Orange Japan is launching « Orange Fab » an accelerator program for start-ups which aim to expand businesses to global market. The program is managed by Orange Japan, R&D center of Orange, a global telecommunication company headquartered in France.
Orange Fab aims to help early-stage start-ups go global with products and service that benefit Orange and its customers. There will be 4 – 5 start-ups selected to be part of the program that will start in February 2014. Start-ups joining the program will have access to mentoring sessions from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from Japan, Asia, US and Europe. They will also be advised by experts with international background in Orange Japan and have opportunities for discussion toward partnership with Orange employees located in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In addition, two demo days will be organized; one taking place in Paris and the other is to be in Tokyo.
To join Orange Fab, start-ups must present an existing product, be in advanced beta phase or have already launched. Start-ups are invited to apply on below web site.
The applications are open until December 9th 2013.
Orange Fab will have an information session as below. Start-ups who are interested in the program are invited to register at the web site.
Date: November 21th 16:30-17:30 (after party starts at 18:00)
Place: Restaurant L’Alliance, Kagurazaka 2-11, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
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