Plug and Play Japan Press Release: 1,251 attendees in 2 days! Plug and Play Japan EXPO Report

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As previously announced, SynchroLife was chosen for Plug and Play Japan’s Batch 1 accelerator program in summer 2018 (see full news here: https://medium.com/synchrocoin/synchrolife-selected-for-startup-accelerator-plug-and-play-japans-fintech-batch-1-26c0ae7461c9).

Plug and Play Japan released a Japanese press release about the Batch 1 Expo (demo day), highlighting the winning startups and major announcements of the event. We were honored to win both the Expo award for top domestic fintech company and the audience award for best pitch at the Plug and Play Japan Batch 1 Expo event in September 2018!

We have translated the SynchroLife section of the article into English to share with our global community and those interested in learning more about the event!

You can read the original press release from Plug and Play Japan in Japanese and check out all the other winners from the Plug and Play Japan Expo here: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000017.000028153.html


Plug and Play Japan Press Release — September 7, 2018

1,251 attendees in 2 days! Plug and Play Japan EXPO Report

Plug and Play Japan held the Batch 1 EXPO (Demo Day) on September 5 and September 6, 2018. 44 international startups selected for Batch 1 and 14 corporate partners pitched at the event, and three new corporate partners were announced. Over the course of the 2 day event there were 1,251 attendees.

About the Batch 1 Expo

Batch 1 was held from June to September 2018, with 53 international startups chosen across four verticals (Fintech, Insurtech, IoT, and Mobility) and 14 corporate partners. 44 startups presented the results of their time in the three month program at the two day Expo (Demo Day).

Image Credit: Plug and Play Japan https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000017.000028153.html

21 awards were given out to startups and corporate partners. The winners are as follows.

EXPO Winner Award

Awarded to startups that received the most audience votes during the EXPO.

Mobility - what3words Ltd.(http://what3words.com
Developing a system that divides the world into 3 meter squares and allows for pinpoint location information with just three words.

IoT — Novars(http://novars.jp/
Developing IoT battery solutions allowing for controlled battery output, voltage and electric current monitoring, and more.

Insurtech - SQREEM Technologies Pte Ltd(http://www.sqreem.com
An artificial intelligence based advertisement platform which allows companies to reach their target audience online with high accuracy.

Fintech - GINKAN Inc(http://ginkan.jp
A new social restaurant discovery platform using artificial intelligence and a token economy

Plug and Play Japan Award

Awarded to domestic Japan startups believed to have a high chance of success overseas. The winning companies will be given a free trip to our home company Plug and Play in Silicon Valley, and the opportunity to pitch in front of VCs and other companies there.

Mobility - Trillium Secure, Inc.(http://www.trillium.co.jp/
An automatic updating automobile Cyber Security system for automobiles, insurance companies, and more.

IoT - Novars(http://novars.jp/
Developing IoT battery solutions allowing for controlled battery output, voltage and electric current monitoring, and more.

Insurtech - justInCase(http://justincase.jp
Making insurance more efficient with technology. Allows for on demand insurance via mobile app.

Fintech — GINKAN Inc(http://ginkan.jp
A new social restaurant discovery platform using artificial intelligence and a token economy

(…Please see original article for full list of winners…)



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