City-Tech Challenge

The City-Tech Challenge, a global pitch contest where selected domestic and international startups take the stage to show their cutting-edge "City-Tech" for a sustainable society.

Simultaneous Japanese-English
interpretation services available.

*Seating is limited.

Date and Time, Venue


Monday, February 27, 2023, 13:00-17:00 at E Stage


Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 15:30-17:00 at B7-a Stage

Prize Winners

Grand Prize

First prize / 10,000,000 yen

Special Prize

Voucher for use of incubation facilities, Offering proposal opportunities, Provide support programs for expansion into Tokyo, etc.


Judge for final

  • Ee Ling Lim Executive Director, Market Launch at 500 Global
  • Kathy Matsui General Partner at MPower Partners
  • Murat Aktihanoglu Co-Founder/Managing Partner at Remarkable Ventures
  • TBA
  • TBA

Judge for semi-final

  • Masaya Kubota WiL Partner
  • Yuko Sasahara NTT DOCOMO Ventures CEO
  • Yamato Watanabe DG Daiwa Ventures Managing Director
  • TBA
  • TBA

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