AppWorks Accelerator

Boosting 35 Top Asian Startups Every 6 Months

State of The AppWorks Network

323
STARTUPS
780
FOUNDERS
5,696
EMPLOYEES
$432M
TOTAL RAISE
$1.6B
TOTAL VALUATION
$1.3B
YEARLY 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. When you run into problems and need advice from those who had done similar things, when you need help with product promotions, want to check references on an investor or a potential business partner, or when you simply need an intro to someone, you’ll find the AppWorks Network extremely powerful. 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.

The AppWorks Network is really powerful. Within days of joining the Accelerator, I was already connected to all the e-commerce platforms I could work with. It would have taken me months if I were to do it alone.

JOEL LEONG, CO-FOUNDER, SHOPBACK (AW#13)

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.

JEFFERY 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), Ben Tseng of Net Publishing (隆中網絡), and Jamy Lin of i-Part (尚凡國際) all started and ran their companies all the way to IPO; Mike Jiang of GameSofa, Sega Chen of Gamer.com.tw, Vincent Hsieh of FashionGuide as well as 40+ 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 an extremely sophisticated ecosystem with lots of firms specializing in different segments and stages as well as 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. To help our startups solve this problem, AppWorks decided to become a venture capital firm ourselves.  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.

More Details

Facilities

A Spacious Space
1,150 Square Meters / 350 坪
24/7/365
Always Open
Lots of Meeting Rooms
11 of them so you'll always find one
AppWorks Open Space
A dedicated space for your next events
AppWorks Cafe
All-day hand-crafted Italian coffee by our barista
Great Location
In the heart of Taipei, a heartbeat away from every scene
Superb Connectivity
Top-speed Wi-Fi/Printers/Fax

Activities

Weekly Demo
Monday morning updates & feedbacks session
Training Tuesday
Workshops on core digital skills
Speaker Series
Be enlightened by a successful founder's story every Wednesday
Happy Hour
Soothing Friday evenings with the community, beer, and snacks
Office Hours
1-on-1 with AppWorks Partners and Mentors
Reunions
Meet alumni founders and hear their stories
Workshops
Hosted by AWS, Google, Facebook and other accelerator partners
Mentor Day
Pitch to AppWorks Mentors and win them over
Demo Day
Pitch to 1,000+ investors, potential partners and the media

AppWorks #16 Application Timeline

Application for AppWorks Accelerator #16 has been closed. If there’s any reasonable cause for your late application, you can still apply through here. (Please let us know what caused you a delayed application with Question 28. Anything else we should know?) Good luck! We look forward to reading your story and meeting you in person.

1st Round Application
Sep-27 to Oct-23, 2017 11:59pm (Taipei Time)
2nd Round Application
Oct-24 to Nov-20, 2017 11:59pm (Taipei Time)
Interview Invitations & Admissions Offers
Send out on a rolling basis
AppWorks #16
Official Kick-off
Mar-5, 2018