In 2019, Taiwan Startup Stadium launched its first-ever #AsiaRocks event in Taiwan. #AsiaRocks aims to bring together prominent ecosystem builders across APAC to provide startups a whole new gateway to Asian markets. Through the exhibition, keynote speeches, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, #AsiaRocks offers unique “cross-border, market-entry” content for the attendees. It also provides access to key players and resources from Asian markets, opportunities to deep dive into the different startup ecosystems, a closer look into investment trends, government subsidy programs, and soft-landing services of these regions. In addition, the event attracted hundreds of attendees from across different industries.

In 2020, #AsiaRocks returned in a different format with even more content! #AsiaRocks joined forces with the largest startup festival in Taiwan – Meet Taipei, from November 18th through 21st. Attendees from overseas joined virtually from November 18th through 30th.

Some of the exhibitors at #AsiaRocks included:

  • Korea: Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
  • Hong Kong: Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), WHub
  • Japan: Fukuoka Growth Next (FGN), The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • Taiwan: Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS)
  • Thailand: Techsauce
  • Vietnam: InnoLab Asia
  • Australia: Startupbootcamp Australia
  • Singapore: BLOCK71

#AsiaRocks Review

#AsiaRocks 2020Representatives from each of these organizations spoke to attendees at the #AsiaRocks booth throughout the exhibition. Furthermore, in the afternoon of November 20th, #AsiaRocks took over the Global Stage at Meet Taipei with a variety of exciting activities, including an ecosystem pitch by all the country partners on soft-landing into their markets, an interactive game on Asia’s startup ecosystems, and two fireside chats on trending topics for startups.

In one fireside chat, some of the most prominent VCs, such as Hive Ventures, SOSV, MOX and Chinaccelerator, and Infinity Venture Partners shared their thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on startup funding. In the other fireside chat, the Senior HR Director of PAP Region at Acer, the Regional Head at Adecco Group Taiwan and Korea, and the Vice President of Strategic Human Resources at Vpon Big Data Group discussed global talent sourcing and planning.

While the actual #AsiaRocks exhibition has officially come to an end, the contents are still available for access online here and on the forum.

About Taiwan Startup Stadium

TSS is a startup hub supporting early-stage startups to go global. Founded in 2015, TSS currently serves 200+ startups, with 100+ mentors, 500+ investors, and 30+ corporations. In addition to a broad network of ecosystem players, they also provide solid coaching programs through extensive boot camps, workshops, and seminars to empower entrepreneurs to grow and succeed in their startup journey and build a startup ecosystem throughout Asia.

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About #AsiaRocks

#AsiaRocks – an initiative that promotes and unites prominent ecosystem builders across Asia to provide startups a whole new gateway to Asian markets. Therefore, through Exhibition, Keynote, Panel, and Networking, #AsiaRocks offers unique “cross-border, market-entry” content, access to key players and resources from Asian markets, and opportunities to deep dive into the startup ecosystems, investment landscapes, government subsidies, and soft-landing services of these regions.

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