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TECH PLANTER DEMO DAY Boston - Startup Pitches from Japan and America

In-person session

November 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM

RSVP for the event here!

The Global TECH PLANTER accelerator program DEMO DAY is coming to Boston on Nov 15. TECH PLANTER is a unique international seed acceleration program for deep-tech startups. TECH PLANTER brings the best companies from their Asian accelerator to DEMO DAYS in cities around the world. These DEMO DAYS are an opportunity for local companies and investors to see the company pitches for potential partnership and investment. Venture Café is partnering with Leave a Nest,Glocalink and CIC to bring the TECH PLANTER DEMO DAY to Boston.

The Boston TECH PLANTER DEMO DAY is also an opportunity for 10 -12 American startups to participate in a pitch competition. The American companies can compete to win three prizes:

  • 1st Place – $2,000 & Trip to Japan

  • 2nd Place – $1,000 & Trip to Japan

  • 3rd Place – $500

The visits to Japan also includes introductions to business and technology partners to grow your business in Japan and other parts of Asia Leave a Nest will help the winner build a business network in Japan. Leave a Nest has extensive experience connecting real tech startups from around the world Japan with both the R&D and marketing departments of the top Japanese corporations.

We encourage startup companies to apply to pitch via the Global TECH PLANTER website page for the BOSTON DEMO DAYThe application deadline to pitch is October 13th. We are particularly interested in startups in the Biotech, robotics, agri-tech, healthcare, IoT and nanotech spaces. Others are welcome to attend the event to hear the pitches from both the Asian and American startups and can register at this site.

The format for the pitch is seven minutes of presentation & seven minutes for Q&A (judge and audience).

Schedule of the Event

Wednesday, Nov 15th, 2017

  • Venue opens at 12:15
  • 13:00-13:30 Opening remarks & Keynote presentation
  • 13:30-14:30 4 companies’ pitch (Team 1~4; 7min presentation & 7min Q&A)
  • 14:30-14:40 BREAK
  • 14:40-15:40 4 companies’ pitch (Team 5~8; 7min presentation & 7min Q&A)
  • 15:40-16:00 BREAK
  • 16:00-16:45 Pitches from 6 companies from Asia (5 min pitch)
  • 16:45-16:50 BREAK
  • 16:55-17:55 4 companies’ pitch (Team 9~12; 7min presentation & 7min Q&A)
  • 18:00-18:30 Networking time/ Time for the judges to discuss the winner!
  • 18:30-19:00 Award Ceremony
  • 19:00-20:30 Post awards reception

The Japanese Startups that will be presenting are:

DO NOT MISS IT! These Japanese startups will be pitching at the Venture Café Cambridge on the 16th of November (link <-