JETRO announced 13 start-ups for its Start Up City Accelerator Program

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As per the report after three months of screening and interviewing more than 100 companies, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has announced the 13 start-ups selected to the University and Deep Tech cohort for its latest Start Up City Accelerator Program, Hosted by the UC Berkeley Skydeck global accelerator, the Start Up City program supports innovative Japanese startups as they grow their business and explore North American markets and investment opportunities, as the report stated.

“JETRO represents some of the most promising start-ups in Japan, and we are honoured to host their University & Deep Tech Cohort, We look forward to working with them as they build their networks and businesses here in the U.S and are excited to share our vast Berkeley Skydeck resources with them.” said Caroline Winnett, Executive Director of Berkeley Skydeck.

“The level of innovation coming out of Japan is growing and one of JETRO’s goals is to ensure that Japanese start-ups are able to successfully access the North American and global markets, Berkeley Skydeck stands out as a global hub for entrepreneurship and offers just the type of entry point into Silicon Valley that can really help our start-ups accelerate growth.” said JETRO’s Executive Director Noriya Tarutani.

The report documented the 13 successful start-ups as Albatross Technology is developing patented innovative ocean renewable energy technologies, such as floating-axis wind turbines, marine current turbines, and wave energy converters, aiming for the significant cost reduction of energy from the ocean, Anaut specializes in software development utilizing artificial intelligence for surgical support in surgical medicine, CellFiber is reinventing bioprocessing for cell and gene therapy, Chiptip enhances data centers by accommodating application-specific computer chips created by application providers, HitoBito provides the Chinese conversational marketing service “Chi Chat.”, Laboratory6 is a sustainable energy solution company that mass produces plant-based carbon batteries, “Cambrian,” that help to solve climate change. Ten times faster charging without risk of explosion, 20-year battery life, and 100% recyclable; revolutionizing the energy storage industry, Logomix is a large-scale genome editing start-up, engineering mammalian and microbial genomes for industrial customers. They help Biopharma Companies in developing unique novel disease cell models and identify new drug targets for the rare diseases and neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s disease and ALS, Medigear develops nano devices for inoperable cancer patients through starvation treatment (shutting off oxygen and nutrients to the tumor by creating a gel barrier around the tumor), Mitsugo develops and provides AI-based language learning apps/devices for young children. Children can learn words and increase vocabulary according to their developmental stage through interaction with the apps/devices, OriCiro provides reagent kits for assembly and amplification of large DNA up to 200 kbp for research in academia and public institutions, Pale Blue develops safer, cheaper, and environmentally sustainable spacecraft engines that run on water, Tenchijin aims to optimize broadband satellite communications worldwide with land and satellite data and A.I. and XELA provides the human sense of touch to robots.

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