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Taiwan IAPS opens up its ecosystem and together with partners such as Decathlon Taiwan & Dragons Professional Baseball Team aims to help entrepreneurs shape the future of the sports industry.

ABOUT IAPS

IAPS, Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy, is a university-owned accelerator founded in 2013. IAPS supported 100+ startups to reach A-Round fundings and beyond, and also been credited as the top accelerator in the APAC region and top 7 globally by UBI Global in 2015. Read More about IAPS

ABOUT HYPE Sports Innovation

We pride ourselves on the ability to solve the sports industry’s real challenges through the power of Innovation. Our Global Virtual Accelerator is nurturing partnerships between sports tech startups and the biggest clubs and brands in the game: PSG, Miami Dolphins, FIBA, LAFC, River Plate, and more… our vision is to impact people’s lives through the power of sports and innovation!

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

A Focused 

3 month Program

Unprecedented Opportunity to Scale Fast

1-on-1 Sessions with

Expert Mentors in your field

Connect with investors and VC's

Expo at Major HYPE Events

IAPS INVESTMENT BOARD

Hank Huang

黃經堯

Director of IAPS

陽明交大產業加速器暨專利開發策略中心

Yvonne Chen

陳儀雪

Founder and Managing Partner at Ceres Capital

穀神星資本

Max Huang

黃志遠

Founder ACG

亞聯資本

Raymond Wang

王景南

Chairman, APA Innovation

亞力價創

Kuan-Chung Lin

林冠仲

Vice Chairman Manager, Taiwan Shin Kong Global VC

Patrick Li

李培僑

Investment Associate General Manager, Angelsummit

豐利管理顧問

TAIWAN’S POWERFUL SPORTS KEY LEADERS & MENTORS


IC Jan

詹益鑑

Chief Strategy Officer, Hukui Bio

Marco Villela

Innovation Design & Prototyping Leader, Decathlon臺灣迪卡儂

Brian Lee

李翔麟

THE CLUB – TSAI HSING ELITE CLUB

再興高爾夫俱樂部

Bruce Bateman

Chief Technical Adviser, LITEON

光寶科技

Ayelet Hashachar Baram

Founder & CEO of Eco-Nautical

Quentin You

游森楨

Consultant & Chief Business Officer at Atelligent Global Consulting

悅智全球顧問

David Wu

吳德威

VP, PChome Group


T.Y. Shiang

相子元

Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan Normal University

國立臺灣師範大學

Wei-Hua Ho

何維華

Professor, University of Taipei

臺北市立大學

Chen Yueh Chen

陳成業

Professor, National Taiwan Sport University

國立體育大學

Kong-Ting Yeh

葉公鼎

Professor, National Taiwan Sport University

國立體育大學

Marion Reichel 

Innovation and Accelerator Program Manager

  1.FC Koln

CiCi Lee

李欣禧

BD Director, UNP Energy

物聯能源股份有限公司

Danny Fok

Head of Business Development Asia, Sportradar

Sam X. Li

Head of International Business Strategy, Sina Sports

Eddy Huang

黃永裕

Consultant, TENLife Health Technology

天來智慧健康科技

Nancy Liu

劉乃瑄

The Olympic Partners Sr. Expert, Beijing Organizing Committee of 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Antoine Cullier

Decathlon Taiwan Footwear and Textile Innovation Leader

臺灣迪卡儂

Cory Lu

呂彥翰

IT Planner of We Share Baseball of Dragons Baseball Club

共享棒球

Morris Sim

沈洊良

Founder of Brand Motor

Jin Hui Wong

Vice President of Citrine Capital

Phillip Tzou

Director at Wallonie Export-Investment Agency in Taiwan

Miko Pan

潘姿吟

Secretary General of Taiwan Sports Industry Development Association (TSIDA)

台灣運動產業協會秘書長

Harvey Ma

Founder of Aedge Ventures

Jeslin Bay

Co-Founder of BlackStorm Consulting

Jean Leclercq

Former Tennis GM Nike


Uli Becker

Ex President & CEO Reebok

Ed Dvorak

President NAGI, Ex SVP Spalding

Gayatri Sarkar

Founder She VC

Guy-Laurent Epstein

Marketing Director UEFA

Rod Nenner

VP Washington Football

Sebastien Audoux

Head of Digital Sport Canal+

Steve Schuster

CEO Rainier Communication

Prior Huang

Business Consultant of Atelligent Global Consulting Corp.

悅智全球顧問

F.T. Lin

林房儹

Professor, National Taiwan University of Sport

國立臺灣體育運動大學

Benjamin Chang

章揚

Business Consultant of Atelligent Global Consulting Corp

悅智全球顧問

Jay Hsueh

薛睿騰

Managing Partner of TX Ventures

台速創新

ABOUT HYPE GLOBAL VIRTUAL ACCELERATOR TAIWAN – 6TH CYCLE!

The 6th cycle of the HYPE Global Virtual Accelerator Taiwan aims to bring startups from around the world together to convert their ideas into concrete revenue-generating solutions, showcase them on the world sports tech stage and offer various priceless opportunities. Including connecting, learning from, and interacting with industry leaders. 


The program will be conducted in a HYBRID format – International Startups will have a 100% Virtual program and local Taiwanese startups will be invited to several physical events. *International startups that will be able to travel to Taiwan will also be invited to attend the physical events. 


TIMELINE

1st March - Applications Open

Submit your application


8th April - Applications Close

Soon after will email all applicants with an update on their status in the program


28th April - Bootcamp

The beginning of your journey to success. 

This is where you will pitch to be selected for the 6th GVA Taiwan Cohort


3rd May - Program Begins


4/5th May - Meet The Big Shots | Full Body Check

A full body check is the first thing to do before you run and run in this adventure.

We invite TX Ventures to send out full crews to polish you out and set goals to reach your dream. 


19th May - Sports Universities Meetup

You never need to worry when we can assemble the most prestigious professors from all Taiwanese Sports Universities for you at once.


1st June - Midterm Review

Time to look back and see how far we've come to take necessary steps moving forward!


16th June - Pitch Perfect Workshop

Ready for the Demo day, you need some boost to make your pitch perfect.


14th July - DEMO DAY

A startup must run with a dream, the world is quick but we are quicker, let’s show them something they have never seen before on the demo day.


Our Partners

Submit your Application

(Complete the short questionnaire below)

NB: Make sure you have the following materials ready:

  ✅  Company One Pager  ✅  Company Pitch Deck  ✅  Company Logo  ✅  Link to Product Video

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I apply from outside the hosting region and country?

Absolutely. Applications are welcome from outside the hosting region and country. If you see yourself as high potential company in the areas of sports-innovation, do apply. Some of our programs may offer travel and support assistance as well.

 What stage of a startup are you looking for?

We are looking for sports innovation companies with the highest potential for growth and return on investment. Selected startups cover a wide range of sectors, product stages and sizes. Whilst significant revenue is a strong validation of your business model, we still value other metrics to assess your growth potential.

Can I apply as a single founder?

We are excited about working with founders who are really passionate about solving a big problem and have taken the first steps to building something that customers find valuable. While we have found that teams with multiple co-founders are able to dramatically improve their positioning and offering following the program, we do occasionally invest in single founders. Typically a single founder has a product with customer traction and is actively seeking a co-founder, which is something we can also help you with.