Plug and Play Japan Hosts Their Fall Summit 2020
TOKYO, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play Japan KK (Based in Shibuya, Tokyo, CEO: Philip Seiji Vincent, hereinafter Plug and Play Japan) held its six-day Fall Summit 2020 (Demo Day) for their accelerator program on September 28th. 161 international and domestic startups pitched to a total of 4,391 viewers.
The Japan Fall Summit 2020 was the graduation for startups selected for the Summer/Fall 2020 Batch and startups selected for the Winter/Spring 2020 Batch since the previous Demo Day for Winter/Spring 2020 Batch was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the event was conducted online and required real-time startup participation, including Q&A sessions, it was conducted in one day with one theme per day, taking into account all time zones in North America, Asia, and Europe. In addition to startup pitches, there were panel discussions by corporate partners and sessions by special guests.
At the event, Plug and Play Japan announced 26 awards for startups and corporate partners. Award winners are listed below.
[ EXPO Winner ]
The startups that earned the largest number of votes from the audience received an award.
[ Ecosystem Builder Award ]
Ecosystem Builder Awards were given to the most dedicated Champions, people who have devoted themselves to engage with Plug and Play's innovation ecosystem and bring new technologies into their companies.
[ Startup Friendly Award ]
Startup Friendly Awards were given to the following partners in honor of being friendly to startups in the process of their meetings/collaborative projects. Award winners were selected based on the votes from the selected startups during the Summer/Fall 2020 Batch program.
The next batch program, Winter/Spring 2021, will kick off in December 2020, which will include their newest program in Osaka, focused on Smart Cities.
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