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News  29, Apr 2013

TMI launches hardware accelerator program

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tmi.vcTMI, an incubator based in Taipei, Taiwan has recently launched a new hardware accelerator program to help startups build their businesses.

Founded in 2012 by US venture firm WI Harper Group, Head of Innovation Works Lee Kaifu, and ITRI, TMI is an incubator baesd in Taipei. Some of its portfolio includes online video platform Eumakh, online wardrobe Re.mu, location based social network Mapchats as well as kids entertainment studio Roam & Wander. Eumakh is founded by the AtticTV team, which is also our Echelon 2012 alumnus as well as a graduate of Founder Institute Singapore.

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TMI is now branching out and is launching its Hardware Acceleration Program (HAP), a business incubator that welcomes innovative mobile and internet-related hardware startups. HAP provides all the support startups need for building their dreams from prototype creation to mass production.

Peter Liu from WI Harper Group, one of the firms that support this program, emphasized that “The goal of the Hardware Acceleration Program is to assist early-stage hardware innovation projects throughout the different steps of the business creation.” He also added that the program is mainly focused on linking startups with experienced manufacturers in order to make high quality and competitive products, and that “it will create an advantageous environment for all parties involved.”

One important feature about this program is that it is free of cost for eligible projects, as TMI does not seek profit from it. Instead, the business incubator aims to discover new investment opportunities through the accelerator program.

For more information on the Hardware Acceleration Program, you can get in touch with Vivienne Liao. You can also apply for the accelerator programme at their official website.

Read also: WI Harper and TMI funds children entertainment studio Roam & Wander

Jacky Yap

Jacky Yap

Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co

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