What's "GET IN THE RING"?
This is a startup pitch event hailing from the Netherlands. It began in 2012, and now - is held in over 100 countries around the world. The format of the pitch is a 1- on -1 pitch battle between 2 startups without slideshows,in a virtual boxing ring! This year, event will be held online. Osaka Innovation Hub will hold the “Japan Final” for the 7th time this year!
February 17th Fri, 2023 5:00pm-
*It will be pre-recorded on February 2nd,2023 and released on our YouTube Channel.
How To Watch
You can watch the Get in the Ring Osaka 2023 Competition for free
*The event will be held in English on OIH's YouTube Channel
*Apply as an Audience: It will be open in November
Apply to Pitch
We are currently recruiting participants for the "Japan Final" to be held online on February 2nd, 2023. The winner is entitled to attend the “Global Final,” to be held in 2023, and provided with access to a variety of global connections as well as immense international exposure. Players from all over Japan are welcome to entry the Japan Final.
Come join us and Get in the Ring!
Why you should pitch?
Get the chance to pitch your startup to the world.
You can connect with truly inspirational competitors, VCs, and sponsors.
You can participate from anywhere.
One-on-one pitch battles take place on a virtual stage that resembles a boxing ring.
Time Line 2023Dec/19
th Mon.,2022, 12:00 noon (JST)
Notification of Screening ResultJan/12
th Thur.,2023, 1pm - 6pm
Online Selection Pitch
January 12th Thur.,2023, 1pm - 6pm
*about 30min per 1 company
*Information on times will be provided later.
*2 companies in each weight-class will be selected to participate in the final battle.
*Closed session with no audience
It’s 3 minutes straight pitch following by 4 themes.
Pitch in English with no slideshows.
- ■3 minutes straight pitch in English following by 4 themes below.
- 1 – Team
- 2 – Achievements
- 3 – Business model & market
- 4 – Financials & investment proposition
- ■Q&A in English
Notification of Selection ResultJan/27
th Fri.,2023, 2pm - 4pm
Januray 27th Fri.,2023, 2pm - 4pm
Explanation of the rules of the pitch and competition
Meetup with other participants
nd Thur.,2023, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Pre-recording of Final Battle
February 2nd Thu.,2023, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
How To Watch
You can watch the "Final Battle" for free on our YouTube channel on February 17th , 2023.
It's a 1- on-1 pitch battle between two startups.There are 5 rounds, ending in a Q&A and a vote for the winner by our judges. First you get a quick intro (1min), and 5rounds (each 30sec) are: Team, Achievements, Business Model & Market, Financials & Proposition, and Freestyle.
Final Battle Procedure
Self introduction about your company.
This round covers the compilation of the startups (management) team, and highlights their various skills and experience. Think of including why this team is unique and will be successful, and what the team may lack.
In this round startups will outline what they have achieved to date (not what they will achieve!). This can include sales and/ or revenue, number of customers, and any partnerships or investments they have. Startups can also think of mentioning any awards that they have won.
Business model & market
Startups can use this round to explain their businesses, the markets in which they find themselves, and their market strategy. In addition, noting competition, and how they are different including USP’s (Unique Selling Point) can help this.
Financials & Investment Proposition
The fourth round covers the financial situation and the investment sought. What is the total investment sought and what does the startup needs beside money? What is the share amount offered/ sold to investors? How will the money be spent? Think also of including where the startup will be in three to five years.
This is the last round of the battle. Here startups are free to do what they want in a last effort to convince the champions (investors) why they should invest in them and their company. The startup needs to try to even convince it’s competitor why he or she should win! The startup needs to try to get to the core of its existence, why do they exist and what is their passion. A short product demonstration could be included here.
The judges will ask both participants a few questions.
SELECTION OF THE WINNER
The judges vote for the winner.
Stream “Final Battle” on YouTube
- You must meet the all requirements
- ■Business Industry: Health Tech-related
- ■Japanese Startup Companies founded in Japan in the past 8 years
- ■Having an innovative, scalable business
- ■Able to pitch and Q&A in English
About entry class
- Valuation (*GTIR headquarters comprehensively judge the class for each startups based on investment amount, net profit, growth rate, and so on)
- ■Under €500K : Entry to light weight class
- ■€500K - €2.5M : Entry to middle weight class
- ■Above €2.5M :Entry to Heavy weight class
- We will inform the screening results and the entry class to join in consideration of entry content and business description.
- Valuation is different from the Japan’s standards
November 19th Thu.,2022, 12:00 noon (JST)
Notification of Screening Result
We will inform the results by e-mail by December 22th Thur.,2022
Apply as a startup
The application has been closed
Apply as a startup
●Take photos and videos to disseminate information after the event. You may also be interviewed by the media. Please participate after agreeing to the possibility that the portraits of the participants will be reflected in these photos and videos.
● Please note that personal information handled at this event will be shared with the Osaka Innovation Hub (operated by: Osaka Business Developement Agency) and GET IN THE RING Secretariat (headquarters / Netherlands).