December 7, 2018


  Okinawa, Japan

(Partially Funded)


Startup Accelerator Program 2019 in Okinawa

We are looking for passionate entrepreneurs from all over the world with innovative technologies that have the potential to make a positive impact on society.

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Once selected, you will participate in a fixed-term residency program at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology where you will receive the funding, mentoring, and partnerships needed to launch your technology ventures right here in Okinawa, Japan.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Enterpreneurship
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Reaserch
  • Business
  • Administration

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

10-12 months

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Entrepreneurs from Japan and internationally with an innovative technology ranging in  Technology Readiness Level of 3-6
  • All technology fields will be considered except projects requiring pharmaceutical/drug clinical trials (Pre-clinical is eligible).
  • If selected, founder or team leader must devote 100% effort on the project for the duration of the accelerator program.


Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Awards will range from 3-10 million JPY ( $26527,90-$88426,32)
  • Funds can be used for:
    • Personnel (salary, benefits)
    • Lab supplies
    • Contract research
    • Travel to conferences and exhibitions

How to Apply

Application and Review Process


  • STEP 1: Submit a Letter of Intent (enter your
    Due date: December 7, 2018 JST
  • STEP 2: Submit a full proposal (by-invitation-only)
    Due date: December 21, 2018 JST
  • STEP 3: Proposal review by panel of industry experts
  • STEP 4: Interview via web or in-person (by-invitation-only)
  • STEP 5: Final Selection
    Date: February 15, 2019 JST

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