10th Cycle - Virtual Program
Join the leading sports tech startups from around the globe and , gain direct access to investors, and leverage the opportunity to sign pilots or commercial agreements with global brands, clubs, and federations as well as tapping into the Asian market!
HYPE Global Virtual Accelerator Taiwan, the renowned 3-month accelerator program, has been a launchpad for 95 startups from 20 different countries since 2018. The Sports Administration of the Ministry of Education Taiwan has collaborated with HYPE Sports Innovation, the largest Global Sports Tech Arena, on 9 previous cycles.
The HYPE GVA Taiwan Program provides tremendous opportunities and rewards experience to the startups who participate. With strong support from the HYPE GVA Taiwan community, the enrolled startups have raised more than $26.4M USD worth of investment and business value since the beginning of the program.
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 optionally invited to attend the physical events.
After the conclusion of the GVA Taiwan program, startups will be incorporated into the ongoing GVA Program in which they will pitch to top-level sports properties.
Join over 95 startups that have paved their way to success through the past 9 cycles of the HYPE GVA Taiwan Accelerator.
Once your startup completes the program, you stay close within the IAPS and HYPE families and will forever be able to tap into our industry resources and global network.
Each cycle brings with it a unique batch of global and local startups, forming a tight bond between the founders and establishing new connections and supports systems to push your company to the next level.
Submit your application.
What will you need? Basic contact information and a business one pager.
This will give us an initial evaluation of your startups status.
Be sure to get an early seat.
After applying, startups will be informed of all the need-to-know info around the program and application process.
The beginning of your journey to success!
Through the pitch competition judges will evaluate different directions, such as market potential, business model, target audience, product status, etc. Ultimately judges will select 8-12 startups into HYPE GVA Taiwan 10th Cycle program.
Startups will be incorporated into the Reserve Pitching Session pipeline.
In these Reverse Pitching Sessions, top global clubs & brands in the industry, will directly share with you their challenges key future focus points.
From there, you will be invited to create and share customized pilot proposals addressing their key specific challenges.
If selected, you will be invited to a private pitching session with them and have chance to secure a pilot/commercial agreement.
The mentors will analyze the startups’ structure and condition, providing suggestions and setting up individual milestones for the program.
*Date Subject to Change
Specific match-made meetings for the startups to discuss with the highest-level university professors from sports academia in Taiwan, seeking opportunities for industry-academia cooperation.
*Date subject to change
Startups will participate in a workshop to enhance their pitching skills and adjust/improve their pitch-deck design. The following practice competition will also let the startups find out the improvement levels.
The mentors will review the milestone progress of startups in this duration. Additionally, the mentors will keep coaching on the startups’ development.
Time to look back and see how far we’ve come to take the necessary steps moving forward!
Meet in front of a panel of industry leaders, experts, mentors, investors, and more in order to get instrumental feedback prior to the final Demo Day!
The startups will show their achievement(s) after going through the program. Judges, Mentors and Investors will evaluate the startups on different directions, such as market potential, business model, target audience, product status, etc.
Outstanding teams will receive awards from HYPE, the administrative unit, and additional advertising opportunities.