Innovate in America: Start Today!

Founders and CXOs are welcome to apply
Local stay and customized program for 2 or 4 weeks in 4 U.S. cities
Innovation Course: Los Angeles/Silicon Valley and Austin
Deep Tech Course: Life Sciences (San Diego), Aerospace (Denver/Los Angeles)

Innovate in America: Start Today!

Founders and CXOs are welcome to apply
Local stay and customized program for 2 or 4 weeks in 4 U.S. cities
Innovation Course:
Los Angeles/Silicon Valley and Austin
Deep Tech Course:
Life Sciences (San Diego), Aerospace (Denver/Los Angeles)

Program Key Features

Beyond JAPAN Zero to X is a program designed to nurture entrepreneurs and leaders who will drive the next generation of innovation and contribute to Japan's growth strategy. This program provides personalized assistance and training specifically tailored to participants' grasp of startup phases and the North American business landscape. It aims to empower participants to take proactive steps and optimize their effectiveness.

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01 Focus on specific business outcomes

This program enables participants to maximize their time efficiently, prioritizing business success and optimal outcomes. It focuses on independent tasks such as validating business ideas, crafting MVPs, and acquiring customers. Support and training are readily available as required to aid participants in their endeavors.

02

02 Support from Local Professionals

Local business professionals provide mentoring, training, workshops, networking, individual matching, and other business opportunities (Conducted in English). They also provide consultation (Conducted in Japanese and English) on issues and concerns unique to overseas expansion from Japan due to differences in business practices between Japan and the U.S.

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03 Expenses for accommodation and the program fully covered

To make it easier for early-stage startup founders to participate, the Beyond Japan Program and the Japanese government fully subsidizes the entire program and accommodation during the US training period. The decision of these two categories have been decided by the Japanese government.

- Early stage startups: Expenses for accommodation and program are covered
- Late stage startups: Expenses for the program are covered.

2023 Alumni Achievements

The program provided opportunities for individual matchmaking and pitching with local industry professionals in the U.S. Some of the participating startups were able to sign various contracts with companies in the U.S., hire local personnel, and obtain funding through the program.

ロサンゼルス
主な成果
1
資金調達
5
海外アクセラプログラム
への採択
6
契約締結
4
資金調達
6
米国拠点設立
4
資金調達
6
現地人材採用
は参考(一部抜粋)
詳しくはこちら
オースティン
主な成果
資金調達
1
契約締結
1
米国拠点
設立
1
現地人材採用
1
海外アクセラプログラムへの採択
1
資金調達
1
その他
1
は参考(一部抜粋)
詳しくはこちら
ロサンゼルス
主な成果
1
資金調達
5
海外アクセラプログラム
への採択
6
契約締結
4
資金調達
6
米国拠点設立
4
資金調達
6
現地人材採用
は参考(一部抜粋)
詳しくはこちら
オースティン
主な成果
資金調達
1
契約締結
1
米国拠点
設立
1
現地人材採用
1
海外アクセラプログラムへの採択
1
資金調達
1
その他
1
は参考(一部抜粋)
詳しくはこちら

Beyond JAPAN 2024 Program

Beyond Japan 2024 will be divided into two courses: "Innovation Course" targeting a wide range of startups and "Deep Tech Course" specializing in specific industries. Participants have 4 choices of cities to apply from.

Innovation Course
Los Angeles / Silicon Valley
Los Angeles /
Silicon Valley
ロサンゼルス

Los Angeles is a hub where diverse and influential consumers congregate. The city boasts the No.1 logistics volume in North America with flourishing in industries ranging from entertainment, media, and climate tech to gaming, music, aerospace, and aviation.
Part of the program will be held in Silicon Valley.

Target Industries
  • Consumer tech (education, beauty, food, AI, IT, etc.)
  • Media/Entertainment (gaming, sports, chat commerce, etc.)
  • Manufacturing/Environment (mobility, clean energy, etc.)
Accelerator
ロゴ
Partner
ロゴ
2023 Achievements
Go to schedule details
Austin, Texas
オースティン

Austin is a city of tech and music. In addition to precision machinery such as semiconductors, it has characteristics similar to the early days of Silicon Valley with strong connections to the aerospace/military industry.

Target Industries
  • Manufacturing / Robotics
  • Space Tech
  • Agriculture Tech
  • Security / IT
  • Music Tech
  • Life Sciences
Accelerator
ロゴ
Partner
ロゴ
Deep Tech Course
Bio & Health Tech
San Diego
サンディエゴ

San Diego is the largest life science cluster on the West Coast. The semiconductor and medical device industries are also concentrated here, and "Academia, Industry, and Government" collaboration is growing.

Target Industries
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Devices, Therapeutics and Diagnostic Research
  • Biotechnology
Accelerator
Partner
ロゴ
Aerospace
Denver /
Los Angeles
Denver /
Los Angeles
NEW

Aerospace, IT, and tech clusters drive Colorado's high economic growth rate. The region is growing rapidly as a startup hub for many talented tech workers.
The program will be held in  Los Angeles and Denver.
(1 week in Denver, 1-3 weeks in Los Angeles. Refer to schedule below for details.)

Target Industries
  • Aerospace
Accelerator
Partner
ロゴ
Newly added in 2024!

Los Angeles /
Silicon Valley

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Austin, Texas

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Bio & Health Tech
San Diego

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Aerospace
Denver / Los Angeles

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Application Open

5/9/2024

Application Deadline

5/31/2024

Screening and Interviews (Virtual)

Those who pass the initial screening will proceed to an online interview conducted in English.
Those who pass the interview will be invited to participate in the virtual program and the local program in the U.S.
(They can choose from a 2-week or 4-week stay in the local program when they first apply.)

Final Selection Announcement

7/31/2024

Virtual Program

8/19/2024〜9/20/2024

8/19/2024〜9/27/2024

8/5/2024〜9/4/2024

8/5/2024〜8/30/2024

Local Program #1
(2 weeks)

9/30/2024〜10/11/2024

10/28/2024〜11/8/2024

9/11/2024〜9/24/2024

9/9/2024〜9/20/2024

Week 1: Los Angeles
Week 2: Denver

Local Program #2
(2 weeks)

10/14/2024〜10/25/2024

11/11/2024〜11/22/2024

9/25/2024〜10/9/2024

9/23/2024〜10/4/2024

(Los Angeles)

Follow-up support from accelerators

Until 1/31/2025

ロサンゼルス・
シリコンバレー

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テキサス /
オースティン

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Bio & Health Tech
サンディエゴ

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Aero Space
デンバー・
ロサンゼルス

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募集開始

アメリカ時間

2024年5月9日

募集締め切り

アメリカ時間

2024年5月31日

選考・インタビュー
(オンライン)

書類選考を通過した方は、オンラインのインタビュー(英語)へ進んでいただきます。
インタビューによる選考を通過した方が派遣前オンラインプログラムおよび現地プログラムへ参加頂きます。
(現地プログラムへの滞在期間は、応募時に2週間もしくは4週間から選択頂けます)

最終選考結果通知

アメリカ時間

2024年7月31日

派遣前プログラム
(オンライン)

アメリカ時間

2024年
8月19日〜9月20日

2024年
8月19日〜9月27日

2024年
8月5日〜9月4日

2024年
8月5日〜8月30日

現地プログラム #1
(2週間)

※アメリカ時間

2024年
9月30日〜10月11日

2024年
10月28日〜11月8日

2024年
9月11日〜9月24日

2024年
9月9日〜9月20日

1週目 : ロサンゼルス
2週目 : デンバー

現地プログラム #2
(2週間)

※アメリカ時間

2024年
10月14日〜10月25日

2024年
11月11日〜11月22日

2024年
9月25日〜10月9日

2024年
9月23日〜10月4日

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フォローアップ

2025年1月31日まで

*

Only those who choose the 4-week course at the time of application will particpate in local program #2.

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Accommodation expenses during the entire stay will be covered by the program.

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The virtual program focuses on 1on1 meetings with local partners/accelerators. Flexible scheduling whenever possible
(2-3 hours per week, Monday-Friday US time only)

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Full commitment will be required for the entire program. Reach out to us for extentuating circumstances.

理想とする人物像

グローバルに挑戦したいという志を持った起業家・CXO

アメリカの現地で具体的に事業活動をやりたい情熱を持った方

既存の概念にとらわれず、柔軟に新たなことを学び続けられる方

現状に安住せず、常に新たな挑戦に踏み出し続けられる方

募集要件

・下記いずれかに該当する者であること

・スタートアップや米国展開を考える日本企業の社長・創業者やCXO、又は、それに準じる者

・米国展開を含む具体的なビジネスアイディアを有する者

・原則、18歳以上であること

・原則、同一企業からの参加者は1名であること

Who we are looking for

Founders and CXOs with aspirations to take on global challenges

Passionate people who want to do proactive and concrete business activities locally in the U.S.

Those who can flexibly continue to learn new things without being bound by existing concepts

Those who are not content with the status quo and are always willing to take on new challenges.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must fall into one of the following categories

    • The CEO, Founder and CXO of Japanese companies who are considering a start-up or expansion into the U.S.

    • Those who have a concrete business idea to launch their business in the U.S.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old

  • One participant per startup

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This program is offered as a part of the J-StarX program. Please note that you can only participate in one J-StarX program in a given fiscal year.

Application Requirements

  • Submit application form

  • Upload a Pitch Deck (PDF in English)

  • Upload a video (in English) of no more than 3 minutes in length (Essentially an elevator pitch for your business and what you want to achieve in the U.S. in English).

JP / EN