Why startups come to Taiwan? by AppWorks
Why startups come to Taiwan? by AppWorks
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Since 2014, more and more successful internet companies, such as Garena, BeeTalk, Carousell and Paktor, are choosing Taiwan as the strategic role of regional plans. The maturity of online merchants and users in Taiwan market became their turbo engine for South-East Asia expansion.
At the same time, AppWorks international applicants hit record high for 2016. Expecting potential startup founders to be part of the biggest startup mafia, we fly to Singapore to share how AppWorks empowers a founder and a startup company. We will throw a briefing for applicants. (the Accelerator Program, the solid startup community and business network) Our star alumni: Shopback Co-founder and Markedshot Co-founder will share how do they expand the business thru AppWorks in Taiwan. Brandon Chiang, AppWorks Associate will speak on why Taiwan is attracting international startups, and how the South-East Asia market would evolve in next years. Join us at Blk71 at 2PM on May 16th (TUES.)!
14:00-14:30 Check-in at Blk71 << Pls do "like" the page!
14:30-14:50 Introduce Taiwan Internet Market by Brandon Chiang
14:50-15:10 Introduce AppWorks Accelerator Program by Gaga Liu
15:10-15:20 ShopBack Co-founder sharing
15:20-15:30 Markedshot CEO / Co-founder, Darren Chua sharing
15:30-16:00 Ask Me Anything
A small team working out of a garage is no longer the most efficient way to do a startup — you don’t have the time to keep track of what’s going on out there, and often caught off guard when things suddenly turn against you and competitors pop out of nowhere. You have limited knowledge around the fundraising scene. You don’t have good connections to quality mentors and investors. Suppliers and channel partners don’t pick up your calls. And even getting job candidates to come in for an interview is hard. On top of that, you make all the rookie mistakes simply because you don’t have a chance to learn from other startups’ failures.
As former founders ourselves, we started AppWorks Accelerator in 2010 because we want to help fellow founders solve all these problems. Starting up a startup in an accelerator, together with a big group of really smart and driven founders, is a much more efficient way to do a startup in the 21st century.
Every 6 months, we invite 35 of Asia’s most talented startups to join AppWorks Accelerator. The AppWorks Team, our 50+ mentors, and the alumni community are all there to help you fine tune your product and business model. And then at Demo Day, you get to tell your story in front of 1,000+ investors and potential business partners to win their partnerships.
“It is the world’s most tightly packed entrepreneurial ecosystem, and a perfect place to study the lengths to which a government can go to support startup colonies.” – The Economist, Jan 2014
Blk71 is the most thriving start-up community in Singapore, with over 250 start-ups, venture capitalists and tech incubators in the same building. It was a factory building which has been converted into office spaces used by start-up entrepreneurs. Spanning 7 floors, it sits in a cluster of buildings located in Singapore’s Ayer Rajah Industrial Estate, which was built in the 1970s by the Jurong Town Corporation, for manufacturing-based activities. Initially slated for demolition in 2011 as requirements for manufacturing spaces evolved in Singapore, its fate was averted and its integral role in supporting Singapore’s economy reinstated by NUS Enterprise, the then Media Development Authority (MDA) and SingTel Innov8, through the vision of it being home and heart of Singapore’s technology start-up community. Blk71 sits strategically within a kilometer of the National University of Singapore and other technology hubs including the Fusionopolis, Biopolis and Science Park.
Being the anchor and largest tenant at Blk71, NUS Enterprise has been instrumental and active in establishing and aggregating the start-up community since 2011 through new initiatives, programmes and events. As an incubator and accelerator of start-ups, we provide a complete suite of services under the NUS Start-up Runway to support their growth and development. Start-ups get access to co-working spaces, technology and business accelerator programmes, and business, legal and public relations support and connected to a pool of experienced mentors and industry contacts at different stages of their entrepreneurial journeys.