Startupbootcamp is a global family of 20+ industry-focused accelerator programs. We support startups with direct access to an international network of the most relevant mentors, partners and investors to help them scale.
Startupbootcamp programs are run by Rainmaking Innovation, a corporate innovation and venture development firm headquartered in Copenhagen. We create, accelerate, and scale new businesses with the world’s leading corporations and entrepreneurs.
Since 2010 we have run almost 90 cycles of our vertically focused Startupbootcamp programs in partnership with 200+ industry partners. Our programs focus on verticals such as FinTech, Digital Health, InsurTech, Smart Cities and Trade & Transportation. We also run bespoke accelerator programs such as the IKEA Bootcamp or the Hartford InsurTech Hub.
Over the last 12 years we have expanded our global reach, Rainmaking now has 13 offices on 4 continents and a global team of 200+ entrepreneurs, strategists, product experts, developers, designers and investors.
Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka, our first program in Japan, is an equity-free opportunity for high-growth mature startups to accelerate their market entry into the world’s 3rd largest economy, with a focus on business development and running pilots with some of Japan’s largest corporates.
Our Scale Osaka program aims to demonstrate Osaka (& Kansai) as a key entry point into the Japanese market. Centrally located with excellent access to the rest of Japan, the Kansai region with it’s 20+ million population is one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas, with a GDP comparable to the Netherlands. Osaka, with its rich history, high (and relatively low-cost) quality of life, strong GDP, the largest tourism boom in history, and the upcoming 2025 World Expo (focused on Smart Cities/Society 5.0 technologies), is an ideal stage for foreign startups to test & demonstrate their technologies in a region of the Japanese market with relatively low-competition, make key partnerships to assist their expansion, and gain domestic & international attention.
Over the past 3 months, our Partners have worked tirelessly to gain the necessary approvals and buy-in from their various internal departments, in order to effectively collaborate with our startups and prove the potential of their revolutionary technologies. Our startups have learned volumes about the intricacies of Japanese business culture, both via our programming and thanks to the generous efforts of our “Japan-expert” Mentors, who are experienced entrepreneurs, professionals, and consultants. They have patiently navigated cultural etiquette, relationship-building, and having to explain their products/services in every detail to their partners, which are hallmarks of doing business in Japan; arguably the most advanced, discerning consumer market in the world.
In lieu of our physical Demo Day which was cancelled due to COVID-19, we built this site to showcase all they have achieved.
Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka Team
Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka
Rainmaking Innovation Japan (RMIJ) is an entity owned and operated by the Rainmaking Innovation group in Japan. Currently RMIJ operates the Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka program with corporate partners Hankyu Corporation, JR West Innovations, Dentsu, The Yomiuri Shimbun, SMBC, JT Group and Sakura Internet.
Rainmaking’s purpose is to help individuals, companies and societies solve big challenges by unleashing the power of entrepreneurship. We utilise our team of experts, global network and local team on the ground to bring value to Japanese corporations.
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