Pitch battle event “ ASIA Hardware Battle 2019 ” by hardware start-up decides the winning company in Japan qualifying

Samurai Incubation Co., Ltd. Pitch battle event “ ASIA Hardware Battle 2019 ” by hardware start-up decides the winning company in Japan qualifying -Xenoma, which develops “smart apparel” that can measure human movement and vital data, goes to the final tournament- …………………………………………………………………………………………… Samurai Incubation Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Kentaro Sugawara, hereinafter “the Company”), which invests and incubates from startups in its founding period, is based in China by TechNode (moving point technology) throughout Asia The hardware qualifying pitch battle “ASIA Hardware Battle (abbreviation: AHB)” for the 2019 tournament was held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Among the 11 startup startups that passed the screening, “WINNER”, the winner of the Japanese qualifying and participating in the final competition, was changed to Xenoma Co., Ltd. (Head office: Ota-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Ichiro Amimori, “Xenoma”) “Innovative Award” awarded to companies with outstanding innovations to AC Biode Co., Ltd. (Head office: Kyoto, Kyoto, CEO: Naobu Kubo, hereinafter referred to as “AC Biode”) The “AUDIENCE Award” was decided to be SE4 Co., Ltd. (Taito-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Wilson Roclan, hereinafter referred to as “SE4”).
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“ASIA Hardware Battle” is a pitch battle specializing in hardware startups, held in this year with over 400 startups from seven Asian countries participating in qualifying in Japan, China, Korea, Singapore and other Asian countries. This is the fourth event. In the Japan qualifying held on September 11 (Wednesday), a wide variety of selected hardware startups gathered together. In addition to a hot pitch battle for each company’s efforts, panel discussions were held with large companies that are promoting cooperation with China and past pitch companies. 評 価 Based on the evaluation and discussion of the judges, Xenoma was selected as “WINNER”, the winner of the Japan Qualifier and participating in the final competition. Xenoma is a start-up from the University of Tokyo that deploys “e-skin,” a smart apparel that can measure various movements and vital data anytime, anywhere by installing various sensors and devices on clothes. We have pursued comfort that is the same as everyday wear so that elderly people who are not familiar with these devices can use it comfortably. This time, it is excellent in elasticity, tensile durability and washing durability, comfortable to wear comfortably in daily use, various biological information and data reflection that can measure the movement of each part of the body in real time The speed of was evaluated. Xenoma participated in pitch battle as a finalist in the final competition in Shanghai on October 25th. Benefits include opportunities to build networks with major Chinese companies and entrepreneurs and offer various benefits for business growth. Even in the final competition, where startups that won the preliminary rounds in Asian countries gathered, there was high hope for competitiveness. In addition, the “INNOVATIVE Award” awarded to companies with particularly excellent innovations was awarded to AC Biode Co., Ltd., which develops the world’s first independent AC battery for storage of mobility and renewable energy. This time, ideas and future prospects that were not available before were evaluated. The “AUDIENCE Award” selected by the audience vote was decided by SE4, which develops software / platform for robot remote control through VR space, which is not affected by communication delay.
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■ Stand-up startup companies and product overview (in alphabetical order) Company name: AC Biode Co., Ltd. Product overview: World’s first independent AC battery for mobility and renewable energy storage Company name: ASTINA Co., Ltd. Product overview: “INDONE”, a fully automatic folding, categorized and stored item just by putting the washed and dried clothing into the clothing basket Company name: HoloAsh, Inc. Product Overview: “HoloAsh” develops AI Friend for holograms based on cognitive science for developmental disorders such as ADHD (attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder) Company name: MAMORIO Inc. Product overview: MAMORIO, the world’s smallest class loss prevention IoT device that protects important things with smartphone networks and AI Company name: Mira Robotics Co., Ltd. Product overview: Remote control robot “ugo”. You can work regardless of the location, and it can be used as a link between devices to help automate areas that were previously difficult to automate. Company name: N-Sports tracking Lab LLC Product overview: νSports tracking solution, a GPS-equipped sensing device and cloud data system that enables the world’s first real-time relay and individual feedback to athletes in marine sports with extensive environmental changes such as waves and winds. Company name: PacPort Co., Ltd. Product Overview: Non-face-to-face delivery / collection of packages, IoT home delivery solution that prevents misdelivery and spoofing. Company name: Xenoma Inc. Product overview: “e-skin”, a smart apparel that can measure various movements and vital data anytime, anywhere by installing various sensors and devices on clothes. Company name: ZMP Corporation Product Overview: Easy Destination Designation with Tablet! Single-seat autonomous mobility that fills the gaps in public transportation, mobility partner “Robocar Walk” and friendly home delivery robot “CarriRo Deli” coexisting with people Company name: SE4 Co., Ltd. Product Overview: Software / platform for robot remote control through VR space, unaffected by communication delay. Company name: Quantum Operation Co., Ltd. Product overview: “Vital band” that can measure electrocardiogram and blood oxygen saturation by combining optical sensor and electrode, and “Next-generation vital band” that can measure blood glucose level
■ “ASIA Hardware Battle 2019” Japan Preliminary Award ・ Enter the AHB Finals ・ Provide 5 tickets for TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019 and 1 booth exhibition ticket ・ Visit to famous incubator space in Shanghai -Accommodation and transportation expenses to participate in the AHB finals ・ Providing AHB total packages provided by MAKEBATOR (hardware production guidance, mass production design, industrial design optimization, guidance, small lot production 10% off, intelligent hardware industry chain guidance, resource sharing, etc.)
■ “ASIA Hardware Battle 2019” Final Competition Award Team Benefits ・ The prize money is 50,000 yuan for the winner, 30,000 yuan for the second place, 10,000 yuan for the third place (1 yuan = about 15 yen) ・ The top 3 teams in the final will offer a dedicated VC Meetup PRO and FA service provided by NodeVenture -The top 3 teams in the final are AHB total packages provided by MAKEBATOR (hardware production guidance, mass production design, industrial design optimization, guidance, 10% off small lot production, intelligent hardware industry chain guidance, resource sharing Etc.)
■ TechNode Overview Company name: TechNode URL: https://technode.com/ Main business: Media related to startups, mainly in China, and many businesses such as finance services, startup ecosystem data provision, branding and event services
■ Company Profile Company name: Samurai Incubation Co., Ltd. Address: 1-3-50 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Established: March 14, 2008 Representative: Founder Representative Director, Joint Management Partner Kentaro Sugawara URL: https://www.samurai-incubate.asia/ Main business: Venture capital invested and supported from pre-seed to seed entrepreneurship, management and operation of investment limited partnerships (funds), support for business creation for large companies, support for human resource development for in-house innovation

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