The new partnership was concluded between Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN) and the Japanese startup hub EdgeOf and is designed to assist startups in their internationalization efforts based on various programs and the same partnership. Up until now GIN not only operates in Japan but also in Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and China. The partnership was sealed by a “Memorandum of Understanding”. Such a memorandum was already signed with Tokyo in 2018. Japan is a lucrative market for startups, not least due to the numerous large companies. However, Japan is also a difficult and closed market. The new partnership with EdgeOf facilitates market entry for startups. The objective of the GIN Austria initiative is to link the three target groups of startups, incubators and investors in the target markets of Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and China.