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.
I am very interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. From the current world trend, under the spur of economic growth, the future is based on the innovative kinetic energy of personalization. Individuals have a lot of enthusiasm and curiosity about novelty. I used to work in the long-term care industry. Currently in the STARTBOARD team, for me, this is a brand new world. I can use the past experience to face people. With passion, professionalism and systematic integration, I have worked hard for new startups and young talents in Taiwan’s innovative kinetic energy.
I am Willy who graduated from Tunghai University. While looking for an internship, It’s the honor to join STARTBOARD this big family. Although there are many incubators in Taiwan, it’s my first time to hear about the incubator that specifically focuses on ASEAN-Indian teams. When I actually joined SATRTBOARD, I saw everyone work hard and have a good relationship with their partners. This internship gave me a lot of experiences in communication with each other, and I can learn different things from my colleagues, it’s very helpful for me. Looking forward to helping STARTBOARD more in the future.
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.
I am Jasmine who is a graduate student in NTHU. Like the saying, ”Tomorrow never ends!”To be surrounded by people who dedicated to helping Start-ups to make their dream come true and share the vision of making Taiwan better for foreigners. This internship gave me a lot of motivation and a great experience to work with all the ambitious co-workers in STARTBOARD.Fighting!
I was really captivated by the notion of STARTBOARD, while looking for an internship. After officially on board, I came to the realization that STARTBOARD is not merely a nurturing platform for ASEAN-India teams, but also a place for me to build up close connections with outstanding partners. I’ve been amazed by our teams’ devotion, looking forward to my STARTBOARD journey ahead！
I’m a senior at National Taiwan Normal University, majoring in English. Besides, I was also Taiwan’s 2016 International Youth Ambassador. I’ve come to STARTBOARD (SB) because I recognized the aim of SB—to see the need of those who are willing to make a difference in the society by starting an undertaking and to make an effort to provide relevant assistance. I work in PR and communications at SB, looking forward to holding meaningful and unforgettable activities here, helping more and more people to find out what they need to conquer the obstacles while starting an undertaking!
I am majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication, and as I was looking for an internship, I came across STARTBOARD. For me, the idea and concept of STARTBOARD is really fascinating. It is indeed a great platform, not only they help the young entrepreneurs to start their own business here in Taiwan, but also to connect the startups between Taiwan and Southeast Asia, and also India. I am really grateful to be able to join STARTBOARD in my third year in Taiwan and it is an honor for me to have the opportunity to meet new people here and start the journey in STARTBOARD.
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.”
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.