【Global Startup Lab 20th】~Taiwan Special Edition~
The Latest Trends of Taiwanese Startup Ecosystem and Taiwanese Startups Roadshow
Date: October 23, 2018 (Tue.)
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Venue: Deloitte Tohmatsu
Open to: Startups, corporations interested in foreign startups, reporters, investors(* Consulting companies are not eligible)
Among all the Asian Pacific Countries, Taiwan demonstrates excitements and excellence in technology focused innovation with uniqueness, especially shown in the industry and technology focused startup ecosystem. Taiwan’s startups innovation is constantly growing by the support from a group of large companies with strengths on manufacturing, such as ACER, Foxconn (Hon Hai), TSMC, HTC and others. In this event, a local institution deeply rooted in Taiwan’s Startup Ecosystem will introduce about Taiwanese innovation ecosystem.
During the event, Garage+, a Startup incubator with a deep relation to Taiwanese Startup Ecosystem through various activities, such as investment, acceleration and insulation, gives the presentation on the latest local trend of this topic. Additionally, nine Taiwanese Startups will present their pitch to introduce about their ideas and team. We sincerely invite everyone to join this great opportunity to further understand Taiwanese Startup Ecosystem.
(Taiwanese Startups are scheduled to present during this event in person. However, please note that this is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.)
* Languages: Japanese and English/Chinese
(Yurakucho Denki Building Seminar room 17-C , 1-7-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo)
|19:00-19:15||Latest Trend of Taiwanese Startup Ecosystem|
|19:15-19:40||①An Introduction of Taiwanese Startups Representing Latest Technology (Startup Pitch)
|19:50-20:10||②An Introduction of Taiwanese Startups Representing Latest Technology (Startup Pitch)
8. Kura Care
9. WASAI Technology
|20:20-20:50||Networking (exchange of business cards)|
Note: Contents may be subject to change.
Garage+ is a zero-equity incubator supported by Epoch Foundation, a non-profit founded by 20 bluechip companies in Taiwan. In 2003, Epoch initiated an educational program, Young Entrepreneurs of the Future, to cultivate young talents, which has generated more than 60 startups.
In 2008, Garage+ was founded to back up entrepreneurs. Since 2014, more than 196 startups (including 89 international startups) have resided in Garage+. It focuses on early-stage startups in IoT, Smart Device, Healthcare (medical devices and digital health), AR/VR, Big Data, AI, Robotics, and Green Tech.
Awards and Recognitions:
1.’‘Best Incubator in Taiwan” awarded by Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
2.The only invited incubator in the main hall at Computex Taipei 2018, the world’s 2nd largest technology exhibition.
3.The most recognized Asian incubator for international startups – more than 1,000 applications since 2016.
■ BioInspira, Inc.
BioInspira is a UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) spin-off company harnessing the power of advanced bio-materials to make low cost and highly accurate sensors for real-time detection and analysis of air chemicals. Our materials utilize genetic engineering and chemical modifications to enable highly selective sensors for air chemicals. While receiving widespread interest from many different sectors, BioInspira is focusing on hydrocarbon and nasty gases – such as formaldehyde, ammonia, etc. – as a platform to hit initial markets. For instance, the application for real-time detection of natural gas where there has been a prolonged problem in the Oil&Gas industry to efficiently differentiate the pipeline gas from the background or biogenic methane. We are now actively looking for customers/partners for field pilots and proof of concept testing, as well as sensor monitoring evaluation.
■ Coolso Technology Co., Ltd.
Coolso is a startup founded in February 2017. We are developing a Human Computer Interface solution using self-owned unique patented muscle bio signal detection technology developed by our founder. We aim to provide a reliable and flexible gesture recognition solution which allows user to easily control interactive content or electronics with their bare hands. Our field of application includes Gaming, AR/VR, IoT, and medical rehabilitation or prosthetics.
■ eTreego Co., Ltd. Cancelled
■ Fuelstation Inc.
Fuelstation Inc.’s first product: GO+ is a combination of a “music streaming offline cache-play platform” and “smart streaming earphone.” The brand-new ecosystem revolutionizes users’ listening experience and protects audio contents (such as Music, Audiobooks and Podcasts) by eliminating the intermediate processes.
GO+ aims to target sport and outdoor enthusiasts as it allows users to leave their phone behind and not worry about battery, storage, BT pairing and WiFi connection issue or even the inconveniences of carrying their phone during workout.
GO+ is not an ordinary Bluetooth earphone but one with a twist:
1. Embedded with streaming music player (currently, partner with KKBOX in Asia pacific)
2. Implemented an advance fitness and heart-rate sensor powered by Valencell
3. Provides best in class music quality with 6 sets of EQs enhancements
4. Built in ambient sound noise capturing technology to help users to stay aware of their surrounding activities.
■ Hugreen corp.
After knowing 70 percent of humanity’s water supply goes toward growing plants, Hugreen decided to make plants production more efficient. Hugreen is a modern agriculture company that develops a solution for flower/delicate plants growers, integrating international resources to develop a precise and automated managing system. Automated facilities, irrigation, temperature controller, and lightening systems are controlled by precision agriculture sensors.
A cloud base plant library recommends the optimum conditions for different types of plants. Sensor-database cross comparison system prevents all diseases and pests beforehand by showing the alarm/recommendations to customer’s smart phone. The flexibility, accuracy and price over performance ratio let us receive more than 10000 sets preorders from Australia, north America, and Europe. Hugreen dedicate ourselves to help small farmers also can grow better and save more resources.
■ inline apps limited
Inline helps thriving restaurants automate customer operations and improve the user experience for patrons before, during, and after dining. Inline services are used by millions of patrons at hundreds of locations in multiple countries.
Unlike traditional restaurant software, inline is an open platform that is designed to integrate with point of sale systems, customer relationship systems, websites, digital signage, and 3rd party apps.
■ Kura Care LLC
Kura Care LLC is a medical information analytics expert. Our proprietary health+Ai platform can build a disease model with personalized precision in a short period of time and condense huge amounts of medical information into insightful index to facilitate the medical decision process. Our solution is not just designed for hospital use, but can also be used for post-charge patients and telemedicine users. We have successfully built medical grade prediction engines for conditions such as heart failure, sepsis, infection, and influenza with 90% accuracy. We understand that analytics results need to be seamlessly combined with the existing medical workflow to maximize its value. Therefore, on top of analytics engines, we also provide ubiquitous value delivery solution (with or without sensor) to ensure largest coverage. By combining solid analytics engines and novel value delivery methods, we are able to reduce mortality rate, lower management cost, and increase care quality for hospitals and senior care facilities. Our solution has been adopted by several well respected hospitals in Taiwan.
Lucid is a profitable vision AI startup which developed the 3D Fusion technology, currently available in its flagship, the first VR180 consumer camera: LucidCam. Its technology allows any dual camera device such as 3D cameras, smartphones, robots, drones and others to sense and capture 3D/depth without the addition of sensors or emissions. Over time Lucid’s pure software solution outperforms expensive and large hardware depth systems by only leveraging on dual cameras and machine learning.
■ WASAI Technology, Inc.
“We accelerate system architecture and infrastructure.”
WASAI Technology provides Big Data acceleration platform based on FPGA card. Our solutions, including Apache Hadoop™ and Apache Spark™ systems for big data field, and secondary analysis of next-generation sequencing for biomedical field, bring in 2x to 6x performance boost and increase 30% to 200% power efficiency.
WASAI acceleration platform enables extremely high performance in data processing and low power consumption, which, together, reduces total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) of data center operation. The application domains of WASAI FPGA acceleration include big data cloud service, AI, telecom, IOT and biomedical services, which substantially benefit customers in the field of precision medicine. In order to meet the challenges of big data era, our goal is to bring our customers with better data computing value.
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