GIA Tokyo Acceleration Programme

About this programme

Organised by Leave A Nest (LVNS), the GIA Tokyo Acceleration 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 lasts three months, ending with a focused trip to Japan.

The next cohorts will be taking place in Sep-Nov 2023 and Jan-Mar 2024.

Manufacturing Support Programme
This is targeted at Singapore-based startups 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.

As this programme is tailored specifically to each participant and will not have a “cohort” structure or “common curriculum” with other participants, interested companies may wish to contact LVNS directly for more information.

About Leave A Nest

Leave A Nest (LVNS) 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

  • Curated business meetings
    Companies will be individually matched with carefully selected Japanese corporates and/or investors under the Acceleration Programme, and Japanese manufacturers under the Manufacturing Support Programme.
  • Mentorship by LVNS
    Participants get to be mentored and work with LVNS to map out and understand their needs in Japan via individual meetings.
  • 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

How to apply

Applications for the GIA Tokyo Acceleration Programme (Batches 7 and 8) are open and applicants will be accepted into the programme on a rolling basis, based on considerations such as their availability and number of vacancies left in each batch. Interested applicants will have to fill in and submit the form here.

For enquiries and further information, please visit the LVNS website or contact LVNS at (attn: Addi or Ravi).

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