AppWorks Accelerator

Turbocharging Asia’s Top AI & Blockchain Startups

State of The AppWorks Network


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 1,044 founders. Within the AppWorks Ecosystem, you’ll have the opportunity to meet talented AI startup founders including Shawn Guan of Umbo CV (AW#9), KS Mooi of SkyRec (AW#11), Tammy Yang of DT42 (AW#13), Nelson Chu of High5 (AW#14), Adms Chung of Mobagel (AW#16), Joe Mak of ANIWEAR (AW#17) and Han Jin of Lucid (AW#18); as well as prominent blockchain startup founders including Bryan Cheng of Wagecan (AW#5), Titan Cheng of BitoEX (AW#6), Kevin Hoo of (AW#14), David Tang of Standard Kepler (AW#14), Wayne Huang of XREX (AW#17), Tianwei Liu of Xfers (AW#18) and Hai Ho of Triip (AW#18). 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 and Blockchain communities and 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.

For startups of various stages, AppWorks is one of the best Accelerators in the Asia region. Professionally run, large network, and quality alumni base, it’s also equity free to boot. As with anything it requires time and effort to stay engaged and to get the most out of the program, but the investment is for sure a worthwhile experience.

Kevin Wong, Co-Founder & CEO, Origami Labs (AW#15)

Your Mentors =

Successful Founders

AppWorks provides incredibly supportive mentorship to startup founders. All their partners and staff maintain tight-knit relations startups 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.


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 built his company from the ground up to IPO; Together with Mike Jiang of GameSofa, Nathan Chiu of cacaFly, 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.

Your Next Fundraising

Round, Led by AppWorks

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.


ICOs, 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. Whether it’s putting together your first round of institutional financing or launching an ICO, we’re always ready to put the money to work in our startups, with 2 funds and US$ 61 million under management and a 3rd fund of US$ 100M closing by the end of 2018. 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


A Spacious Space
1,650 Square Meters / 500 坪
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


Demo Day
Pitch to 1,200+ investors, potential partners and the media
Mentor Day
Gain feedback from 60+ AppWorks Mentors
Speaker Series
Learn from the experiences and tactics of successful founders
Group Demo
Peer updates & feedbacks session
Office Hours
1-on-1 with AppWorks Partners, Masters and Mentors
Recruiting Events
Connecting with top engineering talent
Alumni Meet & Greets
Thematic meetups to help you engage with AppWorks Alumni
Supper Fridays
Bond with the community over food and drinks every Friday evening
Specialist Workshops
Acquire fundamental skills in finance, accounting, legal, recruiting, & PR from our team of masters
Landing Pod
Explore the Taiwanese market via site visits and sharings from local champions

In collaboration with

AW#21 Application Timeline

Application for AppWorks Accelerator #20 has been closed. AppWorks #21 will be accepting applications from May 2020.
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AppWorks #21
May, 2020
Interview invitations &
Admissions Offers
Send out on a rolling basis
AppWorks #21
Official Kick-off
September, 2020