JETRO to Showcase 10 Japanese Startups at Disrupt 2023 Japan Pavilion

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#accelerator–The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will be sponsoring the Japan Pavilion once again at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 (September 19-21) in San Francisco, as part of the J-StarX program, which aims to foster entrepreneurship in Japan. This year, JETRO will showcase 10 carefully selected Japanese startups across a variety of industries, including enterprise technology, Web3, generative AI, and more. The Japan Pavilion will be located at the Moscone West Expo Hall, Booth #PV4.

JETRO will also host a pitch session featuring all the startups on September 19th from 3:30-4:00 PM at the Pitch Showcase Stage located in the Expo Hall. In preparation for this, JETRO will conduct a bootcamp for participating startups with the support of Silicon Valley accelerator US Market Access Center (USMAC) to help the entrepreneurs hone their networking and English-language pitch abilities.

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Exhibitor List:

1). bajji, Inc.
Environmentally friendly NFT that supports CO2 reduction projects

2). Beatrust Inc.
Digital platform to facilitate communication and collaboration within a company

3). BoostDraft Inc.
AI-powered document editor that simplifies the process of reviewing legal documents

4). Final Aim, Inc.
Web3 startup that uses blockchain to provide design and manufacturing solutions

5). HARTi Inc.
IoT device that has reinvented the photo booth for the Web3 era

6). Nostal Homes Inc.
Online marketplace for buying and selling vacation homes from abroad

7). Qlay Technologies, Inc.
Generative AI tool to support product planning and development of consumer goods

8). Solafune, Inc.
Data science competition platform that specializes in satellite and geospatial data

9). Ubiq Co., Ltd.
Created the rewardable donation platform “Charity Mall”

10). yodayoda Inc.
Pay-for-street view map generation and sharing platform for automatic driving and other robotic applications

For more information or to schedule a meeting with one of the Japanese exhibitors, contact Will Ferguson at

For more information on TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, visit their homepage HERE.

About JETRO: JETRO is the Japanese government agency responsible for promoting trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. JETRO provides support and assistance to American companies entering the Japanese market and to Japanese companies expanding overseas. JETRO was established in 1958 and has more than 70 offices around the world, including six offices in the USA. JETRO provides a wide range of services, including timely market intelligence, extensive business development support, and relevant business events, all designed to encourage business partnerships between American companies and Japan.


Will Ferguson, JETRO San Francisco,

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