HYPE GVA Taiwan – Gateway to Asia
Pitch to over 100 SPORTSTECH Investors & Leaders
Taiwan IAPS opens up its ecosystem and together with partners such as: Decathlon Taiwan & Dragons Professional Baseball Team aim to help entrepreneurs shape the future of the sports industry.
ABOUT HYPE GLOBAL VIRUTAL ACCELERATOR TAIWAN – 5TH CYCLE!
“The more you dream, the further you get”– Michael Phelps
With partnerships on four continents, HYPE Sports Innovation has built the first global sports innovation startup accelerator network, hosted by academic institutions and sports clubs.
The 5th cycle of the HYPE Global Virtual Accelerator – Taiwan Gateway to Asia helps startups from all over the world to convert their ideas into a bona fide innovation and solutions, showcase it on the world stage and offer various opportunities to connect, learn from and interact with industry leaders. The program will conduct 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 arrive to Taiwan will also be invited to attend the physical events.
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 1 accelerator in the APAC region and top 7 globally by UBI Global in 2015.
Submit your application
We will notify anyone who applies for this batch of the program by email. Good Luck
Bootcamp & Kickoff Day
The beginning of something new, you are not applying for a program, you are applying for a winning future. every selected startups should join.
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.
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.
Midterm Review & Pitch Perfect Workshop
Anyone can run but it takes a special kind of idiot to run a half marathon. It’s always good to know how you feel after half way of the run.
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 at the demo day.
3-month intensive program
Pitch to top industry figures
Speak to global sports brands
Gain valuable mentorship
Virtual Coffee with top execs
Expo at pertinent events
IAPS INVESTMENT BOARD
(產業加速器暨專利開發策略中心 主任 since 2013)
TAIWAN’s POWERFUL SPORTS KEY LEADERS & MENTORS
Ayelet Hashachar Baram
Chen Yueh Chen
Sam X. Li
Jin Hui Wong
Powering 100s of Startups worldwide
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.
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.
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.
We are looking to identify great founders who are proposing products that solve real problems or create meaningful innovations. We rate applications mainly according to your market segment and potentials, quality of founders and teams, revenue model and a technical assessment.
The duration of the accelerator program is 3 month, including the Bootcamp period.
(Please submit only in English)