APT Women ACCELERATION PROGRAM IN TOKYO FOR WOMEN

Events

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【Free Participation】
The 8th Cohort Accomplishment Report Event

Overview

The 8th APT Women, who started in September 2023 and have completed the domestic and overseas programs, will present the results of the program, including their new visions and unique business plans.
In addition, Ms. Arisa Sakanashi, CEO of mederi Inc. will share her experiences and give a message to those who wish to start or expand their business.

On-site viewing
Location: Tokyo International Forum, D7, 6F Reception
If you wish to view the event at the International Forum, please register here. (The first 100 people to register will be closed.)
※Application deadline: Thursday, February 8, 2024, 13:00

YouTube streaming
Watch from the official APT Women YouTube site.
Please note that questions to the guest speaker, Ms. Sakanashi, will not be accepted on YouTube.


Date and time: Friday, February 9, 2024, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Program

- Explanation of the project
- Presentation of the results of APT by the 8th year students(About 5 people)
- Organizer's Greeting
- Yell from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike)
Please note that the schedule and contents are subject to change without notice.

Guest Speaker
Arisa Sakanashi

mederi Inc.
CEO
Arisa Sakanashi

After graduating from Meiji University, she was in charge of marketing and EC operations at a major fashion shopping site and an EC consulting company.After working as a director and COO of web media for women from 2014, she became the company's representative director in 2018 and achieved profitability in one year. Retired at the end of December 2019 due to the expiration of her term.Established mederi Co., Ltd. in 2019, and started service in March 2020 based on her three years of experience in infertility treatment. Developed online pill treatment service “mederi Pill” and fertility support product “mederi Baby”. Selected as one of the "13 projects" of the Maezawa Fund established by businessman Yusaku Maezawa in 2021.

Audience
Anyone who is interested in supporting venture companies or who is considering starting a business can participate.

【Free Participation】
Pitch Event

Event Overview

Pitch Event

In addition to participants from APT Women's 8th terms, entrepreneurs selected as finalists in the "DBJ Women's New Business Plan Competition" sponsored by Development Bank of Japan Inc. will take the stage for a pitch event.


Date and time: Friday, February 22, 2024, 15:00-18:00.

Venue: Tokyo Innovation Base (SusHi Tech Square 2F, 3-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)


Time Schedule

- 15:00-17:30 Pitch Session (about 10〜15 companies)
- 17:30-18:00 Social exchange

※Pitches will be about 8 minutes per company (including Q&A).
※Please note that the schedule and content are subject to change without notice.

List of Speakers
Click here for the list of speakers
Please download and view the PDF.
Local participation
Please apply using the application form below.
Target participants: Investors and business companies interested in collaborating with women entrepreneurs (first 50 applicants)
https://form.run/@apt08-pitchevent-application
※Application deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 13:00
YouTube
You can watch the video from the official APT Women YouTube site.
※Please note that only the pitch session will be available. Please note that questions will not be accepted.

【Free Participation】
8th kick-off event

Event Overview

8th APT Women Kick-off Event

Prior to the implementation of the 8th program, a kick-off event for the 8th class of APT Women will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. in order to boost the activities of women entrepreneurs.

Forty women entrepreneurs who have passed a rigorous screening process will be invited to speak at the event. The event will be open to those interested in entrepreneurship.

Through this program, we hope to create a network of women entrepreneurs and produce world-leading companies from Tokyo.

Furthermore, Ms. Ayako Ishikawa, CEO of MeetsMore Inc., will be the guest speaker, sharing her own experiences and a message for female entrepreneurs who are aiming to start or expand their businesses in the future.

On-site viewing
※This event has ended

※If you wish to view the event at the International Forum, please apply using the Entry application form.
※If you wish to watch the event online, please click on the link below (APT official YouTube).


Date & Time:Friday, September 8, 2023, 17:00 - 18:30 (tentative)
Venue:Tokyo International Forum Hall D7 (3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
On-site viewing capacity:Up to 100 people on a first-come, first-served basis


Distributed from APT's official YouTube


Program

- Business Overview
- Guest Speaker: Ms. Ayako Ishikawa (Founder CEO, MeetsMore Inc.)
- Greetings from the Organizer
- Introduction of the 8th term participants
※Please note that the schedule and content are subject to change without notice.

Profile of Guest Speaker
Ms. ishikawa ayako

MeetsMore Inc.
Founder CEO
Ayako Ishikawa

Ayako Ishikawa is the Founder and CEO of MeetsMore. MeetsMore’s mission is to “Increase Japan’s GDP so people can have hope for future”. In order to make the mission come true, the company provides 2 services – MeetsMore and MeetsOne. MeetsMore is a service platform that automates the process of creating quotes/estimates. MeetsOne is a vertical SaaS that focuses on the field service industry and improves work productivity.

Ayako holds a Bachelor of Law from The University of Tokyo and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to founding MeetsMore, she was a consultant at Bain & Company. She has also previously worked as a business intelligence analyst at Zazzle, a startup in Silicon Valley.

Target Audience
Anyone who is interested in supporting venture companies or considering starting a business is welcome to attend.

Schedule

8th Cohort Program Schedule

August 2nd(Wed)
Deadline for application for the Program
Mid-August
Result notification of the Preliminary Application Assessment
August 22nd(Tue)-24th(Thu)
2nd-stage of the Application Assessment(Interview&presentation will be held)
Late August
Results of 2nd-stage of the Application Assessment are notified
September 6th (Wed)
Start of the Domestic Acceleration Program
September 8th (Fri)
Kick-off Event for the Acceleration Program
Late November
Selection of participants for Overseas Dispatch Program
January 2024
Overseas Dispatch Program will start at Silicon Valley and Singapore
February 2024
Program Accomplishment Report Event and the Pitch Event

7th Cohort Program Schedule

August 2nd(Tue)
Deadline for application for the Cohort Program
Mid-August
Result notification of the preliminary application assessment
August 22nd(Mon)-24th(Wed)
2nd-stage of application assessment(interviews)
Late August
Results of 2nd-stage of application assessment are notified
September 9th (Fri)
Kick-off event for Cohort Program
September 14th (Wed)
Start of the domestic acceleration program
Early December
End of the domestic acceleration program.
Early December
Selection of participants for overseas dispatch program
January 23rd (Mon) 〜 January 31th (Tue)
Overseas dispatch of the selected entrepreneurs program to Silicon Valley and Singapore
Early February
Program accomplishment report event

6th Cohort Program Schedule

August 17th (Tue)
Deadline for application for the Cohort Program
Mid-August
Result notification of the preliminary application assessment
August 23th (Mon)
2nd-stage of application assessment(interviews)
Late August
Results of 2nd-stage of application assessment are notified
September 13th (Mon)
Kick-off event for Cohort Program
September 15th (Wed)
Start of the domestic acceleration program
Early December
End of the domestic acceleration program.
Selection of participants for overseas dispatch program
January 11th (Tue) 〜 January 31th (Mon)
:Overseas dispatch of the selected entrepreneurs program to New York and Singapore
February 20th (Thu)
Program accomplishment report event

5th Cohort Program Schedule

August 6th (Thu)
Deadline for application for the Cohort Program
Mid-August
Result notification of the preliminary application assessment
August 18th (Tue)
2nd-stage of application assessment(interviews)
Late August
Results of 2nd-stage of application assessment are notified
September 9th (Wed)
Kick-off event for Cohort Program
September 10th (Thu)
Start of the domestic acceleration program
Late November
End of the domestic acceleration program
Early December
Selection of participants for overseas dispatch program
January 6th (Wed) 〜 22th (Fri)
:Overseas dispatch of the selected entrepreneurs program to New York and Singapore
February 20th (Thu)
Program accomplishment report event

4th Cohort Program Schedule

July 25th (Thu)
Deadline for application for the Cohort Program
Early August
Result notification of the preliminary application assessment
August 7th (Wed)
2nd-stage of application assessment(interviews)
Late August
Results of 2nd-stage of application assessment are notified
September 6th (Fri)
Kick-off event for Cohort Program
September 10th (Tue)
Start of the domestic acceleration program
Middle November
End of the domestic acceleration program
Late November
Selection of participants for overseas dispatch program
January 8th (Wed) ~ 17th (Fri), 2020
Overseas dispatch of the selected entrepreneurs program to Singapore
January 15th (Wed) ~ 25th (Sat), 2020
Overseas dispatch of the selected entrepreneurs program to New York
February 20th (Thu), 2020
Program accomplishment report event

3rd Cohort Program Schedule

August 17th (Fri)
Deadline for application for the 3rd Cohort Program
August 21st (Tue)
Result notification of the preliminary application assessment for the 3rd Cohort Program application (scheduled)
August 23rd (Thu)
2nd-stage of application assessment(interviews) for the 3rd Cohort Program
August 28th (Tue) ~ August 29th(Wed)
Results of 2nd-stage of application assessment will be notified (scheduled)
September 14th (Fri)
The accomplishment report event of the 2nd Cohort Program and kick-off event for the 3rd Cohort Program
September 25th (Tue)
Start of the domestic acceleration program for the 3rd Cohort Program (scheduled)
Early December
End of the domestic acceleration program & selection of participants for overseas dispatch program
January 14th (Mon) ~ January 24th (Thu), 2019
Overseas dispatch of the selected entrepreneurs of the 2nd cohort Program to Singapore (scheduled)
Middle February, 2019
The 3rd Cohort Program accomplishment report event

2nd Cohort Program Schedule

February 16th (Fri)
Deadline for application for the 2nd cohort Program
February 19th (Mon) ~ 21st (Wed)
Result notification of the preliminary application assessment for the 2nd Cohort Program application (scheduled)
February 23rd (Fri)
2nd-stage of application assessment (interviews) for the 2nd cohort Program
February 26th (Mon)
Results of 2nd-stage of application assessment will be notified (scheduled)
March 7th (Wed)
The 1st Cohort Program accomplishment report event and kick-off event for the start of the 2nd cohort Program
April 3rd (Tue)
Start of the domestic acceleration program for the 2nd cohort Program
Late June
End of the domestic acceleration program & selection of participants for overseas dispatch program
August 1st (Wed) ~ August 11th (Sat)
Overseas dispatch of the selected entrepreneurs of the 1st Cohort Program to West Coast of United States, including Silicon Valley (scheduled)
Late September
The 2nd Cohort Program accomplishment report event

1st Cohort Program Schedule

September 17th (Sun)
Deadline for applications for the 1st cohort Program
September 20th (Wed)
Result notification of the preliminary application assessment for the 1st Cohort Program application (scheduled)
September 25th (Mon)
2nd-stage of application assessment (interviews) for the 1st cohort Program. Results will be notified on the same day (scheduled)
September 29th (Fri)
Kick-off event for the start of the 1st cohort Program
October 3rd (Tue)
Start of the domestic acceleration program for the 1st cohort Program
Late December
End of the domestic acceleration program & selection of participants for the overseas dispatch program
January 22nd(Mon), 2018 – February 2nd(Fri), 2018
Overseas dispatch of the selected entrepreneurs of the 1st Cohort Program to the East Coast of United States, including New York (scheduled)