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4 Yokohama health tech and wellness startups prepare to expand abroad at upcoming pitch event

by | Jan 23, 2023

The 2022 Springboard Program in Yokohama is reaching its culmination in a pitch event scheduled for January 31, featuring 4 health tech and wellness startups from Yokohama City that are preparing to expand into international markets.


The City of Yokohama has partnered with San Diego-based innovation organization Connect for the fourth time on the Springboard Program in Yokohama, a mentorship/acceleration program meant to provide tailored advice and guidance from Connect’s network of mentors to Yokohama startups in the life science field looking to prepare their business and abilities in international markets.


This newest cohort of 4 companies participating in the 2022 Springboard Program in Yokohama were selected in August 2022, and have been working with Connect since then. Now, at a virtual demo day scheduled for January 31, 2023, these companies will put what they’ve practiced to the test by presenting their companies before an audience of investors and potential business partners.

Information on the presenting health tech and wellness startups:

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CoreTissue BioEngineering

“It is estimated that more than 800,000 people undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery each year, a serious and major—yet common—surgery involving removal of the torn ligament and replacement with a graft tendon. We aim to greatly reduce the burden placed upon these patients around the world with medical devices developed using our unique decellularization technology, which eliminates the need for a graft from healthy tissue.”

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Dancing Fun (D-FUN)

“We are developing and providing a “Squid Foot” supporter to ballet practitioners, a specially-designed silicone pad that supplements the short part of the instep bone (metatarsal) to adjust the dancer’s distribution of weight, which relieves pain in the foot and can increase performance in dance and sports.” (Japanese)

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Life Analytics

“Life Analytics is developing a web application that supports image analysis for research and examination in the life science, medical, and industrial fields by easily reading the various formats of different manufacturers and devices and enabling high-precision and high-dimensional image analysis regardless of shooting conditions.”

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“We have developed a route guidance service that specializes in supporting those with weak spatial recognition. By linking an IoT device and a map application to set a destination, we provide a product that guides you to your destination with voice technology that incorporates tactile sensation feedback and bone conduction.” (English available)

Registration for the pitch event is currently open, so join us in seeing the progress of these companies, and learn more about some of the newest health tech and wellness startups coming out of Yokohama, Japan.

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