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ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

DREAM BIG. GO GLOBAL!

At SparkLabs Taipei, we run a 3-month accelerator program for early-stage startups that have the potential to expand globally. The program is offered twice a year with a mission to help startups succeed globally, and even more specifically, to secure the next round of funding.

Batch 8 Application is open until Nov 6th!

Application Deadline

November, 2022

Program Kickoff

January 2023

Apply now
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WE BELIEVE IN
“GLOBAL FROM DAY ONE”

3-Month Accelerator Program

At SparkLabs Taipei, we run a 3-month accelerator program for early-stage startups that have the potential to expand globally. The program is offered twice a year with a mission to help startups succeed globally, and even more specifically, to secure the next round of funding.

Investment Preference

We have all witnessed information explosion caused by the rise of mobile devices, sensors, and other connected devices in the past decade. Along with this rapidly generated data comes even more sophisticated data analyses that lead to new insights, optimized business decisions, better initiatives, and then again, more data is generated.
We invest in startups that utilize valuable data to study customers’, both individuals and businesses, behaviors across every facet of daily life and operations. ​We are excited to understand how data is collected and analyzed by your company, and how this helps you make business decisions that lead to accelerated growth.
Taiwan is an island full of seasoned innovators, top-tier technological resources, and talent with a can-do spirit; yet, local resources are not enough to support a global vision. We believe that in order to solve the world’s most challenging problems with significant scale and sustainable impact, a global mindset must be embedded within the startup’s business model from day one - this is why we are looking for startups that aim to expand to international markets from the very beginning.
Pragmatic

solving real problems

Global-minded

ready for global expansion

Early-stage

from pre-seed to series A

Why Join Us ?

US$ 40K Investment & Abundant Resources

Coaching & Trainings

Hands-on sessions led by industry experts

World-class
Mentors

Comprehensive network around the globe

Global
Network

Global VC & Accelerator Network

Business
Partners

Access to extensive resources & opportunities

Largest
DemoDay

Pitching & connecting to strategic investors
in exchange for up to 6% of equity

Program Overview

The 3-month SparkLabs Taipei Accelerator Program covers critical topics ranging from Product Development and Iteration, Business Expansion, Corporate Governance, to Fundraising Planning.

At the beginning of our program, we sit down with each startup to set and align on the primary goals that we will work together to achieve in the next three months. During the program, we host regular trainings and 1:1 office hours to help startups succeed.

At the same time, we will match each startup with mentors who bring expertise across industries and geographies. On top of that, we connect startups with key business clients and partners along the way. Startups will also get exclusive access to our invaluable investors and business partner network at SparkLabs events and DemoDay!
Week 1
Orientation
Week 2-3
Product
Week 4-5
Business
Week 6-7
Corporate Governance
Week 8-12
Fundraising

World-class Mentors

SparkLabs Taipei is very grateful to be supported by countless mentors that have a generous giving spirit. Our pool of mentors is constituted by successful entrepreneurs and senior executives at multinational corporations with experience in diverse verticals, functions, and geographies. With their guidance and coaching, you will be able to expand your team, market, and business faster.
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Abby Hsieh
Ogilvy
Alan Lan
Twitter Asia Pacific
Albert Lee
CTBC Financial Holding Group
Allen Houng
etouches
Amy Lin
CTBC Bank
Amy Yang
CTBC Financial Holding Group
Andrew Hsu
Uber Eats Taiwan
Arthur Tu
LearnBop Inc
Ben Tsiang
CNEX
Bryan Huang
TaipeiLaw Attorneys-at-Law
Candice Ong
ShopBack
Chih-Han Yu
Appier
Dan Wong
Rokid
Ed Deng
Health2Sync
Edward Shen
Yulore Technology​
Eric Wu
Wistron Corporation
Felix Hong
Nest Taiwan
Felix Lam
WYNG 43 Social Investment
Greg Hao
TVG
Ian Chu
Shopify Regional Commercial Lead
Jacob Hsu
Catalyte
Jason Yang
Js Adways Media Inc.
Jeff Chang
Condé Nast Taiwan
Jeff Kuo
Gogolook
Jim Wu
Ignite Partners (Whitesun Group)
Jimmy Kim
SparkLabs Global Ventures
Joey Chung
The News Lens
John Fan
PicCollage
Kai Huang
RedOctane (Guitar Hero)
Kang-Ning Shan
Cubo Ai
Kevin Lin
Twitch
Leland Lai
phireGEN Group
May Su
CTBC Financial Holding Group
Melody Koh
NextView Ventures
Michael Lin
Bravovia Capital
Powen Hsueh
Twitter Greater China
Roy Ang
GrabPay
Silvia Yu
Red Peak Asia
Titan Chia
CTBC Financial Holding Group
Wesley Kuo
Ubitus Inc. & i@solution
Winston Hsia
CTBC Financial Holding Group
Wretch Chien
AME Cloud Ventures

Global Network

SparkLabs Group is a network of startup accelerators and venture capital funds that has invested in over 350 startups across 6 continents since 2013. We are innovation ecosystem builders that help local startups go global.

When you join SparkLabs Taipei, you automatically become a part of the SparkLabs Global Network and can gain access to international resources and expert knowledge from the various markets where you plan to expand your business.
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Business Partners

Our extensive business partner network provides a wide range of resources including professional services and business opportunities to support our portfolio companies on product building, company management, and traction boosting. Below are some of our industry-leading strategic partners, and there are many more of them to be discovered based on your specific needs.

Largest DemoDay

SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay is a grand occasion that is designed and built for our startup founders to showcase their product and company. Founders will have 6 minutes to pitch their visions to the hundreds of investors and corporate executives in the audience. In addition, our DemoDay will feature world-renowned thought leaders to explore new and emerging startup trends for Fireside Chats.
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Lasting Relationship

Our relationship does not stop on DemoDay. After the 3-month accelerator program, you become an alumnus of SparkLabs Family and will continue to enjoy our support and resources.

Milestones

50

+

Investments

2

Alumni Exits

80

%

Follow-on Investment Rate

$

360

M

+

Total $ Raised

1.8

B

+

Total Startup Valuation

Testimonies

Allan Ko

Co-Founder & CEO, Influenxio

"While I have domain knowledge in marketing, I didn't know enough about operations and fundraising as a first-time founder. Founders receive tons of advice from all sorts of people around them, but I know the information and knowledge I get from SparkLabs Taipei is pre-screened for my specific needs and of good quality. I have gained a lot of useful and critical fundraising skills from SparkLabs Taipei."

Jason Chen

Co-Founder, CEO, President and Director, JustKitchen

“We are experts in the culinary and food supply chain industry, but needed improvements on the technology aspect, and that’s where SparkLabs Taipei came into the picture. Edgar is very passionate, encouraging, and willing to go out of his way to understand what we need and provide a solution for us."

Duncan Huang

Co-Founder & CEO, Yallvend

“After joining SparkLabs Taipei, we felt very much inspired and got to expand our imagination. We learned that our original product concept can actually be used in a much wider range of scenarios. We believe there are a lot more new market opportunities that can be captured in the future."

Kim Chang

Co-Founder & CEO, SmartTag

“Before joining SparkLabs Taipei, we were not fully familiar with the startup ecosystem and fundraising environment. As we went through the program, we have made significant progress in terms of experience, knowledge, and business connections. We feel much more ready to move on to the next stage."

Wenyu Chen

Co-Founder & CEO, InfinitiesSoft Solutions

“The SparkLabs Taipei Team not only offered professional knowledge but also took a very hands-on approach to co-work with us. We felt that we got an entire group of new team members to work towards our goals collaboratively, and we became very close friends and supported each other."

Success Stories

IPO
Acquired
JustKitchen is a cloud kitchen company integrating central kitchens, delivery-only brands, and delivery services. The management team has extensive experience in both the F&B industry and capital markets. SparkLabs Taiwan is the first institutional investor of JustKitchen. SparkLabs Taiwan has continuously served as JustKitchen’s thought partner on forming business models and market expansion plans, and has introduced several strategic partners to JustKitchen. In the second quarter of 2021, JustKitchen went public in Canada, Germany, and the United States. As of the second quarter of 2022, JustKitchen has expanded from Taiwan to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
IPO
Acquired
ParseMe specializes in enterprise data processing and compression technology. The company was founded by Henry Hu, an information security expert with more than 20 years of experience. SparkLabs Taiwan was the first institutional investor of ParseMe and had many in-depth discussions on business development strategy and fundraising with its team during the accelerator program. In the second quarter of 2021, ParseMe was acquired by Gemini Data, a silicon valley-based startup invested by SYSTEX, setting the record of the fastest B2B enterprise software startup exit in Taiwan.

Application Process

Apply Now

Submit an application

3 rounds of interviews

Offer

Application Deadline
November, 2022
Interview & Selection
October to December, 2022

Program Kick-off

Orientation :

January 2023

Demo Day :

FAQ

What other questions are on your mind?Reach out to us info@sparklabstaipei.com so that we can address them for you!

Q1

What qualities are you looking for in startups?​

Q2

What are the investment terms?

Q3

Are you only looking for startups with plans to expand into the U.S. market?

Q4

Do we need to have an up-and-running overseas business by the time we apply to the program?

Q5

Must we be proficient in any specific language to apply for the Accelerator Program? ​