Startup Ecosystem KOBE

Kobe has always been a home to innovation and a place known for adopting new ideas. Today we continue that tradition by creating an environment where innovative entrepreneurs can solve problems faster than ever before in ways unavailable anywhere else.

One-of-a-Kind Startup Ecosystem

Kobe isn’t just another big city in Japan – it's home to a startup ecosystem like few others in the world. It's an ecosystem created from the belief that passionate entrepreneurs can change the world when they’re given the chance. And that the city’s role is to let capable innovators lead the way while supporting them with introduction, incubation, funding + financial support, visas, accelerators and adaptability.

Startup Ecosystem

What does that ecosystem look like?

The blocks below build the foundation to our holistic startup ecosystem; from consultation to funding to incubation and acceleration, Kobe & The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) make this a unique environment to seed, grow and thrive in.

Dedicated Support

From before you launch to helping you go (inter)national, Kobe has a dedicated staff that's with you every step of the way.