Taiwan Business TOPICS profiles five of Taiwan’s ascendant tech startups in industries ranging from healthcare and tourism to transportation and media. Health2Sync Diabetes runs in Ed Deng’s family. Relatives of the Taipei-based entrepreneur have passed away from complications of the disease, which is the third-leading cause of death among Taiwanese women. Researchers believe that East…

The Taiwan government recognizes the importance of cultivating startups as a way to constantly inject new vigor into the economy and build the major enterprises of tomorrow. To optimize the environment in Taiwan for startups, the government has set two paramount goals for the “Action Plan for Enhancing Taiwan’s Startup Ecosystem.” First, to create a…

Taiwan Startup Stadium helps promising local startups go global Founded in 2015 with funding from Taiwan’s National Development Council (NDC), Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS) acts as a hub for early-stage Taiwanese tech companies, helping to strengthen the local startup ecosystem. To join TSS’s Starting Lineup program, startups must be Taiwan-based, with at least one co-founder…

As technologies continue to evolve from devices to software, and technology start-ups continue to drive market growth, Taiwan is faced with the challenge of advancing its entrepreneurial ecosystem and promoting innovative technologies in order to retain technological leadership in the region. In its position paper in the American Chamber of Commerce’s recently published 2017 Taiwan…

For years, the regulatory and funding environment in Taiwan was not conducive to fostering new startup enterprises. Many would-be Taiwanese entrepreneurs headed for Silicon Valley or other locations instead. But lately the situation has changed, in part because of government recognition that Taiwan was losing economic opportunities by not doing enough to encourage entrepreneurial initiative….