2,004 visitors over 2 days! Plug and Play Japan Summer/Fall Summit 2019 Report 61 International and Domestic Startups Gave Pitches

TOKYO, Sept. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Plug and Play Japan KK (Based in Shibuya, Tokyo, CEO: Philip Vincent, hereinafter Plug and Play Japan) held a 2-day Summit (Demo Day) for their Summer/Fall Batch 2019 accelerator program on September 18th and 19th. 61 international and domestic selected startups pitched and 2,004 visitors attended the event.

Plug and Play Japan hosts a 2-day Summit for their Summer and Fall 2019 batches. Audience members heard from 61 startups across 5 verticals including Fintech, Insurtech, IoT, Mobility, and Brand & Retail.
Plug and Play Japan hosts a 2-day Summit for their Summer and Fall 2019 batches. Audience members heard from 61 startups across 5 verticals including Fintech, Insurtech, IoT, Mobility, and Brand & Retail.

About Summer/Fall Summit 2019 
Plug and Play Japan ran the accelerator program, Summer/Fall Batch 2019, from June through September 2019, supporting 69 domestic and overseas startups across 5 verticals (Fintech, Insurtech, IoT, Mobility, Brand & Retail) in collaboration with 31 corporate partners. At Summit (so-called “Demo Day”, an event to present the outcomes of the accelerator program), 61 startups gave presentations on their results of the 3-month program over the 2-day event.

At the EXPO, 18 awards were given to the startups and corporate partners. (See below)

EXPO Winner
Startups that earned the largest number of votes from the audience received an award. Award winners were rewarded the opportunity to pitch in front of venture capitals and international corporates at different Plug and Play global offices. Award winners are listed below.

FintechLeeways inc. https://leeways.co.jp/
Tokyo, Japan
Analyzing real estate transaction information and macro data with AI to visualize the future value of real estate. Development of real estate evaluation model.
Digicro Pte Ltdhttps://digicro.net
Outram, Singapore
Develop online small loan business using AI for unbanked Cambodian people
Osaka, Japan
Development and sales of health management / disease prevention services and products in the dental field
Queenstown, Singapore
Pioneer of building a fitness training system based on DNA information
Brand & RetailAquabit Spirals Inc.https://spirals.co.jp
Tokyo, Japan
Smart plate that instantly retrieves information by simply holding your smartphone over a battery-free device with a built-in IC chip
is it freshhttps://is-it-fresh.com/
Aachen, Germany
Food supply chain with a fresh tag that combines an original sensor and an NFC chip digitalization
Kanagawa, Japan
Providing an automatic vegetable harvesting robot that uses AI to automatically judge only the best-harvested vegetables and perform unattended harvesting work
Zoi Meet B.V.https://www.zoimeet.com
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Smart communication software tool to support an international conference by translating multiple languages automatically and simultaneously
MobilityAsilla, Inc.https://www.asilla.jp/
Tokyo, Japan
AI that analyzes human behavior and other behavior
ContinUse Biometricshttp://www.cu-bx.com/
Tel Aviv, Israel
Getting biometrics data while wearing clothes (non-contact)

Corporate Innovation Award
Corporate Innovation Awards were given to the following corporate partners who have passionately engaged with Plug and Play’s Summer/Fall 2019 Batch program from startup engagement to operations.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
Nippon Life Insurance Company

Ecosystem Builder Award
Ecosystem Builder Awards were given to the most dedicated Champions, people who have devoted themselves to building Plug and Play’s innovation ecosystem and engaging their companies during the Summer/Fall 2019 Batch program.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.Mr. Akihiro Okura

Startup Friendly Award
Startup Friendly Awards were given to the following partners in honor of being friendly to startups in the process of their meetings/collaborative projects. Award winners were selected based on the votes from the selected startups during the Summer/Fall 2019 Batch program.

FintechSumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
InsurtechAflac Innovation Partners G.K.
Brand & RetailCoca-Cola (Japan) Company 
IoTElectric Power Development Co.,Ltd.

Announced the first investment in Plug and Play Japan
At Insurtech EXPO on the first day, we announced the start of startup investment in Japan. Frich (https://frich.co.jp/), developing P2P insurance platform, was selected as the first investment project. Frich was selected for the Batch 1 Insurtech acceleration program.

“Plug and Play Japan Starts Startup Investment in Japan”  (Japanese Only)

About the next batch
The next our program “Winter/Spring 2020 Batch” will start in December 2019. The next Summit will be held in Tokyo on March 4 (Wednesday) and 5 (Thursday) 2020 at the Toranomon Hills Forum. Plug and Play Kyoto will be held at Kyoto Research Park on March 17th (Tue).

Summit Special Website:https://www.plugandplayjapan.info/japansummit

About Plug and Play
Plug and Play supported more than 560 startups in its US Headquarters and 1,100+ startups around the world with 222 investments made through its acceleration programs in 2018. It currently has 750 active portfolio companies including Guardant Health, Honey, Soundhound, Zoosk and more.

Successful portfolio exits include Dropbox ($11 billion valuation at IPO), PayPal (acquired by Ebay), Vudu (acquired by Walmart), Danger and Powerset (acquired by Microsoft), Lending Club ($9 billion valuation at IPO), and the most recently Guardant Health ($1.6 billion valuation at IPO).

Corporate overview
Name                    Plug and Play Japan KK
Address                〒150-0043 Shibuya Dogenzaka Tokyu building 1F, 1-8-10, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Representative      Phillip Vicent
URL                       http://japan.plugandplaytechcenter.com/ 
Establishment       July 14th, 2017

Inquiry regarding this Press Release
Plug and Play Japan KK
The person in charge: Fujimoto
TEL : 080-1326-9802 / Mail : ayumi@pnptc.com

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