Why do startups go to Taiwan? (Malaysia)

AppWorks Accelerator Class #16 is calling all aspiring startup founders! The Taiwanese market has been attracted successful Internet companies from all over the region including Garena, BeeTalk, Carousell and Paktor, and been classified as the top priority in their regional expansion. In recent years, AppWorks Accelerator has also seen more and more startups applying to our program worldwide!

This month, we will fly to Malaysia to share how AppWorks empowers founders and startups, while hosting an orientation for applicants. (the Accelerator Program, co-working spaces, and the greater startup community) Of course, you can ask us any questions about the accelerator program face-to-face. We are proud to have two startup alumnus - Edwin Wang from Signature Market and Phang Chin Yee from Cytron Technologies to share their experiences from Taiwan or AppWorks. Ching Tseng, AppWorks Analyst, will introduce the AppWorks Accelerator program to you. Brandon Chiang, AppWorks Associate, will speak on why Taiwan attracts international startups, and how the SEA market will evolve in the coming years. TP Lin, AppWorks Associate, in charge of AI community in AppWorks will share AI in Taiwan. Join us at 15:00 on Oct. 24th @ WORQ Coworking Space!

15:00-15:15 Introduction of TW internet market
15:15-15:30 Introduction of AppWorks Accelerator Program
15:30-15:45 AI in Taiwan
15:45-16:00 AppWorks Malaysia mafia sharing I - Edwin Wang, Founder of Signature Market
16:00-16:15 AppWorks Malaysia mafia sharing II - Phang Chin Yee, Co-Founder of Cytron Technologies
16:15-17:00 Ask Me Anything

About AppWorks
AppWorks is Asia's leading startup accelerator as well as one of the region's most active VCs. AppWorks Accelerator, the renowned 6-month free accelerator program, now admits 35 startups per batch from across the region and boasts 320 startups and 720 founders in its alumni network. All AppWorks startups together generate US$ 1.06B in annual revenues, provide 4,557 jobs and are valued at US$ 1.21B. As a VC, AppWorks manages 2 funds at US$ 61M. It funds 15 deals a year, owns 40 companies in its portfolio and has so far produced 2 IPOs -- Net Publishing and Kuo Brothers.

About WORQ
WORQ is a productivity community and large-scale co-working space located in Kuala Lumpur. WORQ’s
investors include Cradle Fund, an agency under the Malaysian Ministry of Finance; SMG, an investment
holding company co-founded by the founding partner of Jungle Ventures; 500 Startups through its
subsidiary 500 Durians LLC, a global venture capital fund; and other private investors. Our operations
started on 1 March 2017 and to-date, we are at 95% capacity.

We build ecosystems that bridge the gap between traditional and digital – from early-stage start-ups to
investment-ready businesses and SMEs. As entrepreneurs, we know how tough and lonely the journey and
can be, so we aim to create an environment to go through it together.

Our current community (physical and virtual):
• 3000 entrepreneurs, professionals, freelancers ready for collaboration (verticals include: fin tech,
design - product and web, media, IT, beauty, education etc.)
• Corporate and government partners (MDEC, Cradle etc.)
• 10 VC funds and investors-in-residence (500 Startups, PitchIn, Cradle Seed Ventures etc.)
• Media partners (BFM, Tech in Asia, e27)
• A regional and global network

Tue Oct 24, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM MYT
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WORQ Coworking Space
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Unit 3A-01A, 699, Jalan Damansara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia