Rock the Mic 2019


3-in-1 Combo Pitch for Three Conferences

Get a chance to showcase your startup in Canada, Thailand or Hong Kong! Pitch your startup at Rock the Mic 2019, and win a spot in the #TaiwanRocks Pavilion at Collision, Techsauce Global Summit or RISE!

Register now to pitch on April 16, and get geared up to rock the world!

*2 minutes. 1 slide. No product demo.* Give it a shot!



Collision | Toronto, Canada (May 20-23)

Collision is the fastest-growing tech conference in North America. Now in its fifth year, Collision has grown to over 25,000 attendees. Following the lead of our European event Web Summit, Collision has become a crossroads for the world’s largest buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s most disruptive emerging technology companies.

Techsauce Global Summit | Bangkok, Thailand (June 19-20)

Techsauce Global Summit 2019 will be a diverse cultural festival that goes beyond tech into music and fashion. Mix with communities such as social entrepreneurs, musicians and artists, filmmakers, athletes, LGBTQ and more!


RISE | Hong Kong (July 8-11)

RISE is produced by the team behind Web Summit. In 8 short years, Web Summit has become Europe’s largest tech conference which last year attracted 70,000 attendees from 170+ countries around the world.

Rock the Mic Details

Pitch rules:

  • 2 minutes, followed by possible Q&A from judges

  • Must be fully done in English (person pitching must be a trip attendee and a co-founder)

  • 1 slide (only one slide will be shown)

  • NO product demos (no products on stage!)

Event Details: 

Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Location: 5F Syntrend - Clapper Theater


Is a Taiwan-based tech startup (at least 1 engineer/developer on team, producing a software or hardware/IoT product)

  • Company (headquarters, branch, or subsidiary) is registered in Taiwan

  • At least one founder must be a Taiwanese citizen or, if a foreign resident, legally employed in Taiwan by the registered company (through entrepreneur visa, APRC, JFRV)

  • Product must have strong local market potential for the conference you are pitching for

  • Team must have at least a demo-able working prototype (hardware) or public beta (software) by the date of Rock the Mic. (Note: Product demos will not be permitted during the pitch, but TSS reserves the right to request a demo before making a final decision.)

  • Founder or Co-Founder or employees in a leadership position is able to introduce the product in English

  • Available to travel during selected conference dates:
       a. Collision: May 20-23
       b. Techsauce Global Summit: June 19-20
       c. RISE: July 8-11

  • Available to participate in pre-conference trainings.


  • What criteria will be used to select the teams?

Primarily, teams will be selected based on how ready they are to exhibit to an international audience. Having a mature product, clear branding, and an engaging presentation will all help to win over our judges!

  • If our team wins, how many team members can join?

Winning teams will be sponsored to bring one team member (Round-trip flight, hotel accommodations, conference passes and exhibition space, and some group meals are included). If additional team members would like to attend, we are able to provide one additional conference ticket per team but are unable to cover others expenses (flight, lodging and other travel costs, etc.).

  • Oh no! Our team won't be in Taiwan on April 16! Can we still register?

We encourage all teams to pitch live, as our judges will be able to ask follow-up questions that may help us better understand your product.

See you on stage!

2019 Term Sheet Bootcamp Roadshow


Not planning to pitch at Rock the Mic 2019, but interested in fundraising and learning how to do term sheets? Join our 3-day Term Sheet Bootcamp and learn from a group of expert VCs, serial entrepreneurs, and legal experts. Join us and grab the opportunity to scale your business!