Startups, Internet and software startups specifically, have never really been a big thing in Taiwan. Taiwan is most well-known for its hardware manufacturing prowess. For startups in software and consumer Internet field, aside from a few Web 1.0 pioneers who eventually matured into viable businesses or found exits via acquisition by bigger, international companies, Taiwan has not seen too many major home-grown startup success stories in recent years. However, with the maturation of Internet and ubiquitous mobile connectivity, more entrepreneurial minds are taking the startup route. For them, the concept of a co-working space is a great way to kick off their venture.