Category Archives: Startups

Swiss Post start-up scouting tour, intense and diverse!

The Swiss Post travelled to Japan as part of its start-up scouting tour in Asia, jointly organized by the Science & Technology Offices of Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and swissnex Shanghai. During his three-day stay, Mr. Thierry Golliard, Director of Open … Continue reading

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New Japanese corporate accelerator open to global startups

The startup Creww (yes, with two “w”) stands at the center of one of the largest startup communities in Japan and hosts an open innovation platform that connects Japanese companies with international startups. The ideal startups are those focused on marketing … Continue reading

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Swiss accelerators are looking for promising international startups!

Kickstart Accelerator Kickstart Accelerator is an initiative by digitalswitzerland and one of Europe’s largest multi-corporate, zero equity accelerators, whose goal is to foster the Swiss innovation ecosystem globally. The 11-week program offers co-working space, access to corporate partners, top-level mentors … Continue reading

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Japanese Banks Answer to Rising Competition in the Fintech Race

Banks and other players in Japan are increasingly launching initiatives to catch up in the fintech race, with rivals in the USA and Europe, as well as tech giants like Apple and Google, especially in the area of payment services … Continue reading

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Japan leading the Virtual Reality race

Is Japan prepared for Virtual Reality? The FCCJ held on Thursday, October 20th an event on Japan’s position in the VR race and the possibility for Japan to be one of the world’s major actor in that domain. Indeed, with … Continue reading

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Swiss booths at Tokyo Game Show 20th anniversary

The Tokyo Game Show 2016 with its 614 exhibitors managed to attract 271, 224 visitors during the four-day event. Among the big game companies and the astonishing crowd, we found two edelweisses : Mr. Whale’s Game Service from Zürich and … Continue reading

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Swiss start-up TwentyGreen founds sister company in Fukuoka

TwentyGreen AG, a Swiss company, announced the establishment of a sister company in Fukuoka, Japan. TwentyGreen, based in Luzern, Switzerland, is an active Start-up company in the bio-technology industry, producing a triple active probiotic that addresses the three major problems of … Continue reading

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Panasonic Accelerator 2016 open for Swiss Startups!

Together with the open innovation platform provider creww, Panasonic opened its “Panasonic Accelerator 2016” program to international startups, also allowing Swiss startups to apply! If you’re a startup that wants to sell to Japanese companies or work with them to … Continue reading

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Driverless Robot Shuttle bus service at shopping mall to be launched

Just a few days after the dark news on autonomous driving, a fatal accident with a Tesla car, there are good news on the same topic from Japan. Mobile gaming company DeNA teams up with NTT DoCoMo to provide a driverless … Continue reading

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Japanese Diet regulates the exchange of virtual currencies

Two years after the Mt. Gox scandal (the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange, handling up to 70% of all bitcoin transactions, filed for bankruptcy after a large share of their bitcoin disappeared), the Japanese Diet has enacted a bill to regulate the … Continue reading

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