Accelerate Aichi by 500 Global

Growth Program

Program Overview

Growth Program is a 6-week acceleration program for up to 20 seed/early stage startups in Japan with a working prototype/MVP. It is designed to accelerate the search for product-market-fit and improve the customer acquisition process, consisting of 2 weeks focused on Foundations of Growth, 2 weeks focused on Growth Experiments, 2 weeks focused on Capital Growth & Pitch Prep, and a Demo Day. Participating startups will work closely with their assigned mentor and other mentors throughout the program.

Growth Programは、日本国内のシード・アーリーステージのスタートアップのうち、実用的なプロトタイプ/MVPを持つ最大20社を対象とした6週間のアクセラレータープログラムです。このプログラムは、製品の市場適合性の追求を加速し、顧客獲得プロセスを改善することを目的としており、「成長の基盤」に焦点を当てた2週間、「グロース検証」に焦点を当てた2週間、「資本増強とピッチ準備」に焦点を当てた2週間、そして「デモ・デー」で構成されます。参加するスタートアップは、プログラム期間中、担当メンターや他のメンターと密接に連携して活動します。

Program Details
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Phase 1:
Foundations of Growth
Foundational programming to cover growth experiment hacks, developing ideal customer profiles, and creating an effective one-liner.

グロース実証実験の手法を学び、理想的な顧客プロファイルを形成し、効果的な “One-Liner”(自社についてたった一行で伝える手法)を作成するための基礎的なプログラミング。
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Phase 2:
Interviews & Experiments
Running growth experiments, customer interviews, and weekly 1:1 meetings with 500 Global’s mentors.

グロース実証実験、顧客インタビュー、500 Startupsのメンターと週ごとのマンツーマン指導の実施。
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Phase 3:
Pitch Prep
Startups will learn capital attraction best practices and develop an effective presentation to industry stakeholders at the Demo Day.

スタートアップは投資を誘致するためのベストプラクティスを身につけ、デモデイで地域のパートナーや投資家に効果的なプレゼンテーションを行う方法を習得。
Why Apply - Growth Program
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World-Class programming
Develop your customer profile, establish product-market fit for your ideas, and receive guidance on running rapid experiments to test the market.

顧客プロファイルを作成し、プロダクト・マーケット・フィットを検証・確立し、愛知県での市場テストのための迅速な実証実験に関するガイダンスを受けます。
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Coaching and Mentorship
Receive coaching and mentorship to craft and perfect a pitch to key industry players, press, and more at the Demo Day.

主要な業界関係者やプレスなどに向けたピッチのプレゼンテーションを完成させ、さらにはデモデイに向けて、プログラム全期間を通してコーチングと専属メンターの指導を受けます。
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Global Network
Gain access to our global network of mentors, startups, industry stakeholders and ecosystem partners.

500 Globalが持つメンター、スタートアップ、実績のある投資家、エコシステムパートナーのグローバルネットワークにアクセスすることができます。

Timeline

Applications Open

19 July 2021

Applications Close

13 August 2021 for Priority Review

20 August 2021

Program Starts

6 September 2021

Program Ends

15 October 2021

応募受付開始

7月19日(月)

応募受付締切

8月13日(金)(※優先審査締切)

8月20日(金)

プログラム開始

2021年9月6日(月)

プログラム終了

2021年10月15日(金)

Criteria for the Program
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Local startups
Local startups based in Aichi Prefecture and Japan

愛知県内や日本国内のスタートアップ
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Early-stage
Founders looking to launch scalable, technology-enabled businesses

スケーラブルでテクノロジー対応型ビジネスの立ち上げを検討している起業家
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Global solutions
Startup solutions that span across different industries and sectors

様々な業種やセクターにまたがるスタートアップ・ソリューションを有していること
Application Process
Submit

Applications open on 19 July 2021. Apply by 13 August 2021 for priority review!

応募:応募受付は2021年7月19日開始。8月13日までに受け取ったアプリケーションは優先的に審査します。

Review

The 500 team reviews all applications carefully. We will reach out to schedule an interview if there is a potential fit.

審査:500 Globalが全応募者を細かく審査。書類審査を通過した場合は、面接日程についてご連絡します。

Decision

We will respond with a decision prior to launching the Growth Program in September 2021.

参加企業決定:9月のプログラム開始前に審査結果をお知らせします。

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