Startup Taiwan is a two-fold campaign aimed at examining Taiwan’s startup ecosystem, from a foreigner’s point of view.
As Taiwan gains the attention of the international community because of its consistent top-ranked standard of living, landmark policies, and more recently its impeccable model of handling the coronavirus, more foreigners consider Taiwan as a place for opening up new businesses.
The first fold of this campaign is promoting our guidebook Startup Taiwan: Foreigners Business Guide. It is our attempt to offer a balanced yet comprehensive guide on setting up a business in Taiwan, with a focus on only the crucial pieces of information that foreign entrepreneurs need.
The book covers not only views from the key resource persons from the government, but also, exclusive interviews with private sector and foreign startup founders.
The approach in writing this book, I believe to be unbiased, is from a decade of experience as a business journalist. We’ve consulted with more than 20 resource persons, various online foreign startup groups in Taiwan, and visited more than 50 webpages – all in our bid to refine key takeaways before publishing.
The second fold is bringing our key findings to the attention of all key players – the government, private sector, and entrepreneurs in general – so that we could together help streamline the current policies and procedures…
For example, I observed that while the government policies have improved over time, it seems lacking one key element and that is the effective communication of these new policies so that the economy could maximize its benefit from its freedom of government information.
Startup Taiwan is a call to promote this country to our friends and network on digital platforms using the hashtag #StartupTaiwan. This will direct the attention to the bigger goal of promoting Taiwan to foreign talents, even to those global Taiwanese who are considering coming back home.
賴柏橋 (Paolo Lising) 為 MillionDC.com 的創辦人暨數位行銷專家，在台灣知名科技公司擁有超過十年的工作經驗，也是多次獲獎的菲律賓財經記者與作家。賴柏橋於國立台灣大學取得 MBA 碩士學位，並於賓州大學沃頓商學院就讀期間接受了廣泛的策略顧問訓練。
About the Author
Paolo Lising is co-founder of MillionDC.com and a digital marketing expert with a decade of experience working for listed tech companies in Taiwan. A multi-awarded business journalist and book author in the Philippines, Paolo took his masters in Business Administration MBA from the National Taiwan University with extensive training in strategy consulting under Wharton University of Pennsylvania.