"Well-BeingX" Announces the First Eleven Startups to Join Scrum Studio's Global Open Innovation Program
SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Scrum Studio Inc. today announced the early selection of eleven startups for Well-BeingX, a new open innovation program from Scrum Studio Inc. dedicated to helping scale and grow startups developing products and solutions that enhance wellness.
"As we kick off this new program, I am thrilled to reveal the early selection of eleven amazing startups that will be joining our open innovation program with the matching phase scheduled to start in August," said Michael Proman, managing director, Scrum Ventures. "I am energized by the depth and breadth of technologies we've been presented - from apps that can visualize our autonomic nerves to technologies that promote movement for healing joint and back pain to new femtech services that help women get more reliable health information. It's clear that the much-needed innovation in well-being is taking off and we will be looking forward to adding other startups to this incredible group."
Early Accepted Startups
Since launching in March of this year, the Well-BeingX program has already received applications from over a dozen countries. In advance of the May 31st deadline, the program has identified eleven particularly outstanding startups from five countries across five categories, for early acceptance into the program which offers co-development and potential investment opportunities.
The early accepted startups are:
Application Deadline and Program Information
Applicants to the program will be selected based on criteria set by Scrum Studio and four Japanese partner corporations including Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, Tokyo Tatemono Co., Japan Tobacco Inc., and Hakuhodo Inc. (supporting partner). Categories considered include Personal Care & Wellness, Nutrition & Health Management, Aging & Care, Insurance & Health Management, and Mind & Body.
The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time), and applications can be submitted here: Well-BeingX Applications. Once applications close, they will be reviewed through the end of July. The full list of accepted startups will be announced and the accepted startups will be invited to participate in a mentoring and business development program that begins in August 2022.
About Scrum Studio Inc.
Scrum Studio Inc. is an open innovation platform established by Scrum Ventures, formed to bridge the gap between iconic Japanese corporations with startups from around the world. The platform focuses on three pillars to create new business opportunities: acceleration, incubation, and connection. Its vertical studio programs include SPORTS TECH TOKYO, SmartCityX, and Food Tech Studio - Bites!
SOURCE Scrum Ventures