. In addition, we invited the graduates of […]

  • Introduction to the Destination of the Second Season of the Overseas Dispatch Program

    Report of 2nd Program

    29-06-2018

    With the help of many predecessor of entrepreneurs, leading companies and venture capitals, the second cohort of the AptWomen Domestic Acceleration Program ended successfully on June 22! In early August, Overseas Dispatch Program will be launched and the selected five finalists will be dispatched to Silicon Valley! Silicon Valley is a synonymous with innovation for many people. But What’s in Silicon Valley? How those entrepreneurship mind in Silicon Valley has evolved from that area? In this month’s blog, we will introduce you Silicon Valley, a destination of our Overseas Dispatch Program. ■Where is Silicon Valley located? Silicon Valley refers to the Santa Clara Valley and its surrounding areas, located in […]

  • Pitch Event for the Second Season of the Program Held!

    Report of 2nd Program

    29-05-2018

    A pitch event for the participants in the second season of the program was held at SENQ Kasumigaseki on Tuesday, May 29, 2018! While companies in the seed/early stages are in need of funds that support the scaling-up of their business, opportunities for such companies to make pitches to VCs and banks are scarce. In response to such situation, APT Women holds pitch events with an eye to fundraising for female entrepreneurs accepted by the program. In light of the growth stage of the program participants, we invited people from VCs and banks whose investment targets are companies in the seed/early stages. In this event, ten program participants made passionate […]

  • The second season of the domestic acceleration program started!

    Report of 2nd Program

    03-04-2018

    On Tuesday, April 3, the second season of the APT Women program finally kicked off! Over the three months until the end of June, participants will attend eight lecture-type programs, five event-type programs and refine their business plans through more than six private mentoring sessions. In addition, an overseas dispatch program will be held in Silicon Valley in August.   In the first lecture, the participants learned the outline of the program and introduced their companies to each other. They also met the accelerators.   This season, several program participants live in other prefectures or overseas. They will attend lectures online when they cannot make it to the venue in […]

  • Briefing session on the 1st Cohort Program and kickoff event for the 2nd Cohort Program were held!

    Event Report

    17-03-2018

    APT Women held a briefing session on the first Cohort Program and a kickoff event for the 2nd Cohort Program at the Tokyo International Forum from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The event was attended by the governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, who is the organizer of the event, along with 20 participants in the domestic and overseas dispatch programs of the first season, 10 participants in the second season programs who had won a very competitive screening, and many other visitors. The event started off with an explanation of the overview of the program given by the secretariat office, followed by briefings of the results of the […]

  • Briefing session on the 2nd Cohort Program was held!

    Event Report

    06-02-2018

    On February 6 (Tue), we held a briefing session on the 2nd  Cohort  Program at Startup Hub Tokyo (Note 1), a base established in Marunouchi by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for supporting those who are considering starting business. There were more applications than the capacity of 50 people, and many women entrepreneurs at different stages participated. (Note 1) Please refer here for the official website. At the session, there was an explanation on the aim of the business and the characteristics of the second season program given by the Administrative Office. In addition, some of the trainees of the first season were invited to give lectures. Ms. Yukiko Ito, CEO […]

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