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MIRAI2018 supports start-ups, carve-outs of companies and persons who will found their companies, by providing training programs and meet-up events with larger companies and investors in order to realize innovation.
MIRAI2018 now accepts application with business plan to commercialize ideas and technologies developed.


  • Start-ups at SEED and Early stage
  • Carve-outs of a company or person/team that plans spin-off a business
  • Academic researchers and university students who intend to start their business in near future


All Industries

  • Medical care/Healthcare
  • Robotics and element technologies
  • AI
  • IoT/Sensors
  • Big Data
  • Security/Safety
  • Sharing Business
  • Retail-tech
  • Fintech
  • Block chain/ DAO
  • legal-tech
  • Drone
  • Telematics/ Connected Automobiles
  • Cool Japan
  • VR/AR/MR
  • Media and entertainment
  • Agri-tech
  • Food-tech
  • Energy
  • New materials
  • Aerospace
  • Social Business
  • Resilience (Disaster Prevention/Loss of Damage) etc


MIRAI2018 provides the following benefits/Rewards

  1. Business plan development and mentoring support by VCs and experts
  2. Business networking and Meet-up support with MIRAI consortium member corporations
  3. Participation to Japan’s No.1 Business Pitch and Exhibition that larger corporations and VCs participates
  4. Rewards from consortium member corporations
  5. Grant for supporting business commercialization

Screening Criteria

【Essential Criteria】

  • Having high possibility of commercialization in near future
  • Identifying market needs
  • Promising and viable business ideas and plan
  • Highly passionate and motivated to commercialize the ideas, and having appropriate team members (with high potential) to realize the ideas
  • Addressing social issues and high potential of strong positive social impact


  • High potential to synergize or collaborate with consortium member corporations’ businesses (Giving additional points based on the criteria of prizes given by the member corporations)

How to apply


Complete both applications.

All applications have to be filled in Japanese or English.


Send the applications to the following mail address(within 8MB).

E-mail address:Mail

E-mail title:【your company/team name】 MIRAI2018 application forms

※Application for MIRAI2018 is closed.Thank you very much for your Application.


Close of application September 29th 17:00 (JST)
Notification of Acceptance October 13th (JST)
Orientation Workshop Mid-October (Tokyo/Osaka)
Mentoring by VCs/Experts November (a whole month)
Presentation training program Early December
Semi final Pitch session December 14th and 15th at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in Tokyo
Mentoring by VCs/Experts January to March
Final pitch session March 8th at Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka
* Schedule would be changed.


For more information of MIRAI2018:Mail