Innovation has become the key to corporate sustainable growth. It is also a required characteristic for a successful entrepreneur. In order to encourage businesses and citizens interested in entrepreneurship participate in raising the level of innovation and industrial development, the Taipei City Government is organizing the 2013 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Competition. The intention is to create an interactive platform for global innovation through ideas generated from this competition, and strengthen connections between Taiwanese and foreign entrepreneur teams. During the competition, the organizer will provide services such as counseling, access to entrepreneurship resources and funding. We hope that through this competition, all participating teams can learn something new about global entrepreneurship, find a business partner and be connected with the world.
The competition is separated into two groups: the New Entrepreneur Group for newly registered businesses, and the Innovative Application of Open Data Group for those that have yet to start a business. Angel investors, venture capital managers, incubation center managers and experts from different industries will participate in the competition as supervising advisors and judges. We hope the competition will successfully align venture capital investment with incubation resources, and further promote Taipei City as the innovation center of the Asia Pacific region.