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Fleur Pellerin: Her Journey from Minister of France to Sharp-eyed CEO
Following her first visit earlier this year, former French Minister Mme. Fleur Pellerin arrived in Taiwan again for the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT). Although no longer Minister of SMEs, Innovation, and the Digital Economy, the first Ma
[Reprint]Exclusive:The ONE TENCENT plan—Q&A with Steven Chang, corporate VP of Tencent
China’s internet giant Tencent announced their “ONE TENCENT” plan yesterday at their 10th MIND conference on September 12th at the Shanghai World Expo Center. Celebrating the 10th year of their MIND conference, Tencent puts forward “ONE TENCENT” to integr
[Reprint] Taiwan Turnaround: Going Global
In part 2 of the Taiwan Turnaround series looking at how Taiwan’s internet tech scene is catching up, TechNode talks to VCs, accelerators, and entrepreneurs about how they are helping Taiwan startups to go global. Next, in the series, we check in with som
[Reprint] Meet Pinta Studios: Turning VR content into money-making IP
With the Venice International Film Festival kicking off this week, Pinta Studios is showcasing its latest Virtual Reality (VR) animated film “The Dream Collector” in competition with other 21 VR works from around the world.
[Reprint] The Enternship program, internships at Seoul based startups
The Seoul Global Startup Center are offering paid internships at Seoul based startups this summer, according to the Centre’s Danny Kim.
MOX Demo Day Batch 3 kicked off in Taipei: CashFi and Ulike
The Mobile-Only Accelerator (MOX) kicked off its Demo Day Batch 3 on August 22 in Taipei. In total, six startups - CashFi, BigGo, Screea, Ulike, Pixtory and Tomoto - were introduced by Ryan Shuken, The Director of Program at MOX. William Bao Bean, Managin
Amidst unveiling of new Service Center, Tesla discusses plans for Taiwan
Following the much-talked about opening of its first flagship store in Taipei’s bustling Xinyi area last year, Tesla has now officially unveiled its most recent service center on the island nation. Located in Taipei’s Neihu district, this official represe
Meet Global Startup-Austria Highlights
In early July, the Austrian Commercial Office in Taipei has teamed up with Meet Startup Gathering to organize the “Meet Global Startup-Austria.”
[ MIT Bootcamp Series ] Be Innovative and Creative! MIT's Beyond Food Bootcamp is coming to Taiwan
This September, MIT's widely popular Bootcamp series will come to Taipei City. Labeled Beyond Food and organized in cooperation with the Taiwanese Haoshi Foundation, the event will see participants explore innovate startup solutions to food-related issues
Robots, AI, and making the world a better place: Interview with UBTech VP Paul Wu
Chinese unicorn startup UBTech has announced its official entry into the Taiwanese market this March. The robot and artificial intelligence (AI)-specialized company seeks to sell its home-centered robot helpers to a broader audience.
Exclusive Interview with AR startup WayRay’s founder: equipping the cars of the future
With a fresh investment from Alibaba, augmented reality (AR) GPS and wearable company WayRay is set to make great strides within the car industry.
Lee Kai-fu’s Sinovation Ventures and Foxconn vowing to push AI
China-based venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures, has recently announced that they have secured fundraising for two more projects. The two funds respectively are a $300m endowment and a China-centered one worth $290m (RMB2.5b). One of the lead investo
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