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Taiwan Business Day 2021: Smart Money for Smart Startups

Taiwan Business Day 2021:
Smart Money for Smart Startups

10 Nov 2021 @ 10:30 11:45 CET

Taiwan Business Day (TBD) is an annual event organized by Taiwan Globalization Network (TGN) & its partners since 2012, aiming to connect business opportunities and entrepreneurial ecosystems between Taiwan and the Netherlands. The event includes presentations from relevant business leaders, as well as opportunities for stakeholders from both geographies to showcase their portfolio and network with potential partners.

The Taiwanese and Dutch economies have many similarities, as they are both open economies with a large export focus. SME’s play the main role in both economies, in the service industry, in production, and as suppliers of large corporations. General differences are that Taiwanese companies have traditionally focused on outsourced production and Dutch companies on design, trade, and services.

In recent years both Taiwan & the Netherlands have moved to top regional rankings on innovation and start-up climate, showing that both economies are going through rapid renewal processes. Following this trend, Taiwan Business Day offers opportunities for young companies and scale-ups from both countries – to match/mix and succeed.


(All time in CET)

Moderator: Pim de Bokx, Director, Dutch Incubation Association (DIA)

10:30 – 10:33 ‏‏‎ ‎
Pim de Bokx, Chairman Dutch Incubation Association (DIA)
Dr. Valerie Hsu, Founder & Director Taiwan Globalization Network & Tiger Accelerator
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10:33 – 10:40 ‏‏‎ ‎
Opening Speech: 
Mrs. Hsin-Hsin Chen, Representative, Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands

Opening Speech:
Mr. Klaas Verschuure, Deputy Mayor, City of Utrecht, the Netherlands

Opening Speech:
Emile M. P. Chang, CEO, InvesTaiwan, MOEA, Taiwan
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10:40 – 10:50 ‏‏‎ ‎
Keynote: Opportunities for Innovation and Startup
Cooperation between Taiwan and the Netherlands
Guy Wittich, Former Representative, Netherlands Office Taipei/ Senior Policy Advisor for Semiconductor Industry at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, The Netherlands
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10:50 – 11:00 ‏‏‎ ‎
Keynote: Business Opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs in Taiwan
Laisy Deng, RVO, Project Manager International Trade (Asia)
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11:00 – 11:05 ‏‏‎ ‎
Keynote: Doing business with Taiwan (Startup & Innovex)
Patty Yen, Director at Taiwan Trade Center Rotterdam(TAITRA)
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11:05 – 11:15 ‏‏‎ ‎
Keynote: Easy Business Expansion with Taiwan Startup Terrace Landing Program
Daisy Lee, Strategic Partnerships, Startup Terrace
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11:15 – 11:25 ‏‏‎ ‎
Keynote: TAcc+ and Taiwan’s Accelerator offerings for international startups
Jerry Lin, Senior Project Manager at TRIPLE
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11:25 – 11:35 ‏‏‎ ‎
Keynote: VC Insight: Appealing AI Startup Investment for VCs
Cami Lu, Operating Partner, Susino Venture Group
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11:35 – 11:40 ‏‏‎ ‎
Award Ceremony: WeScale Challenge
11:40 – 11:45 ‏‏‎ ‎
Closing Video: InvesTaiwan‏‏‎

Global Entrepreneurship Week Taiwan

Taiwan Business Day 2021 is organized as a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Taiwan.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Taiwan is supported by Taiwan’s Small and Medium Enterprise Administration(SMEA), Ministry of Economic Affairs(MOEA), and activated by the National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (NiEA). During the week between November 8 and November 14, GEW Taiwan highlights numerous Taiwanese startup ecosystem events in an international context, and draws attention to what Taiwan’s startup scene has to offer for international partners.

Crossroads 2021

Taiwan Business Day 2021 is organized as a part of Crossroads 2021.

Crossroads 2021 is an umbrella-event organized by Startup Utrecht from 8 – 11 November, during which startups, scaleups, investors, corporates, and various stakeholders in the European startup ecosystem come together to network and engage with each other. You can browse through the rest of the program here.



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