PROGRAMOpen Network Lab

Application deadline: Noon on 2018/11/22(Thu)

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About Open Network Lab

Onlab’s Seed Accelerator Program is an intensive, three-month program designed for highly skilled and ambitious entrepreneurs. Based in Tokyo, the program supports startups through funding, office space, and other related facilities along with a highly specialized group of mentors that provides business support. As the oldest accelerator program in Japan, Onlab has identified patterns that lead to startup failures, and insights and case studies that lead to growth and success.

Program Schedule

The Seed Accelerator Program consists of two programs every year: the Winter Batch and the Summer Batch. For more information regarding applications, please look at our Facebook, Twitter, newsletter, or visit our applications page on our website.

Winter Batch

Summer Batch

We provide various content, information, and mentoring to help iterate your product and business during our three-month program.

Programs

Program Merits

MENTORING

MENTORING

Onlab provides specialized support from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and large corporates to provide service, product, and business advice. Our experience staff works closely with each participating team to refine business hypotheses, product market fit, growth strategies, and provide presentation and pitch support.

Mentor List

COMMUNITY

NETWORK

Our program offers access for entrepreneurs to connect and build ties with startups in similar stages as well as reach out to a community of successful entrepreneurs. As we accumulate more and more participants, our network of entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors grows and becomes an integral part of the value we provide our startups.

Funding

FUNDING

All participating teams receive funding from Onlab of up to 10 million yen during the three-month program. The conclusion of our program is our Demo Day, where we invite over 50 Japanese and international investors to help our startups fundraise. We also provide one-on-one advice and mentoring for fundraising tips.

INCUBATION SPACE

PLACE

Participating teams can use the Open Network Spaces in Daikanyama and Kamakura free of charge for one year, and can use the incubation space in San Francisco at a discounted price. Many tenants in the Open Network Spaces are either Onlab graduates or entrepreneurs, which gives participating teams additional networking opportunities.

BENEFITS

BENEFITS

Onlab offers special discounts and plans for various services that startups often need to better focus on developing and growing their products. Services include infrastructure, development tools, hiring, and back-office tools.

Benefit List

Startups

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WHILL

FOND

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About the application

Deadline
  • Noon on 2018/11/22(Thu)

※We recommend that you apply as soon as possible, as we will stop accepting applications if there are many applicants that make it to the 1st Interview.

Eligibility
  • People who want to actualize a service, product, or idea.
  • People who have high technical skills or promising business plans and ideas with a will and executional skills to develop a service.
  • We do not have a prefered business field, as long as related to Internet.
Terms & Conditions
  • We do not have a preferred nationality, age, or gender.
    ※You must be able to legally stay in Japan during the program.
    ※If you are a minor, you must receive permission from your guardian.
  • Team members and their respective families or related personnel have no involvement or relationship to any anti-social forces which include, but not limited to, organized crime groups and its members, or any person who is involved in or an advocate of similarly organized criminal activities.
  • If an unincorporated team or individual wishes to receive funding, the company will need to be incorporated during the program.
Application Process
  1. Apply via entry form
  2. Entry Form Check
    We will review your entry form and evaluate your product idea, target market and team.
  3. 1st Interview
    There will be a face-to-face or online interview with Open Network Lab.
    *We may ask you to have multiple interviews.
  4. Final Interview
    Visit our office and give a presentation to board members of Digital Garage.
  5. Program Start

BENEFITS

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Repro

ShouldBee

sider

Mobingi

AWS

Google Cloud Platform

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Veritrans

stripe

PAY.JP

Qiita:Team

SmartHR

PRTIMES

CallConnect

chatwork

WANTEDLY

キャリアバイト

Justa

AMBI

freee

Dr.経費精算

Gemstone

aviators

Toreru

株式会社イノベンチャー

MENTORS

Joi Ito

MIT Media Lab
Director
Digital Garage
Board of Directors and Co-Founder

Kaoru Hayashi

Digital Garage
Representative Director

Shonosuke Hata

Kakaku.com
President

Atsuhiro Murakami

Kakaku.com
Founder of Tabelog
Board member

Shingo Yuki

Kakaku.com
Board member, Chief Director of Shopping Division

Kotaro Chikashige

Kakaku.com
Chief Director of Tabelog PR Marketing Division

Tomoyuki Watabe

Kakaku.com
Chief Director of Business Development Division and Kinarino

Teruhide Sato

BEENEXT
Founder

Hiro Maeda

BEENEXT
Managing Partner

Phil Libin

All Turtles
CEO/Founder

Janice Fraser

LUXr
CEO/Founder

Matthew Romaine

Gengo
CEO/Founder

Sahil Jain

AdStage
CEO/Founder

Andrew Johns

Wealthfront
Founder

Koichiro Yoshida

CrowdWorks
CEO/Founder

Taichiro Motoe

Bengo4.com
CEO/Founder

Naofumi Tsuchiya

Goodpatch
CEO/Founder

Mutsumi Ota

giftee
CEO/Founder

Shota Horii

FRIL
Founder

Shoji Miyata

SmartHR
CEO/Founder

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