Applications for this round have now closed. Stay tuned for announcements to apply for our next round in May or June!
1:1 Accelerator Coaching begins in February!
New for 2017, Taiwan Startup Stadium is happy to introduce our first personalized accelerator coaching program! We know that every startup has different needs, and every accelerator is looking for very different startups. Therefore, this year we are offering you the chance to work with our coaches one-on-one as you prepare to apply to overseas programs like Y Combinator, Techstars, BoostVC, 500 Startups, Plug and Play, and more!
How it works
The program is personalized to your startup, and scheduled to fit your busy startup life. In 1:1 sessions (either in the TSS office or via Skype) and online homework from February to April, together we will:
- DECIDE which accelerators are best for your team
- IMPROVE your application so you'll be more competitive
- TAILOR your answers to each accelerator's requirements
- PRACTICE the accelerator interview until you're an expert
After the program
What happens when you've learned everything you need to know? First of all, if you've successfully completed the program requirements and we think you're fully ready to apply, TSS will send a recommendation on your team's behalf to the accelerators you've chosen. Then, if you are accepted, you'll qualify for up to NT $400,000 in subsidies to cover your expenses while you're abroad!
Does my team have to be a member of TSS Starting Lineup to apply?
It is not required before submitting your application, but if you do not meet the Starting Lineup program requirements, you will not be eligible for the up to NT $400,000 financial subsidy. Regardless of your accelerator plans, we highly recommend you join Starting Lineup for lots of great benefits! Find out more and apply here.
The accelerator we want to join isn't until later this year. Is this our only chance?
Don't worry! We will open up this opportunity three times in 2017 -- look for our next round opening in May or June!
If we joined a previous accelerator program at TSS, can we still qualify for coaching?
Yes! Previous program attendees are still allowed to apply, but please note that if you have attended an accelerator previously and received the accelerator subsidy, you are not permitted to receive this financial benefit a second time.
Is there any cost for this program?
Nope! However, we will collect a small deposit at the beginning of the program. If you successfully complete the required assignments and coaching hours, your deposit will be returned to you in full at the end.
My company is not based in Taiwan. Can we apply?
This program is only open to Taiwan-based startups with at least one co-founder residing in Taiwan and R&D primarily taking place in Taiwan.
I have another question!
No problem! Just use our contact form to send us an email, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.