Bridge to MassChallenge Taiwan is an international startup competition that identifies and accelerates the top startups from across the world, and connects those startups to the global market and MassChallenge's global network.
Who are we?
Bridge to MassChallenge Taiwan (B2MC Taiwan) is a collaboration between MassChallenge and the Linkou Startup Terrace, under support from Taiwan’s Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), to catalyze and support an Asian regional startup community in Taiwan.
Through Bridge to MassChallenge Taiwan, MassChallenge has teamed up with the Inspiring Super Ideas, BE Capital & Accelerator and DCB to support entrepreneurs as they develop and execute on game-changing ideas, technologies, and discoveries.
Who can participate?
We look for entrepreneurs who want to take their businesses to the next level. We accept applications from:
The official language of the program is English, and the applicant must be proficient in English.
When is the program? (See detailed timeline below)
What's in it for startups?
Following an international application process, selected startups will participate in intensive, multi-day boot camps in Taipei and Boston where startups will receive:
The semi-finalist teams will attend the Taiwan boot camp, to be held in May 2019, which will culminate in a pitch competition. The top 14 teams from this competition will win a free 4 month acceleration period in Taipei and a trip to Boston, USA, and participate in a week-long boot camp at the MassChallenge headquarters in October 2019.
The top 14 startups selected to participate in the Boston boot camp:
AESOP medicine (Taiwan): AESOP provide an AI software that identifies and predicts prescription errors and create a win-win solution for physicians and patients.
AetherAI (Taiwan) aetherAI is a pathology-focused AI development platform, allowing every hospitals to build their own medical image AI models.
Guzip Biomarkers Corp. (Taiwan): We are dedicated in finding novel DNA methylation biomarkers for clinical applications.
ID Water (Taiwan): We focus on creating unmanned shrimp farms through AI and IOT technologies and assisting farmers to increase their average harvest by 400%.
Longgood (Taiwan): LONGGOOD is the first interactive rehabilitation software development company in Taiwan.
MeansGood (Taiwan): MeansGood is just like the Aerofarms in the Chinese herbal medicine cultivation industry.
MedFluid (Taiwan): To deal with abuse of antibiotics, we use microfluidic to build personalized antibiotics screening platform that is faster and more precise.
MTAMTech Corporation (Taiwan): Cost effective, accurate (similar to gold standard), rapid and reliable anti-cancer drug screening for personalized medicine and drug dev.
Phood (USA): Phood is food waste prevention technology that helps food businesses reduce food waste by up to 50% and create cost savings of $100,000/yr
PurCity (Denmark): Turning Buildings into Large Scale Air Purification Systems
Saathi (India): 100% Biodegradable & Compostable all-natural sanitary pads made from Banana fiber
Seknova Biotechnology (Taiwan): The Seknova System is the only continuous diabetes monitoring system that offers triple monitoring for early detection of complications.
Team8 (France): Connectable watch for kids combining FUN, Health, Education and Security. 1st health platform dedicated for kids behind a cool game for all.
Weav-Air (Canada): WeavAir offers advanced sensors & predictive analytics solution to save energy & reduce costs of high value air distribution systems.
About Bridge to MassChallenge
Bridge to MassChallenge strengthens innovation ecosystems and drives the creation of high quality jobs by supporting entrepreneurs and connecting them to MassChallenge’s global network. The program collaborates with local entities to understand the potential and strategic value of their unique ecosystem, empowers them to build their innovation communities, and connects them to global markets.
MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. To date, 1,500 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $3 billion in funding, generated approximately $2 billion in revenue, and created over 80,000 total jobs.