Six Companies Selected for KONAMI Accelerator 2023

Konami Digital Entertainment and Startups Co-creating New Value in the Entertainment Field

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. and 01Booster Inc. held a pitch contest on Friday, March 17, 2023 to select six companies to participate in the jointly-operated KONAMI ACCELERATOR 2023 corporate accelerator program*.


In this contest, presentations were given by nine companies selected from over 150 applicants through a document and interview screening process. After the presentations, six companies were selected to participate in the accelerator program. Over the next four months, Konami Digital Entertainment's own Catalyst and 01Booster staff will accompany these startups, providing various types of support throughout each business stage. The results of this program will be announced at the Demo Day to be held in September.

KONAMI ACCELERATOR 2023 Pitch Contest Results

[Six companies selected *In Japanese alphabetical order]

●Mr. Yuto Hagiwara, any style, Inc.
Operation of "my dear. production" VTuber office and "my dear." official app

●Mr. Rui Miyazawa, sci-bone Co., Ltd.
Research and development of wearable devices for sports, analysis of motion data

●Mr. Akihiro Aritoshi, Synesthesias, Inc.
Production and development of entertainment services in self-driving cars, VR/AR content, etc.

●Mr. Natsuki Kataoka, Suishow, Inc.
Development and distribution of location information sharing app NauNau, business in the NFT marketplace and metaverse space

●Ms. Haruka Takano, D'Arts, Inc.
Development and distribution of Hatch-Pot VR, a VR animation platform that allows users to create VR animation without code

●Mr. Yuta Umezawa, ventus Inc.
Development and distribution of ORICAL, a fan system that uses electronic trading cards for sports teams, artists, etc.


KONAMI ACCELERATOR 2023 is an initiative to create innovation and accelerate new businesses for Konami Digital Entertainment through a process of co-creation with startups and entrepreneurs. The first phase of this initiative aims to co-create innovative businesses under the theme of "Road to a New Experience."

About Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Company name: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Representative: Hideki Hayakawa, Representative Director, President
Location: 1-11-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Established: March 31, 2006
Business: Planning, production, manufacturing and sales of mobile games, console games, card games, music/video software, merchandise, etc.

About 01Booster, Inc.

Company name: 01Booster, Inc.
Representative: Norifumi Suzuki, Founder CEO / George Goda, Co-Founder
Location: Shin-Yurakucho Building 10F, 1-12-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan
Established: March 2012
Business: Shared office for entrepreneurs, corporate accelerator/intrapreneur accelerator program planning and management, in-house entrepreneurship training, investment and funding support, business creation consulting, M&A brokerage support, etc.
*Corporate Accelerator is a registered trademark of 01Booster.

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