Apply for the second batch of ‘OBI-Hub’, the program to accelerate the overseas expansion of R&D startups


Beyond Next Ventures Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Tsuyoshi Ito, hereinafter referred to as “BNV”) has started the second batch of the “OBI-Hub”, the program to accelerate the overseas expansion of R&D startups”. OBI-Hub is a collaborative support scheme by OIST and Beyond Next Ventures aiming to provide about 10 seed to early R&D startups the support necessary for their business growth and overseas expansion.

About the OBI-Hub Program

Based on the concept of “Your Gateway to the World”, OBI-Hub is aiming to accelerate growth through business development and team building with a focus on overseas expansion. This second open call for participants is aimed at startups established (or due to be established) in Japan.
*OBI-Hub Web Page:

Provided resources

・Long term investment capital
・Assistance on business, go-to-market strategies
・Support to strengthen management team
・Connections to co-investors, corporate partners

・Connections to global network of domain experts
・Access to world-class facilities and equipment
・Educational courses on entrepreneurship

For more details, please check the webpage:

Target Team

STAGE:Pre-Seed, Seed, Early stage
AREA:Medical and Digital Health, Biotechnology and Drug Discovery, Agriculture-Food, Artificial Intelligence, Environmental, Energy

Application process

1. Please click the link below to go to the application form and upload your company profile and documents.
2. Once received, you will receive an email from our staff. Candidates who pass the document screening will proceed to the next round of selection (online meeting).
3. After several rounds of meetings, your application will be accepted (2-4 months).

OBI-Hub Web Page:

Online Briefing

BNV will explain the implementation of OBI-Hub and the value it provides. Participation is free of charge, so please feel free to attend.
Date: July 14, 2022, 18:00~18:30 JST
Cost: Free of charge
Place: Online (Zoom)

About Beyond Next Ventures

Beyond Next Ventures, established in 2014, is engaged in various activities to discover outstanding research and bring that technology to practical use around the world. As a venture capital firm, BNV currently has ~USD $220 million in total under management and has invested in more than 60 startups, mainly in Japan and India. It is a certified venture capital firm for Japanese national grant programs such as NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) and START (Program for Start-ups from Advanced Research & Technology).

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