The G-Startup Worldwide at GMIC Tokyo is excited to announce G-Startup Worldwide Tokyo Top 8. Last Wednesday we announced the top 25.  The competition was extremely high and many startups missed the final batch by less than .1 point due to the high quality of the top 25.  4 of the top 8 are from the United States, 3 are from Japan and 1 is from Hong Kong.  I’m excited to announce what just might be our best batch yet!

G-Startup Worldwide at GMIC Tokyo 2016 Top 8:

POLYGLOTS – Uber for language learning
TravelFlan – A text-based Artificial Intelligent Travel Concierge Service. – App developers receive quality reviews from fellow app developers.
Pulzze Systems, Inc. – Producing IoT Infrastructure products that make it possible for any connected devices and systems (“Things”) to work with each other without coding.
SPARE. – We kill the ATM and enable merchants cash dispensing revenue.
Famarry – Helps realize customers’ ideal photo shoot for them to be able to book photo shooting in any area around the world.
InnaMed – The gateway to personal health with our home device that measures, tracks, and gives guidance about your major health indicators.
Aquabit Spirals Inc. – Programmable ‘Physical Bookmark’ which delivers varied digital content to your smartphones in a micro-moment, from physical things or places.

The eight above startups will be able to pitch for a chance to win $300,000 to our world famous venture capitalist judges (pictured below) at G-Startup Worldwide at GMIC Tokyo on July 15. 

Yozo Kaneko, President & COO, United Inc
Akio Tanaka, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Infinity Venture Partners
Hiro Mashita, Founder & Director, M&S Partners
Kotaro Sasamoto, Managing Partner, Dentsu Ventures
Hogil Doh, Investment Manager, Rakuten Ventures
James Ryney, Head of Japan, 500 Startups Japan
Nobutake Suzuki, Partner, Global Brain 

Special thanks to our Global Partners Sequoia CapitalCheetah MobileGoogle Launchpad and Cutler PR! With their support we are able to help build startup ecosystems around the globe and help enable startups to change the world!  We would also like to thank our local partner Skyland Ventures for hosting PitchCamp for us!

If you would like your startup to participate in future G-Startup Worldwide competitions please apply here. We have applications open for JakartaSao PauloBangaloreTaipeiSilicon Valley, and Seoul.

If you would like to attend GMIC Tokyo and see the G-Startup Worldwide competition, we have reserved a limited number of passes for startups that are available first come, first served. Register with code GSU50719oHa15 for a 50% discount on the Gold pass or register with code GSUFREEURSW4H8f for a complimentary Visitor pass! We hope to see you there!

G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world.G-Startup Worldwide will be hosted at each Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC)in 2016 including Tel-Aviv, Beijing, Tokyo, Jakarta, Bangalore, Taipei and San Francisco. G-Startup Worldwide will invest $1 million into 18 companies around the world in 2016. The winner of G-Startup Worldwide will receive a $50,000 investment prize and the second place winner will receive a $20,000 investment prize. The winner will also receive a free trip to Silicon Valley to compete to become the 2016 G-Startup Worldwide Global Winner. The second place winner overall will receive an additional $120,000 winner and the Global Winner will receive an additional $250,000 investment! Our winners also gain access to the exclusive G-Network, our private network for global tech executive as well as support from our mentor network. Any eligible startup from around the world may apply.