HACARUS endorsed as a “J-Startup KANSAI” by The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 

HACARUS Endorsed As A “J-Startup KANSAI” By The Ministry Of Economy, Trade And Industry 

October 21st, 2020 – Kyoto, Japan – HACARUS, the leading provider of lightweight and explainable AI, today announced that the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has selected HACARUS for the J-Startup KANSAI program, which aims to support the development Japan’s best venture firms.  The official selection ceremony will be held during the coming “Kansai Future Summit” on November 4, 2020.

“We are very honored to have been selected for this recognition – HACARUS has seen massive growth over the past few years, thanks to our human centric, proprietary AI technology based on Sparse Modeling, that solves issues that conventional AI approaches can’t. With the support of J-Startup, we will continue to introduce our innovative and unique technology to the Japanese and global markets,” said Kenshin Fujiwara, CEO and Founder. 

METI launched J-Startup, a support program for start-up companies, in June 2018. Top venture capitalists, accelerators, and innovation officers from large companies nominate companies from over 10,000 Japanese firms, based on criteria such as mission, originality, and growth potential. J-Startup KANSAI, the regional version of J-Startup, now adds HACARUS to these prestigious ranks. In addition to offering best-in-class support for selected start-ups, the program is intended to strengthen the local ecosystem by highlighting role models from the Kansai region. To learn more about J-Startup visit: https://www.J-Startup.go.jp/

The J-Startup KANSAI selection ceremony will be held on November 4th during the Kansai Future Summit, where HACARUS will participate. The summit is aimed at creating opportunities to contribute to the development of new industries by building a network of leaders in industry, government and academia. To learn more about the Kansai Future Summit visit: https://kansai-future.com/


HACARUS INC., founded in 2014, in Kyoto, Japan is the leading provider of explainable lightweight AI Tools. As a one stop solution provider, HACARUS enables humans to make better, faster and more reliable decisions, based on AI driven insights. HACARUS proprietary AI engine is built using Sparse Modeling, an AI method that understands data like a human would – by its unique key features and is far more resource, time and energy efficient compared to deep learning. To learn more visit: https://hacarus.com


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