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Soft-landing

taiwan
I.    Why Taiwan? 
  • Solid industry clusters: 
Known for ICT industry and its emerging potential in IoT, Biotech, Smart Machinery, Green Energy and Cloud Computing
  • Ranked No.1 country in Asia for Global Entrepreneurship in 2015 by GEDI
  • Ranked No.2 in Top 10 World safest countries to settle 
  • 4hrs Life Scale
  • Major player in global supply chain
  • Abundant High-quality Talents
  • Multi-year Entrepreneur Visa

II.    Introduction
  • 1-month Soft-Landing Program  
  • We support high-potential technology startups and emerging companies to successfully enter the Asia market and scale their business globally. 
  • We provide access to outstanding mentors, free office, valuable connections and the knowledge and expertise required to scale quickly
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III.    Application Rules
Application rules for the international startup to apply Soft-Landing Program in Taiwan
  • Online Application Period: http://www.titan.org.tw
    • May 8th  2017 – May 19th  2017
  • Presentation Review period:
    • Onsite Pitch or Skype Interview on May 22th - May 26th 2017
  • Trip to Taiwan:
    • June 2017 – July 2017 (one month of your choice)

IV.    Eligibility
  • Technology-driven startup with a strong founding team, intellectual property, and a product that is close to/already in the market
  • Startup must have the bench strength on the founding/ executive team to send at least one founder/senior member of the management team to the Taiwan. for the duration of the program
  • Before Jan 2017, the startup must not have set up a cooperation in Taiwan
  • At least two thirds of the members of the startup are not citizens of the R.O.C.
  • The startup must be willing to develop a tech cooperation in Taiwan.

V.    Services 
We do not ask for equity, cash or investment rights, and participation is free of charge. 
  • Customized mentoring and advice 
From industry experts and accomplished entrepreneurs & investors.
  • Boot Camp and Workshops 
Specialized workshops covering topics such as product/market fit, go-to-market strategy, and fundraising
  • Access to our Network 
Build relationships and immerse yourself in Taiwan startup ecosystems.
  • 1-on-1 Startup Tech Guide
  • Marketing & PR 
Spread your word. Use our marketing channels and relationships to amplify your story.
  • Financial Support
    • 2 Round-trip flight tickets 
    • 30-day accommodation
    • 30-day co-working space
  • Entrepreneur Visa

VI.    What will you work on? 
  • Business Development
    • Acquire customers and partners
    • Pitch potential investors
    • Build team
  • Define a Asia go-to-market strategy
    • Validate product/market fit
    • Identify potential partners and channels
  • Develop Industry Network  
    • Connect to global supply chain 
 
VII.    Contact Window: 
Ms. Eleanor Chuang
eleanorchuang@itri.org.tw
+886-3-5912795