HYPE SPIN® Accelerator Taiwan
Pave the road to championship!
Sports Innovation Startup Accelerator
Taiwan IAPS opens up its ecosystem and network to help entrepreneurs to shape the future of our sports industry
ABOUT HYPE SPIN® ACCELERATOR TAIWAN – 4TH 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 4th cycle of the HYPE SPIN® Accelerator Taiwan 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.
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 APA to send out full crews to polish you out.
Sports Universities Expo
You never need to worry when we can assemble the most prestigious professors from all Taiwanese Sports Universities for you at once.
Mid-program onsite event
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
Yvonne Chen 陳儀雪
Max Huang 黃志遠
Raymond Wang 王景南
Kuan-Chung Lin 林冠仲
Patrick Li 李培僑
TAIWAN’s POWERFUL SPORTS KEY LEADERS
Brian Lee 李翔麟
IC Jan 詹益鑑
F.T. Lin 林房儹
David Wu 吳德威
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. In some of our programs, after this period, few teams may be invited to stay in the accelerator premises and will enjoy our facilities and networking for an extended duration.
While SPIN Accelerator is a major commitment, we do not require that you be primarily based onsite during the entire program. The program is made up of components of onsite and virtual support. In most programs, we expect up to 4 onsite visits will be required for the Bootcamp, Program kickoff, mid-program reality checks and the Demo Day. All other activities, seminars and mentoring will be supported virtually.
In most programs, co-working space for the program duration (within certain team size constraints) will be available.
We typically don’t directly provide accommodation as part of the program. However, we do provide in-depth support to help you find accommodation so the moving process as painless as possible.