Taiwan has a vibrant and growing startup scene. In 2015, Taiwanese companies received a total of USD440 Million in venture capital. However, it is still hard for entrepreneurs to raise the seed money they need to get started.
It is even harder if you are a foreign entrepreneur with fewer family around and basically no chance to borrow from the bank.
Dragons’ Chamber will work to bridge the fundraising gap for entrepreneurs who need to raise up to NTD5 million.
The initiative takers to this event are experienced foreign entrepreneurs who have lived in Taiwan for many years and who understand the challenges of fundraising. For years, we have watched the TV show Dragon’s Den offer a platform for entrepreneurs and investors to meet and now we want to do something similar in Taiwan.
Foreign Entrepreneurs in Taiwan contribute a lot to the Taiwanese economy and society. A survey performed by Enspyre on behalf of Taipei Department of Economic Development indicates that companies founded by foreigners have on average twice as many employees and are three times as likely to do international business as the average Taiwanese Small Medium Enterprise (SME).
Dragons’ Chamber has since 2016 organized 4 well received events and look forward to many more! Big thanks to Meet Taipei and Business Next for hosting us!
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan
CCCT was established in 1983 by a group of Canadians, in answer to the absence of official Canadian representation in Taiwan at that time. We have been delivering results to the business community in Taiwan since 2013.
Since its inception, the Chamber has grown from an organization providing basic support to Canadians on the island, to a Chamber serving the needs of all Canadians and friends of Canada in Taiwan. In 1984, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan was officially registered with the Ministry of the Interior as a foreign association – the first of its kind in Taiwan.
The CCCT’s Small Business Network’s goal is to connect small business owners in Taiwan. Through the Dragons’ Chamber, which is the first event of its kind in Taiwan, we aim to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs with industry leaders in Taiwan that are looking for good business ideas.
Co-founded by Swedish national Elias Ek in 2002, Enspyre is Taiwan’s premier B2B marketing company. They service companies like Oracle, eBay, Financial Times and hundreds more. Enspyre also provides phone answering services to startups and SMEs.
Enspyre and Elias has been involved with events helping foreign entrepreneurs since 2005.
In 2013 Enspyre published the book How to Start a Business in Taiwan to help mainly foreign entrepreneurs get their companies started in Taiwan.
Founded by Revital, Anemone Ventures has been supporting Taiwan’s startup eco-system since its establishment in 2009.
Anemone Ventures helps technological start-ups and SMEs to cross borders and engage with corporations who seek cutting-edge technologies and innovation.
Headquartered in Taipei with representation in Tel-Aviv, Warsaw, and Seoul; Anemone Ventures’ industry knowledge and connections have commercialized numerous innovative technology solutions.
MUSA Trademark, derive their name from the Muses, the nine Greek inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. Their goal is to help protect intellectual property and expand its value.
Trademarks represent your corporate image and the key to sustainable growth, losing a trademark is irreversible and will cost mightily. They provide professional full-range trademark services to optimize your intellectual property strategies in Taiwan and around the world. They take great pride in our profession and understand the importance of helping our clients protect their intellectual property.