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Yokohama Japan MedTech Startups Pitch Event

by | Dec 2, 2020

The City of Yokohama features promising life science and medtech startups aiming at expansion in the U.S.


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Having been selected as one of the Global Startup Cities in Japan by the national government in 2020, the City of Yokohama, on January 6th, 2021, will host an online pitch event in which four Yokohama-based life science startups will deliver pitches in order to promote themselves towards business expansion into the U.S. The four companies just completed an accelerator program called the Springboard Program in Yokohama provided by CONNECT with San Diego Venture Group (CONNECT) and supported by the Kihara Memorial Yokohama Foundation for the Advancement of Life Sciences. These companies will demonstrate the results of their hard work in the mentoring program while presenting their innovative technologies and products to investors, potential partners, and all other interested parties.

This event will be held through our partnership with California bio startup supporters California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) and Ikigai Accelerator.


Event Overview

  • Date and time: January 6th, 2021,  4-6 pm (PST) , 7-9 pm (EST)
  • Format: Virtual (Zoom Webinar)
  • Host and Co-hosts: City of Yokohama, CLSI, Ikigai Accelerator
  • Participation: Free
  • Language: English
  • Audience Q&A Session: Yes




Participating companies

1 Anaut Inc,
Nao Kobayashi, CEO,
Using AI to learn from surgeons’ knowledge and create a surgical map that recognizes human anatomy during surgery, with the aim of providing safe surgery to patients
2 MediGear International Corporation,
Takeo Tanaka, Founder & C.E.O.,
Developing a minimally-invasive cancer treatment using biometabolic nanodevices that locally attack cancer tissue without the use of drugs
3 Risk Measurement Technologies Co., Ltd.,
Kanji Okazaki, Managing Director,
Combines risk management consulting experience with healthcare tech. Developing “Mind Health Measurement System” to easily measure mental health of employees using only their voice.
Yuma Nambu, Chief Strategy Officer,
Providing solutions that contribute to information sharing, medical safety, labor efficiency, and improvement of hospital management using data in the medical field




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CONNECT with San Diego Venture Group
The two leading support organizations in startup communities in San Diego, CONNECT (established in 1985) and San Diego Venture Group (established in 1986), were merged in April, 2019. CONNECT with San Diego Venture Group offers business development and fundraising support programs taking advantage of its know-hows and diverse network to grow entrepreneurs and startups in San Diego and surrounding areas.

California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI)
CLSI is a non-profit organization established in 1990 for supporting life science startups in California. It offers educational programs of global business to life science startups in not only Bay Area but Europe and Asia.

Ikigai Accelerator
Ikigai Accelerator which was established in 2019 is a life science support company in Silicon Valley with the goal of developing Japanese life science ecosystem and global products in Japan. Ikigai helps Japanese life science industries expand internationally through the support of investment through G4S Capital and the co-founder’s life science expertise and network.


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