On September 25th, STARTBOARD is honored to participate in the TTA startup Dinner Gathering which TTA invited the National Development Council, Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, the Ministry of Science and Technology and other ministries to participate in relevant series of events, expecting to connect and integrate the resources of various ministries. The purpose is aiming for utilizing various resources and moving towards the international arena with building up the startup ecosystem in Taiwan. TTA invited Director-General of SMEA, Mr. Ho Chin-Tsang, Director General of Department of Human Resources Development, NDC-Ms. Gyh-Mei Lin, Director General of Department of Academia-Industry Collaboration and Science Park Affairs, MOST- Mr. Chiou, Assistant CEO of National Biotechnology Research Park -Dr. I-Chien Jan (IC), President of CDIB Capital Innovation Accelerator- Mr. Ryan Kuo, Director of Research Division III, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research- Mr. Xin-Wu Lin, President of Business Next Publishing Corporation- Ms. Katie Chen, Sales Manager of TCA- Mr. Chen, Manager of Taiwan startup-hub-Mr. Lau Liu and Founder of AMEASS-Mr. Wu to participate in this wonderful event.
【Integration of the Taiwan startup ecosystem】
First of all, Director-General of SMEA, Mr. Ho Chin-Tsang, Director General of Department of Human Resources Development, NDC-Ms. Gyh-Mei Lin and Director General of Department of Academia-Industry Collaboration and Science Park Affairs, MOST- Mr. Chiou based on the startup blueprint for the future, mentioned how ministries integrate and cooperate so that the startup teams can acquire more comprehensive resources and assistance. Besides, the Director-General of SMEA, Mr. Ho Chin-Tsang also announced that Startup Terrace will officially open on October 17th, hoping this international startup campus project can bring a positive impact to entrepreneur communities and the startup ecosystem. By helping young people to start their own business and inspire social innovation which can drive the industries transformation. By doing so, it will generate the momentum of economic growth.
【Networking is more important than anything】
Dr. Jan mentioned that the purpose of this event was not only to integrate the resources of various ministries but more importantly, the connection of people. In this venue, there are lots of startup teams, media, startup hubs and government departments from various fields and industries. This was a fascinating opportunity to meet with those elites surrounding you and having further discussions with them. You may have a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and even find a partnership opportunity with other attendees. At the end of the speech, Dr. Zhan encouraged everyone to expand their networking by starting a conversation with at least three people and answering to more than three questions.
【Indispensable character of entrepreneur】
The conclusion was given by Director of Research Division III, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research- Mr. Xin-Wu Lin, focused on the 2019 Taiwan Startup ecosystem Survey, he outlined the development of Taiwan’s entrepreneurial ecology. He hoped through this survey report can deepen the understanding of Taiwanese entrepreneurs’ situation. And he mentioned that entrepreneurship is an indispensable character of entrepreneurs, it can help entrepreneurs overcome the challenges during the entrepreneurial journey but also one of the most important forces for economic development.