Taiwan Startups: Join Us!

Apply below to join Starting Lineup, a free membership program for Taiwan-based startups. Starting Lineup brings together all the great resources Taiwan Startup Stadium has to offer, and gives TSS a better understanding of your startup's needs in order to connect you with the right opportunities. 

台灣新創競技場 選手招募!

Starting Lineup 是「台灣新創競技場 TSS」為有意進軍國際市場的科技創業團隊打造的社群平台,專門集結國際創業資源、串聯國際創業網絡。立即申請成為TSS Starting Lineup 選手村的成員,你將有機會參與各種國際級的培訓課程、接觸資深國際創業家、投資人等重量級教練對談機會、海外市場創業快報和專案申請管道、參與TSS選手村限定獨家咨詢服務、社交聚會、門票折扣、不定期社交活動等,還有機會獲得多家企業新創資源贊助、甚至代表台灣站上國際重量級新創大會曝光。Starting Lineup 社群好康和申請條件詳見下方英文說明,挑戰世界舞台,立刻申請!

Here's what Starting Lineup offers:


From Accelerator Bootcamp to our BIG Camp growth hacking program, your team will have priority consideration for all of our intensive programs. 

Besides quarterly KPI tracking to keep your team focused on your goals, you'll also have access to TSS in-house mentors, as well as chances to meet with industry advisors.



We've partnered with big names in technology to bring you up to US $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.)


Planning to attend BIG Camp, our TSS Talks series, or other paid programs? RSVP as a Starting Lineup member team for an exclusive discount! 

As a Starting Lineup member team, your company will have the option to be displayed and linked in our Startup Gallery, a great opportunity to be discovered by folks hoping to learn more about Taiwan startups.

As your team grows, you'll need to bring more people on board. When your startup is hiring, we'll be glad to feature your job listing on our Startup Jobs and in our periodic updates.



Success in business is all about who you know, right? As a Starting Lineup team, you'll have access to networking opportunities like our invitation-only Member Day and referrals from Taiwan Startup Stadium's broad network of industry professionals.


There's no better way to explore a new market than to go there directly, and our new overseas immersion programs offer that chance. Priority consideration will be given to accepted Starting Lineup teams!

Stay connected with our Starting Lineup online community, only open to founders and team members of accepted teams. 


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!



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 demo the product (even if it’s a beta version)
  • 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)

How to apply:


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!  


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.


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。