The Gateway to Success for Healthcare Startups!
Discover the Next Generation Startups/Service to Support the Era to Live 100 Years.

This is a well known pitch event within Health 2.0 Asia - Japan where many startups will pitch their latest technology/solution seeking for new collaboration.

Finalists shall pitch and discuss their business with judges, and what’s more for this year, more than 50 startups shall be on stage for the pitch through 2 days!!

The growing market of Healthtech, Health 2.0 Asia – Japan will support startups who provide solutions for how human live better through the cradle to the grave with technology.

Apply by : October 31st, 2018
We have extended the deadline until November 6th, 2018
due to many requests.

Entry Closed

Our Features

No.1 Healthtech in 2018
Startup Will Be Presented

6 Finalists are pitching in main stage, showing idea and technology to update Healthcare.

Don’t Miss the Q&As Between
the Startup and the Judges!

As well as 5minutes pitch, we consider 10minutes Q&As with our knowledge-full judges to decide which to win. Various perspectives must inspire your business sense.

More than 50 Startups Shall Pitch Through 2 Days.

More than 50 startups can pitch in Lightning Pitch in first day. With the live streaming, 1 startup shall advance to the Pitch Final.


Dec. 5th Pitch Final

Neck / Back pain preventive app
-Pocket Therapist-

Naoto Fukutani

CEO, BackTech Inc.
Office Natural Frozen Fruits

Masayuki Kinoshita

President, Daybreak Co., Ltd.
Remote monitoring for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nobukatsu Horita

CEO, GCare Inc.(M.D., Ph.D.)
Tele-ICU by the Certified Specialists of
Intensive Care

Tomoyuki Nakanishi

President(M.D.), T-ICU. Co., Ltd.
Dr. Ubie

Kota Kubo

CEO, Ubie, Inc.

Dec. 4th Lightning Pitch
The Winner will be on Stage for the Pitch Final

We live stream the pitch on our official Facebook page!
Please watch them and join the live voting.
Vote by 5:15 p.m. or you'll miss it!

The live stream and voting has ended.

Official Facebook * Live streaming starts from 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 4th

Timeschedule of 「Lightning Pitch」

Time Group / Event Place
10:30 ~ 11:15 GroupA FoyerA
10:30 ~ 11:15 GroupB
15:45 ~ 16:30 GroupC
~ 17:15 Vote deadline
18:00 ~ 18:05 Winner Announcement
(Lightning Pitch Finalist Present)

「Lightning Pitch」Panelist

  • At Co., Ltd.
  • A10 Lab Inc.
  • betatrip, Inc.
  • bspr Inc.
  • Buzzreach Inc.
  • Cosolab Inc.
  • DoctorsMobile, Corp.
  • Dr.JOY Co., Ltd.
  • Eaze Inc.
  • First Ascent Inc.
  • Frembassy, Inc.
  • GLUET Inc.
  • HA-PPY Co., Ltd.
  • HoloAsh, Inc.
  • HOT ALBUM Tansansen Tablet, Inc.
  • Loquat, LLC.
  • MDS Health – Renew Biocare Asia Pacific
  • Medical Logue
  • Medihome. Inc.
  • Mediways Co., Ltd.
  • MedQuery. Inc.
  • MUSCA Inc.
  • open-socio Co., Ltd.
  • POCKE, Inc.
  • QUINSENCE Co., Ltd.
  • Real World Games K.K.
  • Starsphere K.K.
  • YUKAI Engineering Inc.



Akihisa Harada

President & Representative Director (M.D., Ph.D.),
Pfizer Japan Inc.

Yoshimasa Katoh

Operations vice president,
Tokyu Acceleration Program,
Tokyu Corporation

Kenji Kobayashi

Co-founder, Signifiant Inc.

Georgia Mitsi

Senior Director, Head of Digital Health Care Initiatives, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Tak Miyata

General Partner,
Scrum Ventures

Yasuko Terao

Head of New Compound Development & Portfolio Department, Clinical Science Division, R&D, Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K.

Tatsuo Tsutsumi

General Partner,
Gree Ventures, Inc.

Tak Umezawa

Japan Chairman,
A.T. Kearney

Hiroyuki Watanabe

Managing Director,
Nikkei Inc.

Matthew Holt

Health 2.0 LLC


Yo Iwami

President & CEO (M.D., Ph.D.),
MedPeer, Inc.

Moderator & Presenters

Lightning Pitch Presenter


Satoshi Tanaka

Director, CRM Planning Dept, Product Planning Dept, Marketing Planning Dept & Sales Representatives Human Resource Dept, Nippon Life Insurance Company



Yuuri Ueda

Director of Health 2.0 Asia - Japan (M.D.)
MedPeer, Inc.

* The Judges might change without any notation, thank you for your understanding.

Time Schedule

Competition Flow

Dec. 4th Lightning Pitch

  • Lightning Pitch on the 1st day as a consolation match.
  • Maximum 60 companies shall pitch, and the winner gains the right to pitch at the Pitch Final.
  • Live stream each 3minutes pitch, the winner is selected by voting from the audience.

Dec. 5th Pitch Final

  • 5 Finalists and 1 Lightning Pitch winner are on the main stage for the final pitch.
  • The winner is selected from 5minutes pitch and 10minutes Q&As.

* The program might change without any notation, thank you for your understanding.

Application Requirements

Recruiting Period
September 27th - October 31th, 2018 Extended until November 6th, 2018
1,000,000JPY / 2 invitation tickets to Health 2.0 Annual Conference 2018 in USA
* For the winner
* Sponsor Award is selected separately.
  • Product/service need to be in the healthtech region*1
  • Product/service have launched or the launch date is determined when you apply
  • Representative (CEO, President etc.) can attend to the conference on Dec.5 to do the pitch.*2

*1 As referring “healthtech”, we widely accept products/services that utilize technologies to improve “better life”, which includes medicine, caretaking, dietary, HR or others.

*2 Even if you're not selected as a finalist, applicants can pitch at the Lightning Pitch on the 1st day.

How to Apply
To apply for the competition, please fill the form shown on the website.
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