Bridge to MassChallenge Taiwan is an international startup competition that identifies and accelerates the top startups from across the world, and connects those startups to the global market and MassChallenge’s global network.
Bridge to MassChallenge Taiwan (B2MC Taiwan) is a collaboration between MassChallenge and the Linkou Startup Terrace, under support from Taiwan’s Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), to catalyze and support an Asian regional startup community in Taiwan.
Through Bridge to MassChallenge Taiwan, MassChallenge has teamed up with the Inspiring Super Ideas, BE Capital & Accelerator and DCB to support entrepreneurs as they develop and execute on game-changing ideas, technologies, and discoveries.
Who can participate?
We look for entrepreneurs who want to take their businesses to the next level. We accept applications from:
Startups in Asia and all over the world interested in leveraging Taiwan’s ICT manufacturing, healthcare, insurance-tech and agri-food strengths.
Early and growth-stage startups
With a validated product/ service and market traction (generated revenues are preferable, but not required)
The official language of the program is English, and the applicant must be proficient in English.
When is the program? (See detailed timeline below)
February 11 2019: Applications open
March 22 2019: Applications close
April 5 2019: Top 20 Announcement
April 15 2019: Orientation
May 26-29 2019: Boot camp in Taipei
October 2019: Boot camp in Boston
What’s in it for startups?
Following an international application process, selected startups will participate in intensive, multi-day boot camps in Taipei and Boston where startups will receive:
Selected startups receive:
Free startup bootcamp in Taiwan during COMPUTEX
Free 4-month acceleration program in Taiwan
Free co-working space and single-room accommodation per team in Taiwan
Travel stipend of $2,000 USD for each of the Top 10 Teams to travel to Boston bootcamp
Top 2 startups enter the fast-track to MassChallenge Boston or Israel semifinals
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 business to global markets
Unique access to the cities’ business ecosystems
The top 20 applicants will attend the Taiwan boot camp, to be held in May 2019, which will culminate in a pitch competition. The top 10 teams will win a trip to Boston, USA, and participate in a week-long boot camp at the MassChallenge headquarters in October 2019.