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WHAT IS STARTING LINEUP?

Starting Lineup is our free membership program for Taiwan-based startups. Members get access to a community of globally-minded founders, mentors, investors, and partners along with a host of resources specifically tailored to startups going global!

Starting Lineup 是我們針對以台灣為基地的新創團隊所設計的免費會員計畫。新創會員們擁有專屬管道成為社群的一份子,由具備國際野望的創業家、創業導師、投資人以及特別為進軍國際新創的需求提供量身打造服務的合作夥伴等所組成。


SUPPORT FROM A GLOBAL NETWORK

We know going global isn't easy, so we're here to provide support and help startups connect with our broad international network of mentors, partners, and investors.

mentorship

mentorship

MEntoRSHIP

MEntoRSHIP

MENTORSHIP

Sometimes it just takes a few words of wisdom (or even brutal honesty) to have significant impact on a startup. Our Starting Lineup members will have access to a vast mentor network of internationally successful founders and seasoned industry experts.    

INVESTOR MATCHMAKING

So often it's said that matching startups with investors is like dating—finding the right fit can be hard! When our members are ready to fundraise and there's a suitable match within our investor network, we can help make the connection. 

TSS ADVISING

In addition to our global network of mentors, we're also here to help! Our team is made up of talented, international individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences from the startup world and beyond. We're ready to lend a helping hand when we can to our members.

 

PARTNER PERKS

We've also partnered with big names in technology to bring you up to USD $254,559 in exclusive perks for your startup, from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Facebook, HubSpot, Microsoft, Pipedrive, SendGrid, Softlayer, Stripe, Zendesk, Zoom, and with additional deals from F6S! (PS: We'll also notify you when new perks are available throughout the year.)


EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

Who doesn't like to get treated special? As a Starting Lineup member, you'll have exclusive member-only access to events, resources, and services.

YOUTUBE CO-FOUNDER STEVE CHEN

YOUTUBE CO-FOUNDER STEVE CHEN

STARTUP GALLERY

Member companies will receive additional exposure through our Startup Gallery, a great opportunity to be discovered by investors, partners, media, and all types of folks hoping to learn more about Taiwan startups. 

PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

Planning to attend one of our events, workshops, or programs? Starting Lineup teams will receive priority consideration—especially helpful for getting into popular bootcamps like Crash Course: Term Sheets. Our members also get reserved office hours and access to invitation-only networking events. 


COMMUNITY

Ever feel alone facing the difficult challenges of an outward bound startup? You're not! Starting Lineup members are a fun bunch supportive and encouraging of each other.

CEO DAYS

CEO DAYS

CEO DAYS

Find your tribe! Bond with other globally-minded CEOs from fellow Taiwan startups and share experiences of the unique challenges of taking your startup global. Our topic-focused CEO Days bring together Staring Lineup CEOs to discuss issues that are relevant to startups, and at the same time expand their network and knowledge.

ONLINE COMMUNITY

Stay connected with our Starting Lineup online community, only open to founders and team members of accepted startups. You'll also have
access to our online resource TSS Startup Playbook.


Best of all: It's FREE! There's no cost to join Starting Lineup, no equity taken, and no hidden fees. To remain a member in good standing, all you need to do is submit your quarterly updates to TSS!


 
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IS YOUR STARTUP QUALIFIED?

In order to join Starting Lineup, your team must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a tech startup, with R&D primarily taking place in Taiwan
  • Team must have at least one Taiwan-based co-founder
  • Must be able to demonstrate evidence of user acquisition and/or revenue generation
  • Must have functional website and/or downloadable app
  • Product must have international potential, not designed only for the Taiwan market
  • Co-founders commit to providing quarterly updates to TSS (template will be provided)
 
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HOW TO APPLY?

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Startup Teams

Apply via the button below to become part of TSS Starting Lineup. If your team is qualified (see list above), we'll get back to you within 2 weeks to set up a product demo & orientation at TSS!  

團隊提出申請後我們將於2周內回覆入選通知,正式成為選手名單後,未來也需配合成長計劃評估團隊發展進度。

Note: We strongly urge all founders to complete the application together.
You can preview the questions for software teams HERE and for hardware teams HERE.

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Not a startup?

If your startup is too early to qualify, or you're simply an individual interested in knowing what's going on in the Taiwan startup ecosystem and at TSS, click below to become a TSS Community Member. You'll receive regular updates from TSS & occasional special opportunities only available to the TSS Community!  

申請書一律以英文作答,如您為個人非創業團隊,建議加入TSS Community一般會員,我們也將與您同步TSS最新動態與國際創業快訊。