Startup Accelerator Program
Now Accepting Application for April 2019!
WE HELP LAUNCH THE NEXT GENERATION OF
SEED-STAGE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS
To support the startup and innovation ecosystem in Okinawa, OIST has launched the Innovation Square Startup Accelerator Program. The I2 Accelerator Program is excited to announce the first project that will benefit from state-of-art facilities at OIST, startup coaching, and access to industry mentors.
During the program period, the founding team will work with the OIST Technology Development & Innovation Center and its network of mentors based around the world to bring their product to market with funding from the Okinawa Prefectural Government.
As the first startup accelerator program aiming to recruit entrepreneurs from around the world to locate in Okinawa, we believe we can help innovative startups and founders build the next generation solutions to meet local and global markets and realize Okinawa’s potential as a regional center for innovation in science and technology.
Meet the first team being incubated in the OIST I2 Accelerator:
Shoreditch-son tackles the 13T ($130B) nutritional supplement industry. Current solutions for enhancing sport performance take a one-size-fits-all approach, the problem. These are generic sports powders, which are messy and come in bulky packaging. Shoreditch-son technology offers powderless personalized supplements that meet the demands of any athletic population and are easy to use on-the-go. With a founding team of 4 PhDs - molecular biology, genetics, organic chemistry, and neurobiology, from the US, UK, and Italy - these entrepreneurs are bringing medical science to the sports nutrition industry.