Who Can Use It?
(for companies less than 10 years old and willing to be based in Osaka)
Osaka Springboard is a program that assists international startups with entering the Osaka/Kansai region, offering two main forms of support.
The first is the provision of individual business consulting and legal advice for entering the Osaka/Kansai region, as well as other areas of Japan. We provide support with specialists who can do everything from providing introductions to Osaka administrative support services to guidance on the startup visa process.
In the second, we provide business matching (individual business meetings) with Japanese businesses.
Leveraging a network of startup organizations that work with the Osaka Innovation Hub (OIH), we match products and services from groundbreaking startups with the needs of Japanese businesses. While supporting efforts at both market and business development in Osaka, we provide opportunities to collaborate with Japanese businesses in the Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe) and create new businesses. We arrange individual meetings between Japanese businesses and international startups supported by OIH, connecting them with the aforementioned specialists as necessary. Additionally, Osaka Springboard provides information on a range of organizations, events, and programs that support startups in the Kansai region. Take advantage of the broad range of networks and international events available in Osaka and the Kansai area to do business in Osaka!