Japan Acceleration Program

The Japan Acceleration Program provides growth-oriente female ventures with programs such as group mentoring and lectures for three months that enable them to acquire the management knowledge, skills, and networks necessary for scale-up and overseas expansion.

We will respond to various needs in consideration of the program students' intentions, entrepreneurial stage, business content, etc. In addition, we will evaluate the students from multiple perspectives and provide support tailored to the current situation of the students.

FY2023 (8th) Schedule

Schedule Serminars(Must Attend)
(Real event)
Course Category Main Theme(Main lecturers are in brackets)
Week 1 September 6 (Wed)
    Program Objectives (program goals and mindset) / Team Building Orientation
Deepen mutual understanding among participants
Week 2 September 13 (Wed)
    Entrepreneurial Mindset Needs and Potential of Women Entrepreneur
Week 3 September 20 (Wed)
    Leadership Requirements of a leader who scales up a business and organization
Week 4 September 27 (Wed)
  Mentoring 1 to 1 mentoring opportunity with mentors - Identifying Issues (1)
September 29 (Fri)
    【Basic Course】 Public Relations Strategies for Startups Public Relations Strategies for Startups @ Yurakucho SAAI Wonder Working Community
Week 5 October 4 (Wed)
    Business Plan Practices Requirements of a business model that can Scale-Up
October 6 (Fri)
    【Basic Course】The Real Meaning of Lean Startup The Real Meaning of Lean Startup @ Yurakucho SAAI Wonder Working Community
Week 6 October 11 (Wed)
    Public Relations Strategy in Practice Aggressive PR Strategies for Scale-Up
Week 7 October 18 (Wed)
  Mentoring 1 to 1 mentoring opportunity with mentors - Refining Ideas (2)
Week 8 October 25 (Wed)
    Legal and IP Practice Legal and IP Strategies to withstand Scale-Up
October 27 (Fri)
    【Basic Course】 Successful Fundraising for Startups Successful Fundraising for Startups @ Yurakucho SAAI Wonder Working Community
Week 9 November 1 (Wed)
    Fundraising Practices How do we succeed in fundraising overseas?
Week 10 November 8 (Wed)
    Global Scale-Up and Cross-Cultural Understanding Difficulties in Global Expansion and Handling
Week 11 November 15 (Wed)
15:00 -17:00
  Mentoring 1 to 1 mentoring opportunity with mentors - Reflection Session (3)
Week 12 November 22 (Wed)
    Pitch Training Pitches/Presentations for Successful Financing
November 27 (Mon)
    【Basic Course】Pitch Training Individual Training on Elevator Pitch for Successful Financing @ Yurakucho SAAI Wonder Working Community
Week 13 November 29 (Wed)
  Pitch Competition / Mutual Feedforward / Program Summary Pitch Competition / Mutual Feedforward / Program Summary

* Group discussions among participants are also planned for each seminar.
* Each workshop (mentoring and pitch training) will be conducted in a group format.
* There is a possibility of changing program contents and arrangements

In the seminar/workshop, participants will learn knowledge on the theme in a lecture format from experts, investors, entrepreneurs, and other speakers who have extensive knowledge of women's entrepreneurship in Japan and abroad. In addition, the seminar aims to build a community among participants by providing time for discussion among them. Finally, the seminar will provide an opportunity for participants to pitch their companies to actual VCs and entrepreneurial supporters, and provide networking opportunities with VCs and entrepreneurial supporters.

In the optional seminar, we will invite active practitioners in the field of the theme as lecturers to review the basic points to keep in mind in practice and help participants catch up with the program.

Group mentoring will be held to understand the issues and needs of each participant and provide individual consultation for scaling up. Based on the information obtained, we will provide mentoring opportunities with mentors according to each participant's situation, brush up on business models, organize appealing points for presentations, clarify scale-up plans including overseas expansion, and help to materialize means of financing.