SUITz Tokyo Outbound Acceleration Program SUITz Tokyo Outbound Acceleration Program

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SUITz Tokyo
Acceleration Program

This program provides Tokyo-based Climate Tech startups with opportunities to be matched with global VC firms with knowledge and networks in the field to support their fundraising efforts.


  1. Gaining opportunities for investment execution with overseas VC etc.
    Key players from overseas venture capitals investing in Climate Tech businesses will participate in our pitch and reverse pitch events. Should there be matches, individual meetings will be held. If there is further potential for concrete collaboration, independent investment considerations and conclusion of NDA will be offered.
  2. VCs and Experts Mentoring for fundraising efforts.
    Bouncing business ideas to support fundraising efforts from global VC firms.
  3. Creating opportunities for promotion and presenting outcomes in Japan
    Through the program, we will provide PR opportunities using addlight's specialized ClimateTech webinars as well as SUITz and other various media outlets.

Eligibility for

Startups in the Climate Tech aiming to grow and become a unicorn startup who meet one of the following criteria,

  1. (1) Startups that have been in business for less than 5 years and have a head office or base of operations in Tokyo.
  2. (2) Startups that plan to launch a business in Tokyo within two years of participation.



Program Schedule

Each program will have two rounds, each lasting 5 months (including the application period), between November 2023 - March 31, 2025.

  • First Round Period:

    November 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024

  • Second Round Period:

    October 1, 2024 - February 28, 2025 (tentative)

Selected companies

SUITz Tokyo consists of two tracks: 1) SUITz TOKYO Outbound Acceleration Program and 2) SUITz TOKYO Inbound Acceleration Program. SUITz Tokyo has been selected as an affiliated project of "TOKYO SUTEAM," a startup support and development project operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and aims to maximize its impact by collaborating with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other selected projects.

We are pleased to announce that 10 Japan-based startups and 7 partner VCs have been selected for the first round of (1) SUITz TOKYO Outbound Acceleration Program (a program aimed at providing matching opportunities with global VCs with strengths in the relevant field to Tokyo-based climate tech startups that wish to expand overseas, and supports their fundraising)

SUITz TOKYO Outbound Acceleration Program 1st round participating startup companies list
(in alphabetical order)

  • Alchemist Material Corporation

    We are developing de-centralized equipment that produces hydrogen from waste. We are addressing issues such as waste, global warming, and energy challenges through this initiative.

  • CULTA Inc.

    An agtech startup leveraging speed breeding technology. Providing end-to-end support, from new cultivars to production, to farmers, and contributing to their profitability. Delivering high-quality agricultural products to consumers as a premium fresh brand.

  • Degas Ltd.

    Degas is a global tech company that finances smallholder farmers on a large scale in Ghana, while also promoting regenerative agriculture to help decarbonize the world from Africa. Since 2019, Degas has been operating in Ghana, supporting smallholder farmers, where it established its largest farmer network. Engaging with 46,000+ smallholder farmers, managing 20,000+ hectares of land and marketing over 450,000 QR tagged bags (maize, soy) to premium off-takers, Degas has become a key player in the agriculture landscape in Ghana.

  • FINBEST Inc.

    A Fintech startup company that plans and develops services that generate environmental value from individual CO2 reduction actions and monetize from environmentally beneficial actions, as well as a contracted development business for Fintech services.

  • Green Chemical Inc.

    We are a venture company that utilizes the world's abundant inedible biomass resources and has manufacturing technology for bioplastic materials and high value-added products that replace petroleum-based products. We aim to contribute to regional revitalization and SDGs.

  • NextCarbon Inc.

    Our company is established in May 2023. From unused biomass, we focus on coconut shells and produce and sell a new biomass charcoal for use in the steelmaking industry, produced from coconut shells and skins that are normally discarded.

  • OOYOO Ltd.

    OOYOO Ltd. is a startup company founded in 2020 and originated from Kyoto University. We specialize in developing and manufacturing of gas separation membranes for separating CO2 and other gases. Our aim is to provide low-cost and space-efficient technology for CO2 separation and recovery.

  • PEEL Lab K.K.

    We are a Japanese greentech startup with a vision: reducing food loss, preventing animal cruelty, and stopping global warming by providing a next-generation plant-derived leather made by upcycling pineapple leaves for b2b.

  • SORA Technology Co.,Ltd.

    Revolutionizing Malaria Control: Streamlining LSM, a Malaria Prevention Method. Leveraging fixed-wing drones and AI to enhance labor-intensive LSM, optimizing puddle exploration and risk assessment, achieving a 60% cost reduction. Accelerating LSM adoption in Africa to expedite malaria eradication.

  • UNITED SILK Co.,Ltd.

    We are the agri-tech company, producing cocoon, silkworm & silk fibroin in our smart sericulture system. We provide silk raw materials for food-tech, health-tech and med-tech as the high-value products and export to overseas markets as well as Japanese domestic market.

Partner VC list (in alphabetical order)


  • First Round

    November 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024

    November 1, 2023
    Start of application
    November 13, 2023
    Briefing session
    December 22, 2023
    Application deadline
    Mid-December, 2023
    Document review
    Mid-December - Late-December, 2023
    Pitch review
    Late December, 2023 -
    Early January, 2024
    Announcement of results
  • Program

    about twice a month (January-March)

    • Seminar 1 出馬 弘昭氏:海外展開に向けたビジネスモデルの要諦 2024年1月11日(木)13:00~14:30 (1.5h)
    • Seminar 2 Cyril Ebersweiler氏: 海外での組織展開の要諦 2024年2月8日(木)TBD (1.5h)
    • Seminar 3 堅田 航平氏: 海外展開におけるファイナンスの要諦 2024年3月1日(金)17:00~18:30 (1.5h)
    • Matching pitch event for partner companies: Mid-March
    • Demo day/ Social event: Late March
  • Second Round

    October 1, 2024 - February 28, 2025 (tentative)

SUITz Tokyo Outbound Acceleration Program

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