Taipei opens its arms to international startups

Taipei is on a mission to attract international startups.

The Taipei City Government’s Department of Economic Development is promoting the “Soft Landing Program for International Startups.”

For 2022, the first Taipei Entrepreneurs Hub (TEH) community networking event will be held at JustCo at Dian Shih Taipei on July 13 in collaboration with Fukuoka Growth Next, a venture hub in Taipei’s sister city Fukuoka, Japan. The event will explore market trends of fintech and smart payments in Taiwan and Japan. All startups are welcome.

According to the Department of Economic Development, the Soft Landing Program has received applications from 517 international startup teams across 57 countries to date. Among these, 110 teams from 39 countries have been chosen to participate in the program. The program has not only helped landed 15 international startup teams, but also fostered more than 930 customized 1-on-1 business matchmaking meetings between local companies and international teams, enabling 32 sub-teams to establish technical collaboration with local enterprises.

TEH is a community for international startups that focuses on deepening the promotion of Taipei’s entrepreneurial environment and resources to the international startup community, and strengthening the links between international startup teams and Taipei’s enterprises, investors, government and other related organizations, helping foreign startup teams to successfully land and explore potential cooperation opportunities in Taipei.

This year, TEH will hold six international networking events, online startup pitch competitions, and a Demo Day to provide more opportunities for winning teams to present to investors. It will also launch an international entrepreneurship consultation to advise on legal matters, fundraising, and other common issues. TEH’s all-inclusive range of services allows international startups to settle in Taipei. Furthermore, TEH will also arrange for experts in blockchain, WEB3, and marketing technology to provide international teams with local industry trends.