Seed Accelerator Program Stats

Total Startups

155

Funding Success Rate

60.4%

Exited Companies

12.9%

Onlab Seed Accelerator Program
29th Batch Applications Open!

JAPAN Track for growth in Japan, GLOBAL Track for challenges into the world

Deadline: 19th July, 2024(Noon)

Philosophy Incubating startups looking to succeed on a global stage

Onlab co-founders Kaoru Hayashi (DG Representative Director, President Executive Officer and Group CEO) and Joi Ito (DG Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer and Chief Architect). Around the 10th anniversary of Digital Garage in San Francisco.

Open Network Lab (Onlab) began in April 2010 as a pioneer of seed accelerator program in Japan with the purpose of incubating startups that can compete on a global stage. Onlab has supported and cultivated over 100 startups through its program.

Onlab supports a diverse range of startups and entrepreneurs. With a strong founding belief that “people” and “passion” are some of the most important attributes for a successful startup, we rigorously select and work with entrepreneurs who are obsessive about the solutions they are trying to solve, and hustle to execute those ideas. These entrepreneurs must be willing to fail and be determined to go through multiple iterations of trial and error to provide optimal solutions that will help society. Onlab will continue serving as a springboard for startups to be successful no matter where they are or go.

Global Network – Global Incubation Stream –

With the mission of incubating startups that are looking to succeed on a global scale, we have used our incubation expertise accumulated in the past 15 years to help startups accelerate their growth and reach the next stage in their businesses. Onlab will build a global incubation stream with a focus on the U.S., Japan, Asia, and Europe to produce startups that represent the world.

Global Incubation Stream

Programs and Activities From Seed Accelerator Program to specialized support for cutting-edge technologies

Open Network Lab Seed Accelerator

A seed accelerator program that nurtures startups to succeed globally.

Stage:
Seed, Early
Target industries:
All Industries
Program location:
Tokyo, San Francisco
Related organizations:
Open Network Lab HOKKAIDO

Seed accelerator program to foster innovation in the Hokkaido region

Stage:
Seed, Early
Target industries:

All Industries (Focusing on leveraging Hokkaido’s assets, especially in primary industries and tourism sectors.)

Program location:
Sapporo
Related organizations:
Open Network Lab web3

Building a web3 global ecosystem originating from Shibuya, supporting web3 startups.

Stage:
Seed, Early
Target industries:
web3・Blockchain
Program location:
Tokyo, San Francisco
Related organizations:
Onlab ESG

Investment in companies related to the ESG sector, and provision of ESG management lectures and consulting.

Stage:
Seed, Early
Target industries:
All Industries
Program location:
Onlab Seed Accelerator(Tokyo, San Francisco)
Related organizations:

Interviews with Graduates: Articles Useful for Startup Management – Onlab Journal –

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