Pitch Session: Meet the Japanese Biotech and Healthcare Startups

Virtual session | Pitch Competition, Connect

February 17, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Japan External Trade Organization, in partnership with the Japan Desk at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), will host a pitch event for high potential biotech and healthcare startups. The pitch event culminates a four-month long Startup City Acceleration Program 2021 boot camp hosted by the Japan Desk at CIC. Ten startups focused on technologies related to oncology, cardiovascular medicine, gene therapy, and stem cell technology will pitch to showcase the latest innovations from Japan. The startups will receive feedback from a panel of local experts from the Boston area. –

Meet the judges

  • Ken Horne, Remiges Ventures
  • Geraldine Paulus, MPM Capital
  • Anton Xavier, Silicon Valley Bank

Meet the pitchers

  • Fumihiro Sugawa, aceRNA
  • Hiroki Otsuka, AtDose
  • Luda Wang, CarbGem
  • Asako Uchiyama, Celaid Therapeutics
  • Toshiaki Akita, iCorNet Laboratory
  • Daisuke Maki, J-Pharma
  • MiCAN
  • Ichiro Mori, NATiAS
  • Yusaku Katada, Restore Vision
  • Tohruh Satoh, Sonire Therapeutics


February 17, 2022