Funds $ 100K per team
Takes 2-7% equity
Funds 15 startups per year
Markets Finance Marketing & Sales Software Web Internet +2
Invests in Europe North America South America Asia Africa 5 more
Established in 2010, Open Network Lab (Onlab) is Japan's first seed accelerator program—part of Digital Garage Group.

The Onlab program is based in Tokyo and targeted towards pre-seed ~ seed-stage startups that are looking to do business in Japan. The program culminates with a demo day, where founders pitch their ideas to key investors, corporates, and media in Japan's startup ecosystem (close to 200 people in attendance for the previous batch).

Leading to demo day, founders work side-by-side with mentors (both inside and outside of Onlab) to validate their business models and brush up on their ideas so they are better positioned to reach their milestones required for the subsequent round of fundraising.

Among Onlab’s mentors are bilingual professionals who can serve as a bridge between global startups and the Japanese market. The Onlab team plays an active role in plugging international startups into the thriving startup ecosystem in Japan and provides hands-on support in a ...
Established in 2010, Open Network Lab (Onlab) is Japan's first seed accelerator program—part of Digital Garage Group.

The Onlab program is based in Tokyo and targeted towards pre-seed ~ seed-stage startups that are looking to do business in Japan. The program culminates with a demo day, where founders pitch their ideas to key investors, corporates, and media in Japan's startup ecosystem (close to 200 people in attendance for the previous batch).

Leading to demo day, founders work side-by-side with mentors (both inside and outside of Onlab) to validate their business models and brush up on their ideas so they are better positioned to reach their milestones required for the subsequent round of fundraising.

Among Onlab’s mentors are bilingual professionals who can serve as a bridge between global startups and the Japanese market. The Onlab team plays an active role in plugging international startups into the thriving startup ecosystem in Japan and provides hands-on support in a range of areas from strategy to execution.

What we're looking for:
- Early traction (qualitative and/or quantitative)
- Full commitment to making the business successful during and after Onlab
- Potential for venture scale
- Synergies with the Japanese market (a huge plus)

*The program is running fully online due to the outbreak of COVID-19

Program details: onlab.jp/en/programs/onlab/
Apply here: onlab.jp/en/apply-onlab/
FAQ: onlab.jp/en/programs/onlab/
Participation Requirements: onlab.jp/en/programs/onlab/
About Tokyo: startupgenome.com/ecosystems/tokyo
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Ken Covey
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