CSR activity - TAIFU STARTUP ASSOCIATION INAUGURATION
STARTUP ASSOCIATION held a grand inauguration in TICC (Taipei International
Convention Center) on Dec. 13th, 2017 and Mr. Joseph Liao was
elected the first president. Liang-Gee Chen, the Minister of the Ministry of
Science and Technology, Ming-Hsin Kung, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry
of Economic Affairs, San-Quei Lin, the Vice Minister of Ministry of Labor,
Wan-Ju Yu, the legislator, and the top executive and academic faculty from
National Taiwan University attended the inauguration to convey
congratulations, including Dr. Tei-Wei Kuo, the President, Dr.
Shu-Hsing Li, Vice President, the Dean, Associate Dean, CEO and several
professors of the College of Management in Taiwan University. There
were more than 300 people attended the event.
During the conference, 9 startup teams presented their projects and business
models. There was also a section introducing HULT PRIZE, the largest global
student competition for social good by starting up a business which subject
is selected and the winner is announced by Bill Clinton, the former
president of USA, every year.
STARTUP ASSOCIATION is established by a group of people with ideals. The
objects are as below.
To upgrade Taiwan’s industries and create value by establishing a
platform for sharing ideas, connections, products, business models and
To share, discover, integrate and exchange resources.
To increase the synergy through transregional, cross-sectoral and
help innovative and ambitious alumni to acquire startup fund, resources and
provide experiences of new business models for enterprise upgrade or
cultivate with executive’s thinking and provide methods for performance
help match investors and good targets and reduce investment risk.
Characteristics of TAIFU STARTUP ASSOCIATION:
Resource mining. Alumni with professions are the most precious
community helping members to focus and create differential and
distinctive platform and values.
Startup is the main concern, including new product and new business.
Successful business model experience sharing is invited.
The best marketplace for marketing, with reasonable platform and
Joseph Liao, the Founder President, has dedicated himself in start-up
activities in Taiwan since 2016, leading a group of alumni of TaiDA-FuDan
Executive MBA to establish TAIFU STARTUP ASSOCIATION. Many International
students from Taiwan University Global MBA also have joined the association.
Until today the members are more than 650 people who are successful
entrepreneurs, top executives and outstanding professionals. Since last
year, the association has co-held 32 start-up forums and seminars with
organizations in France, Estonia, Russia, etc. The performance is
alumni of Taiwan University Executive MBA are the elites in the society,
processing precious leading wisdom, working experiences and abundant
resources. They are eager to pass on their knowledge and experiences to
younger generation. Meanwhile, they are open minded to learn new concepts
and involve themselves in new developments. TAIFU STARTUP ASSOCIATION is
acting the role to provide chances of international exchange of start-up
industries and we look forward to seeing the flourish results on this
platform in the near future