On July 9th, Kobe City announced the US venture capital “500 Startups” and the startup development program that has been ongoing since 2016. Announced that it will be expanded to the company. Utilizing the know-how of 2020 held online under the theme of the new corona, we will hold content and mentoring to learn entrepreneurial know-how for one month. After completing the program, you will be able to participate in the “Global Mentorship Program”, a startup support measure separately operated by Kobe City, and you will also have the opportunity to make a presentation at the demody scheduled to be held in March 2022. The short-term intensive entrepreneur support program “500 KOBE ACCELERATOR”, which aims to create a startup ecosystem originating in Japan from Kobe, has received more than 1000 applications and 88 companies have participated. More than half of the participants were from overseas, and in 2020, when all programs were held online under the theme of the new corona, the number of applicants reached a record high. The total amount of funds raised by the participating companies exceeds about 12 billion yen, and some companies have set up bases in Kobe City as a result of participating in the program. With participants from all over the world, the program combines video and live performances, giving them the flexibility to take classes at any time and place. Incorporate new attempts such as “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” where you can consult with the mentor of 500 Startups at any time. Details of the “Global Mentorship Program” that can be participated in after completion are being adjusted, but follow-up from prominent mentors from Japan and overseas is planned. In addition, cooperation with “Urban Innovation Kobe” implemented by Kobe City and “NOROSHI Startup HUB”, an entrepreneurial support measure based on a cooperation agreement with Shibuya Ward, which started the other day, is also being considered. Kobe City was selected as a global hub city for the startup ecosystem of the Cabinet Office in July 2020, and aims to support startups of a total of 1,000 companies in the next five years. Mr. Taku Takeda, Chief of New Industry Division, New Industry Department, Medical New Industry Headquarters, Kobe City Planning and Coordination Bureau, who is in charge of the startup support program of Kobe City, said, “It is the first time for 500 Startups to support so many participants at the same time, and it is new It can be said that it is a form of effort. I would like to focus on support measures that can only be done now, without looking only at the downsides that cannot be gathered realistically due to the corona disaster. ” This time, we will accept a wide range of domestic and overseas entrepreneurs or entrepreneur candidates regardless of the application genre. The program will be implemented in two phases of 50 companies each, and the recruitment for the first phase will be from July 9th to 30th on the day of the announcement, and the implementation period will be from September 6th to October 1st. The second term is recruited from mid-September to early October, and is scheduled to be held from mid-November to early December. Documents will be examined, and if there are many applications, they will be selected by hearing. There is no membership fee.