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Top 28 Accelerators and Incubators in Tokyo in 2024

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Accelerators and incubators are essential for helping new startups take flight.

New entrepreneurs looking to transform their great business idea into a successful and sustainable business sometimes don’t have the experience or connections to make that happen on their own.

The staff of an accelerator or incubator can help by providing support, space, mentorship, connections and more.

To help you out, we've compiled a list of 28 accelerators and incubators from Tokyo.


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1) JAFCO Japan

JAFCO Japan

JAFCO Japan is a venture capital, incubator, and private equity firm that invests in Japanese, American, and Asian companies in many different industries, such as IT services, medical biotechnology, and more.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1973
  • Founders: Tsuyoshi Ito
  • Industries: AI, Data Analytics, FinTech, Healthcare, Biotech, SaaS
  • Number of investments: 267
  • Number of exits: 70

You can find their website here.

2) Samurai Incubate

Samurai Incubate

Samurai Incubate, Inc. was set up to help businesses grow in vision and strength and make more money than they could on their own.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Hayato Ikegami, Kentaro Sakakibara
  • Industries: Energy, Healthcare, Finance, Insurance, Agriculture, Retail, Ecommerce, Logistics, Transportation Mobility, Entertainment
  • Number of investments: 136
  • Number of exits: 7

You can find their website here.

3) DG Ventures

DG Ventures

DG wants to accompany and support pioneering entrepreneurs with a great spirit.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1995
  • Founders: Kaoru Hayashi, Yasuhiro Mimura
  • Industries: Technology, Media, Information Technology
  • Number of investments: 125
  • Number of exits: 21

You can find their website here.

4) Dream Incubator

Dream Incubator

Dream Incubator helps its clients start businesses in many different ways. They provide all the tools and resources necessary to build your startup.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Koichi Hori
  • Industries: Food, Healthcare, Beauty, Consumer Goods
  • Number of investments: 85
  • Number of exits: 20

You can find their website here.

5) Beyond Next Ventures

Beyond Next Ventures

Beyond Next Ventures is a venture capital company based in Tokyo that makes investments in the medicine and life science fields.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Tsuyoshi Ito, Tsuyoshi Ito
  • Industries: Medical, Healthcare, Agriculture, Food, Electronics, AI
  • Number of investments: 69
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

6) Skyland Ventures

Skyland Ventures

Skyland Ventures is a venture capital (VC) fund that invests in seed startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Yoshihiko Kinoshita
  • Industries: Web3, Game Media, HR, Digital Media, AgTech, SaaS, Marketplace, AI, Fashion, Gaming
  • Number of investments: 60
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

7) Deepcore

Deepcore

DEEPCORE is a seed-stage venture capital firm that helps entrepreneurs who want to use technology to change the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Yutaka Matsuo
  • Industries: Technology, AI
  • Number of investments: 50
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

8) Open Network Lab

Open Network Lab

Open Network Lab is a seed accelerator that helps new companies grow by giving them advice and money from abroad.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2010
  • Industries: Life Science, Residential Technology, Blockchain, AI, VR, AR, Security, Bio-Health, Health, Energy, Safety, Mobility
  • Number of investments: 37
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 14

You can find their website here.

9) Asahi Media Lab Ventures

Asahi Media Lab Ventures

Asahi Media Lab Ventures is the venture capital arm of the Asahi Media Group. It has offices in both Tokyo and Silicon Valley.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Technology, Media Tech
  • Number of investments: 29
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

10) Bonds Investment Group

Bonds Investment Group

Digital Holdings' Bonds Investment Group is an investment and start-up company. 

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 26
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

11) ABBALab - Atom to Bit, Bit to Atom

ABBALab - Atom to Bit, Bit to Atom

ABBALab is a seed accelerator that helps startups make hardware for the Internet of Things (IoT) and related services.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Industries: IoT, AI, Robotics
  • Number of investments: 25
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

12) 01booster

01booster

01Booster is a B2B accelerator in Japan that is led by mentors. 

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Norifumi Suzuki
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 18

You can find their website here.

13) REALITY ACCELERATOR

REALITY ACCELERATOR

Reality Accelerator is a business accelerator that focuses on SaaS.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Yuichi Kori
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 15

You can find their website here.

14) Plug and Play Japan

Plug and Play Japan

Plug and Play Japan is an innovation platform that connects Japan to the global startup ecosystem for innovation.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: InsurTech, Retail, Health, Smart Cities, New Materials
  • Number of investments: 06

You can find their website here.

15) Tokyo XR Startups

Tokyo XR Startups

Tokyo XR Startups (TXS) has started the first Japanese incubator program for the virtual reality (VR) market.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Industries: Entertainment, Games, VR, AR, Blockchain
  • Number of investments: 05

You can find their website here.

16) Mainichi Future Creation Laboratory

Mainichi Future Creation Laboratory

Seed acceleration is one way that Mainichi Future Creation Laboratory helps entrepreneurs and people who want to start their own businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 05

You can find their website here.

17) DG Incubation

DG Incubation

DG Incubation helps entrepreneurs who are making new Internet-based services find partners.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2010
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 04
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

18) Hitomedia

Hitomedia

Hitomedia is a Tokyo, Japan-based accelerator. The firm likes to put its funds into early-stage companies in the education sector.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2006
  • Industries: EdTech
  • Number of investments: 04
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

19) Next Innovation

Next Innovation

Next Innovation is a company that invests in the education industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2011
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 04

You can find their website here.

20) INDEE Japan

INDEE Japan

INDEE Japan wants to help and speed up startups that are using technology to solve social problems.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Shingo Tsuda, Shingo Tsuda, Tatsuro Tsushima, Tatsuya Yamada
  • Industries: Xr, AI, Robotics, HealthTech, Medicaltech
  • Number of investments: 03
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

21) INTERWOOS

INTERWOOS

Interwoos is an incubator that was made to help people and businesses grow and create jobs, as well as to help build a more sustainable society.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1995
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 02

You can find their website here.

22) SGcapital

SGcapital

SGcapital helps new businesses get started and gives advice on how to raise money.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Industries: Fashion, Food, Beverage, Digital Media Technology
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

23) SCALA Partners

SCALA Partners

SCALA Partners works with start-up companies to help them with CSV innovation, CSV incubation, and CSV investment.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Social Impact, Sustainability
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

24) canow

canow

Canow helps startups and ambitious entrepreneurs grow and reach their goals.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2020
  • Industries: Blockchain
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

25) GOB Incubation Partners

GOB Incubation Partners

GOB Incubation Partners offers entrepreneurship support, human resource development, and business development support services.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

26) Flmoat Inc.

Flmoat Inc.

Flmoat Inc. is an investment company whose main focus is on startups in Africa.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2021
  • Founders: Tao Yamamoto, Yo Murofushi
  • Industries: Banking, Life Insurance, Securities

You can find their website here.

27) Tokyu Accelerate Program

Tokyu Accelerate Program

Tokyu, a Japanese railway company, set up the Tokyu Accelerate Program, which helps new businesses get off the ground quickly.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Real Estate, Transportation, Infrastructure, Retail, ICT, Media, Life Services, Hotels

You can find their website here.

28) Open Network Lab Resi-Tech

Open Network Lab Resi-Tech

Open Network Lab Resi-Tech helps potential startups at all stages and promotes open innovation.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Generative AI, FinTech, Digital, Climate Change
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 21

You can find their website here.

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