San Antonio-based START Expands to Taiwan


South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics, known as START, announced this week that it has opened a comprehensive Phase 1 oncology clinical trials program in Taiwan. The Taiwan site is its second one in Asia. It also operates […] The post San Antonio-based START Expands to Taiwan appeared first on SiliconHills.

Taiwanese TV on Mucker and the Rise of Silicon Beach

Mucker Lab

Unique Business News , a satellite cable news show based out of Taiwan, stopped by Mucker’s offices recently as part of a segment on Silicon Beach. Reporter : Coming from Taiwan, William Hsu is the Co-founder and Partner of Mucker Capital. Keep up with all the latest updates, from Santa Monica, Taiwan, and beyond, by following Mucker on Twitter: Follow @mucker. About Us Ellen Huerta Mend press Silicon Beach Taiwan William Hsu


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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 17 – Organizational Design – Safi Bahcall

Steve Blank

communication networks, then identify how China might exploit these weaknesses differently during the political coercion of Taiwan in the near-term vs open conflict in the long-term. Taiwan announces its intention to comply with the U.S.

Financial Literacy Across Asia Declining: Mastercard


MasterCard’s Index – which covers Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar – calculates an aggregate score for each country based on three components: basic money management, financial planning and investment. Taiwan shoots to the top on the financial literacy charts.

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The Coming Chip Wars

Steve Blank

The United States just did this to China by limiting Huawei’s ability to outsource its in-house chip designs for manufacture by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), a Taiwanese chip foundry. There are also foundries, which fabricate chips designed by consumer and military customers; TSMC in Taiwan is the largest of these in the world. Turn the Tables – Convince TSMC/Taiwan to allow China to have sole access to TSMC.

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Techstars Cloud Selects 11 Companies to Participate in “Cloud 2016”


startups from Spain, Taiwan and Ireland are […] The post Techstars Cloud Selects 11 Companies to Participate in “Cloud 2016” appeared first on SiliconHills. Techstars Cloud in San Antonio announced its latest class of 11 companies participating in its second program this year. “We We have a group of amazing founders from all over the world,” Blake Yeager, managing director of Techstars Cloud wrote in a blog post. In addition to the U.S.,

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[Asia][Event] Echelon 2013 Agenda, Speaker Lineup And Pitching Startups Revealed


POP (Taiwan). TopAdmit (Taiwan). WayGo (Taiwan). Echelon put out a call looking for more of Asia’s most promising startups earlier this year. Last week its organizers, tech media and events platform e27 , finally announced its full speaker lineup, agenda and the participating startups pitching for the title of Echelon 2013′s Most Promising Startup.

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[Event] [Asia] Asian Startups Take Centrestage At Startups in Asia


Dr.Pad (Taiwan). Justaple (Taiwan). One stage. Two days. Four judges. Nineteen startups. One winner. The Startup Arena competition, part of Penn Olson ‘s two-day Startups in Asia Singapore conference, saw nineteen startups from all over Asia battle it out, with Singapore-based social collaborative learning platform Teamie emerging victorious.

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VISA Commercial Offers Program Returns; More Offers For Small, Medium Businesses


“Markets such as China, India, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan are currently hotbeds for business, and SMBs the world over have taken a keen interest in traveling to these countries looking for opportunities to grow their businesses,” explains Vikram Kshettry, Regional Director of Small Business products for Visa across Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. If you’re a small or medium business owner, VISA has reintroduced its Commercial Offers Program for 2012.

Suitcase Startup: One man’s journey to London to launch a startup, armed with just a suitcase and dream

The Next Web

Chris came up with the idea for Publicate while working in the LCD manufacturing business in Amsterdam and Taiwan. Starting today on The Next Web, we’re running a new video series, Suitcase Startup. We’ll be following Chris Bradley every fortnight as he relocates from his home in north Wales to London to launch a startup. He has no office, no accommodation and no money, but he will meet some interesting people along the way.

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China – The Sleeper Awakens (Part 1 of 5)

Steve Blank

China has gone from a land-based army to one that can support its territorial claims to the South China Sea and Taiwan with anti-access/area-denial weapons. Its Second Artillery Corps not only controls China’s ICBMs, but also its short range missiles pointed at Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, and U.S. I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual.

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8 Tips On Intercultural Communication And International Etiquette To Create Successful Business Relationships In Asia


For years I’ve studied the cultures in 10 Asian countries: China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Fast fact: In Taiwan, people work an average of 2,200 hours a year — a full 20 percent more than employees in Japan and the United States. By Sharon Schweitzer, J.D.,

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 14 – Planning– Major General Mike Fenzel

Steve Blank

And the Taiwan Straits are a hot-button issue. We just held our fourteenth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

China – The Sleeper Awakens (Part 1 of 5)

Steve Blank

China has gone from a land-based army to one that can support its territorial claims to the South China Sea and Taiwan with anti-access/area-denial weapons. Its Second Artillery Corps not only controls China’s ICBMs, but also its short range missiles pointed at Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, and U.S. I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual.

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Evernote Means Business In Asia Pacific, Rolls Out Evernote Business To More Countries


Evernote Business then came to Asia through Korea and the launch of Yinxiang Biji Business in China earlier this month, but the company has announced that Evernote Business will now be made available in more markets across APAC including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and more.

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[Singapore] JFDI.Asia’s Second Accelerator Program This Year Receives Overwhelming Response


Applications has streamed in from all over Asia, with applicants from Singapore and India comprising over half of the total number, with representation even from the UK – India (28%), Singapore (23%), Philippines (7%), Indonesia (6%), Taiwan (4%), Vietnam (4%), UK (3%), Malaysia (3%), Thailand (3%), US (3%), Australia (2%), Japan (1%) and Hong Kong (1%).

Cultural Strategy Key in Global Sourcing

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Nuvar sources from Europe (France, Germany, and Italy), Asia (China, Taiwan, and Malaysia) and North America (Mexico and Canada). ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Nuvar. Nuvar Incorporated , located in Holland, Michigan, develops and designs office furniture and healthcare products. Nuvar’s in-house engineering assists its customers with product development and design. Through a global network of manufacturing suppliers, Nuvar sources component part manufacturing.

Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study


Note: This study was conducted from the responses of some 5,500 Millennials aged 18-28 from across Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Russia, India, South Africa and the United Arabs Emirates. Much has been written about the characteristics – and quirks – of the Millennial Generation, those born between 1982 and 1995.

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5 Reasons Craftsmanship Is Making A Return     


There is a chasm of experience and appreciation between “Made in Taiwan” and “Made by Ty and Juan.” By Terri Alpert , founder and CEO of Uno Alla Volta. Millennials, the largest generation in history, represent 92 million U.S. consumers in their spending prime. They, along with the rest of the country, have moved to purchasing handmade and handcrafted goods.

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Tale of Two Valleys: LA and the Bay Area from an Investor’s Perspective

Mucker Lab

Almost 30 years ago, my father decided to uproot the entire family from Taiwan to the United States so that his academically “inconsistent” son could have an education tolerant and perhaps even encouraging of his idiosyncrasies.

ASUS Wants To Transform The Way We Work


One of those, Taiwan-based ASUS, has capitalized on Intel’s new generation chips to introduce an entire line of computing devices that seek to change the way we work. That the tablet device changed the face of the consumer electronics industry is beyond question.

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[Singapore] DBS Earmarks S$1 Million For Social Enterprises


The bank aims to launch localized social enterprise banking packages in its other key markets of China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and Taiwan in 2013. Singapore-based bank DBS today announced that they will be providing social enterprises in Singapore with project grants of up to S$1 million to help them with their business expansion plans and help boost their social causes.

What Are The Best Markets For Startups?


The nation quickly managed to transition from an emerging market to a developed market, as opposed to Qatar or Taiwan. When it comes down to startups, as well as emerging businesses, they have to make efforts to succeed in getting where they want. Can newly-established businesses make a real impact? As a matter of fact, yes. You can be profitable and bring change in the world.

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How to Keep Starting a Business from Ruining a Friendship


Dunkle and friend Mitch Gordon, 33, started their online travel community business in 2009 after they met teaching English in Taiwan, and realized there was a clear gap in quality online information about various overseas programs (teach, study, volunteer, etc.). We started work on the project in Taiwan before relocating to Berkeley, Calif., Founding your startup with your closest buddy might seem like a dream scenario.

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Four Takeaways from WATEC 2011 Cleanvest Summit

VC Cafe

Both Taiwan and Kenya have made agreements to exchange water technology and data revolving with Israel. I was fortunate to attend the party over at WATEC Israel 2011’s Cleanvest Summit. This is a pre-WATEC summit where startups got a chance to present their ideas to investors and hopefully have someone catch their bait. Cleanvest spotlighted companies from all over the clean energy spectrum, while the rest of the 3 day event exhibited water related technology companies.

[Review] HTC One M8


When Taiwan-based phone maker HTC launched their flagship HTC One early last year, it was touted as the device that would help pull the company out of its doldrums. The company probably hoped that the HTC One would spearhead its challenge in a mobile phone market dominated by Apple’s iPhone and an Android market dominated by Samsung. That didn’t quite happen.

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Who are we? And, where do we come from? (2010 edition)

crowdSPRING Blog

Buyers from Taiwan account for 0.015% of projects to date. Creatives from Taiwan account for 0.018% of projects awarded to date. A little over a year ago, I wrote a post about the international flavor of the crowdSPRING community and I thought perhaps it was time to click the refresh button and see what’s happened in the past year.

Who are we? And, where do we come from? (2010 edition)

crowdSPRING Blog

Buyers from Taiwan account for 0.015% of projects to date. Creatives from Taiwan account for 0.018% of projects awarded to date. A little over a year ago, I wrote a post about the international flavor of the crowdSPRING community and I thought perhaps it was time to click the refresh button and see what’s happened in the past year.

America’s Entrepreneurial Innovation Needs Help

Startup Professionals Musings

Both China and Taiwan now provide a 5 year, zero-tax holiday, for semiconductor manufacturers, followed by 5 years at rates as low as 5%. The innovation engine that powered the U.S. economy over the last century seems to be slowing down and dying, threatening not only local opportunities, but the economies all over the world. The $30 billion trade surplus in advanced technology products that America enjoyed just one decade ago has now become a $56 billion deficit.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 15 – Mid Term– Congressman Mike Gallagher

Steve Blank

And if you want to cooperate with China, that leads you down a path where you put Taiwan relations on the back burner. As well as a bilateral trade agreement with Taiwan. We just held our fifteenth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

Why Meeting Face-to-face Will Never Go out of Style

Up and Running

When MeCam set up manufacturing operations in Taiwan, CEO Drew Martin had never been there and had never met the people in charge of the operation face-to-face. Martin explained that his initial feelings about this arrangement were optimistic: “When people asked how many times I’d been to Taiwan, I was proud to say, ‘Oh, I didn’t have to go over there.'”

Is Loneliness a Side Effect of Working Remotely?

Transformify - Recruiting

Despite being based in North Carolina, Resume Genius has full-time staff working in diverse locations such as Britain, Taiwan, and Poland. Sam Johns is a human resources specialist at Resume Genius. The company adopted a remote work policy several years ago allowing its employees to work from home several days per month. Sam, why did Resume Genius introduce work from home policy?

Don’t Pay Bribes to Get International Expansion

Startup Professionals Musings

In a very recent international bribery case, Alcatel-Lucent decided to pay $137 million to settle charges that it paid millions of dollars in bribes to foreign officials to win and maintain contracts in Costa Rica, Hondurus, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Carousell gets cozy with Rakuten to bring its mobile marketplace to Southeast Asia

The Next Web

In July, Rakuten tested a new e-commerce service that lets users in Taiwan search for clothes using photos — reminiscent of what Carousell is doing right now. Singapore-based mobile marketplace Carousell wants more users in Southeast Asia to start buying and selling items through their mobile phones on its platform — and it has linked up with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten to do so.

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Furniture CEO Finds Balance between Success and Staying Grounded


Throughout the year, Blake travels to China, Taiwan and Mexico to meet with manufacturers and negotiate pricing and development of new and innovative office and school furniture products. Furniture is big business no matter how you look at it. Take a look around your home, office, or any restaurant you’re at. The room is filled with furniture of different shapes and sizes. You have office chairs, desks, tables, seats, and a whole range of furnishings that a company has to provide.

When Small Businesses Meet Big Opportunities


In China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain and Taiwan, exporting SMEs are roughly twice as likely to report such rapid growth compared to their non-exporting counterparts, while exporting SMEs in Brazil, Colombia and India are between 1.1-1.3 by Raj Subramaniam, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications, FedEx Services. For many visitors to Thailand, a trip to Bangkok’s famed Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the highlights of their holiday.

[Infographic] World Economic Freedom: Which Countries Rank The Highest?


On the other hand, the numbers are looking quite well for the former Asian tiger economies of Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, all of whom have outperformed the United States. Economic freedom – loosely defined by as the freedom to choose how to produce, sell, and use your own resources, while respecting others’ rights to do the same – is the key to greater opportunity and an improved quality of life.

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Help Detained USA Citizen In Abu Dhabi

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Including conferences in Italy, Canada, Holland, Turkey, the UK, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia. This is a departure for this blog. While there is a direct connection to creativity and innovation it is essentially a press release written by concerned leaders in the creativity and innovation international community. One of our own, Dr. Robert Alan Black, has been detained in Abu Dhabi. The details are below.

The End of More – The Death of Moore’s Law

Steve Blank

The other foundries are Samsung in South Korea and TSMC in Taiwan. A version of this article first appeared in IEEE Spectrum. For most of our lives the idea that computers and technology would get, better, faster, cheaper every year was as assured as the sun rising every morning. The story “ GlobalFoundries Stops All 7nm Development “ doesn’t sound like the end of that era, but for anyone who uses an electronic device, it most certainly is.

FinCEN Weighs In


As if on cue, BTC prices are back over $6000 and not negatively impacted by the news of the Binance hack — Taiwan-based Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world by volume. Greetings from the very beginning of NYC Blockchain Week. This is where it all started just two years ago, when ETH and BTC prices began their meteoric rise in 2017, soon to be followed by the ICO boom and bust. The feeling is less frothy and more realistic, but just as exciting in my opinion.

London Calling

Startup Lessons Learned

Coming Soon: other international editions of The Lean Startup Germany - Muenchner (March 2012) France – Pearson (March 2012) Spain - Planeta / Gestion 2000 imprint (February 2012) Brazil - Leya / Lua de Papel imprint (first half of 2012) Japan – Nikkei BP (Spring 2012) Taiwan - Flaneur Co. Happy New Year! Four months ago, T he Lean Startup debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list.

VC Victor Hwang: How To Create The Next Silicon Valley


Outside of the United States — which is the greatest refugee state in history — think of Israel, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. As Managing Director of T2 Venture Capital , a Silicon Valley venture firm that helps build “innovation ecosystems” around the globe, Victor Hwang knows quite a lot about what it takes to create an environment where high-tech startups can grow and thrive.

[Interview] Pekka Viljakainen, Author of “No Fear: Business Leadership for the Digital Age” (Part II)


If a Singapore company wants to operate in Asia, you simply have to live in Malaysia, China, Taiwan and see how the Singapore company can add value to those consumers. Leading business information architect and IT entrepreneur Pekka A. Viljakainen’s was recently in town to give a talk and promote his book “ No Fear: Business Leadership for the Digital Age “, and we were fortunate enough to catch him for a short interview to talk about how business leadership in the new digital era.