Tokyo XR Startups Incubation Program

"Tokyo VR Startups (TVS)" is renamed as "Tokyo XR Startups (TXS)"


The application form for 4th batch is closed. Thank you very much for many applicants this term and please wait until the 5th batch application is open.



Vision

Vision

-To contribute in improving the competitiveness of entire Japanese industry through accelerating open innovation of the X reality (XR) in Japan.
-To develop a business foundation and a better environment for the Japanese XR startups to compete in the global market by investing (seed funding), proving industry information, creating communities for developers.

Details of the program

Details of the program

1. 6 month program (2 month pre-program + 4 month main program)
In the Pre-program, the participants will have maximum 2 months for team building and project planning. The teams and the project plans will be judged as the final selection for the Main-program. In the Main-program, the participants will develop their prototypes for 4 months.

2. Development and business support
TXS will support the participants to accelerate their development.

3. Mentorship from experts
The participants can get advice from experts from Japan and abroad.

4. Demo Day
We will have Demo Day twice and the participants can demonstrate their products and services in front of VC, investors, and industrial companies.

Support in Pre-program

Support in Pre-program

1. Free Office Space
Our incubation center is available 24 hours for the participants. (maximum 2 members/team)

2. Mentorship
The participants can receive mentoring by Kunimitsu (CEO at gumi. Inc.) and TXS mentors.


Support in Main-Program

Support in Main-Program

1. Financial Support
- TXS provides ¥5,000,000 - ¥15,000,000 of financial support for each development project.
- TXS will acquire a 5% to 15% of the equity stake in the participant’s company.
- gumi Inc. will have the preferential negotiation rights for the next funding of the participants.

2. Development Environment
During the program, the participants can use our incubation center for free. Also, Back-Office services are provided so that the participants can focus on the development.
3. Mentorship
The participants can receive mentoring by Kunimitsu (CEO at gumi. Inc.) and TXS mentors.

4. Other supports
Other supports for VR development will be provided for the special price.


Application Information

Application Information

1. Application Deadline
- February 28, 2018 11:59pm (Japan Time)

2. Who should apply?
- Exceptional developers who have the worldwide vision and innovative idea in XR technology.

3. Requirements
- The participants are required to build up a prototype of XR product or services within six months of the program.
- The participants need to be a registered company, or non-registered individuals or teams.
* If participants are non-registered individuals or teams, the register of companies is required.
- Anybody is welcome regardless of age, sex, race, or nationality.
- The participants are strongly encouraged to join the events of TXS.


Outline of the program

Outline of the program

Application deadline (February 28, 2018)
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The participant selection (March 2018)
After the selection by application documents, the applicants will have individual interviews. TXS will start the selection as the applications are submitted.
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Pre-program starts. (April 2018)
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Final Selection (by the end of May 2018)
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Main-program starts. (June 2018)
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Demo Day 1 (the end of June 2018)
The participants will have an opportunity to demonstrate their XR products and services in front of TXS members.
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Demo Day 2 (the end of September 2018)
The participants will have an opportunity to demonstrate their developed prototypes of XR products and services in front of VC, investors, and industrial companies.
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Further support
Depends on the possibility of commercialization, TXS will consider further support such as investment, business partnership, and productization for the participants.