Connect’s International Springboard Program with Yokohama, Japan

Dec 17, 2020

The City of Yokohama, Japan — recently deemed a Global Startup City and a Sister City of San Diego, is in partnership with Connect to build a strong relationship between two predominant life science startup communities. 

Springboard | Connect • Yokohama, Japan

We’ve spent the past few months working with four early-stage companies in the life sciences.   

On January 6th, we invite you to see them pitch. The Yokohama Japan MedTech Startups Pitch Event is presented by Open Yokohama, in partnership with California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) and Ikigai Accelerator.

Meet the Companies

Risk Measurement Technologies Co., Ltd.

Combines risk measurement consulting experience with healthcare tech. Developing “Mind Health Measurement System” to easily measure mental health of employees using only their voice

RimTech | Risk Measurement Technologies

MediGear International Corporation

Developing a minimally-invasive cancer treatment using biometabolic nanodevices that locally attack cancer tissue without the use of drugs

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Providing solutions that contribute to information sharing, medical safety, labor efficiency, and improvement of hospital management using data in the medical field

Cross Sync IBSEN

Anaut, Inc.

Using AI to learn from surgeons’ knowledge and create a surgical map that recognizes human anatomy during surgery, with the aim of providing safe surgery to patients


Connect elevates entrepreneurs by providing educational programming, mentorship, introductions, and access to capital. Springboard is the startup accelerator program from Connect, and is credited as one of the first founded in the US, in 1985. The program focuses on helping technology and life sciences companies prepare to scale and raise capital. Since 2005, Springboard has helped create over 7,000 jobs in early-stage companies.

Connect is proud to bridge innovation internationally, in effort to promote the economic development of both regions.


This is the second year of the partnership with the City of Yokohama.
We are proud of the companies we’ve worked with, and excited to see them excel internationally.

Dr. Petra Stegmann

Springboard Program Senior Director, Connect

On January 6th, 2021, the four companies will demonstrate the results of their hard work in the mentoring program while presenting their innovative technologies and products to investors, potential partners, and everyone interested.

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Yokohama Japan MedTech Startups Pitch Event

January 6th, 2021  |  4-6 pm PST
Zoom Webinar Hosted by City of Yokohama, CLSI, and Ikigai Accelerator