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Wednesday, October 7
 

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

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

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

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
 
Thursday, October 8
 

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

2:45pm

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

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

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