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Batch 5 founders’ experience sharing

Updated: Sep 9

Let's check out how our batch 5 startup founders felt about their experience participating in SparkLabs Taipei’s accelerator program and pitching on a stage with hundreds of international investors and over a thousand attendees!


Smart Tag


Let’s start with Kim Chang, the founder of Smart Tag on his thoughts on SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay 5, behind the scenes! Also check out his full pitch on SparkLabs Taipei’s YouTube channel !


📍 How do you feel about pitching on SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay 5?

SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay pitch is not just a speech. It covers many things, from branding, business plan, to traction. We have to present our progress across so many aspects in only 6 minutes. After SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay 5, I believe Smart Tag is ready for the next stage of expansion!


📍 Could you give a 30-sec introduction of Smart Tag?

Smart Tag offers flexible wireless sensors which can stick on any surface and collect environment data easily. And then we use the data to conduct analyses and enhance production efficiency and yield rate.


📍 About SparkLabs Taipei’s accelerator program

Before the program we were not really familiar with fundraising and the overall startup ecosystem. Throughout the SparkLabs Taipei accelerator program, we have learned a lot, in terms of experiences, knowledge, and connections. With that, we are confident to take the business to the next level.


👉 Full Pitch



Knowtions Research


Let’s see how Anthony, the founder of Knowtions Research, feels about SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay 5, behind the scenes!


Also check out his full pitch on SparkLabs Taipei’s YouTube channel !


📍 How do you feel about pitching on SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay 5?

I am so impressed by the SparkLabs Taipei team. They are so professional and thorough, from script to video, and they even have makeup service on the DemoDay.


📍 Could you give a 30-sec introduction of Knowtions Research ?

Knowtions Research is an AI company with a mission to make the world’s health data useful, offering an enterprise AI platform that helps insurers transform operations and launch Pay-How-You-Live health insurance products.


📍 About SparkLabs Taipei’s accelerator program

SparkLabs Taipei accelerator program has arranged compact courses for startups. Before the DemoDay, they help us get ready for the event, from content to speech skills. They make sure we are ready to deliver our best presentation before we pitch our ideas on the stage.

SparkLabs Taipei accelerator program is an active startup community! Everyone is willing to help you solve the problem, and it is the first time I experienced such a strong startup connection in the startup community in Taiwan.


👉 Full Pitch




Yallvend


Let’s find out how Duncan, the founder of Yallvend, feels about SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay 5, behind the scenes! Also check out his full pitch on SparkLabs Taipei’s YouTube channel !


📍 How do you feel about pitching on SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay 5?

I have prepared for this moment for a longtime! Due to the covid-19 pandemic in Taiwan, SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay was delayed for 2 months. I am glad we finally are able to present our hard work on the stage.


During the program, we focused on reviewing our business model, and we are eager to deliver our best performance on DemoDay !


After DemoDay and with the ease of the pandemic restrictions, I think we are ready for our brand new future!


📍 Could you give a 30-sec introduction of Yallvend ?

Yallvend is dedicated to upgrading traditional vending machines and other unmanned machines into smarter machines supporting mobile payment and inventory functionalities.


📍 About SparkLabs Taipei’s accelerator program

After joining the accelerator program, the SparkLabs Taipei team inspired us to think more about the business possibilities. For example, not only vending machines, but also all the unmanned devices could potentially apply our solution. After the upgrade, our clients can monitor their data, from inventory and payment , just in one place.


📍 Anything else to share with the audience?

Yallvend recently opened our Japan office! We are already cooperating with big companies in Japan. Yallvend also operated in 6 countries in southeast asia. If you want to be part of an international company, you are welcome to join us !


👉 Full Pitch




Tsaitung Agriculture


Let’s check out how Yu De, the founder of Tsaitung Agriculture, feels about SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay 5, behind the scenes! Also check out his full pitch on SparkLabs Taipei’s YouTube channel !


📍 How do you feel about pitching on SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay 5?

I am glad we have accomplished another milestone by participating in SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay 5. We are happy to get the chance to update our status to all the audience.


📍 Could you give a 30-sec introduction of Tsaitung Agriculture ?

Tsaitung Agriculture provides a platform for restaurants and families to purchase vegetables, fruits, and other produce directly from farmers, leveraging internet and supply chain technologies.


📍 About SparkLabs Taipei’s accelerator program

I have met many amazing startups and entrepreneurs in SparkLabs Taipei Program. It’s a fantastic startup ecosystem. It's my pleasure to work with them!




Slasify


Let’s see how Carlos, the founder of Slasify, feels about SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay 5, behind the scenes! Also check out his full pitch on SparkLabs Taipei’s YouTube channel !


📍 How do you feel about pitching on SparkLabs Taipei DemoDay 5?

Slasify was established in 2016. We haven't participated in any accelerator program for 2 - 3 years. We have to review ourselves in many aspects again, and it was a great experience.


📍 Could you give a 30-sec introduction of Slasify ?

Slasify is a one-stop remote workforce management platform that

provides comprehensive offshore HR solutions, supporting deployment in 150+ countries & regions around the world.


📍 About SparkLabs Taipei’s accelerator program

It was a special experience to participate in SparkLabs Taipei’s program! In our early stage we also joined some other programs, and at that time our team and products weren’t ready yet. Currently our products and services are more stable, and at this stage SparkLabs Taipei accelerator program can help us to grow to the next level. We have also met many supportive partners and people in the ecosystem.


I would encourage everyone to join the accelerator program no matter which stage you are at right now



About SparkLabs Taipei


SparkLabs Taipei was founded in winter of 2018. Within two and a half years, we have invested and accelerated 35 startups. We are happy to see the recent good news in fundraising and business expansion activities among our alumni startups.

Please stay tuned for the upcoming batch 6 DemoDay in December and recruitment for future batch of accelerator program. With the rapidly-growing business, SparkLabs Taipei is also actively looking for talents to join the team to help more startups go global. Check out the following links for more details.


👉 Accelerator program introduction

👉 Join the SparkLabs Taipei team