ERA Global – Ibaraki Prefecture Bootcamp Program Final Event

Thursday, January 28 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. EST

Online Event

Admission: Free

ERA Global, New York City’s largest global accelerator, hosts the final pitch event of its Bootcamp Program in partnership with Ibaraki Prefecture. At this event, you will meet five of Japan’s most promising startups participating in the program.


8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.: Welcome Remarks from ERA and Ibaraki Prefecture

8:10 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.: Investors Panel Introduction

8:20 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.: Pitches and Q&A

9:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.: Closing Remarks from ERA

To register for the event, please visit ERA Global’s Eventbrite page. Registrants will receive login details closer to the day of the event.

Meet the Startups

Axion Research
Axion Research is a digital health startup building on a decade of scientific research. The company uses AI to predict the risk of diseases, specifically cancer and type 2 diabetes. The platform AXiR Engine takes standard health check-up data and after analyzing, provides a personalized health promotion program to patients at risk of deteriorating health.

LIGHTz is an AI-based company that has developed a knowledge transfer system for corporations. The system, BrainModel, is built on AI that generates instructions for employees getting started on new projects. LIGHTz reduces the cost of training and the time spent on onboarding by automating knowledge transfer. LIGHTz has customers primarily in the manufacturing and sports industries.

nextEDGE Technology
Founded in 2004, nextEDGE Technology is based on its experience with localization of software. Since then, the company’s core has been internationalization, starting a software promotion with shareEDGE project using its internationalization technique. Currently, they are focused on developing and selling the “touchless interface aeroTAP” and “stereo-vision 3D sensor aeroTAP USB camera.”

Onikle is a platform to search for AI scientific papers for AI scientists. The platform, powered by AI, gives specific recommendations to users and enables them to reduce the time they would normally spend sifting through a number of papers or websites.

SiteSensing developed a tracking system called PDRplus. Based on Dead Reckoning, PDRplus is independent of external signals such as GPS, therefore enabling indoor tracking. The system can track people, vehicles such as forklifts, and flying objects such as drones on a real-time basis. It measures workers’ social distancing indoors. All of this can be done through the use of a smartphone. The system is primarily used in the construction, manufacturing, and retail industries in which much of the working environment is indoors. PDRplus contributes to enhancing industrial productivity by 40% on average.

About ERA Global

ERA Global is the leading US market-entry program in New York City. The company has partnered with more than 25 governments and global organizations to accelerate great startups, helping founders from around the world enter the US market through intense, no-equity accelerator programs.

ERA Global draws upon ERA’s expertise, experience, and network of more than 500 mentors to help the best global entrepreneurs successfully test and refine their businesses for the US market. Mentors include successful serial entrepreneurs, corporate executives, technologists, investors, industry, and functional experts committed to to providing global startups with valuable and practical US market knowledge.

In 2020, they officially launched their very first online programs. Believing that there has never been a more important time to help startups succeed, ERA Global is using this pandemic period as an opportunity to empower startups with strong US market insights. For more information, please visit ERA Global’s website.