With the government’s New Southbound Policy, more ASEAN-Indian startups are focusing on Taiwan
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An incubation center based in Taipei which focuses on ASEAN and Indian startups in Taiwan recently held its inauguration ceremony and news conference.
The September 21 event was hosted by chairperson and mentor Professor Chen Chun-Shan of the Global Brand Management Association, which focuses on retaining international talent in Taiwan.
STARTBOARD, which is the incubator and also a sister concern of GBMA, says it support talent and startups from ASEAN countries and India based in Taiwan.
The center reportedly has several international startups under its belt. New companies from India, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand were some of those mentioned by the center.
The center also looks into global collaboration for its startups and one such team, Innoviz, which is a joint venture between a Vietnamese and a Taiwanese startup, was the highlight of the event.
During the ceremony, the center also mentioned its global collaboration with its international counterparts which are based in Indonesia, Thailand and India. These counterparts are incubation centers from ASEAN countries and India and the main focus of their international collaboration is to exchange relevant information, provide support and guidance about their respective countries and markets.
Some of the notable guests who attended the event were Lin Li-Chan, legislator and Taiwanese politician of Cambodian descent, lawmaker Yu Wan-Ru, Lee Chi-Hsien, chairman of the Taiwan Stock Exchange, Henry Yeh, Corporate Vice President of ASUS, Gince Mattam of the India-Taipei Association and Khairul Iskandar of Malaysia Friendship and Trade Center.
They also mentioned that international collaboration was a way to help their startups expand in these countries and vice versa.
The center also mentioned its support for the Taiwan government’s New Southbound Policy which focuses on improving ties and boosting relations with countries in South and South East Asia.