Thanks to Maycham ‘s invitation, STARTBOARD was invited to attend Haoshi Demo Day as a member on March 22nd! This event is held by Haoshi Accelerator Seed Program, Haoshi Foundation.
Haoshi Demo Day
Although the program was only launched in November 2018, Haoshi has managed to support and introduce 11 highly promising innovative startups in food and agriculture to the general public, government agencies and various investors. Until now, Haoshi remains the first and only accelerator in Taiwan that dedicates to these sectors. Through this meaningful program, the Haoshi Foundation expected to boost creative business models and new advanced technologies in order to address the alarming problems in agriculture.
Among 11 participations, four were the technological enterprises (MeansGood, LEDA technology, ID Water and AgriWeather), four were the food enterprises (Spark Protein, Simpleplus, Amazingrace and Assign Biomedical Science) and the rest were the green farming ones (Beemax, Roksn, and Taiwan Blue Magpie Tea). However, they have all worked on the solution to certain current social issues such as health care, food safety and security or productivity with years of experience.
The second madam from the left in both pictures is the Chairman of the National Development Council, Ms. Chen Mei Ling. We’re honored to meet up with her in this event.
Especially, this time, the eleven startups also had a chance to improve themselves with sharp international perceptions from Dr. David Acheson, the former Chief Medical Officer of the Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Center of the US Food and Drug Administration, Mr. Amir Zaidman from The Kitchen FoodTech Hub – Isreal and Ms. Isabelle Decitre from ID Capital and Future Food Asia – Singapore. Hopefully, given this tremendous support, these Taiwanese entrepreneurs would soon reach out to the world market while keeping their initial goodness to sustainability development.