AppWorks Accelerator

Turbocharging Greater Southeast Asia’s Top Startups

State of The
AppWorks Network

372
STARTUPS
1,288
FOUNDERS
15,014
EMPLOYEES
$1.34B
TOTAL RAISE
$5.25B
TOTAL VALUATION
$5.76B
ANNUAL REVENUES

A Community to Help Solve Problems, Cross-Promote, and Connect with Investors & Business Partners

Once you join AppWorks, you are immediately connected to our extraordinary alumni network of 1,288 founders. Within the AppWorks Ecosystem, you’ll have the opportunity to meet talented alumni founders including:

Together, you’ll find the community extremely powerful when:

  • You run into problems and need advice from those who have 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
  • You want to engage with the AI, blockchain, and regional communities to find support

In terms of size, AppWorks is the largest community of its kind in Asia. But more importantly, our culture of “paying-it-forward” and helping each other out is the real reason why it’s so valuable.

AppWorks is a startup for startups. Young, energetic, flexible, efficient and “customer” centric, prioritizing startups’ need to the top. One thing unlike a startup, however, is the resourcefulness of AppWorks. Strong alumni, full team of masters in various aspects, space and hardware, referral network, support on paperwork and even free lunch. Service level is so high, sometimes it feels surreal.

Kin Ko, founder of AW#17 LikeCoin from Hong Kong

Your Mentors =

Successful Founders

AppWorks provides incredibly supportive mentorship to startup founders. All their partners and staff maintain tight-knit relations founders that went through the accelerator program and can provide advice and guidance specific to the problems (e.g. finance, HR, PR, fundraising) faced by startups.

KEVIN CHAN, co-founder of AW#11 TAXIGO (acquired by LINE and is now known as LINE TAXI)  from Hongkong / Taiwan

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 exit earlier; Jerry Kuo of Kuo Brothers (創業家兄弟) who has sold his company to Groupon and later built 2 of his companies from the ground up to IPO; together with Mike Jiang of GameSofa, Joseph Phua of M17, Siu Rui Quek of Carousell, as well as 60+ other successful startup founders are all AppWorks Mentors that you can connect and build a lifelong coaching relationship with.

We’ll Help With Your Next

Fundraising Round

Jamie & Team AppWorks, already 10 years in the making, continues to challenge the community with their countless energy and spirit, creating a stronghold AppWorks alumni network. Regardless of which accelerator batch or which country you are from, we know we are family and can count on anyone to be truthful and helpful while managing a business and using technology to change the world for the better.

Jeffrey Wu, co-founder of AW#12 WeMo from Taiwan

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.  Founders who enter our accelerator are encouraged to talk to us about their capital needs at any time, either during or after their accelerator experience. We’re always open for a chat. 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.

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
Gain feedback from 60+ AppWorks Mentors
Office Hours
1-on-1 with AppWorks Partners, Masters and Mentors
Speaker Series
Learn from the experiences and tactics of successful founders
Founder’s Breakout Session
Peer updates & feedbacks session
Specialist Workshops
Acquire fundamental skills in finance, accounting, legal, recruiting, & PR from our team of masters
Alumni Meet & Greets
Thematic meetups to help you engage with AppWorks Alumni
Recruiting Events
Connecting with top engineering talent
Landing Pod
Explore the Taiwanese market via site visits and sharings from local champions

In collaboration with

AW#21 Accelerator Timeline

AppWorks #21 application period has ended.
AppWorks #22 will be open for submissions in November 2020.
If you would like to get a notice of when we start taking applications, please leave your contact information here: https://bit.ly/3geaiZ8
Applications Open
Now to July 1st
Interview & Admissions
Send out on a rolling basis
Official Kick-off
September 2020
Demo Day
October 2020

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