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Lifetime Ventures OIST and Lifetime Ventures will hold their first event in Okinawa on April 25th and 26th to connect startup entrepreneurs aiming to reach the world with investors from Japan and abroad. Started calling for participating startups.

[Lifetime Ventures] OIST and Lifetime hold an event that connects startup entrepreneurs aiming for the world with investors from Japan and abroad.
Ventures will be held for the first time in Okinawa on April 25th and 26th. Started calling for participating startups.

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Press release: February 13, 2024
*To investors and startup company managers*
OIST and Lifetime hold an event that connects startup entrepreneurs aiming for the world with investors from Japan and abroad.
Ventures will be held for the first time in Okinawa on April 25th and 26th. Started calling for participating startups.
*Lifetime Ventures LLC and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University will hold a conference in Okinawa with the theme of startups in the healthcare and sustainability fields. *
Exterior of OIST, the setting for “OIST-Lifetime Startup Elevate 2024” (Onna Village, Okinawa Prefecture)
* Lifetime Ventures LLC (Headquarters: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Representative Partners: Ryosuke Kimura, Kunii
Koshu) and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (Location: Onna Village, Okinawa Prefecture, President: Karin Markides, hereinafter referred to as “OIST”) will be held on Thursday, April 25th and 26th, 2024.
OIST-Lifetime Startup is a two-day conference on (Friday) with the theme of startups in the healthcare and sustainability fields. Elevate 2024 will be held in Okinawa. *

“OIST-Lifetime Startup Elevate
2024 is an invitation-only off-site conference for entrepreneurs and investors who aim to co-create world-class startups from the early stages of their founding. This time, which will be held for the first time, we have set the theme on the healthcare and sustainability field, and will provide a place for startup entrepreneurs who are developing businesses in the same field and investors who are highly interested in the same field to meet and connect closely. . The two-day program includes pitches for funding, mentoring from investors, poster presentations, and networking with investors, VCs, and OIST officials.
We aim to support Step’s growth and meet investors, and create effective actions together.

* [OIST-Lifetime Startup Elevate 2024 Event Overview] *
* Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2024 – Friday, April 26th, 2024 * * Venue: OIST (1919-1 Tancha, Onna Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture) *
* Sponsored by: OIST, Lifetime Ventures *
*Number of participants: Approximately 60 startup
entrepreneurs/approximately 100 investors (by invitation only)* *Official event website*

In addition, we are inviting startup companies in the healthcare and sustainability fields who would like to pitch or exhibit posters and hold business negotiations at this event as follows. Promising startups in the healthcare and sustainability fields selected from Japan and overseas through this open call will be mentored by mentors, and will arrive on the day of the event with even more refined business plans and pitches.

* Application method:*
Apply below during the entry period from February 1st (Thursday) to March 17th (Sunday) 23:59
Entry form

* Qualification requirements:*
– Managers who have the right to represent seed/early stage startups in the healthcare and sustainability fields that wish to raise funds and have raised a total of less than 500 million yen in equity to date.
*It is also possible to enter before the service is released or the corporation is established.
– Please note that the presentation will be in English on the day of the event. Also, it is a condition that you will be able to present on-site.
*Program benefits*
1. *Mentoring* All entrepreneurs/startups who have passed the document screening will be offered investors and Lifetime
Ventures members will conduct interviews and provide support that will contribute to the growth of your business.
2. *Acceleration*
Regular mentoring will be provided to a dozen or so entrepreneurs and startups who apply early. We will accompany you for several months and provide support from considering business proposals to creating pitch materials.
3. *Matching*
One week before the event, we will hold a one-on-one online matching session with all the mentor VCs with strengths in the healthcare/sustainability field who will be participating locally on the day, and after taking into account the wishes of both parties, entrepreneurs and investors who will make pitches together on the day. Composition house pairs.
4. *Fundraising Support*
After the pitch event on the day, we will introduce you to the affiliated VC/accelerator. We will support fundraising through this event, regardless of whether Lifetime Ventures invests or not. *Selection process*
1. *Entry* The entry period is from February 1st (Thursday) to March 17th (Sunday) 23:59*. This page
In Entry form Please complete your application.
2. *Document screening* Documents will be screened from time to time from those who have entered. We plan to notify you of the screening results after mid-March.
3. *Interview screening* Applicants who pass the document screening will be asked to participate in an interview screening.
*Implementation period: Starts from early April
4. * 1 week ago @ online *
An online matching session (PITCH) with a mentor VC is available for entrepreneurs who have passed the interview screening and confirmed their intention to participate locally
CIRCUIT) will be held to determine the entrepreneur/investor pair who will be on stage together on the day. *Investors will be expected to make comments supporting the paired entrepreneurs on the stage on the day, and will have to prepare their pitch and growth strategy by the day of the event. We will help you brush up.
5. * On the day @OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University) * Startup will be held for 2 days and 1 night from April 25th (Thursday) to April 26th (Friday)
We will be holding Elevate. On the day of the event, we will meet at Naha Airport or in front of the hotel and head to the venue by bus. The bus will be prepared by the management committee. Please arrange your own travel expenses and accommodation to Okinawa. A portion of the travel expenses will be supported in the form of honorarium. * remarks*
– On the day of the event, we will meet at Naha Airport or in front of the hotel and head to the venue by bus. The bus will be prepared by the management committee.
– Please arrange your own travel expenses and accommodation to Okinawa. A portion of the travel expenses will be supported in the form of honorarium.
Participation application form for startup companies (accepted until March 17th):
*Application form*

■About Lifetime Ventures
Lifetime Ventures is a pre-seed/seed specialized venture capital firm based in Yokohama and Okinawa that supports dedicated and
unconventional entrepreneurs who aim to launch
healthcare/sustainability companies that will reach the world 30 years from now. Masu.
Since its establishment in 2017, Rehab for is an AgeTech company that re-designs the lives of the elderly through rehabilitation.
JAPAN, UO, which is creating a new distribution and resource management model for Japan’s fishing industry, and EF, which is developing a super absorbent eco-friendly polymer made from crop residue.
To date, we have invested in and supported the growth of approximately 40 startups, including Polymer.
https://lifetime-ventures.com/
■About Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) OIST is an international graduate university that provides excellent research and doctoral education in science and technology. We provide a truly interdisciplinary research environment and world-class facilities, encouraging researchers to collaborate across scientific disciplines and explore new knowledge.
Center for Technology Development and Innovation (OIST)
Innovation) aims to leverage OIST’s unique resources to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and the practical and commercialization of science, delivering social and economic benefits to the region and the world.
https://www.oist.jp/
*About details about this release*
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