AppWorks Accelerator

Turbocharging Asia’s Top AI & Blockchain Startups

State of The AppWorks Network

300
STARTUPS
860
FOUNDERS
7,209
EMPLOYEES
$490M
TOTAL RAISE
$1.7B
TOTAL VALUATION
$1.9B
ANNUAL REVENUES

Help Solve Problems, Cross-Promote, Connect with Investors & Business Partners

Once you join AppWorks, you are immediately connected to our extraordinary alumni network of 780 founders. You’ll find the AppWorks Network extremely powerful when:

  • You run into problems and need advice from those who had done similar things
  • You need help with product promotions
  • You want to check references on an investor or a potential business partner
  • You need an intro to someone

By size, it is the largest of its kind in Asia. But more importantly, our culture of helping each other out is the real reason why it is so valuable.

Your Mentors =

Successful Founders

With the help of AppWorks, we successfully raised our seed funding from Steven Ho (何英圻), one of Asia’s most successful e-commerce startup founders. The ability to learn from his decades-long experience in online retail and in managing growing companies really shaped my development as a founder / CEO.

JEFFREY WU, FOUNDER / CEO, MORNINGSHOP (AW#4)

Connect with the Right Coach, Acquire the Right Mindset, Become the Best Founder You Can Be

Steven Ho, Founder of 91APP whose previous startups were successfully exited to eBay and Yahoo!; Ming Chen, Founder of KKday who successfully completed 2 IPOs and 1 M&A exits earlier; Jerry Kuo of Kuo Brothers (創業家兄弟) and Ben Tseng of Net Publishing (隆中網絡) all started and ran their companies all the way to IPO; Together with Mike Jiang of GameSofa, Nathan Chiu of cacaFly, John Fan of Cardinal Blue, as well as 60+ other successful startup founders are all AppWorks Mentors that you can connect and build a lifelong coaching relationship with.

Your Next Fundraising

Round, Led by AppWorks

With AppWorks leading the way, we completed 4 rounds of funding raising US$ 14.4 million, from reputable investors such as Ikyu, CID Group, I-Mei, Steven Ho’s NineYi Capital and Clayton Christensen’s Disruptive Innovation Fund.

ALEX CHEN, FOUNDER / CEO, EZTABLE (AW#1)

Terms, Structures, and Syndicate, Tailored to Your Needs

Venture capital is a sophisticated and complex ecosystem filled with firms specializing in different segments for various startup stages. It is also brimming with a slew of complicated terms and game rules. First-time founders often find the learning curve difficult to overcome and getting to the right investors a daunting task. That is why AppWorks is also a VC firm ourselves so we can better help you on the fundraising end. With 2 funds and US$ 61 million under management, we’re always ready to put the money to work in our startups. After all, who knows our startups better than us? On top of that, we can often act as the bridge between our startups and the venture capital community by leading financing rounds and putting together a syndicate tailored to your needs.

As founders who are always out there grinding and battling, there is nothing more important when your investors are respectful and supportive of your decisions. AppWorks is hyper active in providing support and connections for the startups while instill great confidence in founders even during the toughest periods of the startup life cycle.

SHAWN GUAN, FOUNDER / CEO, UMBO CV (AW#9)

Accelerator Details

Facilities

A Spacious Space
1,650 Square Meters / 500 坪
24/7/365
Always Open
Lots of Meeting Rooms
You'll always find one
AppWorks Open Space
A dedicated space for your next event
AppWorks Cafe
All-day hand-crafted Italian coffee made with love from our barista
Great Location
In the heart of Taipei and only a heartbeat away from every scene
Superb Connectivity
Top-speed Wi-Fi/Printers/Fax

Activities

Demo Day
Pitch to 1,200+ investors, potential partners and the media
Mentor Day
Pitch to AppWorks Mentors and win them over
Speaker Series
Be enlightened by a successful founder's story
AI / Blockchain Cohort Workshops
Workshops on core skills
Group Demo
Peer updates & feedbacks session
Partner Workshops
Hosted by AWS, GCP, FBStart, Microsoft, Nvidia and other accelerator partners
Office Hours
1-on-1 with AppWorks Partners, Masters and Mentors
Recruiting Events
Connecting with top engineering talent
Reunions
Meet alumni founders and hear their stories
Happy Hour
Engaging Friday evening with the community, beer, and snacks

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