artics Clinches Runner-Up Position at Canada's Largest Incubator, DMZ, in Jetro-Sponsored Pitch Event

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artics recently achieved a notable runner-up finish in a competitive pitch event, sponsored by JETRO and hosted by the DMZ, Canada's premier business incubator. This accomplishment signifies a major milestone for artics, highlighting our innovative capabilities in front of a distinguished audience at Toronto's leading accelerator.

The DMZ, managed by Toronto Metropolitan University, stands as a global leader in business incubation. It aims to equip burgeoning startups with necessary resources, opportunities for networking, and support for rapid growth. The chance to present our vision and ideas on such an esteemed platform was an immensely proud moment for our team.

The event, conducted in partnership with Mitsui Fudosan's venture co-creation business, 31ventures, took place at the exquisite THE E.A.S.T. Nihonbashi in Tokyo. The agenda was filled with enriching experiences, including an exclusive presentation by Mr. Namiki from DMZ, pitches by various Japanese startups, and fruitful networking sessions.

Our CEO, Arata Nakatsuji, was honored with the runner-up title, reflecting the innovative spirit and hard work of the artics team. This distinction is not only a prestigious honor for us but also a crucial stepping stone in our journey towards our mission, 21st century Renaissance.

The winner was awarded the opportunity to partake in DMZ's acceleration program and an invitation to the Collision 2024 event, complete with travel and accommodation assistance. This prize offers an exceptional chance for startups looking to venture into the global arena.

We at artics are eager to capitalize on the experiences and connections forged at this event, propelling us towards greater heights in our future endeavors.

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About artics

artics, a Japan born startup, is dedicated to developing the interest based real graph community that allows individuals to express themselves through their passions. Challenging the existing distribution structure that limits the exposure of works to only a few artists based on rankings and trends, artics aims to create a society where more artists and creators can thrive by sharing the emotions of those who engage with their creations. Recognized as the top accelerator in the world for IPOs, Techstars, and a selected programs such as Plug and Play, artics also proudly serves as a content partner for Japan's largest startup conference, "IVS KYOTO2023."

App Overview

Users can curate a personalized profile page reflecting their taste by adding favorite works from various genres, such as music, movies, anime, manga, paintings, and books. This social networking platform allows individuals to discover like-minded people within their university or community, fostering connections with new favorite works and people.

Highlighted Features

artics provides a unique feature where users can share their experiences with favorite works, including the environment in which they discovered them and comments on their impressions. Unlike recommendation features based on existing algorithms, artics encourages users to explore their personal preferences by delving into the context of their encounters with works and the influences on the creators.

artics Board Feature

The artics Board feature enables users to accumulate a catalog of entertainments they have experienced and create a profile showcasing their own "Personal Fav Museum" with their friends to share common interest.


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Company Overview

  • Company Name: artics

  • Founder: Arata Nakatsuji

  • Business: Social Media Consumer Software, Event Planning and Operation

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