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iCetana Partners – Japan

Tarique Weerasekera (APAC Business Development Executive) recently represented iCetana at the Startupbootcamp in Osaka. iCetana was one of 3000+ startups that were shortlisted to 21 to attend a week in Osaka. After competing with 21 Startups from 9 countries, iCetana was chosen by Hankyu Hanshin Holding Group (USD$7B Co.) along with Sakura Internet to form a partnership in Japan. We look forward to returning to Japan shortly to progress our partnership.

About Startupbootcamp

Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka is an equity-free innovation program for high growth Smart City companies to expand globally, increase their revenues, and access significant funding opportunities in Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy.

By focusing on seed-funded companies with validated business models, the program is designed to help founders scale their business in Japan, with a focus on sales, business development and running pilots with some of Japan’s, and the world’s largest corporates.

The first cohort of Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka will connect Smart City scaleup companies from around the world to collaborate in the

areas of Mobility, Living, Health & Wellbeing and Tourism. A particular emphasis will be placed on increasing revenues through targeted access to industry partners like Hankyu, JR West, Dentsu, Sakura Internet, JT, The Yomiuri Shimbun and SMBC.

Each Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka program lasts 3 months and will be limited to 10 companies so we can provide extremely tailored support. While on-site participation is expected for certain events, teams do not need to relocate to Osaka for the entire program. Support will be provided to form a Japanese operating entity if one is not already in place.

In addition to leveraging a targeted group of mentors and investors, founders will work closely with a group of amazing partners who support the Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka program. These key industry players will provide executive level access to their extensive network and explore partnership opportunities with each company joining the program.

Next Steps

To Partner with iCetana please email us on and we will be in contact.  

Transform your organisation by implementing AI in your video surveillance network. Contact iCetana on  for a confidential discussion on how you can benefit from the iCetana Starter.


iCetana Starter is an innovation in AI that allows your organisation to start using iCetana onsite with your own cameras.  iCetana Starter is a turn-key solution that includes:

  • Pre-configured server shipped to your site (either a NUC mini-server, or full server)
  • Full iCetana version license counts (license counts depend on selected package)
  • Installation and training
  • First year maintenance (annual license fee is payable after the first year).

iCetana Starter protects your investment and can be readily scaled up to a larger deployment when you want to monitor more cameras.

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