500 Startups Kobe Accelerator is an acceleration program, provided by 500 Startups in collaboration with Kobe City, allows startups from around the world to apply. It has been held four times since 2016. Startups that are approved to participate in this program can brush up their business models while receiving mentoring and lectures during the program. (http://500kobe.com)

This year, there were 237 applications (75 from Japan, 162 from overseas) and 17 teams (6 from Japan, 11 from overseas) are selected.

Here is the list of participating companies in 2020.

  1. AESOP Technology (Taiwan, Health-tech)
    https://www.aesoptek.com
  2. Brain Navi Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (Taiwan, Health-tech)
    http://www.brainnavi.com
  3. Health Sensei (India, Health-tech)
    https://healthsensei.co.in/
  4. Meracle Pte Ltd (Singapore, Health-tech)
    https://www.meraclehealth.com/
  5. Osana Salud (Argentina, Health-tech)
     www.osanasalud.com
  6. Parmazip (Philippines, Health-tech)
    http://www.parmazip.com
  7. SenzeHub (Singapore, Health-tech)
     www.SenzeHub.com
  8. Sportip, Inc (Japan, Health-tech)
    https://www.sportip.jp/
  9. Yondo (Australia, e-Commerce)
    http://www.yondo.com
  10. Zenu, Inc. (Japan, e-Commerce
    http://zenu.menu
  11. Humaxa (US, Remote working)
    https://www.humaxa.com
  12. LearningPal Inc. (US, Work efficiency tool)
    www.learningpal.com
  13. Chezuba (India, Social tech)
    https://chezuba.net
  14. Pocket Passport, LLC (Japan, Online Education)
    www.pocketpassport.com
  15. Kalkul (Japan, Audio instrument)
    www.kalkul.com
  16. Dream Drive K.K. (Japan, Tourism tech)
    www.dreamdrive.life
  17. Langualess Inc. (Japan, Pet tech)
    https://inupathy.com/

The programme this year which finishes on 30th October has been started since 7th September. The demo day of participants is scheduled on 12th November.

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