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A comprehensive back-up structure

A city that focuses on detailed support

Team support provided by JETRO and the City of Sapporo

In order to promote business development in Sapporo, JETRO Hokkaido and the City of Sapporo collaborate to provide various types of support associated with business start-ups, including the establishment of companies, searching for office space, and all kinds of administrative procedures.

*Supporting the surveying and selection of business locations
*Providing information and introducing specialists related to the establishment of companies, administrative procedures and legal affairs
*Providing aid and financing structures
*Supporting the securing of manpower
*Supporting the search for partners

Matching with local enterprises

Support is provided with regard to the matching of overseas enterprises with local, high-quality enterprises.

*Introducing Hokkaido enterprises interested in overseas business, with the help of business meeting events or coordinators
*Providing information concerning Hokkaido enterprises and products
*Providing support concerning the holding of Hokkaido product fairs, overseas
*Supporting food manufacturers and the like when exhibiting at product fairs overseas
*Providing support for catering establishments wishing to develop business overseas

Comprehensive Support for Startups

Sapporo–Hokkaido, one of the leading startup cities designated by the Japanese government, is prepared to fully support startups in expanding their business in the city.
*Assistance in obtaining a startup visa
*Financial support for company registration, flight to Sapporo, and initial costs associated with a housing contract
*Providing abundant opportunities for Proof of Concept, introducing business partners and prospective clients
*Free access to the consultation service desk for startups

Innovation Promotion Section, Economic & Tourism Affairs Bureau, City of Sapporo,
Kita 1-jo Nishi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-8611