JETRO to Host 4 Japanese Female Entrepreneurs for Pitch Event at WiSE24

Listen to the product pitches from 4 of Japan’s leading female entrepreneurs at the Women’s International Showcase of Entrepreneurs (WiSE24) 2020!

SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2020 – On June 18th from 3:30-4:00PM PST, JETRO will host 4 Japanese female entrepreneurs for a special pitch event at the Women’s International Showcase of Entrepreneurs (WiSE24) 2020. Each speaker represents an innovative Japanese startup in the AI or biotech sectors, with products spreading across banking, transportation, government, and healthcare.

Each company is part of JETRO’s J-Startup Program, which provides mentoring and networks in the global community through JETRO’s acceleration program. J-Startup companies are carefully selected by dedicated recommenders including top-tier venture capitalists, accelerators, and representatives from large companies. From among approximately 10,000 Japanese startups, JETRO has supported about 140 innovative different companies.

Many of the startups selected and supported by the J-Startup Program are led by female CEOs. At WiSE24, with its large international audience, J-Startup will be focusing on the theme of social impact and promoting the global scaleup of Japan’s female entrepreneurs.

This will be the second iteration of the WiSE24 event, bringing together female entrepreneurs from around the world and broadcasting 24-hours’ worth of live pitches and global influencer sessions. The theme of the event is “Rise Locally, Empower Globally,” and will feature presentations from a vast lineup of world-class influencers and innovation leaders.

About Japan External Trade Organization (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.

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