The Taiwan Bootcamp will be conducted by six MassChallenge mentors, including one from Israel, and two with origins in Taiwan:
Alec Stern, Managing Partner & Co-founder, Point2Point Global
Jennifer Jordan, Vice President, MassVentures
Rani (Ron) Shifron, Founder and GM of Healthier Globe
Ally Chang, Co-founder and partner, Mach 48 Ventures
Hank Wu, Co-founder and partner, Mach 48 Ventures
Taiwan’s government is actively encouraging global entrepreneurs to leverage Taiwan’s superior technology R&D and ICT manufacturing resources, as well as its superb geographical position in the heart Asia, to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. As such, it is an incredible advantage to have a panel of international mentors with this diverse range of backgrounds and experience.
The mentors will guide startups through the intensive bootcamp, which will culminate in a final pitch event that will narrow the field of startups down to a Top 10. The Top 10 startups, as well as a select number of Taiwan seed teams, will continue on to the 4-month Acceleration portion of the B2MC Taiwan program, which will take place at the Linkou Startup Terrace in Linkou, Taiwan, 20 minutes south of Taipei.
During the 4-month Acceleration program, the top startups will enjoy free co-working space and single-room accommodation in Taiwan; mentoring from top local & international experts; access to Taiwanese ICT manufacturing, insurance-tech and healthcare / agri-food resources; tailored training and workshops; one-on-one mentorship from top local and international experts; support in scaling their businesses to global markets; networking opportunities and unique access to Taipei’s business and entrepreneurial ecosystems; and a travel stipend of $2,000 USD for each of the Top 10 Teams to travel to the Boston MassChallenge bootcamp. Additionally, the top 2 startups will enter the fast-track to MassChallenge Boston or Israel semifinals.