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                <Go Global! Boot Camp>

  From December 9 to 11, OCCI held a “Boot Camp” for startups in Kansai aiming for overseas development, inviting Mr. Alfred Coppola and Ms. Gail Gannon as mentors from USMAC (US Market Access Center), an accelerator in Silicon Valley, California.

   Seven startups from fields such as the chemical products development, digital health fields, IoT, etc. in Kansai that are considering overseas development participated in this program. The startups listened to lectures on differences in business environment between Silicon Valley and Japan, value proposition, and matters to be noted in collaboration with large companies, as well as guidance on how to make an impressive pitch to investors and VCs. On the final day, each participant gave a four-minute pitch to the mentors. The best presenter was awarded with an opportunity to have an interview with a local VC in Silicon Valley.