Dentsu and Scrum Ventures launched SPORTS TECH TOKYO, a global mentor-driven accelerator program for sports-related startups from around the world. Opening on October 2, 2018, the one-year program takes place in Japan and San Francisco with mentoring, networking and pitching opportunities with industry professionals.
Scrum Ventures announced Nintendo Switch + Tech in April 2018, a program to find new technologies to expand how Nintendo Switch is experienced. Nintendo entrusted Scrum Ventures to manage the program that is open to teams of all stages, research teams at universities, or technology teams at large corporations.
Panasonic and Scrum Ventures created a joint venture in March 2018 called BeeEdge to invest in Japanese startups developing Panasonic technologies.
BeeEdge will support the startups to accelerate bringing the technologies to market.