AppWorks Accelerator

Turbocharging Asia’s Top AI & Blockchain Startups

Application Timeline

Calling Aspiring AI & Blockchain Startup Founders
Apply to AppWorks Accelerator #18 NOW!

Early Mover
Application
NOW to OCT-29, 2018 11:59pm (Taipei Time)
Final Round
Application
OCT-30 to JAN-2, 2019 11:59pm (Taipei Time)
Interview Invitations &
Admissions Offers
Send out on a rolling basis
AppWorks #18
Official Kick-off
MAR-8, 2019

State of The AppWorks Network

300
STARTUPS
860
FOUNDERS
7,209
EMPLOYEES
$490M
TOTAL RAISE
$1.7B
TOTAL VALUATION
$1.9B
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 860 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), and Adms Chung of Mobagel (AW#16); as well as prominent blockchain startup founders including Bryan Cheng of Wagecan (AW#5), Titan Cheng of BitoEX (AW#6), Kevin Hoo of blockcast.it (AW#14) and David Tang of Standard Kepler (AW#14). 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.

AppWorks Accelerator is the engine of distributive technologies. Upon joining the community, I saw first-hand the impact that AppWorks was making across the region. Every 6 months, enterprises from all industries look forward to meeting new teams so they can learn and implement innovative technologies into their organizations. Teams with innovative idea and product can benefit so much from AppWorks Accelerator.

NELSON CHU, FOUNDER, HIGH5 (AW#14)

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.

KEVIN CHAN, FOUNDER / CEO, TAXIGO (AW#11)

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

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)

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

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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