東京都

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

Programs

About Domestic Programs

This short-term intensive program is composed of two parts; the domestic program and the international program. With a focus on growth, the domestic program provides women entrepreneurs a 3-month acceleration program to obtain management knowledge, skills and networks necessary to scale or internationally expand their businesses. In consideration of the diverse needs of the participants, their startup stage and business type, we will evaluate and designate whether the entrepreneur shall, at the current moment, focus on business development within Japan, or challenge themselves to seek international markets. Those selected as ready for international expansion would move on to participate in the overseas dispatch program for two weeks.

The domestic acceleration program consists of (1) individual mentoring sessions (conducted bi-weekly in principle, about 6 classes in total); (2) participatory events and programs such as networking events, workshops, and pitch events, (conducted bi-weekly in principle, about 5 classes in total); and (3) structured lectures (conducted each week in principle, about 9 classes in total).

(Ref.) Schedule Plan

Week1 Week2 Week3 Week4 Week5 Week6 Week7 Week8 Week9 Week10 Week11 Week12
1 Individual
Mentoring
           
2 Event
Program(Workshops, Pitch Events etc.)
  Part1       Part2 Part3   Part4 Part5    
3 Lecture
Program
Part1 Part2 Part3Part4   Part5Part6 Part7   Part8     Part9  

(Ref.) Theme Program Plan

Event Program (Workshops, Pitch Events etc.)
Part1
Workshop of Problem Solving
Part2
Brushing up on Pitch 1
Part3
Brushing up on Pitch 2
Part4
Pitch Event Towards Large Companies
Part5
Pitch Event Towards Financial Institution and VC
Lecture Program
Part1
Orientation
Part2
Planning a Business Plan
Part3
Finance (Basic)
Part4
Overview of Startup-related in Asia
Part5
Theory of Leadership
Part6
Sharing Experiences in Starting a Bussiness
Part7
Method of Promotion in Asia
Part8
Sharing Experiences as Woman Entrepreneur
Part9
Presentation and Review of Overseas Expansion Plan

※There is a possibillity changing program contents and arrangements

In the individual mentoring sessions, we consider the issues and the needs of each participant to develop their businesses. Based on their needs, the program will introduce outside mentors, brush up their business model,help formulate effective pitches, identify goals and design plans to scale-up their business including overseas expansion, and assist in clarifying the means of financing their business plans for execution.

Through the participatory events and programs, we will conduct themed workshops and pitch events while creating a community of women entrepreneurs and their supporters. Industry experts and private business persons relevant to the said theme – such as fundraising procurement, business alliance, and marketing strategies -- will be invited to attend the pitch events to provide the women entrepreneurs opportunities for presentation, feedback, and networking.

In the domestic common program’s lecture program, we will have lectures by prominent professors and entrepreneurs with extensive knowledge of women’s entrepreneurship both in Japan and abroad. This will allow participants to systematically and comprehensively obtain knowledge on the targeted market, cross-cultural business communication skills, management and networking skills, and other capacities vital to lead their business to success. Additionally, the program will introduce participants to separate language training courses and e-learning tools, and assign interpreters when necessary. Prospective lecturers are as given below.

  • In regard to lecturers based overseas, other than cases where visiting Japan is possible, the lectures will be provided online. Please note that the lecturers and schedules are subject to change.