Upcoming Batch: Sept 9th - Oct 8th, 2017 | Taipei, Taiwan

Work and live in Asia, 30 days at a time.

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HASSLE FREE

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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CULTURAL IMMERSION

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GLOCAL COMMUNITIES

Sept 9th - Oct 8th, 2017 | Taipei, Taiwan

Work and live in Asia, 30 days at a time.

THE ANCHOR EXPERIENCE

WHAT IS IT
Anchor Taiwan is your turnkey solution to experience and succeed in Asia. It is a 30-day residency program in Taiwan for global shapers, entrepreneurs and location-independent professionals.

We believe in the power of cultural immersion and genuine connections. The program is designed to spur innovation, fuel growth and provoke meaningful conversations that translate into actions. We make it happen with our high-touch, personalized engagements for each participant, powered by our extensive outreach and access on the ground.

Navigate Asia with confidence. Join the Anchor Taiwan community.

WHAT WE OFFER

THE AWESOMENESS

BUSINESS INSIDER

(Track A)
Access to business partnerships, fireside chats with top entrepreneurs, VIP passes to industry events. Perfect soft-landing to take your business to the next level.

CULTURAL IMMERSION

(Track B)
Boost your cultural competency, live like a local while working remotely. Equip yourself for cross-border opportunities. Intensive daily Chinese lessons available.

We believe that the most valuable component of the Anchor program is you.
By connecting a group of exceptional people, we are excited about the endless possibilities you are going to be a part of.

We thought we would highlight a few things we’ve been focusing on for your best experiences possible.

What’s Included

✔ High-end private accommodation in central Taipei
✔ Top-notch co-working space
✔ A welcome package to help you seamlessly kick off your islander life for 30 days.
(SIM Card, Metro/Bus card, survival guide, etc.)
✔ Professional development events and industry networking
✔ Launch/Farewell parties, community activities, social gatherings

THE ANCHOR EXPERIENCE

WHAT IS IT
Anchor Taiwan is your turnkey solution to experience and succeed in Asia. It is a 30-day residency program in Taiwan for global shapers, entrepreneurs and location-independent professionals.

We believe in the power of cultural immersion and genuine connections. The program is designed to spur innovation, fuel growth and provoke meaningful conversations that translate into actions. We make it happen with our high-touch, personalized engagements for each participant, powered by our extensive outreach and access on the ground.

Navigate Asia with confidence. Join the Anchor Taiwan community.

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HASSLE FREE

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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CULTURAL IMMERSION

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GLOCAL COMMUNITIES

WHAT WE OFFER

THE AWESOMENESS

Track A: BUSINESS INSIDER

Access to business partnerships, fireside chats with top entrepreneurs, VIP passes to industry events. Perfect soft-landing to take your business to the next level.

Track B: CULTURAL IMMERSION

Boost your cultural competency, live like a local while working remotely. Equip yourself for cross-border opportunities. Intensive daily Chinese lessons available.

We believe that the most valuable component of the Anchor program is you. By connecting a group of exceptional people, we are excited about the endless possibilities you are going to be a part of.

We thought we would highlight a few things we’ve been focusing on for your best experiences possible.

What’s Included?

✔ High-end private accommodation in central Taipei
✔ Top-notch co-working space
✔ A welcome package to help you seamlessly kick off your islander life for 30 days.
(SIM Card, Metro/Bus card, survival guide, etc.)
✔ Professional development events and industry networking
✔ Launch/Farewell parties, community activities, social gatherings

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Guaranteed Fully Furnished Private Room

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One-of-a-kind Co-working | Maker Space

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Integration with Local Communities

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Explorations & Adventures

WHO IS IT FOR

1 MONTH, TURBO-CHARGED AND RE-IMAGINED.
➤ Visionary entrepreneurs and startup teams
 Location independent professionals (eg. tech, design, media, marketing)
 Believers of community and cross-border collaboration
 Forward-thinking companies that value talent training and retention

IMAGINE

30 DAYS WITH:
 A curated community to boost your professional and personal growth
 Unique experiences only possible with exclusive local access
 Opportunities to immerse in the Chinese culture, language and market
 Connections with local business/government leaders and networks
 Structured framework to maximize your productivity and learning
 Logistics: taken care of in style. See below.

WHO IS IT FOR

1 MONTH, TURBO-CHARGED AND RE-IMAGINED.
➤ Visionary entrepreneurs and startup teams
 Location independent professionals (eg. tech, design, media, marketing)
 Believers of community and cross-border collaboration
 Forward-thinking companies that value talent training and retention

IMAGINE

30 DAYS WITH:
 A curated community to boost your professional and personal growth
 Unique experiences only possible with exclusive local access
 Opportunities to immerse in the Chinese culture, language and market
 Connections with local business/government leaders and networks
 Structured framework to maximize your productivity and learning
 Logistics: taken care of in style. See below.

WHY TAIWAN

THE ISLAND IS YOUR OYSTER

ASIA’S BEST KEPT SECRET:
➤ 23 million Mandarin-speaking people
➤ Most patents per capita in the world
➤ Birthplace of Foxconn (Apple’s #1 partner), HTC (VIVE), GIANT (any bicycle fans?), Bubble Tea, Acer, ASUS, Ang Lee (Life of Pi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

Urban & Nature 1-Day Living Circle

(Sometimes, small is everything.)

Connect with Local Talents and Communities

(Hardworking and affordable workforce)

Challenge Top 100 Peaks

Affordable Food Capital

(Simply ask anyone who has been!)

Work Away by the Beach

(Or tea plantation!)

Global Hardware Hub

(Impeccable quality and work ethics)

Chinese Heritage with a Twist

(Acclimatize yourself with Chinese language, culture and markets.)

Experience Cutting-Edge Technology

(IoT, AR/VR, Biotech… you name it.)

Fun Big Waves

(1,200 km of coastal line, 128 hot springs, 9 national parks – eat, pray, love whenever)

Booming Start-up Ecosystem

(Leverage our wide local networks)

Modern Lifestyle with Nature Easily within Reach.

(Awe-inspiring Taroko Gorge)

Topnotch Infrastructure

(World-class public transportation and Internet speed)

WHY TAIWAN

THE ISLAND IS YOUR OYSTER

ASIA’S BEST KEPT SECRET:
➤ 23 million Mandarin-speaking people
➤ Most patents per capita in the world
➤ Birthplace of Foxconn (Apple’s #1 partner), HTC (VIVE), GIANT (any bicycle fans?), Bubble Tea, Acer, ASUS, Ang Lee (Life of Pi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

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Urban & Nature 1-Day Living Circle

(Sometimes, small is everything.)
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Affordable Food Capital

(Simply ask anyone who has been!)
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Topnotch Infrastructure

(World-class public transportation and Internet speed)
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Chinese Heritage with a Twist

(Acclimatize yourself with Chinese language, culture and markets.)
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Fun Big Waves

(1,200 km of coastal line, 128 hot springs, 9 national parks – eat, pray, love whenever)
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Gateway to Asia

(Direct flights to 122 cities: Beijing, Shanghai, HK, Tokyo, Bangkok, Bali… You got the idea.)
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Booming Start-up Ecosystem

(Leverage our wide local networks)
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Global Hardware Hub

(Impeccable quality and work ethics)

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Work Away by the Beach

(Or tea plantation!)

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Vibrant art & music scenes

(Countless exhibitions, music festivals and cultural landmarks)
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Connect with Local Talents and Communities

(Hardworking and affordable workforce)

HOW IT WORKS

WHAT HAPPENS IN 30 DAYS

We make it easy to kick-off a productive and transformative month in Taiwan. The best part? You don’t have to do it alone. The cohort consists of entrepreneurs, change makers, professionals, and creatives from around the world. You might be working remotely, ideating your next gig, or exploring the world during your sabbatical. We take care of the bureaucracy and planning so that you can hit the ground running.

The Anchor framework is designed to be rigorous yet flexible. Either you choose to focus on Culture Immersion or Market Insights (or both!), we encourage you to take full advantage of our curated curriculum and activities. Most events take place after work and during the weekends.

Professional Development

We partner with local tech, design and business communities or invite speakers from our network including CEOs, thought leaders and government officials.

Anchor Access

Doing business in Asia? Relationship, relationship, relationship. We know whose doors to knock and which events to show up to.

Anchor Immersion

Fun Chinese 101, business environment in Taiwan, postcard for your loved ones with calligraphy… Let us be your cultural translators.

Anchor Pecha Kucha

Showcase what you learnt, experienced, or built – with a 10 images x 20 seconds Pecha Kucha style. This is also when we gather for weekly reflections. What kind of world do you want to co-author?

Curated Local Experiences

Sunset up at the Elephant Mountain, bring your laptop and work away by the tea plantation, visit a local market then whisk up some tasty excitement…

Anchor Social

To start a revolution, throw better parties. We happen to be pretty good at this. This can also be walking tours, craft beer tasting, or hotpot feast. Wait, did someone mention NIGHT MARKET?

HOW IT WORKS

WHAT HAPPENS IN 30 DAYS

We make it easy to kick-off a productive and transformative month in Taiwan. The best part? You don’t have to do it alone. The cohort consists of entrepreneurs, change makers, professionals and creatives from around the world. You might be working remotely, ideating your next gig, or exploring the world during your sabbatical. We take care of the bureaucracy and planning so that you can hit the ground running.

The Anchor framework is designed to be rigorous yet flexible. Either you choose to focus on Business Insights or Culture Immersion (or both!), we encourage you to take full advantage of our curated curriculum and activities. Most events take place after work and during the weekends.
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Professional Development

We partner with local tech, design and business communities or invite speakers from our network including CEOs, thought leaders, and government officials.

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Anchor Access

Doing business in Asia? Relationship, relationship, relationship. We know whose doors to knock and which events to show up to.

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Anchor Pecha Kucha

Showcase what you learnt, experienced, or built – with a 10 images x 20 seconds Pecha Kucha style. This is also when we gather for weekly reflections. What kind of world do you want to co-author?

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Anchor Immersion

Fun Chinese 101, business environment in Taiwan, postcard for your loved ones with calligraphy… Let us be your cultural translators.
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Anchor Social

To start a revolution, throw better parties. We happen to be pretty good at this. This can also be walking tours, craft beer tasting, or hotpot feast. Wait, did someone mention NIGHT MARKET?

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Curated Local Experiences

Sunset up at the Elephant Mountain, bring your laptop and work away by the tea plantation, visit a local market then whisk up some tasty excitement…

ANCHOR MENTOR NETWORK

OUR COMMUNITY

Weiwei Chiang

Chairwoman, Taiwan Techmakers Association

Kevin Lee

Venture Capitalist, FundersClub

Bernard Chan

Founder & CEO, ALPHA Camp

Ken Worker

Author | Co-founder, PanTravel

Ping Wang

EIR, Techstars & Founder, Ansir Innovation Center

Daniel Lin

Founder & CEO, FutureWard

Jane Shih

Managing Director, Girls in Tech Taiwan; Director, Founder Institute & CEO, WeTogether

Laurent Le Guyader

Innovation Expert, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Coordinator, French Tech Taiwan

Javier Agüera Reneses

Co-founder, Blackphone & Forbes 30 Under 30

Michael Chen

Co-founder, Social Enterprise Insights

Daniel Cheng

Founder & CEO, RTM

Jeffrey Ling

Founder, The Entrepreneurs Society of Taiwan

ANCHOR MENTOR NETWORK

OUR COMMUNITY

Weiwei Chiang

Chairwoman, Taiwan Techmakers Association

Bernard Chan

Founder & CEO, ALPHA Camp

Ping Wang

EIR, Techstars & Founder, Ansir Innovation Center

Jane Shih

Managing Director, Girls in Tech Taiwan; Director, Founder Institute & CEO, WeTogether

Javier Agüera Reneses

Co-founder, Blackphone & Forbes 30 Under 30

Daniel Cheng

Founder & CEO, RTM

OUR AMAZING PARTNERS

WE ONLY WORK WITH THE BEST

WHAT DID THEY SAY

YOU WILL LOVE IT TOO

JOIN US

A CHOICE TO SHAPE THAT CHANGE

Applications now open for the upcoming batches in 2017/18:

• Fall 2017 (Sept 9th – Oct 8th): early bird $1,995 (USD). Prices go up after July 31st.

• Winter 2017 (Nov 11th – Dec 10th): early bird $1,995 (USD).
January 2018 (Jan 6th – Feb 4th): early bird $1,995 (USD).
($505/20% discount from regular price $2,500)

Join a group of like-minded people from all over the world. Form life-time friendships and forge life-changing experiences.

Switch from “ONE DAY…” to “TODAY.”

Arrive with your suitcases and cool ideas.

Your pivotal month awaits.

(Questions? Check out our Q&A page or contact us.)

JOIN US

A CHOICE TO SHAPE THAT CHANGE

Applications now open for the upcoming batches in 2017/18:

• Fall 2017 (Sept 9th – Oct 8th): early bird $1,995 (USD). Prices go up after July 31st.
• Winter 2017 (Nov 11th – Dec 10th): early bird $1,995 (USD).
• Jan 2018 (Jan 6th – Feb 4th): early bird $1,995 (USD).

($505/20% discount from regular price $2,500)

Join a group of like-minded people from all over the world. Form life-time friendships and forge life-changing experiences.

Switch from “ONE DAY…” to “TODAY.”

Arrive with your suitcases and cool ideas.

Your pivotal month awaits.

(Questions? Check out our Q&A page or contact us.)

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Thanks for your interest in Anchor Taiwan. We are excited about having you in our community. Feel free to look around and drop us a line if you have any question: [email protected]