Having just completed the six regional Satellites, here’s a recap of what went on at the Taiwan Satellite.
The Taiwan Satellite was a half day event held on 24 April 2012 at the Taipei International Convention Centre. The event kicked off with an opening by e27, followed by a series of back-to-back keynote sessions by a mix of speakers made up of entrepreneurs, investors and BlackBerry representative.
The pitching session featuring 14 startups from Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong was the main highlight of the event. To select the the best startups to exhibit and pitch at the main event, Echelon 2012 (on 11 & 12 June 2012), a panel of judges made up of a mix of key people from the Singapore and Taiwan tech scene were present: Jit Siong Koh (e27, Co-founder), Mark Hsu (Partner, TMI Holding), Alan Wong (Application Development Specialist, Research In Motion), Jamie Lin (Founder of AppWorks) and Izero Lee (COO, KKBOX Inc.)
In the end, it was Ragic Builder, a flexible business application for companies to create web applications that took home the Judges’ Choice award. Unlike the previous four satellites we had, where only one award was given out, a second award by TMI Holding, Echelon 2012’s Taiwan Satellite Partner, was also given away to the startup they saw most promising. The prize, a four-month incubation program opportunity that provides them with access to the Taiwan, Beijing or US market (depending on the stage that the startup) was presented to Docubank, a cloud computing document management service startup.
For more information on the pitching startups at the Taiwan Satellite, read our previous article here.
Check out pictures from our Taiwan Satellite, courtesy of TMI Holding, here!