The second season of the domestic acceleration program started!
Report of 2nd Program
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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, […]