I started 2 years back with team GGC, where we organized a lot of theme night events for different countries and invited international students to come together and share their experience of staying in Taiwan as an International student. At that time STARTBOARD had not even crossed my mind. It was during events like this that I got to meet students from a diverse background, they would discuss their problems of not being able to find a suitable job or staying back in Taiwan after they complete their education. They would discuss their business ideas and be so enthusiastic about starting something in Taiwan but they were faced with many difficulties.
They would ask us to help, but at that time we did not have Entrepreneurial Visa so we couldn’t do much but I always felt very disappointed. I felt like these young talents study in Taiwan but we are unable to retain them in our country, it’s a loss for our country if we lose out on foreign talents. Last year when Entrepreneurial Visa started I was ecstatic about it and that’s when I thought of starting STARTBOARD. Along with my colleague Charlotte and an awesome team of young enthusiastic students, we at STARTBOARD look forward to providing our best help and support that we can.
I am very blessed to be a part of team STARTBOARD. STARTBOARD is a platform which is unique. When my colleague Uniform briefly discussed it with me I was instantly interested. When he asked me to join I agree almost immediately. STARTBOARD gives an opportunity to young entrepreneurs to showcase their talent and find a place for themselves in the society. I admire the concept and the spirit of this team. Our team consists of young people from a different background which makes us pretty diverse.
STARTBOARD has been an inspirational and motivational journey for me. I was looking for an internship when I met Uniform and Charlotte and they asked me to join them with STARTBOARD. I was very excited about this new opportunity as I knew it would be introducing me to different sectors of the society. So far through STARTBOARD, I have had the chance to explore so many industries, not just one.
I’ve had the privilege to meet some of the most influential people in the society and get the chance to meet so many talents who are just waiting for a chance to come out in the open. I really admire STARTBOARD’s platform and their concept. As a student myself, I understand the struggle of finding the right job and place in society. The pressure of becoming independent and doing something in life is sometimes overwhelming. It’s a great platform for students who are looking for their dream job or those who wish to start something of their own. All they need is an idea and STARTBOARD does everything it can to help kick start it. STARTBOARD is indeed a unique idea.
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Before pursuing my MBA degree in NCKU, I majored in International Relations. I had a huge interest in ASEAN and even did my final research on ASEAN manpower issues. Arriving in Taiwan, I’ve had more chances to meet up with not only students from ASEAN and India but also the migrant workers. They helped broaden my horizon with the diversity in cultures and with their life experiences, which, as a fresh graduate I lacked.
I met Uniform via an event of GGC and when Uniform and Charlotte brought up the idea of STARTBOARD, I said to myself: “ Maybe this is an opportunity I shouldn’t miss. Not just how much I can apply my interdisciplinary knowledge but how much I can contribute to my community and others in Taiwan.”
I’m a Graduate Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Science. My research is focused on the Pharmacogenetics of Diabetes related complications. I’m also the founder of Research Stash. Apart from my research, I’m passionate about Social Media Strategy & Digital Marketing. In my free time, I enjoy Hiking, Photography, and Yoga.
I met Uniform at an Indian theme night organized by GGC, its been a great journey at STARTBOARD right from the beginning on a mission to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of ASEAN-Indian talents. At STARTBOARD I’m in-charge of web design & maintenance related activities.
Being in STARTBOARD is such a life-turning point to me. In here, I have cool colleagues who always support each other and treat me like their family’s member. The working space of STARTBOARD is very dynamic and fresh and I love it very much.
STARTBOARD works to support the startup ecosystem not only in Taiwan but also in ASEAN and India as well. We hope to give a hand to building a stronger startup ecosystem as well as create the environment for young global talents to work for their dreams in Taiwan.
After holding theme night events for many different countries, Startboard idea was initiated as a platform for young talents and professionals who want to start a business in Taiwan. Following my service as ambassador in GGC project, I joined in Startboard with the aim to achieve more cross country market expansion and to improve startup ecosystem in Asia-Pacific region. We wish that a collaborative network can be nurtured to share and expand knowledge and facilitate research & development for related projects with multiple communities in the region.
My name is Ray and I am currently studying journalism at Ming Chuan University in Taipei city. My journey with STARTBOARD was much different than that of my colleagues. During GGC and SB’s recruitment period, I was in Philippines and China for my scholarship so I missed chances to join SB team twice. When I got back to Taiwan, I could never have imagined that I got another opportunity to be a part of SB family. And so far, I feel a great sense of accomplishment and gratitude at every step I take together with SB. From SB I learn that nothing is impossible when I put 100% of my heart and mind to the goal I want to achieve and most importantly when I surround myself with such positive, uplifting people from SB who always encourage and support me to turn my dream into life.
I am an exchange student majoring in International Business, I have always been interested in International Business environment especially ASEAN since it is the fastest economic growth region in the world and the idea of STARTBOARD is very appealing to me since STARTBOARD helps startups ecosystem in Taiwan, India, and ASEAN. Which is a very brilliant idea to get everyone connected as well as strengthening the startup businesses.
STARTBOARD also helps young global talents to pursue their dreams by providing the professional environment and networks. Therefore, I am interested to join this platform and fortunately, I got the opportunity work in STARTBOARD which enabled me to connect and work with many global professional talents.