About this programme

Organised by Leave a Nest (LVNS), the GIA Tokyo Programme offers two tracks:

Acceleration Programme
This is targeted at Singapore-based startups across all sectors that are keen on entering the Japanese market. The programme is held virtually over three months.

Manufacturing Support Programme
This is targeted at Singapore-based startups and SMEs in advanced manufacturing that are keen to work with a Japanese super-factory for their manufacturing and/or prototyping needs. The programme is held virtually over three months.

About Leave A Nest

Leave A Nest is a leading deep technology innovation platform in Southeast Asia, rapidly expanding across the region with the aim to discover and nurture startups in the deep science and technology space.

Key features

  • Mentorship by LVNS
    Participants get to be mentored and work with LVNS to map out and understand their needs in Japan via individual meetings.
  • Curated business meetings
    Companies will each get matched with relevant Japanese corporates and/or investors under the Acceleration Programme, and Japanese manufacturers under the Manufacturing Support Programme.
  • Pitching opportunities (Acceleration Programme)
    Companies under the Acceleration Programme will get to pitch towards Japanese corporates and investors.
  • Collaboration opportunities (Manufacturing Support Programme)

    Companies can expect support from LVNS on drafting and negotiating non-disclosure agreements and/or collaboration agreements if they get matched with a Japanese manufacturer.


  • Singapore-based tech startups and SMEs

How to apply

Applications for the GIA Tokyo Acceleration Programme are now closed. Interested applicants can register your interest here to be notified of upcoming programmes in Tokyo.