Sports StartupYOUR GATEWAY TO ASIA

NO FEEs | No Equity 

JOIN THIS GAME-CHANGING SPORTS TECH ACCELERATOR

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.

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

"It was an energizing experience to participate in HYPE Taiwan.

The HYPE team was dynamic, challenging, & actively connected us to mentors, investors & potential clients."


Chandra de Keyser

CEO of MoodMe

"Thanks to HYPE Sports Innovation and SPIN Taiwan who didn't stop moving forward when so many people cannot even step out of their house."

Amir Kamandi

CEO of Fastpong 

" Feels like being a part of a family where each member feels you, understands you and is devoted to helping you stand up on your feet."

Ryo Lee

CEO OF PICKUPS

ABOUT HYPE GLOBAL VIRTUAL ACCELERATOR TAIWAN – 7TH CYCLE!

The 7th 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. 


Alumni Journey

Access GVA 

Alumni Network

 Alumni from 

40+ Countries

Global Sports Tech 

Network

60+ Startup Alumni

IAPS INVESTMENT BOARD

Hank Huang

Director

Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy

Yvonne Chen

Founder and Managing Partner at Ceres Capital


Max Huang

Founder 

ACG Capital

Raymond Wang

Chairman

Asia Pacific Accelerator Innovation co., Ltd.

Kuan-Chung Lin

Vice President,

Shin Kong Global Venture

Patrick Li

Consultant

FungLy Venture Capital Inc.

TAIWAN’S POWERFUL SPORTS KEY LEADERS & MENTORS


Kong-Ting Yeh

Professor, 

National Taiwan Sport University


Ayelet Hashachar Baram

Founder & CEO of Eco-Nautical

Marion Reichel 

Innovation and Accelerator Program Manager

  1.FC Koln

Marco Villela

Innovation Product Engineer Decathlon

Cory Lu

IT Planner of We Share Baseball of Dragons Baseball Club


Hermann Huang

Deputy Director of IoT and Platform Service Div

Taiwan Mobile Co. Ltd

Phillip Tzou

Director at Wallonie Export-Investment Agency in Taiwan

Chen Yueh Chen

Professor, National Taiwan Sport University


T.Y. Shiang

Distinguished Professor, 

National Taiwan Normal University


Harvey Ma

Founder of Aedge Ventures

IC Jan

Chief Strategy Officer, Hukui Bio

Wei-Hua Ho

Professor, University of Taipei


Bruce Bateman

Chief Technical Adviser, 

LITEON Technologies

Paddy Tan

Managing Partner,BlackStorm Consulting

Jay Hsueh

Managing Partner of TX Ventures


Eddy Huang

Consultant, 

TENLife Health Technology


Darren Chua

Partner

BlackStorm Consulting

Benjamin Chang

Business Consultant of Atelligent Global Consulting Corp


Prior Huang

Business Consultant of Atelligent Global Consulting Corp.


Rock Wu

CEO of Innovation and Startup committee

Taiwan Fitness Industry Association

Nadia Kang

Consultant / CMO

Tiger Accelarator / AiQ Smart Clothing Inc.

Quentin You

Consultant & Chief Business Officer Atelligent Global Consulting


David Wu

VP, 

PC home Group


CiCi Lee

BD Director, 

UNP Energy


Jeslin Bay

Co-Founder of BlackStorm Consulting

Nancy Liu

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

Miko Pan

Secretary General of Taiwan Sports Industry Development Association (TSIDA)


Danny Fok

Head of Business Development Asia, Sportradar

Morris Sim

Founder,

Brand Motor

Brian Lee

THE CLUB

TSAI HSING ELITE CLUB


GLOBAL INDUSTRY LEADERS

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

TIMELINE

1st September - Applications Open

Submit your application


14th October - Applications Close

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


4th November - Bootcamp

The beginning of your journey to success. 

This is where you will pitch to be selected for the 7th GVA Taiwan Cohort


Program Begins


9th November- 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. 


TBD November - 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.


8th December - Midterm Review

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


14th + 15th December - Pitch Perfect Workshop

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


19th January - 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.


Submit your Application

(Complete the short form below. Est Time: 1 Minute)


Applications Closed

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.

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!