500 Kobe Accelerator Application

500 Startups is coming back to Kobe! After three successful, consecutive years of running the 500Kobe Accelerator Program, 500 Startups is partnering with Kobe City to launch another accelerator program that will begin this fall.
Our team of growth hackers, investors, and mentors will be coming to the city of Kobe for 6 weeks to impart knowledge on up to 20 hand-selected startups.
To further economic development in Kobe, the city has been actively engaged in programs to support the proliferation and growth of startups capable of driving social innovation. Kobe has partnered with 500 Startups on the Accelerator to help bring a flow of young companies from Japan and all over the world to Kobe and to strengthen its reputation as a great incubator for entrepreneurs.
The 500 Kobe Accelerator will be open to Japanese startups, and startups from neighboring regions.

Program Schedule: November 4th - December 13th, 2019
Demo Day: December 16th

Please fill in the following application form, it will only take a few minutes:

* English applications recommended, but Japanese applications will also be acceptable.