The three showcase events in Osaka, Tokyo and Seoul will provide startups the opportunity to present their work to an audience of industry professionals in Korea and Japan for the purpose of establishing and/or strengthening business relationships in those countries. The showcases are sponsored by LG, Takeda and Tokyu Land Corporation.
By applying for this opportunity, you are committing to all dates of participation should your company be selected (September 30 - October 12). See below for itinerary, with additional details confirmed upon selection.
At each event, startups will present a 5~10-minute lightning talk and have exhibit space where they can demo technology and network with over 75+ industry attendees per event.
There will be one-on-one meeting opportunities with ILP member companies and select industry partners in both Korea and Japan.
Showcase participants will receive a round-trip economy class flight ticket, hotel accommodations, and transportation for one participant per startup.
Please submit an application by June 30 detailing the following:
KEY DATES & EVENTS
Minimal travel commitment (mandatory): September 30 – October 12, 2023.
September 30 (Saturday) - US Departure
October 1 (Sunday) – Japan Arrival
October 2 (Monday) – Optional Osaka/Kyoto city tour + VIP dinner hosted by MIT Corporate Relations
October 3 (Tuesday) – Startup Showcase, Exhibit & Networking Reception in Osaka
October 4 (Wednesday) – Travel to Tokyo
October 5 (Thursday) – Startup Showcase, Exhibit & Networking Reception
October 6 (Friday) – One-on-one meetings in Tokyo (individual arrangement)
October 7-8 (Saturday, Sunday) – Travel to Seoul
October 9 (Monday) – Korean National Holiday (Free Day)
October 10 (Tuesday) – Startup Showcase, Exhibit & Networking Reception
October 11 (Wednesday) – One-on-one meetings in Seoul (individual arrangement)
October 12 (Thursday) – Departure
Disclaimer: MIT Startup Exchange can make introductions that ideally provide open ended discussions in order to share mutual interests and potentially create common ground that incite the parties to collaborate. MIT Startup Exchange introductions may eventually lead to mutual partnerships, but that is not in any way guaranteed by MIT, MIT Corporate Relations, MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) or MIT Startup Exchange, which takes no responsibility for these outcomes and no formal part in such discussions following our introduction. MIT Startup Exchange and its activities and events are not for purposes of soliciting investment or offering securities.