東京都

APT WomenAcceleration Program in Tokyo for Women
APT Women Administrative Office03‒6213‒2000

Staff Blog

Blog List

  • 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 […]

  • Introduction of the New York dispatch in the 1st Cohort Program

    Report of 1st Program

    01-02-2018

    After finishing the Acceleration Program in Japan, we went through the program in New York, U.S., with the ten women entrepreneurs. We would like to explain here the outline of the Overseas Dispatch Program. As introduced previously, the destination of the first Dispatch Program was New York. We stayed for ten days from January 21 to 31, implementing various programs including meeting with those who already started business on their own and those who work for major companies, holding pitch events, and participating in trade fairs. Because it was held in New York in the middle of winter, we were somewhat worried about the possibility of bad weather, but it […]

  • Introduction of visiting city for the 1st Cohort Program

    Report of 1st Program

    17-11-2017

    Among the 1st Cohort Program, approximately half of the acceleration programs slated to be carried out in Japan have been completed.   Once the domestic acceleration programs are completed, the overseas dispatch program will be started in New York, U.S. New York, which is one of the most famous cities in the world thanks to its tourism resources such as the night view of Manhattan, Times Square and the Statute of Liberty, is, in fact, also very famous for its developed entrepreneurial ecosystem which is an environment for venture companies to open up a business and grow it.   In particular, it’s not an exaggeration to say that it has […]

  • APT Women 1st Cohort program was started on Tuesday, October 3

    Report of 1st Program

    03-10-2017

    The long-awaited APT Women 1st Cohort program was started on Tuesday, October 3. Participants will go through 12 lecture programs, six participatory events and more than six individual mentoring programs until the end of December.   On this day, the participants gathered for the first session and received an orientation on the entire program, made self-introductions and met accelerators. Some participants are not Tokyo-based, and they participate in the session online when they are unavailable to come to Tokyo. APT Women provides one accelerator for each startup. Accelerators are dispatched by Deloitte Tomatsu Venture Support Co., Ltd. , who conduct mentoring biweekly and provide meticulous advice to individual participants on how […]

  • The Report of APT Women 1st Cohort Program Kick-Off Event

    Event Report

    29-09-2017

    On September 29, 2017, at 6:00 pm, a commemorative APT Women 1st Cohort Program Kick-off Event was held at the Tokyo International Forum. The event was attended by Yuriko Koike, Tokyo Metropolitan Governor, 20 participants selected through a competitive examination process, and many others. At the kick-off event, the Administrative Office personnel gave a brief explanation on the program, followed by a speech by Governor Koike. She shared her experience attempting to start a new business and working hard to raise funds. She encouraged all women who have made up their minds to pave their way into entrepreneurship, including the selected 20 participants. Then, Mr. Yu Ito, Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, […]