May 21, 2018
Office of the Governor for Policy Planning
In November 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision, with the goal of making Tokyo an unparalleled global financial city. With the Vision stating the nurturing of the FinTech industry as a point of action, the TMG launched the FinTech-focused Tokyo Metropolitan Government Accelerator Program “FinTech Business Camp Tokyo” in FY 2017.
This program was created for foreign startup companies (hereinafter “foreign companies”) operating in the field of FinTech, and aims to provide them with mentoring from leading companies in Japan’s finance sector, as well as business matching with companies within Tokyo. The program will follow the sequence below, and focus on activities (2) and (3) over a short period of around two months.
Foreign companies possessing the latest FinTech technologies and business models (payments, management and procurement of funds, asset management, insurance, security, etc.), and which do not yet have a presence in Japan (see the website below for more details on applying).
Confirm the Application Guide on the website below and apply from the application website.
(Deadline for applying: Friday July 13, 2018, 23:59 JST)
May 21: Applications open
August: Selection of foreign companies and announcement of successful participants (approx. 10 companies)
Start of October: Introductory Seminar
October - November: Mentoring, business planning, networking, business matching
End of November: Pitch event (public)
The Action Plan for 2020
This project is part of the “Action Plan for 2020”
“Smart City” Key Policy 4: A global financial and economic center
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