X-HUB TOKYO – Foreign startup acceleration programme

Written by BCCJ
September 2, 2021


Written by BCCJ
September 2, 2021

The X-HUB TOKYO INBOUND PROGRAMME, run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, is a free and online business acceleration programme intended for all new startups and entrepreneurs who wish to expand their business into Tokyo.

In this programme, organisations are given the resources they need to expand their businesses into Tokyo, such as experienced mentors, legal and marketing lectures by professionals, exclusive mentoring sessions, opportunities to interact with Japanese startups, and business matching with large companies and VCs.

As well as the above-mentioned perks, a selected pitch will have the opportunity to be published in one of the most established business papers in Japan, which will boost their recognition in the local market.

Full details of this programme can be found below. For any enquiries, please contact the BCCJ team at [email protected] and we will put you in touch with the organisers.



This online program is envisioned to support global startups who are seeking opportunities to expand their business into Tokyo across the business domains of FinTech, Mobility and CleanTech. The project is run by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and operated by Deloitte Japan.

Webpage: https://x-hub.tokyo/en/inbound_program

Business domain / Program Period

・FinTech / Feb/14/2022 (Mon) – Feb/18/2022 (Fri) (JST)

・Mobility / Feb/21/2022 (Mon) – Feb/25/2022 (Fri) (JST)

・Cleantech / Feb/28/2022 (Mon) – Mar/4/2022 (Fri) (JST)

・Accomplishment Report Event (all domain)/ Early March 2022 (TBD, JST)

Values provided by this program

・Mentoring by experienced business professionals

・Lectures on the legal and market which is necessary for expansion in Tokyo through our pitch-event and networking events.

・Business matching opportunities for business alliances with Japanese large companies, research institutions, municipal organizations.

Number of Selected Companies

・About 10 for each program

Entry fee


Application Deadline

・10/15/2021 (JST)

Application Guidelines

・FinTech / https://x-hub.tokyo/pdf/inbound/Application_guideline_fintech_ENG_FIN.pdf

・Mobility / https://x-hub.tokyo/pdf/inbound/Application_guideline_mobility_ENG_FIN.pdf

・Cleantech / https://x-hub.tokyo/pdf/inbound/Application_guideline_cleantech_ENG_FIN.pdf

Application Form


For any questions regarding the application process, please contact the X-HUB Administration Office (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC) directly at: [email protected]