Osaka : Upcoming Startups Hotspot in Asia
Osaka Innovation Hub (OIH) is the Osaka City government-backed startup community. We serve as your business concierge and gateway to our fast-growing startup/tech ecosystem to generate more innovations together.
Our focus is on international startups, media, investors and incubation/acceleration programs which want to venture into this vibrant city of entrepreneurship. Engaging with OIH will help you gain local trust and expand your network in and around Osaka, Japan.
OIH organizes 250+ events, including 50+ pitch events per year.
OIH's network includes 300+ businesses and 700+ individuals.
Cumulative amount of funding raised by startups supported
Osaka hosts international startup events like Hack Osaka and Get In The Ring.
Startup Founder Visa is now available in Osaka.
Expo 2025 in Osaka under the theme “Designing Future Society for Our Lives”.
Including Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta, Seoul, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh, Mumbai, Melbourne, Tianjin, Auckland, Chicago, etc.
Osaka has been the world’s fastest-growing visitor destination since 2009 (Mastercard: Destination Cities Index 2017).
Most livable city
Osaka is the third most livable city in the world after Vienna and Melbourne. (The Economist: Global Liveability Index 2018).
Osaka is famously called: “City of Merchants” “Nation’s Kitchen” “Center of Comedy”
One-stop Information Concierge
Whether you want to pitch at our events, write about Osaka’s startup scene, invest in innovative companies or start your business here, OIH can provide the necessary information and connect you with the right people and organizations.
For the latest news and media history, visit Press page.
Curious about our pitch events?
Watch this video to get a feel: GET IN THE RING - Highlight
Collaboration with Partners
With our perfect location and established network, OIH collaborates with partners from around the world to help them spread their message through events and meetups as well as exchanging up-to-date information.
If you think we can be mutually beneficial, bringing synergy to both of our communities and networks, we would love to hear from you.
Find out more about why and how to partner with OIH.
Who runs Osaka Innovation Hub?
OIH is a public project funded by Osaka City and operated by Osaka Business Development Agency. Meet our people here.
Are there any cool startups in Osaka?
Oh, boy! You’ve gotta find out about these companies NOW. There are great startups in and around Osaka and the list keeps growing rapidly.
Why is Osaka becoming a startup hotspot?
For so many reasons! A historically entrepreneurial culture, great universities and prominent companies as talent pools, technical excellence in various industries such as manufacturing and pharma, rapidly increasing attention from investors, etc. Find out more in Why Osaka.