Open Network Lab

  • Location: Asia, Japan, Tokyo
  • Timing of Applications: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Focus: Agnostic, eCommerce, Financial, Marketing/Advertising
  • Vertical: Agnostic

Established in 2010, Open Network Lab (Onlab) is a seed accelerator program—part of Digital Garage Group.

Onlab takes a hands-on approach to supporting startups. On top of the intensive three-month program, which includes weekly office hours, free co-working spaces, and a demo day with hundreds in attendance, startups receive tailored support from professionals—both inside and outside Onlab. During the program, mentors work side-by-side with founders to tackle their most pressing issues so that they are better positioned to reach their next operating milestones required for the subsequent round of fundraising.

Among Onlab’s mentors are bilingual professionals who can serve as conduits between global startups and the Japanese market. The Onlab team plays an active role in plugging startups into the thriving startup ecosystem in Japan and provides Japan-entry support.