PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS

Be Asia Ready.

It’s hard to get global when you don’t know Asia.
We carefully design 2 options to facilitate your cross-border explorations and strategies.

Be Asia Ready.

It’s hard to get global when you don’t know Asia. We carefully design 2 options to facilitate your cross-border explorations and strategies.

1-on-1 Consultancy

Strategic Partnership

Instant Access

Highly Selective

Turnkey Solution

Lifetime Community

1-on-1 Consultancy

Strategic Partnership

Highly Selective

Turnkey Solution

Instant Access

Lifetime Community

 TAIWAN INNOVATION SPRINTENTREPRENEURIAL RESIDENCY
Length:10 days1 month (30 days)
Ideal for:A whirlwind of 10-day intensive exposure.Boosted business development for 1-month.
What is it:➤ By invitation / application
✓ For executives, investors & entrepreneurs
✓ Customized 10-day business safari
✓ Condensed full day agenda
✓ Visit high-growth companies and world-class leaders
✓ Luncheons & VIP dinners with distinguished speakers
✓ Premium hotel accommodation
✓ Cultural & unique island explorations
➤ By application
✓ For founders & tech professionals
✓ Customized 30-day business agenda
✓ Curated tech forums, events & meetings
✓ Hands-on venture building support
(eg. recruiting, go-to-market strategies, partnerships)
✓ Private apartment accommodation
✓ Co-working space
Next up:Sept 20 - 29, 2019Sept 20 - Oct 19, 2019
Fall 2019 Program Focus:➤ AI for Manufacturing
➤ Circular Economy
➤ Urban Tech / Smart City
➤ Image & Voice Recognition
Apply by: Aug 20, 2019
 TAIWAN INNOVATION SPRINTENTREPRENEURIAL RESIDENCY
Length:10 days1 month (30 days)
Ideal for:A whirlwind of 10-day intensive exposure.Boosted business development for 1-month.
What is it:➤ By invitation / application
✓ For executives, investors & entrepreneurs
✓ Customized 10-day business safari
✓ Condensed full day agenda
✓ Visit high-growth companies and world-class leaders
✓ Luncheons & VIP dinners with distinguished speakers
✓ Premium hotel accommodation
✓ Cultural & unique island explorations
➤ By application
✓ For founders & tech professionals
✓ Customized 30-day business agenda
✓ Curated tech forums, events & meetings
✓ Hands-on venture building support
(eg. recruiting, go-to-market strategies, partnerships)
✓ Private apartment accommodation
✓ Co-working space
Next up:Sept 20 - 29, 2019Sept 20 - Oct 19, 2019
Fall 2019 Program Focus➤ AI for Manufacturing
➤ Circular Economy
➤ Urban Tech / Smart City
➤ Image & Voice Recognition
Apply by:Aug 20, 2019

Agenda Highlights from Previous Cohort

  • Karen Yu, Congresswoman (Parliament visit & forum with division heads)
  • Jason Hsu, Congressman (Blockchain innovation)
  • Tzay-Jinn Chen, Former Deputy Minister of Health (Medical innovation)
  • Mike Lee, Executive Vice President, FarEasTone (Telecom + smart city)
  • Bruce Bateman, CTO, LiteOn (Future of mobility)
  • Mike Chi, Head of VIVE X & Director, APAC Sales Operation, HTC (AR + VR)

Delegation Highlights from Previous Cohort

  • Chairman, Estonian Health Insurance Fund & Former GM for Microsoft (Baltic States)
  • Advisor, Urban US & Republic Crypto
  • Co-Founder & CEO, Bohemian Guitars (a 500 Startups company)
  • Co-Founder & CTO, Assembly (a YC company)
  • Producer, Warner Bros. & Head of Content for Michael Bay’s VR company
  • President of Innovation, Intel Taiwan

Q&A

Well, it takes a lot of back and forth, and a lot of people behind the scene to produce a transformative journey full of business insight, industry access and market immersion.

For the Innovation Sprint:

We select the best of the best. After sorting through the applications, we select a group of potential Anchors to have 1-1 video calls to confirm the fit, what they are interested in and looking to accomplish. We understand the top people want to network with other top players, so we spend a lot of time making sure we only select the most awesome delegation members. After all, we value our time and connections, and it's our own lifelong community.

On the ground in Taiwan, concurrently we spend a lot of time communicating with our local stakeholders. We identify the most relevant and innovative corporate leaders, investors, startups, government officials, and ecosystem connectors. The 10-day business safari includes tech forums, company visits, luncheons, investor dinners, community meetups and island explorations. The goal is to equip our delegation members with the knowledge, connections and resources for Asia soft-landing and cross-border collaboration.

For the Entrepreneurial Residency:

On top of above, our delegation members can extend their stay for another 20 days to make it a full-month "residency" experience. This is most suitable for founders or professionals who want to take advantage of being on the ground, and follow up with contacts or business leads from the Innovation Sprint. We provide consultancy for each member to plan their expansion in Taiwan before they arrive so they can hit the ground running. Previously we've helped our members with recruiting, business setup, partner scouting, investor matchmaking, media exposure, and go-to-market strategies.
The 10-day program has a fully curated whole-day agenda. For the entrepreneurial residency, there is typically 1 major session per day (investor meeting, tech event, Anchor Roundtable and so on). Our members work on their projects at the Anchor cohort base or arrange their own meetings during the free time.
Curious minds, innovative changemakers and cross-border pioneers who are founders, product designers, developers, corporate executives, and investors. We believe in the power of diversity and open innovation. Our delegation members are not only at the top of their fields, but also believers of community and collaboration.
For the Innovation Sprint, up to 15-20 delegation members. For the Entrepreneurial Residency, no more than 10 startups.
Take a few moments to fill out the application form so we can start getting to know you! If you are selected, we will send further details and an invitation for a video call. You can find the application form by clicking the red "APPLY" button at the top-right corner.
The 10-day program for corporate executives will be US$5,950 for Sept 2019, which covers registration fee, hotel accommodation, ground transportation, events, activities, customized program curation, basic insurance, and most meals (pretty much all major items except for your international flights).

Anchor Taiwan believes in backing startup founders. We have a special subsidized rate for startups and young professionals. Please apply for more details.

Agenda Highlights from Previous Cohort

➤ Karen Yu, Congresswoman (Parliament visit & forum with division heads)
➤ Jason Hsu, Congressman (Blockchain innovation)
➤ Tzay-Jinn Chen, Former Deputy Minister of Health (Medical innovation)
➤ Mike Lee, Executive Vice President, FarEasTone (Telecom + smart city)
➤ Bruce Bateman, CTO, LiteOn (Future of mobility)
➤ Mike Chi, Head of VIVE X & Director, APAC Sales Operation, HTC (AR + VR)

Delegation Highlights from Previous Cohort

➤ Chairman, Estonian Health Insurance Fund & Former GM for Microsoft (Baltic States)
➤ Advisor, Urban US & Republic Crypto
➤ Co-Founder & CEO, Bohemian Guitars (a 500 Startups company)
➤ Co-Founder & CTO, Assembly (a YC company)
➤ Producer, Warner Bros. & Head of Content for Michael Bay’s VR company
➤ President of Innovation, Intel Taiwan

Q&A

How does it work?

Well, it takes a lot of back and forth, and a lot of people behind the scene to produce a transformative journey full of business insight, industry access and market immersion.

For the Innovation Sprint:

We select the best of the best. After sorting through the applications, we select a group of potential Anchors to have 1-1 video calls to confirm the fit, what they are interested in and looking to accomplish. We understand the top people want to network with other top players, so we spend a lot of time making sure we only select the most awesome delegation members. After all, we value our time and connections, and it’s our own lifelong community.

On the ground in Taiwan, concurrently we spend a lot of time communicating with our local stakeholders. We identify the most relevant and innovative corporate leaders, investors, startups, government officials, and ecosystem connectors. The 10-day business safari includes tech forums, company visits, luncheons, investor dinners, community meetups and island explorations. The goal is to equip our delegation members with the knowledge, connections and resources for Asia soft-landing and cross-border collaboration.

For the Entrepreneurial Residency:

On top of above, our delegation members can extend their stay for another 20 days to make it a full-month “residency” experience. This is most suitable for founders or professionals who want to take advantage of being on the ground, and follow up with contacts or business leads from the Innovation Sprint. We provide consultancy for each member to plan their expansion in Taiwan before they arrive so they can hit the ground running. Previously we’ve helped our members with recruiting, business setup, partner scouting, investor matchmaking, media exposure, and go-to-market strategies.

What's the agenda like?

The 10-day program has a fully curated whole-day agenda. For the entrepreneurial residency, there is typically 1 major session per day (investor meeting, tech event, Anchor Roundtable and so on). Our members work on their projects at the Anchor cohort base or arrange their own meetings during the free time.

Who usually join our program?

Curious minds, innovative changemakers and cross-border pioneers who are founders, product designers, developers, corporate executives, and investors. We believe in the power of diversity and open innovation. Our delegation members are not only at the top of their fields, but also believers of community and collaboration.

How big is the cohort?

For the Innovation Sprint, up to 15-20 delegation members. For the Entrepreneurial Residency, no more than 10 startups.

How do I join an upcoming program?

Take a few moments to fill out the application form so we can start getting to know you! If you are selected, we will send further details and an invitation for a video call. You can find the application form by clicking the red “APPLY” button at the top-right corner.

How much will it cost?

The 10-day program for corporate executives will be US$5,950 for Sept 2019, which covers registration fee, hotel accommodation, ground transportation, events, activities, customized program curation, basic insurance, and most meals (pretty much all major items except for your international flights).

Anchor Taiwan believes in backing startup founders. We have a special subsidized rate for startups and young professionals. Please apply for more details.

Anchor Taiwan is an independent and privately funded entity.

We believe in connecting changemakers around the world for actionable cross-border collaborations.