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Epoch Garage+ Launches 2023 Open House for Startups in Taiwan

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Epoch Garage+ 2023 Open House, The Startup Global Program

Garage+, a Taipei, Taiwan-based zero-equity startup incubator supported by the Epoch Foundation, is launching its 2023 Open House on December 6th.

35 must-see global startups are exhibiting, offering technologies across sectors including AI, enterprise, energy, ESG, healthcare, supply chain, and manufacturing.

The Startup Global Program is a bi-annual program that invites international startups to connect with Taiwan’s industrial resources, its local entrepreneurial community, and act as a gateway to explore Asian market opportunities.

Startups from around the world have a remarkable opportunity awaiting them in Taiwan. Garage+ extends an invitation, offering subsidized air tickets, 8 days of comfortable accommodation, and the chance to connect with top Taiwanese industries through personalized one-on-one meetings. With the participating enterprises including names like Wistron Corporation, Delta, Quanta, MediaTek, Pegatron, Realtek Semiconductor, China Development Industrial Bank, and Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank, numerous matchmaking meetings have been arranged to explore exciting business prospects.

Supported by Taiwan’s National Development Council, the Startup Global Program, 2023 Open House event will include companies from Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, Canada, the USA, the UK, Netherlands, Estonia, and Israel. Collectively they have received over USD$100 million in investment to date from investors such as Epson, Sumitomo Corporation, Mitsui Chemical, ABB, Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho Bank, Mitsubishi Corporation, MUFG Bank, and TOYOTA TSUSHO.

Open House Details

Profiles of Global Startups
Clarius Mobile Health – Established in Canada, 2014. Received USD 42M investment.
 
A handheld ultrasound company specializing in high-end imaging, coupled with AI for automating acquisitions at the point of care. Received Frost & Sullivan’s 2023 Company of the Year for the North America Ultraportable Ultrasound Industry.

SENSYN ROBOTICS, Inc. – Established in Japan, 2015. Received USD 27M investment. 
This software company has developed applications that use robotics such as drones to improve the quality of large-scale infrastructure inspections.

Zeroboard Inc. – Established in Japan, 2021. Received USD 19M investment. 
Its self-developed ‘Zeroboard’ is a cloud service for calculating and visualizing GHG emissions, consulting on decarbonization.

Elephantech Inc. – Established in Japan, 2014. Received USD 14.8M investment. 
It created an industry milestone by becoming the first company in the world to manufacture PCBs using metal inkjet printing.

High Lander – Established in Israel, 2018. Received USD 14M investment. 
It addresses drone fleet management and Unmanned Traffic Management in UAV markets.

Orangewood Labs – Established in the UK, 2017. Received USD 4.1M investment. 
Robots are hard to program and expensive to deploy which we are solving for, so this company is streamlining AI robot creation, which means factory robots today and space robots tomorrow.

Anique, Inc. – Established in Japan, 2019. Received USD 4M investment. 
Produces digi-physical anime merchandise, leveraging AI, blockchain and XR. Currently collaborating with more than 50 Japanese anime/manga IPs, and featured in Toyo Keizai’s “100 greatest startups”.

Innovative Mechatronic Systems – Established in the Netherlands, 2016. Received USD 3.27M investment. 
The developer of the Archimedes Drive, a high-precision toothless gearbox. This patented technology equips applications with enhanced performance, opening new possibilities in automation.

Garage+ is a zero-equity incubator supported by the Epoch Foundation. In 1998, Epoch initiated an educational program, Epoch School, to cultivate young talents’ entrepreneurship. It has generated more than 80 startups. In 2008, Garage+ was founded to support entrepreneurs, focused on early-stage startups in AI, Big Data, IoT, Smart Devices, Healthcare, and Green Tech. Since 2014, more than 555 startups have resided in Garage+, including 284 international startups.

Founded in 1991, Epoch Foundation has been representing 20 Taiwan-based blue-chip companies closely allying with the world’s top-notch academic institutes like MIT and UC Berkeley.

VCWire

02/12/2023