Startup City Acceleration Program

A 8-week intensive program for Japanese startups with global expansion and fundraising ambitions.

Program Overview


Pitch Training

Our industry experts help Japanese entrepreneurs create and polish their pitch to build a global audience.

1-1 Mentorship

We pair each participating startup with the best mentors, tailoring the program experience and outcome to each startup.


Business Development

We don't just tell startups how to improve. We connect startups with potential customers, partners, and investors to take what they've learned into the real world.

Expert Speaker Sessions

Our participants join industry experts, from senior Japanese government officials to Silicon Valley legends, to learn about their path to success and insights from failure.



Participating startups have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with leading investors, officials, and potential collaborators, both locally and globally.

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JETRO San Francisco

575 Market St #2400, San Francisco, CA 94105

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