HYPE GVA Taiwan – Gateway to Asia

Pitch to over 100 SPORTSTECH Investors & Leaders

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 aim to help entrepreneurs shape the future of the sports industry.

November 3, 2020

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.

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 1 accelerator in the APAC region and top 7 globally by UBI Global in 2015.

SCHEDULE

24/8/2020

Applications Open

Submit your application

11/10/2020

Applications Close

20/10/2020

Results

We will notify anyone who applies for this batch of the program by email. Good Luck

3/11/2020

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.

10-11/11/2020

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.

24/11/2020

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.

15-16/12/2020

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.

20/1/2021

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 at the demo day.

IAPS INVESTMENT BOARD

Hank Huang
黃經堯

Director of IAPS
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

Dorothee Berard

Innovation, Conception Leader, Decathlon
迪卡儂

Brian Lee
李翔麟

THE CLUB – TSAI HSING ELITE CLUB
再興高爾夫俱樂部

IC Jan
詹益鑑

Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley

Marco Villela

Innovation Design & Prototyping Leader, Decathlon
迪卡農

Bruce Bateman

Chief Technical Adviser, Lite-On
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

General Manager of Wei Chuan Dragons, Professional Baseball Team of Chinese Taipei
味全龍領隊

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

F.T. Lin
林房儹

Professor, National Taiwan University of Sport
國立臺灣體育運動大學

CiCi Lee
李欣禧

BD Director, Flexwave Energy Co., LTD
飛立威能源科技股份有限公司

Mike Yang

Founder of AQUABLOOM sports group and ISG-Nike Sports Camps-CHN/ASIA

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

Maxime CLAISSE

Decathlon Taiwan Digital Platform Leader
臺灣迪卡儂

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

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

Jin Hui Wong

Vice President of Citrine Capital

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

Rock Wu
吳佳倫

CEO of Innovation and Startup committee of Taiwan Fitness Industry Association
台灣運動健身產業協會 創新創業委員會執行長

Prior Huang

Business Consultant of Atelligent Global Consulting Corp.
悅智全球顧問

Jean Leclercq

Former Tennis GM Nike

Uli Becker

Ex President & CEO Reebok

Ed Dvorak

President NAGI, Ex SVP Spalding

Gayatri Sarkar

Fund Managing Partner HYPE Capital

Guy-Laurent Epstein

Marketing Director UEFA

Rod Nenner

VP Washington Redskins

Sebastien Audoux

Head of Digital Sport Canal+

Steve Schuster

CEO Rainier Communication

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FAQ

Didn’t find the answer you were looking for?

Email us at: elinor@hypesportsinnovation.com

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.

Didn’t find the answer you were looking for?

Email us at: elinor@hypesportsinnovation.com

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