Teō Haka
Centre for
growth &

Asia Innovation Series: Discover Taiwan Business Opportunities

If you are a growing NZ tech startup (seed to series B stage) wanting to expand internationally, we are hosting an exclusive event at Te Ōhaka alongside Garage+ which will introduce you to the Taiwanese market and the opportunity made available by their Startup Global Programme (SGP). Taiwan has an incredibly well-developed tech scene, a large pool of available talent, and excellent networks with neighbouring markets. This makes Taiwan the perfect entry portal to the Asian market.

In 2021, Garage+ is offering a number of New Zealand startups the opportunity to visit Taiwan for 10 days, during which you will be introduced to potential business partners, investors, and display your product at the well known Computex Expo. All travel and accomodations for these lucky startups will be paid by Garage+ as part of their Startup Global Programme initiative.

This is a wonderful opportunity to expand your network overseas and learn what the Taiwanese startup scene has to offer. Space is limited, so make sure you reserve your spot now.


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Event information


  • 5 min Opening remarks (Ministry of Awesome)
  • 10 min Introduction of Garage+ & Taiwan as a Startup Destination (Garage+)
  • 5 min Video Clip about Business Environment in Taiwan (Garage+)
  • 20 min Introduction of Startup Global Programme (Garage+)
  • 20 min Taiwan Experience Panel – 3 to 5 guests (Ministry of Awesome)
  • 30 min Q & A + Networking (Ministry of Awesome)

Panel Speakers

  • Chris Bacon, CEO of Komodo (a NZ-based startup), who attended SPIN Accelerator in Taiwan
  • Mark Mai, CEO of Gigvvy, who attended AppWorks Accelerator in Taiwan and just relocated back to NZ
  • Richard Lovell, Head of Web Development at Yoobee, who did a startup in Taiwan
  • Kenny Lau, Investment Manager at NZTE, who was previously in charge of the Greater China region
  • Jeffrey Ling, Head of Startups at Ministry of Awesome, who attended AppWorks Accelerator in Taiwan and later the VP Operation at Taiwan Startup Stadium in charge of 130 startups and 400 investors