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Starting a New Business? Moon Can Give You the Boost You Need!


At Moon Creative Lab, we’ve always been focused on unlocking people’s creative potential to create new businesses, and we are always looking for ways to support as many entrepreneurs and startups as we can. And now, with our recently announced three new program offerings, we are broadening our reach more than ever!

Our new program, Boost, is an incubation program to help startup teams and corporations gain traction for new businesses. 

Since we were founded in 2018, Moon Creative Lab has been a venture studio for powering the creation of new businesses globally for individuals, teams, and business units within Mitsui & Co. Our new programs will expand our support for Mitsui & Co as well as outside corporations and startup teams that want to incubate their early stage business. 


Boost Your Early-Stage New Business 
Our Boost program is an intensive 3-6 month incubation program that will help new businesses build traction and potentially earn $300,000 USD in funding.* Boost focuses on a human-centered approach to new business creation with expertise in user research and testing and prototype creation. By joining our Boost program, participants will receive:

  • Hands-on support and mentorship from our diverse and creative team of global experts in design, engineering, product, marketing, and more.
  • Help finding co-founders, team members, or strategic partners.
  • Working space at Moon’s Silicon Valley or Tokyo studio. 
  • Potential collaboration with Mitsui & Co. and its global network.
  • Helpful SaaS tools to build your business. 


Earn Funding
After completing the Boost program, participants may compete in Moon’s Demo Day where they can pitch their business to Moon’s Investment Committee to earn $300,000 USD* of seed funding from Moon.


The Many Ways We Can Work Together
If you, your team, or your company have started working on a new business idea and are looking for additional support in building and testing prototypes with real customers, we’d love to help bring your innovative ideas to life! Head here to learn more and apply for Boost.

Haven’t yet started working on that “crazy” idea but want to learn more about new business creation? Check out our hands-on learning program, Spark. And if you’d like to connect with others and become part of our diverse, creative, and fun community, check out Orbit, our series of in-person events.


*Participating startups will be able to pitch for an investment of $300,000 USD on a post-money KISS/J-KISS at a $3M valuation cap – 10% of your company prior to dilution. Click here for details.

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