Japan’s industry ministry has named TYPICA, along with 49 other domestic ventures, for its start-up support program.
The ministry launched the J-Startup program in June 2018. It aims to support global success of startups with innovative technology and business models. The ministry makes the nominations based on recommendations from well-established venture capitalists and outside experts, such as business development managers at major firms. Under the program, the ministry, along with a private-sector coalition of J-Startup Supporters, provide intensive support to a select group of start-ups. The initiative is run jointly by the industry ministry, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). Over the years, J-Startup has facilitated startups’ participation in major trade shows in Japan and abroad, supported research and development, helped them adapt to regulatory reforms, and enabled them to gain broader bidding opportunities.
This year marks the fourth cycle of J-Startup. Its nominators recommended TYPICA for our efforts to allow coffee producers and roasters to directly trade green coffee from a single jute bag on a global scale.
TYPICA will continue to strive toward our goal of improving the sustainability of delicious coffee.
■ J-Startup official website
Published on April 6, 2023
Title: Japan’s Industry Ministry Announces Nominees for Startup Growth Program “J-Startup 2023” (Available in Japanese only)