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Tohoku - Israel
Acceleration Program - an initiative by Israel Embassy at Japan

The Startup Global Challenge Program is a united enterprise of Israel’s embassy in Japan and Makoto’s - Consulting and investment company

From the Israeli angel, the program is renowned by
EFI - Entrepreneurship Forum Israel and  8200 Alumni Association 


Final event  - March 23, 2022

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The purpose of this program is promoting entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on growth outside of Japan for 10 companies in the Tohoku region.


This region has been into a process of

Rehabilitation since the great tsunami disaster that struck him a decade ago.

The program is going to last for 9 months and include a variety of relevant lectures, with an escort of Israeli mentors, who have relevant backgrounds for 10 Japan's startups from a variety of domains.


On behalf of EFI - Entrepreneurship Forum Israel participants Ayla Matalon(Chairman) and Armando Viteri(Board of Directors).

On behalf of 8200 Alumni Association participants Eliana Dan(CEO) and Chen Shmilo(Manage the impact's area).

Dov Farkash is the manager of this whole program.

Message from Israel:

Forward by Yaffa Ben-Ari

Ambassador of Israel to Japan

"It is our honor to launch Tohoku-Israel Start-up Global Challenge in Tohoku - a region we connected with 10 years ago. We are very delighted to bring in the Israeli innovation skills and entrepreneurship spirit to contribute to the major challenge of reinvigoration of the economy. This special collaboration demonstrates the exciting development of Israel-Japan partnership in the past decade. We believe that the ongoing synergy between our two countries would benefit the prosperity of both economies and beyond"

Program overview


Launch of the "Tohoku-Israel startup global challenge program"

This program aims to level up Tohoku startups by offering lectures and mentorship from Israeli experts and to further strengthen the cooperation between Israel and Tohoku region.

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