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Wednesday, October 7
 

8:30am

Investor Who's-Who
Brought to you by AlumVest and Silverlink-Aranya Founders Fund!

Get to know 30+ most active investors from around the globe, including angels and VCs: their focused verticals, preferred stage, typical investment size, current portfolio, investments in the past 12 months (lead? follow?), successful exits in the past 24 months, and what they're looking for in the next 12 months to complete their portfolio.

Moderators
avatar for Arthur Chen(陳彥諭)

Arthur Chen(陳彥諭)

Managing Partner, AlumVest
Arthur Chen works as the managing partner at AlumVest, dedicated to developing trusted networks of engaged supporters and investors for early stage startups. He creates smart, trusted and social investment networks, supporting angle investors "Discover and Invest in New Ventures Through the People They Already Trust." Arthur's life passion is to serve the underserved through innovations. He was a CEO of Kenyataa Light World- the start-up he... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for William Bao Bean(賓威廉)

William Bao Bean(賓威廉)

Investment Partner, SOS Venture
William is a Partner at SOSV, a US$235m accelerator focused venture capital fund, and the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, China's first startup accelerator. William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was Managing Director supporting China investments. While at Innov8 he led investments including Yodo1 (mobile games), Gmobi (mobile phone platform), Lekan (children's video platform), and Massive Impact (mobile advertising... Read More →
avatar for David Chang(張瑞褀)

David Chang(張瑞褀)

Partner, MindWorks Ventures
David has been involved with some of the most transformative companies to emerge from Silicon Valley and Asia. While working in finance, David started investing and advising his family’s office with a focus in media technologies. Their previous investments includes Buslogic (became Mylex), Crossroads Systems, Alvesta, Ledel Semiconductors (acquired by Siliconix) and Advance Micro Devices (acquired by UT Starcom) etc. | | David is... Read More →
avatar for Tina Cheng(成之璇)

Tina Cheng(成之璇)

Chief Representative of Taiwan, Cherubic Ventures
Tina is the partner at Cherubic Ventures' Taiwan office. She has extensive experience working in the education and technology sector. Her past employers include Yahoo, Cisco, Trianz Consulting, and Ogilvy & Mather. | | Tina holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management. She received her bachelor degree in Advertising from National ChengChi University in Taiwan. | | LinkedIn... Read More →
avatar for Yvonne Chen(陳儀雪)

Yvonne Chen(陳儀雪)

Partner, WI Harper Group
Yvonne has over 18 years of experience in international wireless & telecommunications industry and corporate investments. Before joining WI Harper, she worked for leading smartphone maker hTC spearheading their direct investment division, which includes corporate investments, business development, and acquisition management. | | Yvonne began her professional life as system engineer for Taiwanese satellite communications pioneer... Read More →
avatar for Kurt Chen(陳文強)

Kurt Chen(陳文強)

Partner, SEEDS of Innovation
Kurt Chen is a Partner at Seeds of Innovation, a private investment company focused on early stage investment. Before Seeds, Kurt worked in Lehman Brothers/Nomura as the leader of Corporate Solution team, which focused on structured financing projects in greater China area. Currently Kurt also works as investment consultant in Evergreen Group, CFO of EarthGen Materials, and Director of Pancycle Internationals. | | Kurt has M.B.A. of London... Read More →
avatar for T.C. Chou(周德虔)

T.C. Chou(周德虔)

Founder & President, Harbinger Venture
Dr. Chou co-founded Harbinger Venture in 2000 and has built Harbinger to be a Pan-Pacific early to mid-stage value-added technology venture firm with over 100 portfolio companies in Greater China and Silicon Valley. | | Before founding Harbinger, he also served as General Manager of Tianjin Datian Enterprise Co. Ltd.; Vice President of Ek Chor Distribution Co. Ltd. in China; and Director of Corporate Development at Roll International in... Read More →
avatar for Michel Chu(瞿志豪)

Michel Chu(瞿志豪)

General Partner, Acorn Campus Taiwan
Michel Chu is an experienced serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Michel was the founding CTO of GigaMedia (NASDAQ: GIGM) and led the company through a US$4B IPO in 2000, the first ever Taiwan-based Internet company to be listed on NASDAQ. From 2004, Michel also served as the Executive Vice President of GigaMedia in charge of strategic planning, business development, M&A and general corporate management. Michel co-founded and currently... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas du Cray

Nicolas du Cray

Venture Partner, Iris Capital
Based in China, Nicolas is a Venture Partner at Iris Capital, a global venture capital investor specialized in the digital economy who has been sponsored by Orange and Publicis since 2012. Nicolas takes care of Iris Capital’s investments in Greater China and supports the development in China of Iris Capital's portfolio companies. | | Nicolas was an Investment Director at Orange Capital (China) between 2008 and 2012, where he was in... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Fisher

Christopher Fisher

Cofounder and Impact Investor, Giinseng
Visionary angel investor with demonstrated experience leading diverse global teams to create and execute powerful strategies for leveraging information to win. Through seventeen years of progressive challenges at rapidly growing companies, has gained expertise at every level in the planning, deployment, support, refreshment, and retirement of technology. Adept in vendor management, human resources management, asset optimization, and integration... Read More →
avatar for Masatoshi Fukasawa(深澤優壽)

Masatoshi Fukasawa(深澤優壽)

SVP, Strategic Investment Office, DeNA
- Manage company as CEO | - Develop and execute new business & growth strategy | - Plan & execute marketing strategy | - Plan & execute M&A strategy | - Develop Mobile/Internet platform and contents business strategy | - Marketing strategy and operations, User Acquisition, Platform & Product strategy  | - Global Business Expansion strategy | - Japan, US, EU, China and Asian mobile & internet marketing... Read More →
avatar for Maarten't Hooft

Maarten't Hooft

Managing Partner, Quest Venture Partners
Maarten spent over 6 years at Google with 4 of those years on the Android team. On the Android team he was responsible for the European launch of the G1 (first Android phone), and was the technical program manager for the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus 7 devices. | | Maarten has a Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics and brings to QVP over 12 years experience within Silicon Valley. Maarten has been working in, and advising, both... Read More →
avatar for Kuanhua Hsu(徐冠華)

Kuanhua Hsu(徐冠華)

Principal, GREE Ventures
Kuan Hsu joined GREE Ventures in 2012 and serves as Principal of GREE Ventures Asia. Based in Singapore, he oversees GREE Ventures' overall Southeast Asia operations as well as advising our portfolio companies. Kuan has led GREE Venture’s rapid expansion in Southeast Asia, leveraging his expertise in the Technology, Media and Telecom ("TMT") sector, buy side experience, and broad network. | | Kuan started his career as a consultant... Read More →
avatar for Eric Huang(黃梓洋)

Eric Huang(黃梓洋)

Chief Partner, CoinX Accelerator
Eric Huang, Ph.D. is founder and CEO of COINX Ventures, a bay area venture capital company with an accelerator program focusing on grow-stage companies. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director of Arch Equity Holdings, concentrating in biotechnology, medical devices, electronics, mobile, social network, and technology innovation. Eric Huang was also formerly the CEO and Vice Chairman of the Yangtze Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Huang(黃耀文)

Wayne Huang(黃耀文)

VP Engineering, Proofpoint
Wayne Huang is VP Engineering at Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) and co-founder and CEO to Armorize Technologies, Inc. Wayne is also an angel investor. He bootstrapped and ran two of Asia’s largest security conferences OWASP Asia 2008, 2009, and Syscan Taipei 2008, 2009. With over 15 years of experience in enterprise security, He has led teams to design and develop products that address a spectrum of enterprise security needs, including Web... Read More →
avatar for Allen Kao(高誌廷)

Allen Kao(高誌廷)

Funding Partner, WK Innovation
Allen Kao is the co-founder of WK Innovation, a Greater China based venture capital fund focusing on potential start-ups with unique technology and long-term competence. | | Previously, Allen was the Vice President of WK Technology Fund, one of the most historic and largest VC/PE fund in Taiwan. Allen’s focuses are industrial automation/robot,semiconductor, medical device, material and software. | | Allen also serves on the board... Read More →
avatar for Bindi Karia

Bindi Karia

Bindi is incredibly passionate about all things startup in Europe and connecting the dots between Investors, Founders and Corporates. | | Having devoted much of her career in and around the startup ecosystem, most recently as Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank, she focussed on building out SVB's early stage banking efforts in Europe as well as driving the Bank's relationships within the Corporate and Emerging VC segments. Prior to that... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Lin(林之晨)

Jamie Lin(林之晨)

Founding Partner, AppWorks
Jamie started AppWorks, the largest accelerator in Asia with 190 startups and 400 founders in its alumni network. Twice a year, AppWorks takes in 25 startups, help them find product-market fit, build scalable business models and raise funding to accelerate growth. Star alumni of AppWorks include EZTABLE, Tagtoo, CHOCOLABS and Fandora. AppWorks also manages a total of US$ 61M in VC funds. It usually leads seed and Series-A rounds for its startups... Read More →
avatar for Peter Lin(林銘遠)

Peter Lin(林銘遠)

Founder & Managing Director, Catalyst Capital Group
Peter Lin is Managing Director of Catalyst Capital Group, one of Taiwan venture capital firms and social impact investment funds. Through Catalyst Capital, Peter provides direct supports and strategic advices to technology start-ups, and social enterprises. He is also involved in multiple Taiwan government young entrepreneurship initiatives to support the technology start-ups and the social enterprise ecosystem across Taiwan. | | Peter is... Read More →
avatar for Genping (Leo) Liu(劉根平)

Genping (Leo) Liu(劉根平)

Investor Director, Vertex Venture
Genping is Investor Director with Vertex. He covers Southeast Asia and Taiwan on industry sectors including internet/mobile and enabling technologies. Genping has a diversified set of experience working with startups & multinational companies in various sectors including internet, electronics (batteries), telecom and investment banking. He started his career with a product manager role at Motorola Electronics Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of... Read More →
avatar for Ben Liu(劉秉祐)

Ben Liu(劉秉祐)

Partner, Mesh Ventures
Ben Liu co-founded Mesh Ventures in 2015 where he facilitated new investments in the IoT space along with advising portfolio companies. Mr. Liu started his career as an Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch and then went on to receive his MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China After receiving his MBA, Mr. Liu entered the Venture Capital industry where he held the position of Investment Manager at Pac-LINK... Read More →
avatar for Jim Li(李仲琪)

Jim Li(李仲琪)

Senior Vice President, Industrial Technology Investment Corporation (ITIC)
Dr. Jim Li is a Senior Vice President of ITIC (Industrial Technology Investment Corporation, the venture capital arm of ITRI) and TPTF (Trans-Pacific Technology Fund), focusing on the evaluation and investment in technology companies. He served as judges in many startup competition events. | | From 1991 to 1998, he held various hardware/software engineering positions in Symbol Technologies and Telxon Corporation (both are now part of... Read More →
avatar for Rui Ma(馬睿)

Rui Ma(馬睿)

Partner, 500 Startups
Rui Ma is a Partner at 500 Startups, a leading accelerator and seed investment fund in technology companies, where she is in charge of all investment activity in the Greater China region. Prior to 500, she worked for nearly a decade in private equity and mergers & acquisitions roles at the Raine Group, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in both Silicon Valley and China. She is based in Beijing and has been living and working in China since... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Paine

Jeffrey Paine

Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Jeffrey Paine is the founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital fund based in Singapore investing in Southeast Asia. Jeff started and manages the Founder Institute in Singapore where he is currently overseeing its expansion in Southeast Asia, and Japan. Since 2010 the Founder Institute in Singapore has graduated over 70 companies. He is a recipient of the Founder Institute Director Award 2012 for "Greatest... Read More →
avatar for Ed Roberto

Ed Roberto

VP of Middle East & Africa, Techstars
Ed Roberto has been an active entrepreneur and investor for the past 33 years. He is a limited partner in several venture capital funds in the United States. His angel investment activity is primarily focused in software technology startups. Ed enjoys mentoring company founders and executive teams, generally from the TechStars program and his local angel investments. His extensive operational background allows him to help the founders to refine... Read More →
avatar for James Shen(沈勁)

James Shen(沈勁)

Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
James Shen is vice president of Qualcomm and managing director of Qualcomm Ventures in Greater China. He leads Qualcomm’s venture investments in CooTek (TouchPal), GFan, NetQin, Xiaomi, ThunderSoft, YongChe, Dolphin Browser, Madhouse, AccuVally,Hawkeye, ALO7, Boohee, Cocos, Unisound, 7Invensun, Eques, and other startups. | | James was General Manager of the joint venture by China Telecom and Qualcomm, as well as the head of Qualcomm... Read More →
avatar for David Tai(戴偉衡)

David Tai(戴偉衡)

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Fortune Chinarun Capital Fund(華鑫資本投資 / 華遠資本)
David Tai(戴偉衡, Tai Weiheng) is the founder and managing partner of Chinarun Capital Partners. After receiving his Master’s degree from MIT Sloan School of Management, David focused his career on the Taiwan technology sector, working in major technology companies such as TSMC, DEC, and Compaq. In 1999, David found his passion in venture capitalism, joining Walden American Investment Group (WI). In 2002, David founded Maxima Capital... Read More →
avatar for Akio Tanaka(田中章雄)

Akio Tanaka(田中章雄)

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Infinity Ventures
Akio Tanaka is a managing co-partner at Infinity Ventures Partners, a boutique VC firm focused on Internet, mobile, and digital media opportunities in Japan and China. Akio was formerly the head of venture investment program for Adobe in Asia and was responsible for Adobe's corporate venture investment in Greater China, Japan, and India. Previous to Adobe, he held the position of CTO for Macromedia Japan working as part of the local management... Read More →
avatar for Anderssen Tu(杜彥宏)

Anderssen Tu(杜彥宏)

Partner, NCTU Angel Club
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/anderssen-y-h-tu/1/43/122
avatar for Eric Wang

Eric Wang

Managing Partner, GRC Funds
Dr. Eric Wang is a private equity/ venture capital (PE/VC) fund manager with strong track record in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and China. He is currently a Managing Partner at GRC Funds, a Greater China based venture capital fund focusing on private companies with competitive advantages from innovative technology and/or business model. | | Previously, Dr. Wang was a Managing Director at WK Technology Fund, one of the largest Taiwanese PE/VC funds... Read More →
avatar for Vincent Wang(王韋中)

Vincent Wang(王韋中)

Chairman, Sunsino Venture Capital
Vincent has over 10 years experience in undertaking investments. He is currently the chairman of Sunsino Venture Capital, which managing several private funds and Taiwan government funds. Prior to current positions, he was the senior vice president and the chief executive officer of the investment committee in Taishin Venture Capital Investment Co., the investment arm of Taishin Financial Holding (2887 TT). | | Vincent earned his Bachelor... Read More →
avatar for Robert Yang

Robert Yang

Managing Director, Blackstone Group
Robert Yang is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group and is based in Hong Kong. Since joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Yang has been involved in evaluating real estate investment opportunities in Greater China including residential and retail joint ventures. | | Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Yang worked at The Carlyle Group in Hong Kong focusing on real estate sector in Greater China. Prior to that, Mr. Yang was an Analyst at Lone... Read More →
avatar for Brian Yang(楊致偉)

Brian Yang(楊致偉)

head, APAC
Brian Yang is Head of APAC for ProSiebenSat1.Medai AG(P7S1), the leading media group and in Germany. Together with teams in US, Germany, and Israel, Brian is responsible for identifying, investing and growth early stage investments in travel, video, IoT and Health-Tech sectors by leveraging the strategic resources of P7S1. | | A graduate of Cambridge University (MBA) and National Chiao Tung University, Brian held engineering, marketing... Read More →

Investors
avatar for Benjamin Joffe

Benjamin Joffe

General Partner, HAX
Benjamin is General Partner at HAX , the world’s top accelerator for hardware startups. He is a recognized expert on innovation ecosystems and Asia with 15 years experience in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. | | With 80 startups in robotics, medical devices, smart home, IOT and more, HAX is among the world’s leaders in hardware investment with startups including CHIP, the world’s first $9 computer. | | Prior... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 8:30am - 12:15pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

10:00am

Booth setup (Day 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Only open to exhibitors; closed for participants and speakers. Exhibitors should use this time to set up their booths.

Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
11) Huashan Central 4B 1F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

12:30pm

Taiwan Premier Mao meets investors over lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Taiwan Premier Mao invites all investors for a networking lunch at the Deja Vu Music & Magic Theme Restaurant. Investors from around the globe will get to network with Mao and with each other.

Restaurant: Deja Vu Restaurant, Center Four Hall, Huashan 1914 Creative Park(華山1914,中四館)

Moderators
avatar for Wayne Huang(黃耀文)

Wayne Huang(黃耀文)

VP Engineering, Proofpoint
Wayne Huang is VP Engineering at Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) and co-founder and CEO to Armorize Technologies, Inc. Wayne is also an angel investor. He bootstrapped and ran two of Asia’s largest security conferences OWASP Asia 2008, 2009, and Syscan Taipei 2008, 2009. With over 15 years of experience in enterprise security, He has led teams to design and develop products that address a spectrum of enterprise security needs, including Web... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chi-Kuo Mao(毛治國)

Chi-Kuo Mao(毛治國)

Premier, Taiwan
Chi-Kuo Mao is Taiwan's current Premier -- the President of Executive Yuan. Since his inauguration, Mao has made it his first priority to foster Taiwan's startup ecosystem. | | Mao's first service at the Ministry of Transportation and Communications was as the Administrative Deputy Minister under President Lee Teng-hui from 1993 until 2000. He served as the Minister of Transportation and Communications in the Republic of China under the... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
04) Various venues This entry represents various venues please see session description for the exact locations.

1:00pm

Booth expo: see’em all at once! (Day 1)
50+ booths showcasing startups, new products, accelerators, and innovations.

Wednesday October 7, 2015 1:00pm - 7:30pm
11) Huashan Central 4B 1F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

1:35pm

Mosa opening performance!
Moderators
avatar for Renee Yeh(葉妍伶)

Renee Yeh(葉妍伶)

Cofounder & CMO, Alfred
Renee is the cofounder and CMO of Alfred, a mobile app turning smartphones into home security cameras. Offering an instant solution, repurposing spare devices and giving users a stronger sense of security, Alfred is safeguarding over 1 million families around the world (and counting) (at the growth rate>20% MOM). She is changing the way technology serves the world through her super power of communication and storytelling. | | Renee is a... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2015 1:35pm - 1:50pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

1:45pm

Welcome to Mosa!
Meet the team behind Mosa, hear their visions, and learn about this year's program!

Wednesday October 7, 2015 1:45pm - 1:55pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

2:00pm

Welcome to Mosa and to Taiwan's startup scene
Premier Mao overviews Taiwan's recent efforts in building up its startup ecosystem, including for example: The HeadStart Taiwan Project, the NDF Angel Fund, the NDF Early-Stage VC Matching Fund, the Taiwan-Silicon Vallye Matching Fund, and the numerous policy changes put in place.

Speakers
avatar for Chi-Kuo Mao(毛治國)

Chi-Kuo Mao(毛治國)

Premier, Taiwan
Chi-Kuo Mao is Taiwan's current Premier -- the President of Executive Yuan. Since his inauguration, Mao has made it his first priority to foster Taiwan's startup ecosystem. | | Mao's first service at the Ministry of Transportation and Communications was as the Administrative Deputy Minister under President Lee Teng-hui from 1993 until 2000. He served as the Minister of Transportation and Communications in the Republic of China under the... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:00pm - 2:15pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

2:15pm

Welcome to Taipei, a city by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs
A physician having neither political background nor government experience, Ko became Taipei Mayor in 2014. Publishing his official political agenda (“whitebook”) on GitBook, establishing the Taipei City Angel Club, and turning major Taipei landmarks into startup clusters, Ko embodies every aspect of a true entrepreneur. And now, he's turing Taipei into a city for entrepreneurs.

Speakers
avatar for Wen-Je Ko(柯文哲)

Wen-Je Ko(柯文哲)

Mayor, Taipei City
Physician turned Taipei Mayor, Ko embodies every aspect of a true entrepreneur. Ko is known for never accepting the status quo, and for always thinking outside of the box. Publishing his official policies on Gitbook and running his campaign on social media, Ko won the 2014 Taipei Mayoral Election to become the first non-partisan mayor of the city. | | Having no previous government experience before becoming Taipei Mayor spares Ko from... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:15pm - 2:35pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

2:45pm

University's role in entrepreneurship
This panel discusses how universities should support entrepreneurship. It will discuss topics such as:

a) Can entrepreneurship be taught in universities? Should it be taught? Are professors equipped with the knowledge to conduct related courses?

b) What can universities do OUTSIDE of the standard courses?

c) What types of students are suitable to become entrepreneurs? What methods are effective at identifying them?

d) How can the educational system as a whole support entrepreneurship? What's succeeded with Aalto University? What needs to change in Taiwan?

e) What can the top universities provide to executives and alumni?

About Aalto University:
Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) provides high-quality executive education services supported by the competence of Aalto University, Finland. Its mission is to build a better world through better leadership. Aalto EE offers education programs in Finland, Singapore, Poland, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indonesia and Russia. Aalto EE holds three respected business university accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS certificates. In this respect, it is representative of the top 0.4% institutions in the world. In Singapore Aalto EE operates under the name Aalto Executive Education Academy.

Aalto university's operations showcase Finland’s bold new experiment in higher education. The Aalto Design Factory, AppCampus, ADD LAB and Aalto Ventures Program, among others, drive the university's mission for a radical shift towards multidisciplinary learning and have contributed substantially to the emergence of Helsinki as a hotbed for startups. Aaltoes, which stands for Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, is Europe’s largest student run entrepreneurship community and organises the Startup Sauna accelerator program for startups, raising more than US$50 million in funding since 2010.

About National Taiwan University Creativity and Entrepreneurship Program:
Founded in 2008, NTU-CEP's mission is to help develop students into future entrepreneurs. Serving as a multi-disciplinary platform, NTU-CEP aims at developing NTU students' entrepreneurial and risk-taking spirits, cross-disciplinary skills, and practical implementation experiences.

Specifically designed for startups, NTU-CEP's program includes practical session on marketing, management, and financial planning, as well as art, design, and innovation.

About South Star Accelerator:
Located within National Cheng Kung University, SSX's mission is to develop a thriving startup ecosystem in southern Taiwan.

SSX connects student startups with worldwide accelerators, and focuses on the areas of IoT, intelligent medicare, and Internet. SSX helps bridge students startups with the industry, and provides assistance in marketing, fund raising, financial planning, and soft landing into worldwide markets.

Moderators
avatar for Brian Yang(楊致偉)

Brian Yang(楊致偉)

head, APAC
Brian Yang is Head of APAC for ProSiebenSat1.Medai AG(P7S1), the leading media group and in Germany. Together with teams in US, Germany, and Israel, Brian is responsible for identifying, investing and growth early stage investments in travel, video, IoT and Health-Tech sectors by leveraging the strategic resources of P7S1. | | A graduate of Cambridge University (MBA) and National Chiao Tung University, Brian held engineering, marketing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lman Chu(朱宜振)

Lman Chu(朱宜振)

Cofounder & CEO, South Star Accelerator
Lman is Cofounder & CEO to South Star Accelerator (SSX). Located within National Cheng Kung University, SSX's mission is to develop a thriving startup ecosystem in southern Taiwan. | | Lman has more than 15 years in the embedded market, well experienced in the product strategy & team building. In the past years, he works for a startup radio company and start the journey of real entrepreneurship. Capable to build the cross industries team. He... Read More →
avatar for Hank Huang(黃經堯), PhD

Hank Huang(黃經堯), PhD

Director, Venture Lab Program, Director, Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy
Before joining National Chiao Tung University in 2002, Dr. Huang was with Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies where he was a project leader of 3.5G cellular system development. Dr. Huang was the recipient of “Bell Labs Team Award” in 2003, “Best Paper Award” from IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in 2004, and “Outstanding Achievement Award” from National Chiao Tung University in the years of 2007-2014. Dr. Huang is also actively... Read More →
avatar for Ji-Ren Lee(李吉仁)

Ji-Ren Lee(李吉仁)

Director, NTU Creativity and Entrepreneurship Program (NTU CEP), Director, NTU Taida Entrepreneurship Center (NTU TEC)
Ji-Ren Lee is a Professor of Strategy and Management of the Department of International Business (since 2002), and the Director of Taida Entrepreneurship Center (TEC, since 2014) and Creativity and Entrepreneurship Program (since 2011) at National Taiwan University. He has been serving as the Associate Dean of College of Management for two terms (2005-2008, 2011-2013). | | Professor Lee received his doctoral degree from the University of... Read More →
avatar for Hannu Seristö

Hannu Seristö

Vice President, Aalto University
With over 19,000 students and 5,000 staff members, Aalto university's operations showcase Finland’s bold new experiment in higher education. The Aalto Design Factory, AppCampus, ADD LAB and Aalto Ventures Program, among others, drive the university's mission for a radical shift towards multidisciplinary learning and have contributed substantially to the emergence of Helsinki as a hotbed for startups. Aaltoes, which stands for Aalto... Read More →
avatar for Anu Sirkiä

Anu Sirkiä

Executive Director, APAC, Aalto University Executive Education
Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) provides high-quality executive education services supported by the competence of Aalto University, Finland. Its mission is to build a better world through better leadership. Aalto EE offers education programs in Finland, Singapore, Poland, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indonesia and Russia. Aalto EE holds three respected business university accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:45pm - 3:25pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

2:45pm

Untold stories by a serial entrepreneur
Larry Ho: Writer of Taiwan's best-selling object-oriented programming book, programmer, geek, raised 25M USD in his 20's, had to shutdown during the .com bubble, ventured into China, and finally succeeding in Bay Area -- Larry Ho is one of Taiwan's few seasoned serial entrepreneurs who's experienced two financial crisis, failures and successes, and ran software, Internet, as well as now, a hardware startup.

Wayne Huang: Wrote the last book published by Larry's Inforian book publisher startup, then competed with Larry's CICQ head-to-head by developing AceCall, then started Armorize and in 2008 had to tell his land lore that Armorize might be shutting down and owning rent, then successfully scaled Armorize globally and ultimately sold to Proofpoint, then now as VP Engineering to Proofpoint.

With the recent China stock crisis leading to an imminent global setback, listen as Wayne moderates this panel for Larry, and as Larry shares his experiences on:

a) Lessons learned from the 2000 and 2008 crisis.

b) Picking your office: Taiwan, in China, or the US?

c) When to take venture capital? When to exit?

d) Where to build your operations?

e) For crowdfunding campaigns, where to manufacture?

f) Branding and marketing into the US market

g) Life lessons learned as a serial entrepreneur

Moderators
avatar for Wayne Huang(黃耀文)

Wayne Huang(黃耀文)

VP Engineering, Proofpoint
Wayne Huang is VP Engineering at Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) and co-founder and CEO to Armorize Technologies, Inc. Wayne is also an angel investor. He bootstrapped and ran two of Asia’s largest security conferences OWASP Asia 2008, 2009, and Syscan Taipei 2008, 2009. With over 15 years of experience in enterprise security, He has led teams to design and develop products that address a spectrum of enterprise security needs, including Web... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Larry Ho(賀元)

Larry Ho(賀元)

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Light Harmonic
In 1994, Larry Ho (aged 23) published Taiwan's best seller "The Millennium Software Revolution," and subsequently founded Inforian Press, first as a book publisher. In 1995, Larry turned Inforian into a software startup and released one of the world's first desktop meta search engines -- IQ, which supported 7 languages and sold 8 million copies world wide. In 1997, Inforian released the first Chinese instant messenger -- CICQ, which quickly... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:45pm - 3:25pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

2:45pm

1-1 Investor<–>Startup match making
Limited Capacity seats available

Brought to you by AlumVest and Silverlink-Aranya Founders Fund!

Comfortable café hosting 100+ one-on-one investor-startup pitches involving 30+ active early-stage investors.

RSVP required. Startups must send in their top 5 selection of investors.

Venue: Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Red Brick Lane West Block 5((華山1914文創園區,花草雨林館,紅磚區西5棟)

Moderators
avatar for Rabbie Kao

Rabbie Kao

Business Lead, Installments Inc.
Rabbie (ErhFen) Kao is an entrepreneur, tech blogger and community curator. She works for Installments Inc. a Silicon Valley start-up as a Business Lead, working with international teams to develop the simplest installments payment service that speaks to the users'​ need to help everyone sell and buy anything in installments. | | She is a tech blogger as well and more than 150+ articles of her writing about start-ups, technology trends... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Johan Asplund

Johan Asplund

CTO, Alcatel-Lucent Taiwan
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/johan-asplund/1/509/a93
avatar for William Bao Bean(賓威廉)

William Bao Bean(賓威廉)

Investment Partner, SOS Venture
William is a Partner at SOSV, a US$235m accelerator focused venture capital fund, and the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, China's first startup accelerator. William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was Managing Director supporting China investments. While at Innov8 he led investments including Yodo1 (mobile games), Gmobi (mobile phone platform), Lekan (children's video platform), and Massive Impact (mobile advertising... Read More →
avatar for Joe Chan(陳棗烈)

Joe Chan(陳棗烈)

Partner, Mindworks Venture
Joe Chan is an angel investor and veteran TMT investor. Prior to that, Chan has worked for Guosen Securities, one of the largest investment banks in China, as a director and an analyst of Central Asset Investment which is an multi-year award winning asset management firm. Chan has multi-year experience in helping startups on deal structuring ,fund raising as well as international expansion. | | LinkedIn... Read More →
avatar for Tina Cheng(成之璇)

Tina Cheng(成之璇)

Chief Representative of Taiwan, Cherubic Ventures
Tina is the partner at Cherubic Ventures' Taiwan office. She has extensive experience working in the education and technology sector. Her past employers include Yahoo, Cisco, Trianz Consulting, and Ogilvy & Mather. | | Tina holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management. She received her bachelor degree in Advertising from National ChengChi University in Taiwan. | | LinkedIn... Read More →
avatar for Yvonne Chen(陳儀雪)

Yvonne Chen(陳儀雪)

Partner, WI Harper Group
Yvonne has over 18 years of experience in international wireless & telecommunications industry and corporate investments. Before joining WI Harper, she worked for leading smartphone maker hTC spearheading their direct investment division, which includes corporate investments, business development, and acquisition management. | | Yvonne began her professional life as system engineer for Taiwanese satellite communications pioneer... Read More →
avatar for Arthur Chen(陳彥諭)

Arthur Chen(陳彥諭)

Managing Partner, AlumVest
Arthur Chen works as the managing partner at AlumVest, dedicated to developing trusted networks of engaged supporters and investors for early stage startups. He creates smart, trusted and social investment networks, supporting angle investors "Discover and Invest in New Ventures Through the People They Already Trust." Arthur's life passion is to serve the underserved through innovations. He was a CEO of Kenyataa Light World- the start-up he... Read More →
avatar for Kurt Chen(陳文強)

Kurt Chen(陳文強)

Partner, SEEDS of Innovation
Kurt Chen is a Partner at Seeds of Innovation, a private investment company focused on early stage investment. Before Seeds, Kurt worked in Lehman Brothers/Nomura as the leader of Corporate Solution team, which focused on structured financing projects in greater China area. Currently Kurt also works as investment consultant in Evergreen Group, CFO of EarthGen Materials, and Director of Pancycle Internationals. | | Kurt has M.B.A. of London... Read More →
avatar for T.C. Chou(周德虔)

T.C. Chou(周德虔)

Founder & President, Harbinger Venture
Dr. Chou co-founded Harbinger Venture in 2000 and has built Harbinger to be a Pan-Pacific early to mid-stage value-added technology venture firm with over 100 portfolio companies in Greater China and Silicon Valley. | | Before founding Harbinger, he also served as General Manager of Tianjin Datian Enterprise Co. Ltd.; Vice President of Ek Chor Distribution Co. Ltd. in China; and Director of Corporate Development at Roll International in... Read More →
avatar for Michel Chu(瞿志豪)

Michel Chu(瞿志豪)

General Partner, Acorn Campus Taiwan
Michel Chu is an experienced serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Michel was the founding CTO of GigaMedia (NASDAQ: GIGM) and led the company through a US$4B IPO in 2000, the first ever Taiwan-based Internet company to be listed on NASDAQ. From 2004, Michel also served as the Executive Vice President of GigaMedia in charge of strategic planning, business development, M&A and general corporate management. Michel co-founded and currently... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas du Cray

Nicolas du Cray

Venture Partner, Iris Capital
Based in China, Nicolas is a Venture Partner at Iris Capital, a global venture capital investor specialized in the digital economy who has been sponsored by Orange and Publicis since 2012. Nicolas takes care of Iris Capital’s investments in Greater China and supports the development in China of Iris Capital's portfolio companies. | | Nicolas was an Investment Director at Orange Capital (China) between 2008 and 2012, where he was in... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Fisher

Christopher Fisher

Cofounder and Impact Investor, Giinseng
Visionary angel investor with demonstrated experience leading diverse global teams to create and execute powerful strategies for leveraging information to win. Through seventeen years of progressive challenges at rapidly growing companies, has gained expertise at every level in the planning, deployment, support, refreshment, and retirement of technology. Adept in vendor management, human resources management, asset optimization, and integration... Read More →
avatar for Maarten't Hooft

Maarten't Hooft

Managing Partner, Quest Venture Partners
Maarten spent over 6 years at Google with 4 of those years on the Android team. On the Android team he was responsible for the European launch of the G1 (first Android phone), and was the technical program manager for the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus 7 devices. | | Maarten has a Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics and brings to QVP over 12 years experience within Silicon Valley. Maarten has been working in, and advising, both... Read More →
avatar for Kuanhua Hsu(徐冠華)

Kuanhua Hsu(徐冠華)

Principal, GREE Ventures
Kuan Hsu joined GREE Ventures in 2012 and serves as Principal of GREE Ventures Asia. Based in Singapore, he oversees GREE Ventures' overall Southeast Asia operations as well as advising our portfolio companies. Kuan has led GREE Venture’s rapid expansion in Southeast Asia, leveraging his expertise in the Technology, Media and Telecom ("TMT") sector, buy side experience, and broad network. | | Kuan started his career as a consultant... Read More →
avatar for Eric Huang(黃梓洋)

Eric Huang(黃梓洋)

Chief Partner, CoinX Accelerator
Eric Huang, Ph.D. is founder and CEO of COINX Ventures, a bay area venture capital company with an accelerator program focusing on grow-stage companies. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director of Arch Equity Holdings, concentrating in biotechnology, medical devices, electronics, mobile, social network, and technology innovation. Eric Huang was also formerly the CEO and Vice Chairman of the Yangtze Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Huang(黃耀文)

Wayne Huang(黃耀文)

VP Engineering, Proofpoint
Wayne Huang is VP Engineering at Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) and co-founder and CEO to Armorize Technologies, Inc. Wayne is also an angel investor. He bootstrapped and ran two of Asia’s largest security conferences OWASP Asia 2008, 2009, and Syscan Taipei 2008, 2009. With over 15 years of experience in enterprise security, He has led teams to design and develop products that address a spectrum of enterprise security needs, including Web... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Joffe

Benjamin Joffe

General Partner, HAX
Benjamin is General Partner at HAX , the world’s top accelerator for hardware startups. He is a recognized expert on innovation ecosystems and Asia with 15 years experience in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. | | With 80 startups in robotics, medical devices, smart home, IOT and more, HAX is among the world’s leaders in hardware investment with startups including CHIP, the world’s first $9 computer. | | Prior... Read More →
avatar for Allen Kao(高誌廷)

Allen Kao(高誌廷)

Funding Partner, WK Innovation
Allen Kao is the co-founder of WK Innovation, a Greater China based venture capital fund focusing on potential start-ups with unique technology and long-term competence. | | Previously, Allen was the Vice President of WK Technology Fund, one of the most historic and largest VC/PE fund in Taiwan. Allen’s focuses are industrial automation/robot,semiconductor, medical device, material and software. | | Allen also serves on the board... Read More →
avatar for Bindi Karia

Bindi Karia

Bindi is incredibly passionate about all things startup in Europe and connecting the dots between Investors, Founders and Corporates. | | Having devoted much of her career in and around the startup ecosystem, most recently as Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank, she focussed on building out SVB's early stage banking efforts in Europe as well as driving the Bank's relationships within the Corporate and Emerging VC segments. Prior to that... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Lin(林之晨)

Jamie Lin(林之晨)

Founding Partner, AppWorks
Jamie started AppWorks, the largest accelerator in Asia with 190 startups and 400 founders in its alumni network. Twice a year, AppWorks takes in 25 startups, help them find product-market fit, build scalable business models and raise funding to accelerate growth. Star alumni of AppWorks include EZTABLE, Tagtoo, CHOCOLABS and Fandora. AppWorks also manages a total of US$ 61M in VC funds. It usually leads seed and Series-A rounds for its startups... Read More →
avatar for Peter Lin(林銘遠)

Peter Lin(林銘遠)

Founder & Managing Director, Catalyst Capital Group
Peter Lin is Managing Director of Catalyst Capital Group, one of Taiwan venture capital firms and social impact investment funds. Through Catalyst Capital, Peter provides direct supports and strategic advices to technology start-ups, and social enterprises. He is also involved in multiple Taiwan government young entrepreneurship initiatives to support the technology start-ups and the social enterprise ecosystem across Taiwan. | | Peter is... Read More →
avatar for Genping (Leo) Liu(劉根平)

Genping (Leo) Liu(劉根平)

Investor Director, Vertex Venture
Genping is Investor Director with Vertex. He covers Southeast Asia and Taiwan on industry sectors including internet/mobile and enabling technologies. Genping has a diversified set of experience working with startups & multinational companies in various sectors including internet, electronics (batteries), telecom and investment banking. He started his career with a product manager role at Motorola Electronics Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of... Read More →
avatar for Ben Liu(劉秉祐)

Ben Liu(劉秉祐)

Partner, Mesh Ventures
Ben Liu co-founded Mesh Ventures in 2015 where he facilitated new investments in the IoT space along with advising portfolio companies. Mr. Liu started his career as an Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch and then went on to receive his MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China After receiving his MBA, Mr. Liu entered the Venture Capital industry where he held the position of Investment Manager at Pac-LINK... Read More →
avatar for Jim Li(李仲琪)

Jim Li(李仲琪)

Senior Vice President, Industrial Technology Investment Corporation (ITIC)
Dr. Jim Li is a Senior Vice President of ITIC (Industrial Technology Investment Corporation, the venture capital arm of ITRI) and TPTF (Trans-Pacific Technology Fund), focusing on the evaluation and investment in technology companies. He served as judges in many startup competition events. | | From 1991 to 1998, he held various hardware/software engineering positions in Symbol Technologies and Telxon Corporation (both are now part of... Read More →
avatar for Rui Ma(馬睿)

Rui Ma(馬睿)

Partner, 500 Startups
Rui Ma is a Partner at 500 Startups, a leading accelerator and seed investment fund in technology companies, where she is in charge of all investment activity in the Greater China region. Prior to 500, she worked for nearly a decade in private equity and mergers & acquisitions roles at the Raine Group, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in both Silicon Valley and China. She is based in Beijing and has been living and working in China since... Read More →
avatar for Robert Neivert

Robert Neivert

Venture Partner, 500 Startups
I am an energetic executive for startups having founded or worked at eight companies with four exits and four companies still operating. I was CEO for last two venture funded start-ups. I also maintain a broad domain of expertise, having held leadership positions in products, marketing, and operations. Academic credentials include a BA, BS, MS, and MBA degree from Stanford, Wesleyan, and Santa Clara. I am a 500 startups Venture Partner, a... Read More →
avatar for Marcus Ogawa

Marcus Ogawa

Managing Partner, Quest Venture Partners
Marcus Ogawa is a Managing Partner and founder of Quest Venture Partners since its inception in late 2007. Marcus is responsible for finding new investment opportunities, evaluating and closing seed / A rounds and working closely with the management teams of Quest Venture Partners portfolio companies. Marcus’ expertise are in new digital media, Mobile, and Video. He currently serves on the board of directors for Retailigence Inc and... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Paine

Jeffrey Paine

Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Jeffrey Paine is the founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital fund based in Singapore investing in Southeast Asia. Jeff started and manages the Founder Institute in Singapore where he is currently overseeing its expansion in Southeast Asia, and Japan. Since 2010 the Founder Institute in Singapore has graduated over 70 companies. He is a recipient of the Founder Institute Director Award 2012 for "Greatest... Read More →
avatar for Ed Roberto

Ed Roberto

VP of Middle East & Africa, Techstars
Ed Roberto has been an active entrepreneur and investor for the past 33 years. He is a limited partner in several venture capital funds in the United States. His angel investment activity is primarily focused in software technology startups. Ed enjoys mentoring company founders and executive teams, generally from the TechStars program and his local angel investments. His extensive operational background allows him to help the founders to refine... Read More →
avatar for James Shen(沈勁)

James Shen(沈勁)

Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
James Shen is vice president of Qualcomm and managing director of Qualcomm Ventures in Greater China. He leads Qualcomm’s venture investments in CooTek (TouchPal), GFan, NetQin, Xiaomi, ThunderSoft, YongChe, Dolphin Browser, Madhouse, AccuVally,Hawkeye, ALO7, Boohee, Cocos, Unisound, 7Invensun, Eques, and other startups. | | James was General Manager of the joint venture by China Telecom and Qualcomm, as well as the head of Qualcomm... Read More →
avatar for David Tai(戴偉衡)

David Tai(戴偉衡)

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Fortune Chinarun Capital Fund(華鑫資本投資 / 華遠資本)
David Tai(戴偉衡, Tai Weiheng) is the founder and managing partner of Chinarun Capital Partners. After receiving his Master’s degree from MIT Sloan School of Management, David focused his career on the Taiwan technology sector, working in major technology companies such as TSMC, DEC, and Compaq. In 1999, David found his passion in venture capitalism, joining Walden American Investment Group (WI). In 2002, David founded Maxima Capital... Read More →
avatar for Akio Tanaka(田中章雄)

Akio Tanaka(田中章雄)

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Infinity Ventures
Akio Tanaka is a managing co-partner at Infinity Ventures Partners, a boutique VC firm focused on Internet, mobile, and digital media opportunities in Japan and China. Akio was formerly the head of venture investment program for Adobe in Asia and was responsible for Adobe's corporate venture investment in Greater China, Japan, and India. Previous to Adobe, he held the position of CTO for Macromedia Japan working as part of the local management... Read More →
avatar for Anderssen Tu(杜彥宏)

Anderssen Tu(杜彥宏)

Partner, NCTU Angel Club
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/anderssen-y-h-tu/1/43/122
avatar for Eric Wang

Eric Wang

Managing Partner, GRC Funds
Dr. Eric Wang is a private equity/ venture capital (PE/VC) fund manager with strong track record in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and China. He is currently a Managing Partner at GRC Funds, a Greater China based venture capital fund focusing on private companies with competitive advantages from innovative technology and/or business model. | | Previously, Dr. Wang was a Managing Director at WK Technology Fund, one of the largest Taiwanese PE/VC funds... Read More →
avatar for Vincent Wang(王韋中)

Vincent Wang(王韋中)

Chairman, Sunsino Venture Capital
Vincent has over 10 years experience in undertaking investments. He is currently the chairman of Sunsino Venture Capital, which managing several private funds and Taiwan government funds. Prior to current positions, he was the senior vice president and the chief executive officer of the investment committee in Taishin Venture Capital Investment Co., the investment arm of Taishin Financial Holding (2887 TT). | | Vincent earned his Bachelor... Read More →
avatar for Robert Yang

Robert Yang

Managing Director, Blackstone Group
Robert Yang is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group and is based in Hong Kong. Since joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Yang has been involved in evaluating real estate investment opportunities in Greater China including residential and retail joint ventures. | | Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Yang worked at The Carlyle Group in Hong Kong focusing on real estate sector in Greater China. Prior to that, Mr. Yang was an Analyst at Lone... Read More →
avatar for Brian Yang(楊致偉)

Brian Yang(楊致偉)

head, APAC
Brian Yang is Head of APAC for ProSiebenSat1.Medai AG(P7S1), the leading media group and in Germany. Together with teams in US, Germany, and Israel, Brian is responsible for identifying, investing and growth early stage investments in travel, video, IoT and Health-Tech sectors by leveraging the strategic resources of P7S1. | | A graduate of Cambridge University (MBA) and National Chiao Tung University, Brian held engineering, marketing... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:45pm - 6:25pm
04) Various venues This entry represents various venues please see session description for the exact locations.

3:30pm

A startup MBA? Why & when Taiwan startups should apply to overseas accelerators
Ever considered applying to a startup accelerator? Learn more about what factors your startup should consider during the decision making process. Find out the “when” and “why” of joining an accelerator program.

Moderators
avatar for Anita Huang (黃蕙雯)

Anita Huang (黃蕙雯)

Captain, Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS)
Anita leads the overall planning & operations of Taiwan Startup Stadium. Her professional experience includes senior executive positions at Yahoo!, Google, Tudou in the greater China region, with responsibilities ranging from marketing management, business development, product management, P&L management, and data analytics. She also managed to survive the lead-up and craziness of a Nasdaq IPO. Anita has advised growth companies in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Holly Harrington

Holly Harrington

Marketing Quarterback, Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS)
Holly oversees branding and online marketing for Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS) , and manages the organization's Accelerator Bootcamp and Rock the Mic programs. She is a 10-year resident of Taipei who has trained entrepreneurs in social media, efficiency, public speaking, and product demonstration, and has consulted for a variety of clients, including Fourdesire, StorySense, Nonzero, Discovery TLC, Fun Taiwan's Janet Hsieh, and URS155/CAMPOBAG... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:30pm - 3:50pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

3:30pm

Can corporates innovate like startups?
A personal journey with DELL since 1998, from Austin, US to India and then to Taiwan, building up the presence of a multi billion dollar company overseas.

How is DELL innovating like a startup in Taiwan? 
How is DELL encouraging internal innovation?
What is DELL's venture arm looking for to invest in?

Highlights:
* DELL's corporate innovation strategy
 

Speakers
avatar for Edward Yardumian

Edward Yardumian

Managing Director, Dell Taiwan
Edward Yardumian is the Managing Director for Dell’s Taiwan Design Center, leading the Enterprise organization. Edward has 20 years of product development experience, including 16 years at Dell and based in Asia for the last 10 years. He has led the development of award-winning server, storage, and software products from Dell’s development centers in Austin, USA, Bangalore, India, and Taipei, Taiwan. | | LinkedIn... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:30pm - 3:50pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

3:55pm

The Berlin Wall of Tech and the Asian startup dilemma
Baidu versus Google, Huawei versus Cisco, Renren versus Facebook, Tudou versus Youtube, WeChat versus WhatsApp, Weibo versus Twitter... over the past decade as China boomed, there seemed to have been the erection of The Berlin Wall of Tech. Today's consumer as well as enterprise startups are forced to decide which part of the wall they belong. With the world only having two large markets -- The US and China, how should Asian startups decide? This decision is even trickier for Taiwanese startups -- intuitively, the Chinese market seem to be much closer -- in terms of the language, the culture, and the location. However, there seems to be certain gaps between Taiwan and China that's just too difficult to overcome. The US market, on the other hand, is a market that Taiwan has always been familiar with, and one that is extremely open to Taiwanese startups. Senior Bloomberg journalist Tim Culpan takes us deep into this dilemma.

Moderators
avatar for Tim Culpan

Tim Culpan

Journalist, Bloomberg
Tim Culpan is a multiple award-winning journalist covering the technology supply chain, startups, Internet and cyber security in Greater China. | | Tim writes for Bloomberg across the organization's media platforms including Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. | | He's been a resident foreign correspondent in Taiwan since 1999, previously writing for The Washington Post, Time, Billboard and SCMP. Prior to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Huang(黃耀明)

Matt Huang(黃耀明)

VP Product management, Proofpoint
Matt Huang is a Vice President of Product Management at Proofpoint, Inc. Prior to Proofpoint, Matt was the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Armorize Technologies (acquired by Proofpoint) where he led the company in finance and operations. Prior to Armorize, Matt served key roles at Sasson Capital, a corporate venture capital of Microelectronics Technology, Inc. (MTI). He concurrently served as the Special Assistant to the Chairman of MTI... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Joffe

Benjamin Joffe

General Partner, HAX
Benjamin is General Partner at HAX , the world’s top accelerator for hardware startups. He is a recognized expert on innovation ecosystems and Asia with 15 years experience in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. | | With 80 startups in robotics, medical devices, smart home, IOT and more, HAX is among the world’s leaders in hardware investment with startups including CHIP, the world’s first $9 computer. | | Prior... Read More →
avatar for James Shen(沈勁)

James Shen(沈勁)

Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
James Shen is vice president of Qualcomm and managing director of Qualcomm Ventures in Greater China. He leads Qualcomm’s venture investments in CooTek (TouchPal), GFan, NetQin, Xiaomi, ThunderSoft, YongChe, Dolphin Browser, Madhouse, AccuVally,Hawkeye, ALO7, Boohee, Cocos, Unisound, 7Invensun, Eques, and other startups. | | James was General Manager of the joint venture by China Telecom and Qualcomm, as well as the head of Qualcomm... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:55pm - 4:15pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

3:55pm

[Panel] The inside scoop: US & Asian accelerators tell you what it takes
Get the inside scoop directly from top worldwide accelerators with 500 Startups, Techstars, Chinaccelerator and BASH. Find out what top accelerators look for in successful startups and how they help startups level-up. Partners will share tips, best practices, and words of wisdom.

Moderators
avatar for Anita Huang (黃蕙雯)

Anita Huang (黃蕙雯)

Captain, Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS)
Anita leads the overall planning & operations of Taiwan Startup Stadium. Her professional experience includes senior executive positions at Yahoo!, Google, Tudou in the greater China region, with responsibilities ranging from marketing management, business development, product management, P&L management, and data analytics. She also managed to survive the lead-up and craziness of a Nasdaq IPO. Anita has advised growth companies in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for William Bao Bean(賓威廉)

William Bao Bean(賓威廉)

Investment Partner, SOS Venture
William is a Partner at SOSV, a US$235m accelerator focused venture capital fund, and the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, China's first startup accelerator. William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was Managing Director supporting China investments. While at Innov8 he led investments including Yodo1 (mobile games), Gmobi (mobile phone platform), Lekan (children's video platform), and Massive Impact (mobile advertising... Read More →
avatar for Alex Lin

Alex Lin

Head, Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd
As Head of Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd, Dr. Alex LIN led the team of investment professionals to develop the infocomm start-ups ecosystem in Singapore, through strategic investments in promising companies. | | For last 10 years, Alex had been actively building companies, mentoring entrepreneurs and investing in promising start-ups. He held entrepreneurship and investment related roles in several organizations working closely with Singapore... Read More →
avatar for Rui Ma(馬睿)

Rui Ma(馬睿)

Partner, 500 Startups
Rui Ma is a Partner at 500 Startups, a leading accelerator and seed investment fund in technology companies, where she is in charge of all investment activity in the Greater China region. Prior to 500, she worked for nearly a decade in private equity and mergers & acquisitions roles at the Raine Group, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in both Silicon Valley and China. She is based in Beijing and has been living and working in China since... Read More →
avatar for Ed Roberto

Ed Roberto

VP of Middle East & Africa, Techstars
Ed Roberto has been an active entrepreneur and investor for the past 33 years. He is a limited partner in several venture capital funds in the United States. His angel investment activity is primarily focused in software technology startups. Ed enjoys mentoring company founders and executive teams, generally from the TechStars program and his local angel investments. His extensive operational background allows him to help the founders to refine... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:55pm - 4:35pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

4:15pm

Doubling down on South East Asia? (Fireside)
Golden Gate Ventures is doubling down on the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem. The early-stage venture capital firm, based in Singapore, announced a fresh US$50 million fund for the SEA region. Why now and what are the opportunities there? How can government investment arms help investors and startups.

Paul Bragiel, a successful VC in San Francisco went from a nerd to Olympic cross-country skier for the nation of Colombia.

Collectively he's invested and/or advised 100+ companies that have raised $1.5b+ in follow-on financing which includes companies like Uber.

Often he travels around the world to give lectures on startups and serves as an advisor to governments on their technology and entrepreneurship policy including the nations of Colombia, Singapore, Estonia and Tanzania.

In 2012 he launched 3 more technology focused seed funds. Savannah Fund (Sub-saharan Africa) and Golden Gate Ventures (Southeast Asia) were created to foster entrepreneurship in those regions. Gamefounders (Eastern Europe) focus being companies building products related to gaming. In 2015 he launched Waves, a Latin American accelerator based in Peru that leads the City Incubator Program, a network of incubators supported by City Governments in emerging countries.

Moderators
avatar for Kevin McSpadden

Kevin McSpadden

Correspondent, e27
Southeast Asia Correspondent for @e27co. I tweet news, thought bubbles and internet mining gems. Previously @TIME and @Reuters | | Kevin (apparently) decided moving out of the Bay Area to cover the tech startup scene was a good idea. Proven correct, the man seems to enjoy paying bills as he moved basecamp from Hong Kong to Singapore. When not writing about start-ups, Kevin is probably yodelling on top of some mountain.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bragiel

Paul Bragiel

Founding Partner, I/O Ventures
Paul Bragiel is a 3 time entrepreneur that has started I/O Ventures, an early stage fund in Silicon Valley. He also sits on the advisory board of the global taxi service Uber. | | Collectively he's invested in over 100+ companies that have raised $4b+ in follow-on financing which includes holdings in other billion dollar companies like Unity & Zappos. | | In addition to his work in US he has started funds in Africa (savannah fund), Asia... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:15pm - 4:35pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

4:40pm

[Panel] We survived! Hear from Taiwanese alumni of the world's top accelerators
What’s it like to go through a top accelerator program? Hear it from those that have survived the experience: What should you expect? What were some of the surprises? What were the most helpful takeaways? How can your startup apply and make the most of the accelerator program?

Moderators
avatar for Holly Harrington

Holly Harrington

Marketing Quarterback, Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS)
Holly oversees branding and online marketing for Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS) , and manages the organization's Accelerator Bootcamp and Rock the Mic programs. She is a 10-year resident of Taipei who has trained entrepreneurs in social media, efficiency, public speaking, and product demonstration, and has consulted for a variety of clients, including Fourdesire, StorySense, Nonzero, Discovery TLC, Fun Taiwan's Janet Hsieh, and URS155/CAMPOBAG... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Victor Chen(陳瑞弦)

Victor Chen(陳瑞弦)

Co-founder, Duable Chinese
Victor Chen is Cofounder to Duable Chinese, an education company focusing on minimizing the language learning curve by matching language learners to their suitable reading material as well as Founder to PlacePocket. | | Victor is a JFDI Asia accelerator alum, and a winner of the 2012 Startup Weekend Taiwan.  He joined JFDI in 2013, since then, has joined and helped few teams get off the ground such as The News Lens, BecomingCreatives and... Read More →
avatar for Adms Chung(鍾哲民)

Adms Chung(鍾哲民)

Co-founder, MoBagel
Adms Chung, CEO & Co-founder of MoBagel, was raised in a family that founded a public company which is part of Apple's supply chain. Adms is a Ph.D. candidate in computer science, with domain expertise in cloud computing. He worked in ChungHwa Telecom (largest telecom company in Taiwan) for four years, as a Program Executive Officer directly reporting to the President. | | Adms also established the first big data center for cloud computing... Read More →
avatar for Renee Yeh(葉妍伶)

Renee Yeh(葉妍伶)

Cofounder & CMO, Alfred
Renee is the cofounder and CMO of Alfred, a mobile app turning smartphones into home security cameras. Offering an instant solution, repurposing spare devices and giving users a stronger sense of security, Alfred is safeguarding over 1 million families around the world (and counting) (at the growth rate>20% MOM). She is changing the way technology serves the world through her super power of communication and storytelling. | | Renee is a... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:40pm - 5:20pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

4:40pm

Machine learning: big bet or fluffy air?
4th largest search engine in the world and the first in Russia. Yandex can help Taiwanese companies expand into Russia with its search-related advertising - the largest internet market in all of Europe with some 75 million users and growing.

Juggs will also speak about how startups can apply machine learning technology and artificial intelligence to different challenges and tasks, using the same technology that the company already uses for its own search, music recommendations and speech and image recognition.

 

Speakers
avatar for Juggs Ravalia

Juggs Ravalia

Vice President, Platforms, Yandex
Yandex is one of the leading internet companies in Europe, offering a  portfolio of internet and mobile based products and services. Yandex operates the largest search engine in Russia and ranked 4th largest search engine worldwide, based on information from Comscore.com. | | Juggs works with the platform technologies team at Yandex, and currently focusing on applying Yandex technologies, fulcrum'ed on machine learning, more broadly... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:40pm - 5:20pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

5:25pm

What's next for a Taiwan No.1? (Fireside)
Few startups are successful at becoming Taiwan no.1; that is, monopolizing the Taiwanese market.

But a bigger challenge afterwards, is which market next? Should it be US, China, Japan, or South East Asia?

How long would it take for a foreign market's revenue to surpass that of Taiwan?

Listen as Tech in Asia COO Andrew Wang interviews Chris Lin, Founder & CEO to KKBox, Taiwan's next Internet unicorn!

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Wang

Andrew Wang

Chief Operating Officer, Tech in Asia
Andrew is the COO at Tech in Asia, the online community for Asia’s startup ecosystem. Right there is where you can keep abreast of Asia’s tech industry and share your thoughts, while connecting with startups and investors alike.  | | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wwerdna

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lin(林冠群)

Chris Lin(林冠群)

Co-Founder, CEO, KKBOX
In 2000, Chris Lin and his fellow Stanford alumnus, Lambert Chien, jointly founded the company that launched KKBOX towards the end of 2004, in an attempt to tap into the fast-growing music streaming market. | | Currently the CEO of KKBOX, Chris is committed to providing a service for people to easily enjoy music and share their favorite songs with friends anywhere, anytime. With KKBOX delivering amazing results in Taiwan, Hong Kong... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 5:25pm - 5:55pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

5:25pm

Go BIG, Asian startups! Advanced growth hack-tics from 500 Startups
Want to achieve massive growth for your startup? 500 Startups brings the most up-to-date growth hacking techniques for marketing & distribution to accelerate your startup growth! This talk will feature Silicon Valley-based Venture Partners Robert Neivert and Tristan Pollock (named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2015!).

Speakers
avatar for Robert Neivert

Robert Neivert

Venture Partner, 500 Startups
I am an energetic executive for startups having founded or worked at eight companies with four exits and four companies still operating. I was CEO for last two venture funded start-ups. I also maintain a broad domain of expertise, having held leadership positions in products, marketing, and operations. Academic credentials include a BA, BS, MS, and MBA degree from Stanford, Wesleyan, and Santa Clara. I am a 500 startups Venture Partner, a... Read More →
avatar for Tristan Pollock

Tristan Pollock

Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Tristan is an Entrepreneur in Residence and Venture Partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active seed fund and startup accelerator. He is also empowering the most creative people in the world as co-founder of Storefront. Called 'Airbnb for Retail' by The New York Times, Storefront helped open over 1,000 stores in 2014. | | His last startup, SocialEarth, the Huffington Post for social entrepreneurship, had over 200 contributors in 25... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 5:25pm - 6:25pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

5:55pm

The untold story of Taiwan’s role in Elon Musks SpaceX

This is a real rocket science. The look into Taiwan’s role in the supply chain of Elon Musk's SpaceX, past & future cooperation between NSPO. Space agencies are pushing the boundaries of our scientific and technical limits. What are the opportunities for startups looking into that space?




Moderators
avatar for Kuo-Wei Cheng(鄭國威)

Kuo-Wei Cheng(鄭國威)

Co-founder & Chief Editor, PanMedia (PunScience, PunNode, PunApp)
Kuo-Wei Cheng is Co-founder and Chief Editor to PanMedia. PanMedia is a series of media brands dedicated to smart people who are curious enough to seek better knowledge and content. From science to entertainment, from entrepreneurship to maker movement, PanMedia is the best online quality media and community you can look for in Taiwan, and soon to be in more places.

Speakers
avatar for Guey-Shin Chang(張桂祥)

Guey-Shin Chang(張桂祥)

Director General, National Space Organization
Dr. Chang is Director General of National Space Organization (NSPO) of Taiwan in charge of Taiwan’s space program since 2010. He owns over 20-year professional experience on space systems engineering and program management. Currently, he is responsible for managing two major programs of FORMOSAT-5 and FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 at NSPO. | | FORMOSAT-5 is to develop the first indigenous high-resolution remote sensing satellite in Taiwan. He is a... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 5:55pm - 6:25pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei
 
Thursday, October 8
 

10:00am

Workshop 2: Effective Team Collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

“Creating a system with which your team can co-operate efficiently”

You have not had an office yet? Every member of your team works separately at different places? You have only few resources and yet piles of tasks to tackle?

To a startup company, nothing is more challenging than struggling to operate under the circumstances mentioned above. Thus, project management is a new profession that you should never overlook.

Fast Track Project Management Services has ten years’ experience in trans-national project management. A great amount of experience is transformed into effective guidelines on management. The workshop is tailor-made for entrepreneurs and business startups in the hope to achieve business expansion in a smooth and productive manner.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Chang

Joe Chang

聯合創辦人, 識博管理顧問
Co-Founder, DarenCademy / 大人學共同創辦人 | Chief Director, ProjectUp.net / 專案管理生活思維平台總召集 | Co-Founder & CEO, Fast Track Project Management Services / 識博管理顧問公司創辦人暨 | Joe is a senior consultant and corporate trainer in project management. His clients include TSMC, Acer, CPC Company, and TSRC Corporation. He also performs trainings for Quanta Computer, Taiwan Mobile, Elite... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Yao

Bryan Yao

聯合創辦人, 識博管理顧問
Co-Founder, DarenCademy / 大人學共同創辦人 | Chief Director, ProjectUp.net / 專案管理生活思維平台總召集 | Co-Founder & COO, Fast Track Project Management Services / 識博管理顧問公司創辦人暨營運長 | Bryan is a senior consultant and corporate trainer in project management. His clients include NYCDEP, TSMC, Acer, and Mega Securities. He also performs trainings for Quanta Computer, Taiwan Mobile, Elite... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:00am - 12:30pm
華山文創 中3清酒工作坊 1樓小演講廳 LAB22 No. 1, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei. (台北市中正區⼋德路⼀段1號)

10:00am

Workshop 4: GoldCamp

EY GoldCamp will guide entrepreneurs and executives to have deeper insights on the numbers in the financial reports in order to extract pertinent information according to different decision making purposes, such as introducing new investors, financing loans or assessing and improving business operation.

For example, by reading the financial statement entrepreneurs and executives may well understand the cash flow, operating model, profitability, bad debt situation and level of inventory so that these financial numbers can be meaningful and critical bases for decision making process. 


Speakers
avatar for Roger TSENG

Roger TSENG

Roger Tseng is EY Taiwan assurance director, mainly responsible for audits and IPO service of Taiwanese and multinational companies in various industries such as traditional, pharmaceutical, technology, chemistry industries. When in EY US, was Primary Team assurance senior auditor for Fortune 100 US SEC company and was the leading trainer on a major governmental project at EY McLean office experienced in leading a team of more than 40 team... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

10:00am

Workshop 1: PitchCamp
Limited Capacity seats available

PitchCamp By POWER FOR POINT

Are you eager to make your brand reside in the minds of consumers and stakeholders alike? Do you wonder how to effectively carry out a fundraising or even ‘own the room’ shortly after you initiate your presentation? All you need is a perfect PITCH presentation!

POWER FOR POINT is composed of presentation fanatics that have helped entrepreneurs turn their ideas into persuasive pitch deck and also elevate the quality of presentation and communication skills of the world’s best-known brands, such as Coca-Cola, Baidu, etc.

POWER FOR POINT will conduct a down-to-earth Pitch training workshop in Mosa, which specially welcome entrepreneurs who wish to enhance their marketing skills and those who are about to embark on fundraising.

Speaker : BeN LIN

BeN is Co-Founder and Chief Training Officer of POWER FOR POINT, is mainly in charge of business in presentation training and operation managing. 10 plus experience in working as an expert across Mainland China and Taiwan. BeN has devoted himself into retail industry, and concentrates on business training. Founded STUDIOBiG in 2013, and merged the business into POWER FOR POINT in 2015.

Before commencing his own career, BeN has been the Chief ASIA Recruit and Training director for STUDIO A, the best dealer for Apple Inc., and responsible for APAC talents pooling and training, During this period, BeN not only built and trained out hundreds of Apple trainers and participated Apple trainer forums in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Wuhan, but also was invited to Monster Inc in San Francisco to attend the US elite program as training master.

Additionally, BeN also worked on presentation for Apple in CES expo. and lead the special project to teach General Manager how to demonstrate and present to Tim Cook, the CEO for Apple.

Currently, while running his own biz, BeN also play the role as a column writer for “Manager Today”, continually sharing professional ideas on presentation skills and business management.
 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lin(林大班)

Ben Lin(林大班)

Cofounder & Lead Trainer, POWER FOR POINT
BeN is Co-Founder and Chief Training Officer of POWER FOR POINT, is mainly in charge of business in presentation training and operation managing. 10 plus experience in working as an expert across Mainland China and Taiwan. BeN has devoted himself into retail industry, and concentrates on business training. Ben founded STUDIOBiG in 2013, and merged the business into POWER FOR POINT in 2015. Before commencing his own career, BeN has been the Chief... Read More →



Thursday October 8, 2015 10:00am - 1:15pm
天地人文創 1F., No.74, Qidong St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei. (台北市中正區⿑齊東街74號1樓)

10:00am

Workshop 3: Talent Attraction
Limited Capacity seats available

It is crucial for every start-up organization to find the right pieces when assembling their dream team, but are there any guidelines for us to follow? Do we really know who are the right people and what attracts them to join us? 

In this 3-hour workshop, the facilitator Mr. Antonio Fang will walk the participants through the 3 main phases of team building: talent identification, team assembly, and culture alignment. The content and activities of this training are designed to help the participants acquire learning in an interesting and stress-free environment. 


Speakers
avatar for Antonio Fang

Antonio Fang

Antonio Fang, founder of Forum Class Taiwan, has over 10 years of management experience working in international corporations in Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. With over 7 years of training experience and 5000 hours of training delivery worldwide under his belt, Antonio specializes in leadership development, experience education, and positive psychology. He is a highly recognized facilitator and business consultant throughout various industries... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:00am - 1:15pm
華山文創 離線咖啡 No. 1, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei. (台北市中正區八德路⼀段1號)

11:30am

Booth setup (Day 2)
Only open to exhibitors; closed for participants and speakers. Exhibitors should use this time to set up their booths.

Thursday October 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
11) Huashan Central 4B 1F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

12:30pm

Booth expo: see’em all at once! (Day 2)
50+ booths showcasing startups, new products, accelerators, and innovations.

Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30pm - 6:10pm
11) Huashan Central 4B 1F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

1:30pm

女性智能硬件在中國的創業機會
Speakers
avatar for 蘇桂強

蘇桂強

木薯智能美容儀器創辦人, PBA化妝品創辦人
蘇桂強,成功的連續創業家,PBA 產品超過200個品項,全數經由互聯網銷售,會員人數超過700萬;2015... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 1:55pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

1:30pm

Building a sustainable technology ecosystem and cluster
Bindi will be speaking about the European startup ecosystem and what are the opportunities there for Taiwanese startups and investors. From 2008 to 2012, Bindi worked in the UK for Microsoft BizSpark/Ventures, and has witnessed how the UK bootstrapped and built up its startup ecosystem. From 2013-2015, she joined Silicon Valley Bank London team, and was then part of the UK’s next phase of growth in the tech ecosystem where she built out the Entrepreneur Banking, Emerging VC and Corporate VC parts of the business for the UK Bank. She will share this important part of UK's tech history with the audience.

She is a regular speaker and judge at Technology Events across Europe and US, including TechCrunch Disrupt.

The Guardian named Bindi as one of the Ten Women in Tech to meet and both GQ Magazine and London Evening Standard have listed her on their Tech Influencers List over the past couple of years. Earlier this month, she won “Woman of the Year” in the UK Asian Achievement Awards. She sits on Advisory Boards including Startup Europe, Tech London Advocates and Up Global Europe. She’s an active mentor at top London Incubators including Seedcamp, TechStars, Startupbootcamp, WAYRA, JLab, Microsoft Ventures & Level39.

Speakers
avatar for Bindi Karia

Bindi Karia

Bindi is incredibly passionate about all things startup in Europe and connecting the dots between Investors, Founders and Corporates. | | Having devoted much of her career in and around the startup ecosystem, most recently as Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank, she focussed on building out SVB's early stage banking efforts in Europe as well as driving the Bank's relationships within the Corporate and Emerging VC segments. Prior to that... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

1:55pm

兩岸新創科技合力,共享超級票房
Speakers
avatar for 韓步勇

韓步勇

簡極科技創辦人, 名鞋庫共同創辦人
成功的連續創業家,為中國互聯網+運動之實踐者,2008年共同創辦S.cn名鞋庫,為中國最大的運動品類電商,2014創辦簡極科技,專注於在足球,籃球等團體運動穿戴設備及移動互聯網領域再突破。 | | 微博:http://weibo.com/mxkby


Thursday October 8, 2015 1:55pm - 2:20pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

2:25pm

兩岸旅遊市場的差異與機會
Speakers
avatar for 賴潤星

賴潤星

創辦人兼董事長, 欣欣旅遊網
欣欣旅游创始人&... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:25pm - 2:45pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

2:25pm

Getting global press in 15 minutes
If you don't have time to spend on public relations and marketing, then this is the talk for you. As an entrepreneur you're too busy to pay attention to anything that isn't critical. You live in emergency mode. You're working 90 hours per week to keep your business afloat and get your website up and running, get product out the door, and build your team. In just one evening this short talk will show you how to use the few spare minutes you have each week to get press in top-tier publications and spread your message through content marketing, SEO, and social media. Focused on helping entrepreneurs and startup teams, this is an online marketing talk like no other, given by an entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in online marketing and public relations, who is also a contributor to top-tier publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Venture Beat.

Speaker highlights: Writing book on CMOs for Apress. Speaker, writer, entrepreneur. @Forbes @Entrepreneur @TEDx

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Steimle

Joshua Steimle

Writer, Forbes
Joshua Steimle is a TEDx speaker and a contributor to Forbes, Mashable, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. He is the CEO of MWI, a digital marketing firm he founded in 1999 which now has offices in Hong Kong and various cities in the U.S, and he is a co-director of the Hong Kong chapter of Startup Grind. | | Steimle is an expert trainer at General Assembly and regularly presents to various... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:25pm - 2:55pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

2:45pm

兩岸創業家合作的機會與挑戰
究竟是否該開發大陸市場?這離我們最近,且是全世界第二大(或許第一大?)市場,總是看得到,吃不到,遠在天邊。我們來聽中國的成功創業家如何說!

中國市場對台灣來說又近又遠,近的是擁有龐大人口的市場與台灣沒有語言的障礙與隔闔,有相近的文化背景,對世界各地想在中國市場有所拓展的創業家來說,台灣創業家似乎更有機會在這個市場一展拳腳。

但遠的是,這個市場的消費習性,創業風險,法令民情,市場競爭卻又是讓許多創業家看得一頭霧水,不得其門而入。

本論壇請來多位對台灣有一定了解的大陸成功創業家分享,這些創業家們都曾在中國市場創造「第一」的紀錄,更絕大多數目前都在連續創業的過程中,他們有些已密切和台灣的創業家合作,有些正看好兩岸創業家合作的機會。
韓步勇,蘇桂強及賴潤星三位來賓將就運動,美容,遊游不同的市場切入,精彩可期,而另三位也將在「兩岸創業家合作的機會與挑戰」的座談中,暢談他們對此議題的看法。

Moderators
avatar for Amanda Liu(劉宥彤)

Amanda Liu(劉宥彤)

Cofounder & Lead Shooter, Taipei Startup Stadium (TSS)
Amanda leads Industry Development at Taiwan Startup Stadium. She has over 15 years of experience in technology, entrepreneurship, public relations, and brand development. Starting at XPEC Entertainment, she was in charge of fundraising and investor relationship. In 2003, she co-founded GPing Co., Ltd., Taiwan, an online food and grocery retailer featuring natural and healthy foods. She then worked as the Group Account Director at Ogilvy Public... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for 黄偉冰

黄偉冰

創辦人, 哈囉台灣旅遊
黄偉冰,哈囉台灣旅遊創辦人,擁有對台灣的熱情與嚮往,對創業有理想,白手起家的草根性創業家,做為年輕創業家代表,正經歷創業的甘苦中,創業題目和台灣有關,對兩岸的創業家有一定的觀察和了解。
avatar for 曾榮群

曾榮群

創辦人, 浩維網絡(贏時代)
avatar for 熊俊

熊俊

同步推CEO, 91助手作者
同步推、91助手创始人、同步网络CEO资深互联网人士,著名天使投资人李开复、徐小平、蔡文胜等联合发起的“公益创业辅导计划——群英会”导师。曾先后获得“厦门市风云人物”、“厦门市创新创业人才”等荣誉称号。2010... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:15pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

2:55pm

Build, launch, and ship your hardware at super speed
General Partner at HAX, the "lean hardware" startup accelerator with 15 years experience across Asia (mostly China and Japan).

- Founded a consultancy researching innovation, ecosystems and startups in Asia serving clients like Tumblr,Microsoft, Cibibank, Harvard Business School, IDEO.
- Angel investor & startup advisor (13 startups), advisor to several startup accelerators
- Founder of MobileMonday Beijing (50+ events, 4,000+ participants)
- Frequent speaker in hardware, innovation and previously gaming (200+ talks, 24 countries) including SXSW, LeWeb, TEDx, Stanford, Berkeley)
- Quoted in Forbes, The Economist, CNN, AdAge, VentureBeat, wrote several columns for TechCrunch and China Entrepreneur magazine.
- 500,000+ views of 100+ presentations on Slideshare (www.slideshare.com/plus8star/presentations)

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Joffe

Benjamin Joffe

General Partner, HAX
Benjamin is General Partner at HAX , the world’s top accelerator for hardware startups. He is a recognized expert on innovation ecosystems and Asia with 15 years experience in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. | | With 80 startups in robotics, medical devices, smart home, IOT and more, HAX is among the world’s leaders in hardware investment with startups including CHIP, the world’s first $9 computer. | | Prior... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:55pm - 3:15pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

3:20pm

Internet of Things, wearable devices and applications for health monitoring and wellbeing
Why is Qualcomm funding IoT startups? Alcatel-Lucent was sold to Nokia few months ago valued at $16.5 billion, will this become the leading global networks operator for IoT? What are the biggest issues HAX sees with starting up with an IoT startups?


Moderators
avatar for Martin Talvari

Martin Talvari

Chief Strategy Officer, Slush, Cofounder of Mosa
Coorganizer of Slush.org, focused on global growth and Slush World. Dedicated to Industry-Startup-Investor-Matchmaking. Past two and half years have been on a nomadic journey through 82 countries, observing the global trends and startup scenes. | | Prior roles include CMO of Startup Sauna, an independent accelerator based in Finland, focusing on Northern- and Eastern Europe. Background in structural engineering and 3D modelling software... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Johan Asplund

Johan Asplund

CTO, Alcatel-Lucent Taiwan
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/johan-asplund/1/509/a93
avatar for Benjamin Joffe

Benjamin Joffe

General Partner, HAX
Benjamin is General Partner at HAX , the world’s top accelerator for hardware startups. He is a recognized expert on innovation ecosystems and Asia with 15 years experience in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. | | With 80 startups in robotics, medical devices, smart home, IOT and more, HAX is among the world’s leaders in hardware investment with startups including CHIP, the world’s first $9 computer. | | Prior... Read More →
avatar for James Shen(沈勁)

James Shen(沈勁)

Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
James Shen is vice president of Qualcomm and managing director of Qualcomm Ventures in Greater China. He leads Qualcomm’s venture investments in CooTek (TouchPal), GFan, NetQin, Xiaomi, ThunderSoft, YongChe, Dolphin Browser, Madhouse, AccuVally,Hawkeye, ALO7, Boohee, Cocos, Unisound, 7Invensun, Eques, and other startups. | | James was General Manager of the joint venture by China Telecom and Qualcomm, as well as the head of Qualcomm... Read More →
avatar for Dan Silver

Dan Silver

General Manager, Abbott Vascular
Dan Silver is General Manager of Abbott Vascular Taiwan & Hong Kong, a division of | Abbott Laboratories. He began his career in Management Consulting for the medical  | device and pharmaceutical industries in Hong Kong in 1993. He held positions in sales,  | marketing and management for U.S.-based medical device companies prior to moving to  | Taiwan in 2009.    | Mr. Silver currently serves as Vice Chairman of... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:20pm - 3:55pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

3:20pm

New frontier in education
( Brought to you by ALPHACamp and PunNode)

Gamification. Teching kids how to code. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). These are some of the movements that's disrupting the traditional education system in recent years.

We have now redefine the concept of school, how people learn, and how to prepare our children for the future. So whats the next wave of education?

Come to share the visions of these educational entrepreneurs, and be prepared for the future of education !

Moderators
avatar for Kuo-Wei Cheng(鄭國威)

Kuo-Wei Cheng(鄭國威)

Co-founder & Chief Editor, PanMedia (PunScience, PunNode, PunApp)
Kuo-Wei Cheng is Co-founder and Chief Editor to PanMedia. PanMedia is a series of media brands dedicated to smart people who are curious enough to seek better knowledge and content. From science to entertainment, from entrepreneurship to maker movement, PanMedia is the best online quality media and community you can look for in Taiwan, and soon to be in more places.

Speakers
avatar for Allen Houng(洪彥倫)

Allen Houng(洪彥倫)

Cofounder, Loopd
Born in Austin Texas, Allen lived there for until 12 years old before moving with parents to Taiwan to study in Hsinchu Experimental High School. After graduating, Allen studied in Ming Chuan University's International Electrical Engineering program, and spent a half a year in Moscow to study Russian and business/economics. | | After college, Allen worked for two years as a marketing professional in Hsinchu, and during that time, founded two... Read More →
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Michelle Sun

Founder & CEO, First Code Academy
Michelle is the CEO and cofounder of First Code Academy, an education startup that teaches coding to kids from 6 and above. In addition to running First Code Academy, she is also passionate about women entrepreneurship and empowerment, cofounded a community for women in technology, Women Who Code (Hong Kong chapter). | | Prior to starting First Code, she graduated from the inaugural class of Hackbright Academy, and held various technical... Read More →
avatar for Benson Yeh(葉丙成)

Benson Yeh(葉丙成)

Director, NTU Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
Prof. Ping-Cheng (Benson) Yeh is world’s leading innovator in teaching with numerous pioneering achievements: * The first to win the Overall Award and E-Learning Award in Wharton-QS 2014 Stars Awards: Reimagine Education, the "Oscars” of innovations in higher education. * The first to design a MOOC-based multi-student social game. * The first to design a serious online game for any general courses. Set a record of 2,236 teachers... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:20pm - 3:55pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

4:00pm

Taiwan's next generation venture capitalists
The past decade saw the biggest decline of Taiwanese venture capital, which thrived for a long time in the past.

What had happened? Where are they now?

At the same time, there's been a whole new generation of young Taiwanese venture capitalists. Young, aggressively, and doing well: what's their main difference to the last generation?

What's next for them?

How would they succeed? Which industries and markets are they focusing on right now?

What's their vision of today's venture capital versus the past?

What's their views on what makes good venture capitalists today?

Which successful companies have they helped build?

Moderators
avatar for Matt Huang(黃耀明)

Matt Huang(黃耀明)

VP Product management, Proofpoint
Matt Huang is a Vice President of Product Management at Proofpoint, Inc. Prior to Proofpoint, Matt was the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Armorize Technologies (acquired by Proofpoint) where he led the company in finance and operations. Prior to Armorize, Matt served key roles at Sasson Capital, a corporate venture capital of Microelectronics Technology, Inc. (MTI). He concurrently served as the Special Assistant to the Chairman of MTI... Read More →

Investors
avatar for Arthur Chen(陳彥諭)

Arthur Chen(陳彥諭)

Managing Partner, AlumVest
Arthur Chen works as the managing partner at AlumVest, dedicated to developing trusted networks of engaged supporters and investors for early stage startups. He creates smart, trusted and social investment networks, supporting angle investors "Discover and Invest in New Ventures Through the People They Already Trust." Arthur's life passion is to serve the underserved through innovations. He was a CEO of Kenyataa Light World- the start-up he... Read More →
avatar for Edward Chyau(喬國筌)

Edward Chyau(喬國筌)

Managing Director, Mesh Ventures
Edward is the founder of KAMIA and Managing Partner at Mesh Ventures. He leverages his experience in engineering, design, and finance to accelerate the growth of early-stage companies. He has helped build companies across multiple industries, connecting resources from Taiwan, China, and the US. | | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/edward-chyau/16/8b9/58a | AngelList: https://angel.co/edward-chyau | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Lin(林之晨)

Jamie Lin(林之晨)

Founding Partner, AppWorks
Jamie started AppWorks, the largest accelerator in Asia with 190 startups and 400 founders in its alumni network. Twice a year, AppWorks takes in 25 startups, help them find product-market fit, build scalable business models and raise funding to accelerate growth. Star alumni of AppWorks include EZTABLE, Tagtoo, CHOCOLABS and Fandora. AppWorks also manages a total of US$ 61M in VC funds. It usually leads seed and Series-A rounds for its startups... Read More →
avatar for Tina Cheng(成之璇)

Tina Cheng(成之璇)

Chief Representative of Taiwan, Cherubic Ventures
Tina is the partner at Cherubic Ventures' Taiwan office. She has extensive experience working in the education and technology sector. Her past employers include Yahoo, Cisco, Trianz Consulting, and Ogilvy & Mather. | | Tina holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management. She received her bachelor degree in Advertising from National ChengChi University in Taiwan. | | LinkedIn... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 4:00pm - 4:25pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

4:00pm

Crowd funding before and after: campaigning and production experiences
Crowd funding provides a new opportunity for Asian hardware startups, but understanding the consumer market, branding, and marketing has not been the forte of Asian startups.

How should startups prepare for a successful campaign? Which crowd funding platforms to choose? How to brand and market into large markets like the US and China? Which markets to pick?

The job is only half way though after having had a successful campaign -- manufacturing has always been challenging and over 60% projects end up with significantly delayed delivery schedules.

With orders at a minimum and technologies at the edge, how should startups pick their manufacturers? How should they design for production? What are the common mistakes they must avoid?

This panel brings together the best experts from the world to share their experiences.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Huang(黃耀明)

Matt Huang(黃耀明)

VP Product management, Proofpoint
Matt Huang is a Vice President of Product Management at Proofpoint, Inc. Prior to Proofpoint, Matt was the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Armorize Technologies (acquired by Proofpoint) where he led the company in finance and operations. Prior to Armorize, Matt served key roles at Sasson Capital, a corporate venture capital of Microelectronics Technology, Inc. (MTI). He concurrently served as the Special Assistant to the Chairman of MTI... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Cheng(鄭光廷)

Tim Cheng(鄭光廷)

CEO, FlyingV
Tim Cheng is currently Co-founder and CEO to flyingV. Tim grew up in California and moved to Taiwan in 2004. A firm believer in the creative energy of Taiwan with 10 years’ experience combined in the tech and consulting industries, Tim sought to create an environment to encourage creativity of all kinds to take the first step while minimizing the risk. FlyingV is one of the largest reward-based crowdfunding platforms in Asia, with over $260... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Chen(陳玲)

Lynn Chen(陳玲)

Cofounder & CEO, Alumvest
Lynn Chen is the Co-founder of AlumVest, an international investment platform that connects entrepreneurs with alumni and peer investors. Previously, Lynn was the Co-founder and COO of Haitou360.com where she oversaw operations, marketing, sales and investor relations. She co-raised seed capital for both Haitou and AlumVest. In her past corporate life, Lynn worked as an international business strategist at comScore, established its China/HK... Read More →
avatar for Larry Ho(賀元)

Larry Ho(賀元)

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Light Harmonic
In 1994, Larry Ho (aged 23) published Taiwan's best seller "The Millennium Software Revolution," and subsequently founded Inforian Press, first as a book publisher. In 1995, Larry turned Inforian into a software startup and released one of the world's first desktop meta search engines -- IQ, which supported 7 languages and sold 8 million copies world wide. In 1997, Inforian released the first Chinese instant messenger -- CICQ, which quickly... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Joffe

Benjamin Joffe

General Partner, HAX
Benjamin is General Partner at HAX , the world’s top accelerator for hardware startups. He is a recognized expert on innovation ecosystems and Asia with 15 years experience in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. | | With 80 startups in robotics, medical devices, smart home, IOT and more, HAX is among the world’s leaders in hardware investment with startups including CHIP, the world’s first $9 computer. | | Prior... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

4:25pm

Turning Twitter into a startup's growth weapon
Alan will share history of Twitter in brief, followed by disclosing Twitter's latest metrics. He will explain the reason why your start ups have to be on Twitter and give tips on the best strategies for Twitter contents. Twitter pays attention to the start up world with the examples of Vine and Periscope investment. Last but not the least, Alan will share how to amplify your startup's presence with Twitter promoted products.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Lan (藍偉綸)

Alan Lan (藍偉綸)

Head of Online Sales, Greater China, Twitter
Alan is the first hire for Twitter on Greater China business as Head of Online Sales. He is growing the Greater China revenue from scratch into a multi million dollar business for Twitter. | | Previously he worked in the gaming industry for over 7 years. He most recently led Asia business development for Konami Digital Entertainment in Tokyo, after he established European operations for Gamania Europe in Amsterdam. He headed Japan and Europe... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 4:25pm - 4:50pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

4:55pm

The Fintech distruption and globalization
Chris will talk about how to disrupt the FinTech market, and how to expand globally at the same time. Using real life examples from Skype, Atomico, and C2FO, this talk will give your the ‘between the lines’ insights that are often forgotten or not discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dark

Chris Dark

President, C2FO
Chris is responsible for C2FO¹s business in Asia Pacific, EMEA and LATAM and is based in their Hong Kong office. Prior to C2FO, Chris held key leadership positions at Atomico, AOL (advertising.com) and Bain & Co. where he focused on the development, deployment and commercialization of innovative new products and operational improvement, through to high-level strategy, across several diverse industries. | | In addition, Chris is a former... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 4:55pm - 5:25pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

4:55pm

SXSW Q&A: Building The Most Internationally Valued Event
SXSW has been the inspiration for so many technology events in the world. Since the last millenium it has been one of the top places to discover the technology of tomorrow today.

Twitter was unveiled at the 2007 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. Twitter was first used in South by Southwest, but the organizers didn’t think it had any use outside of that. It really began to gain traction with the mainstream audience two or three years afterwards.

How did SXSW Interactive go from a money loser into a cultural phenomenon all its own?

How to build international awareness of the community and be appealing for the world to join?

How does an event help build an ecosystem?

The producer and strategist of SXSW will be sharing his insights!


Speakers
avatar for Shawn O'Keefe

Shawn O'Keefe

Producer, SXSW
Shawn Michael O’Keefe is exploring new opportunities and adventures while consulting via his creative strategy lab, Apostrophe Industries. He worked for 14 years as an event producer and strategist for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. | | Beginning his journey into technology at the University of Texas at Austin, he focused on convergent media in the innovative and unconventional Advanced... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 4:55pm - 5:25pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

5:30pm

The Asian startup ecosystem: the who, where, when, and what guide for entrepreneurs
This talk overviews the Asian startup ecosystem, and covers for example:

a) Who are the active early stage funds?

b) Who are the accelerators and what do they specialize in?

c) Which events are worth attending, and what to expect?

d) Who are the active startup media?

e) What does "go big go global" mean for Asian startups? Where is the next big opportunity?

f) Which verticals will foster the most unicorns?

Speakers
avatar for David Kuo(郭展榮)

David Kuo(郭展榮)

Cofounder & CEO, iiiNNO
David Kuo is an early stage startup investor and co-founder of iiiNNO, a startup platform focused in accelerating go-to market process for both local and international startup. David is passionate about contributing to Taiwan’s startup ecosystem and is often invited to speak across cities in Taiwan and Asia about startup education and pre-incubation methodologies. | | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davekuo | AngelList... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 5:30pm - 5:55pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

5:30pm

Transforming to a global-class young entrepreneur.
Rise from the “臺灣小池” to global-class entrepreneurship.

Various Taiwan companies work so hard (拼命!) to help leading global corporations make amazing profits. Their Taiwanese employees become exhausted, and lose life balance. The Taiwan companies make tiny profits, while their global partners dominate everyone and build amazing wealth.

Will your start-up fall in to this “New Taiwan Trap”? (Or, will your pre-start-up corporate career suck the life out of you?)

Are you ready to serve multiple customer segments across our multi-cultural world? What must you learn... to impress and collaborate with the best global partners – with equality and mutual respect?

Our brief 20 minute session will distill the most crucial lessons, tricks and principles for young Taiwanese to gradually reach equality with global-class performers. Gary Lewis has accumulated and honed these methods over 18 years in America and 10 years in Taiwan – advising and training thousands of high-achieving professionals from 300+ respected companies.

We will help you understand the underlying strategic, marketing and logic strengths of top Western high-growth, high-profit, balanced-life companies. The Western education system trains top achievers systematic logic, persuasion, mutual empowerment and creative innovation... beginning around age 10 years-old. We will suggest paths for you to develop these strengths for yourself.

Equally crucial, this session respects your strengths – Taiwan's unique competencies. We discuss how to leverage and portray your advantages to gain eager acceptance, to “level the playing field” and influence global-class partners to prize you and share rewards fairly. The prejudices and arrogance of Many American and European companies leads them to trivialize (小看)or ignore your crucial value. We discuss how to derail their tendency to exploit you.

You'll learn strategies, tactics, powerful ways to communicate, and how to avoid wasting time and  energy on low-value learning. For example, we show examples of how to reduce your English  learning burden... How to use simple grammar yet sound sophisticated; How to use cross-cultural communications skills to connect and impress even with easy English.

Gary will share “the overlooked keys” to cross-cultural entrepreneurial and business collaboration that he's used across America and in Europe, Latin America, Turkey, Africa, China, and of course: Taiwan. Dare to become Global-Class, working somewhat hard – but extremely smart.


Speakers
avatar for Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis

Partner, Spring Drive
Gary Lewis is a partner in Spring Drive–Taiwan's leading accelerator of university-connected start-ups. (www.thespringdrive.com). Gary began his business career in Los Angeles in 1987 at McKinsey & Co., and has advised ~200 global corporations and trained their top achievers, including at the Hartman Group which he co-founded. Gary has built three companies (two failures and one successful M&A exit). | | In 2001, Gary began advising... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 5:30pm - 5:55pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

6:00pm

Who will take the reins: sustaining family business success across generations
Taiwan's had a lot of very successful small medium businesses. Many of their second generation grew up or received education broad, and came back to Taiwan, well-educated, traveled, learned, and began their efforts in escalating or re-inventing the family business.

Yet it's never easy -- generation gaps lead to difficult communication, and many of the circumstances that created Taiwan's economic success no longer exist today.

Is there a formula for success to this endeavor?
What are the most common challenges? How and when will Taiwan's next generation business owners create a new age of prosperity for Taiwan?

Moderators
avatar for Joey Chung(鍾子偉)

Joey Chung(鍾子偉)

Cofounder & CEO, The News Lens
Joey Chung is the Co-Founder and CEO of The New Lens, one of the fastest growing new digital news sites in Asia which was started in mid 2013. Before starting The News Lens, he was with the Japanese multinational character and media company Sanrio, first starting out in San Francisco and Los Angeles as its Business Development Manager before being sent as President of its China Operations in Shanghai between 2011-2013. | | Prior to Sanrio... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tony Chen(陳璽年)

Tony Chen(陳璽年)

3rd generation owner, HerMin Textile
Tony Chen is the third generation of HerMin Textile, the leading natural-functional fiber woven mill in Taiwan. HerMin Textile is a world leader in fashion x functional apparel woven fabrics. | | Made in Taiwan since 1976, HerMin brings the newest fashion technology to the market by creating unique combinations of multi-functional - natural fiber blends. HerMin’s convergence textiles cover the full range from fashion look to functional... Read More →
avatar for Edward Chyau(喬國筌)

Edward Chyau(喬國筌)

Managing Director, Mesh Ventures
Edward is the founder of KAMIA and Managing Partner at Mesh Ventures. He leverages his experience in engineering, design, and finance to accelerate the growth of early-stage companies. He has helped build companies across multiple industries, connecting resources from Taiwan, China, and the US. | | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/edward-chyau/16/8b9/58a | AngelList: https://angel.co/edward-chyau | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Joice Wang(王詩晴)

Joice Wang(王詩晴)

Sunmax Biotech
Joice focuses on the business development of Sunmax Biotech(4728), a medical grade collagen manufacturer with medical device products ranging from aesthetic, orthopedic and dental. Joice manages Sunmax's outlook by developing strategic alliances with global R&D hubs that use collagen matrix for tissue reengineering. | | Joice is also the principal, head of Taiwan operations for KB Capital LLC, a discretionary asset management firm... Read More →
avatar for Frank Yen(嚴寬行)

Frank Yen(嚴寬行)

Cofounder & CEO, Niceday
Since 2007, Frank has been promoting Taiwan as one of Asia’s top travel destinations. He currently runs a magazine production house that produces multi-lingual content on Taiwan-related topics. | | In 2011, Frank co-founded Yourfix.cc to provide intelligent online travel planning services. Yourfix.cc became an instant hit and grew to become the most widely used of its kind. | | In 2013, Frank co-founded Niceday Inc. and merged... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 6:00pm - 6:40pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

6:00pm

Stage preparation
Venue has to be clear! Everyone please move to 4B 2F!

Thursday October 8, 2015 6:00pm - 7:05pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

6:40pm

Strategies for entering the Chinese market: from a senior VC
For the last 30 years, China has acted as the manufacturer to the world by taking advantage of their cheap labor, huge production capacities, and export-friendly government policies. In the last few years however, with rising wages, reduced labor supply, and an appreciating currency, China’s export competitiveness has weakened.

At the same time, China’s domestic market has developed a tremendous appetite for consumer products, causing an increase in imports. As such, many global startups are rushing in to capture China's market share.

What does the next decade look like for the Chinese market? What are the new competencies needed to succeed in this competitive environment? How should businesses make China-related decisions for the future?

David Chow (周大任), founding partner of CTC capital and independent investment committee member of CDB (中國國家開發銀行) will share us his unique perspectives on how to survive in the Chinese market. He will discuss about some of the most recent China’s government policies as well as VC/PE trends, and how would the new reforms (ex: HK-Shanghai connect, new regulations on IPOs, and internet finance) shape China’s new entrepreneurial ecosystem, and influence global startups’ China-entry strategies.

Speakers
avatar for David Chow(周大任)

David Chow(周大任)

Founding Managing Partner, CTC Capital, Inc.
Current Positions | | • Founding Managing Partner of CTC Capital, Inc. (Taipei) | • Independent Investment Committee Member of CDB (中國國家開發銀行) | Kai-Yuan RMB Private Equity Fund-of-Funds (Beijing) | • Director of SIP (Suzhou Industrial Park 蘇州工業園) Venture Capital Fund of Funds | • Independent Board Director of AmTRAN Technology, Co., Ltd. (瑞軒 TSE: 2489) | • Supervisor of Phihong... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 6:40pm - 7:05pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

7:15pm

DANZZUP Show, rock it Mosa!
Brought to you by Danzzup and G-FORCE!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Huang(黃大霖)

Tim Huang(黃大霖)

Cofounder & CEO, Danzzup
Tim Huang is Co-Founder and CEO of DANZZUP, a media platform allowing dance lovers to discover everyday’s best social dance clips. | | While Tim has over 3 years of experience in product design for both mobile apps and websites, he also has over 15 years of dance experience. Tim is a member of G-FORCE -- a professional dance crew in Taiwan. In past 3 years, Tim has taught over 300 students in his private classes and at various dance... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 7:15pm - 7:25pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

7:25pm

Mosa party!
Best music, best food, best entrepreneurs meet the best investors!

Network while enjoying our invited bands and performers!

Thursday October 8, 2015 7:25pm - 9:00pm
10) Huashan Legacy Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei