Meet & Connect 2023

Business EntrepreneurshipTechnology



Application Phase

Register on the platform, introducing your team and project, and submit

10-slides presentation in English (PDF format), which addresses the following:

  • Introduction of the startup and product/service
  • Business plan
  • Envisioned Implementation
  • Development Strategy on the French/Japanese market
  • SDGs Vision

From this,up to 20 startups will be selected for the Mentoring Phase. Our Jury will be watchful not only of the technological promises of the startup's solution, but also of its potential social and sustainable impact on society. The result announcement will be made by October 30, 2023.

Selection / Mentoring

Shortlisted startups will be matched with mentors with France-Japan relations expertise from the French Chamber of Commerce (CCIFJ). They will help to further enhance the submitted proposal and to hopefully make of it an Award-winning project! At the end of this phase, each startup will be asked to submit their final slideshow. They will then have the opportunity to present it and advocate for their project at the Final Meet & Connect Event.

Final Event

Finalist startups will pitch in English for their project

in-person, with live retransmission,

from Tokyo or Paris. Their audience will be composed of the Final Jury members, high-ranking corporate executives and managers from the investment banking sector notably.

Deliberation will occur following the completion of all the pitches, and results for the 5 Awards will be announced immediately afterwards.

Pitch format: 3+3

  • 3 minutes of pitch, with slideshow
  • 3 minutes of Q&A

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