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- Docomo Innovation Village

This seed accelerator is run by Japan's largest mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo. The period is approximately 4.5 months. If selected, you will receive benefits ranging from mentoring by entrepreneurs and industry experts, access to co-working space in Akasaka, presentation opportunities on the Demo Day.


- Incubate Camp

An accelerator-like boot camp run by Incubate Fund. It's a short 2-day short program. On the last day participants are given the opportunity to make a pitch for obtaining seed money, not just from Incubate Fund, but also from many VCs and angel investors.


- KDDI Mugen Labo

A seed accelerator run by major mobile carrier KDDI. It offers internal and external mentors, advisers, co-working space, and demo day. Based on the needs of program participants and the commercialization potential of services, it considers investment and business alliance from KDDI.


- Open Network Lab

A seed accelerator run by Digital Garage, founded by Joichi "Joi" Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab and others. It offers mentoring from entrepreneurs, co-working space, seed money, demo day, etc. It's known for its connection with entrepreneurs and investors overseas.


- Samurai Incubate

Japan's first incubator. It offers seed money, co-working space, demo day, and mentoring opportunities. Rare for a Japanese company, it has connections in Israel.