Supporting the builders who bring new values and use cases in web3

onlab web3

onlab web3

Designing Our New Digital Architecture

THE NEW CONTEXT CONFERENCE is aimed at those interested in advanced internet technology and the businesses that emerge from it. Pitch event by startups that have passed the “onlab web3” selection will also be held on the same day!

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For Startups

“Unlock Japan” for overseas startups to enter the Japanese market.


For web3 Entrepreneurs seeking to enter the Japanese market, we will back up next-generation businesses in all aspects, including business collaboration, networking, regulations, branding and marketing support in Japan.


  • Introduce to advisors with expertise and mentoring opportunities
  • Support for business collaboration in entering the Japanese market
  • Access to Daikanyama coworking space in Tokyo and DG717 in San Francisco
  • Media and marketing support in Japan


Joichi Ito

Joichi Ito

Board member, and Senior Managing Executive Officer and Chief Architect, Digital Garage, Inc.

Yat Siu

Yat Siu

President & Co-Founder, Animoca Brands / CEO & Co-Founder, Outblaze


James Higa

Founder & Managing Partner, Offline Ventures



Artist / Associate Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts Department of Design

And More


Network with key entrepreneurs, investors and other experts in web3 ecosystem

Momoko Fujioka

Momoko Fujioka

Head of Business Development, Parasol


Gen Kanai

Director Of Strategic Partnerships, Animoca Brands

Mathias Ruch

Mathias Ruch

Co-Founder, CEO and Member of the Management Board of CV VC

Adam D Lindemann

Adam D Lindemann

Group CEO Mind Fund

And More


Create contacts with partner companies to accelerate projects

  • Solana
  • Polygon
  • Polkadot
  • Astar Network
  • Crypto Garage
  • Blockchain Centre

More Coming Soon

※ onlab web3 is also accepting projects that are not using the partner’s blockchain.

※ If you are interested in participating as a partner, please contact us through this form.


Step 1

Application Period 2022/9/8 (Thu)〜Noon on 10/3 (Mon)

Please check Requirements and Terms of Participation before applying.
Deadline: Noon on 10/3 (Mon)

Step 2

First Screening Late September to Mid-October

Online interviews will be conducted with successful applicants after screening of documents.

Step 3

First Selection Mid October

Determination of applicants to proceed to Second Screening (Mentoring).

Step 4

Second Screening (Mentoring) Mid-October to Late October

Develop your business plan a more feasible through Brush-up meeting with mentors and DG’s web3 team.

Step 5

Final Selection Presentation / Award Ceremony November 4th 9:30-11:30am

Giving a presentation about your project to web3 officials and medias at DG’s event.

THE NEW CONTEXT CONFERENCE TOKYO 2022 Fall will be held in the afternoon of the same day.

Step 6

Continued support will be provided for startups that have been selected through the final selection and award ceremony.

Application Period
2022/9/8 (Thu)〜Noon on 10/3 (Mon)



Noon on 10/3 (Mon)

Eligible applicant(s)

Individuals or corporations involved in projects or businesses in web3 that have a track record of activity at this time and plan to continue their activities in the future.

Participation Requirements

  • If research results, patents or other intellectual property rights are to be used in participants’ business, the participants need to have the rights to use such research results, patents, or other intellectual property rights in their business and shall not infringe upon the portrait rights, personal rights and any other rights of third parties.
  • Participants are required to attend the events and mentoring sessions that will take place during the period of the Open Network Lab web3 program, and to have skills to demonstrate the results thereof.
  • Participants must ensure that their business does not violate the public order or morality.
  • Individual participants, members of the participating team, their relatives and their stakeholders shall not have any involvement or relationship with any anti-social forces.
  • Although participants may apply to the program regardless of nationality, age or gender, participants who do not have Japanese nationality but reside in Japan need to be legally qualified to stay in Japan during the period designated by Digital Garage, Inc. (“DG”) .
  • Participants under the age of eighteen (18) need to have acquired the consent of their parent or legal guardian.

Terms of Participation

  • The Applicant shall submit additional documents for screening or investing by DG and any of DG’s group companies (collectively, the “DG Group”), if requested by them.
  • In addition, the Applicant shall comply with other obligations including those regarding the application procedures. Furthermore, the Applicant shall agree to the terms and conditions for participation to be separately designated by DG and the DG Group.
  • Participants shall attend events held by DG and the DG Group.
  • The Applicant agrees that its activities may be posted on the websites or other media designated by DG and the DG Group in addition to the official website of Open Network Lab.


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