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We created R Accelerator Program to enhance and expand the startup ecosystem in Japan. We believe recognizing and supporting promising Japanese innovators will contribute to a thriving Japanese economy and global technological progress.
R Accelerator will give innovative Japanese entrepreneurs seeking to enter the U.S. market the opportunity to benefit from our Silicon Valley network as well as our extensive experience in American markets. Our participating startups will create new value that will help drive innovation in Japan and contribute to a strong future.


Rooted in Mitsubishi Corporation's principle of Corporate Responsibility to Society, R Accelerator's mission is to recognize promising Japanese startups and help them realize their potential in the United States so they can contribute to revitalizing the Japanese economy by returning new value to Japan.


  • R Accelerator is designed to support Japanese startups in developing their business plans and cultivating relationships with top-tier companies in the U.S. market.
  • We plan for the program duration to be approximately six months for each participant.
  • Our initial focus will be on the healthcare sector and we will consider expanding to other sectors in the future.



Are there any restrictions on an applicant's stage of funding?
No, but the product's core technology must be fully developed before you apply.


Can non-profits apply?


What kind of support do you provide?
We can provide a combination of mentoring, networking, workspace, and other benefits tailored to each individual company. Please contact us for further details.


Is there a fee to participate in the program?
Yes, there is an equity-based fee to participate in R Accelerator. Please contact us for more details.


Will I continue to receive support after the program?
We intend to maintain a network of our program participants.


Does participating in the R Accelerator Program guarantee collaboration with Mitsubishi Corporation and its subsidiaries?