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Taiwan NDC plans innovation offices in Silicon Valley, Tokyo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To promote the internationalization of Taiwan’s innovation efforts, the National Development Council (NDC) will open offices in Silicon Valley in the United States, ...

Italian entrepreneur bases company in Taiwan for talent and experience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Italian founder of a gaming advertisement platform Stefano Roncari said he chose Taiwan for his company's headquarters because of a chance encounter — but has si...

Taiwan startup brings pet-sitting to gig economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based startup Fluv is bringing pet-sitting to the local gig economy. Fluv’s founder Candace Chen (陳思璇) joined the Startup Island Taiwan podcast and explain...

Taiwan startup helps LINE Bank verify customers' identity with AI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authme is a Taipei-based company helping businesses verify their customers' identity using AI, and it has grown into a market-leading player in Taiwan after its initia...

Bringing data analysis to Shopify: Tresl CEO speaks to Startup Island Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tresl is a startup helping businesses use AI to solve problems with data. The company uses data derived from the online shopping platform Shopify to help sellers send e...

President Tsai eager to transform Taiwan into global startup leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) attended the Next Big award ceremony hosted by Startup Island Taiwan in Taipei on Monday morning (Aug. 21). During a speech at the event, P...

Startup Island Taiwan Podcast talks future of health care with Lydia.AI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Technology startup Lydia.AI harnesses artificial intelligence and global health data to create a risk-scoring engine that is able to quantitatively evaluate an individual&r...

CreatorDB founder talks online marketing on Startup Island Taiwan Podcast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Forbes magazine in April published its eighth annual list of “30 Under 30 Asia,” which included Clayton Jacobs, the first foreigner residing in Taiwan to make ...

Analyst discusses future of Taiwan's chip industry and AI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The production of semiconductors and AI technology are intimately linked, and Taiwan’s world-leading position in the production of chips places it at the forefront o...

'Chip War' author speaks to Startup Island TAIWAN Podcast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The author of "Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology" says the importance of the semiconductor industry needs to be understood, and in...

Venture capitalist says AI adoption way out for Taiwanese startups as SVB fallout hits financing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the market downturn and a string of bank failures, a Taipei-based venture capitalist suggested that startups could reduce operation costs by adopting smart ...

Taiwanese entrepreneur develops ‘candyceutical’ products, ensuring people’s access to nutrition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Founder and CEO Corina Huang (黃韻如) shared in an interview the inspiration and impact of BonchaBio, a company that manufactures “candyceutical dosage forms” to ...

Taiwan app with over 1 million users reveals core human need for friendship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the past six years, Taiwanese social media app Eatgether has helped over one million users host social gatherings, helping people not only find romantic relationships...

Taiwan tech startup inspired by alien language that thinks in past, present, future

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Alan Chan (詹雨安) dropped out of university to co-found Heptabase, a Taiwanese-founded U.S. startup with a Taiwan-based team, that helps users store, organize, and share dat...

Taiwan tech scene more than just semiconductors, also supports creativity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — PicCollage is a Taiwanese-founded app based in Taipei that has been downloaded more than 250 million times worldwide. Speaking on the Startup Island TAIWAN podcast rele...