Due to server issues caused by heavy traffic in the hours leading up to the original deadline, some applicants were unable to submit their entries. To ensure fairness and provide an equal opportunity to all interested companies, we have decided to extend the application period. We look forward to receiving your applications.

We will hold "SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024" in May 2024.
Its event concept is to be Asia's largest startup event that will open up the future and create exciting innovations.
During the event, 「SusHi Tech Challenge」, a global pitch contest in which selected startups from Japan and abroad compete with their technologies and ideas to confront the challenges the world faces, will be held.
Starting on October 27th (Friday), we will begin accepting applications from startups interested in participating in this pitch competition. We encourage eligible startups to submit their entries.

Purpose of Pitch Contest
This pitch competition is designed to provide startups working on businesses that reconcile the resolution of societal issues with economic growth, and which have the potential to make a significant societal and economic impact, with the opportunity to gain international recognition and substantial growth.

Through hosting this pitch competition, we aim to foster business open innovation that will take flight from Tokyo into the future.
Last year's results
Last year, 338 companies from over 35 countries and cities applied for the program, and a wide variety of startups gave presentations.
The winning company of the pitch contest received a cash prize of 10 million yen, and other supplementary prizes were provided by sponsors.

Details of the supplementary prizes

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Thursday, May 16, 2024
TOKYO BIG SIGHT -Tokyo International Exhibition Center-3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0063
*This will be a hybrid in-person and online event, but booths will only be available at the venue
English *Posting and communication are expected to be in English.
  • ・Must have a product or service.
  • ・In principle, the shareholding by a large company or large group must be less than 50%.
  • ・Engaged in a business that has a significant social or economic impact.
  • ・The following five areas must apply
    ex.Energy,Food Tech,Climate Tech,Green Tech,etc.
    ex.Medical care,Health care,Fin Tech,Fem Tech,etc.
    ex.Culture,Entertainment,Sports Tech,etc.
    ex.Environment・Energy,Medical care,Welfare,Food,Agriculture,Education,Financial Inclusion,etc.
    *The impact booth targets companies whose main objective is to solve social issues.
  • ・Must wish to pursue opportunities for collaboration and investment with the aim of global expansion.
  • ・Must be able to exhibit on site for the entire two-day event.
  • ・First Prize : 10 million yen
  • ・Supplementary prize : (Currently in Preparation)
  • ・Benefits for semifinalists : Pitch opportunities to promote your business to participating VCs, large corporations, etc.
  • ・Benefits for passing first screening : Free booth exhibition fee
Application Period
Sunday, January 14, 2024 by 4:59 p.m.(JST)
Application Form
Please submit your pitch materials by filling out the entry form.
*Those who are selected for the second round will receive further details at a later date.
Flow and Selection Process after Entry
1. First Screening : Entry information and pitch materials will be used for judging. (Only companies that pass the screening will be notified in early-Februaly 2024.)
2. Second Screening : 20 companies selected through video screening(Only companies that pass the screening will be notified in mid-March 2024.)
3. Semi-Final : Pitching at the Pitch Contest on the first day of the event
4. Final : Pitch contest on the second day of the event to determine the winner.
※Both final and semi-final pitches will be 5 minutes long + 3 minutes for Q&A.
Screening Process
The review will focus on the following aspects

1. Social impacts
2. Economic Impacts
3. Global Expansion Potential
4. Proactiveness toward collaboration
5. Presentation skills
Travel and Accommodation Expenses to Japan (Venue: TOKYO BIG SIGHT -Tokyo International Exhibition Center-)
The participants are expected to pay their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Event content other than the Pitch Contest
  • ・Keynote speeches by prominent figures
  • ・Talk sessions with city leaders, start-ups, large corporations, investors, experts, etc.
  • ・Company exhibition at the exhibition booth
  • ・Business matching among startups, large companies, and participating cities
Intellectual Propertyc・Copyright
  • ・The intellectual property and copyright related to the application will remain the property of the applicant. However, the content of the application, along with the applicant's name and affiliation, may be publicly disclosed on the website or other platforms at the discretion of the Administrative Office on the web page, etc.
  • ・It is the responsibility of the applicant to review the rights and other protective procedures prior to submitting the application.(The organizer and Administrative Office will not be held responsible for any rights-related problems.)
  • ・In the event of suspected infringement of the intellectual property rights of others or the discovery of such infringement, we reserve the right to cancel your participation in the exhibition.
Portrait Rights
  • ・All photographs, videos, and records taken during the event belong to the organizer. The information may be published on Internet sites, newspapers, magazines, television, etc. Participants are considered to have agreed to photography and public display as a condition of participating in this event.
Global Startup Program Inquiry Desk