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Gateway to Innovation

Kobe's startup ecosystem is uniquely positioned with a blend of public, private, and international support. Offering a comprehensive range of resources from acceleration programs to subsidies to mentorship, Kobe is an ideal hub for innovation and growth.

Leading in Medical and Computational Sciences

Kobe is home to the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster, renowned for its exceptional talent in medical and computational sciences. This positions Kobe as a leading city for startups and ventures in these cutting-edge fields, offering access to first-rate universities and a highly skilled talent pool. The city's focus on these sectors provides unique opportunities for businesses looking to innovate in healthtech, biotech, and computational research.

Work-Life Synergy

Kobe is not just about business growth; it's about thriving in a balanced environment. As one of the first areas in Japan to host an international community, Kobe offers a vibrant lifestyle and rich culinary culture, surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains and the ocean.

For FOUNDERS
The Kobe government startup team provides access to their extensive local network, connecting you to the right people to grow your business in Japan — as well as introductions to experts for recruiting, fundraising, and governmental support.
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Kobe is one of fewer than 10 areas in Japan where you can get a Startup Visa, allowing international entrepreneurs to establish their business in the city hassle-free.
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Shiori Fukuda (Life-Tech KOBE)

Kobe City in Hyogo Prefecture has been on the front foot in its efforts to support startups in Japan. We invited Ms. Shiori Fukuda, an innovation specialist at the Life-Tech KOBE, a regional startup ecosystem who has been supporting local startups aiming to expand their business overseas as well as startups from other countries interested in developing their business in Japan, to talk about her background and the initiatives of Kobe City.

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11
Jun

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONVENTION FOR AERO ENGINES, GAS TURBINES & PROPULSION EQUIPMENT

2
Feb

The sustainable future of the Earth starts from Kobe

20
Dec

We are thrilled to invite you to the "Global Founders Kobe Meet-up," a remarkable evening of networking and collaboration.

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