Collaboration with Startup Island TAIWAN

Startup Island TAIWAN is a startup ecosystem builder to introduce business resources providing for Taiwanese startups in Japan, Japanese startups, and business professionals building a closer-knit Taiwanese/Japanese community.

On July 4th, Startup Island Taiwan organized a Community Gathering event that brought together the Taiwanese community in Japan, including experienced Taiwanese professionals, Japan talent market experts, leading startups from Taiwan, and startup ecosystem builders in Tokyo. The goal of this event was to bring different stakeholders together to grasp the unique cultural differences between Taiwan and Japan, business and talent best practices and trends, and meet future partners/members of their company.

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Shibuya Startup Support (SSS) and the Shibuya City Global Hub City Promotion Office attended the networking event to meet with leading startups from Taiwan interested in Japanese market entry. SoMee Kang, Startup Visa Lead of Shibuya Startup Support, spoke about Shibuya’s startup ecosystem, Shibuya’s startup visa uniqueness as well as soft landing services that the City offers.

Engaging Q&A sessions and networking time followed and it was gratifying to see the interest shown by those who participated.

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Messages from Allen John Ku, Operations Director at Startup Island TAIWAN

How was the event?

It was tremendous to be able to host this event with Shibuya Startup Support’s team. Also since our location was close to their office, it was to have the team’s support and great to finally meet many of the members of SSS who I have been video conferencing with since the early Covid period!

How do you see the future collaboration with startup communities in Japan and also Shibuya Startup Support?

For Taiwan and our organization Startup Island TAIWAN, Japan as a whole is a very important partner for the Taiwan Startup ecosystem and Shibuya Startup Support is definitely one of our longstanding partners. We have hosted and collaborated with them for both Online and Offline events to share each other’s offerings and opportunities. We look forward to reaching new heights of cooperation in the future.

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Through participation in the Community Gathering Event organized by Startup Island Taiwan, we had a great opportunity to learn and network with leading founders and startups from Taiwan. Shibuya Startup Support will continue to strengthen ties with global startup ecosystem builders to welcome more international leading startups and founders to Japan.

If you are a startup interested in our startup visa program or soft landing services, please feel free to contact us!

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