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ASPN Sports Tech Accelerator Batch 1 Orientation

  • ASPN 1st Batch Orientation was a success. Speakers highlighted achievements and support for innovators. The panel featured industry leaders. The event highlighted ASPN’s impact, aiding startups globally.

December 27, 2023: The Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy (IAPS) hosted the 1st Batch Orientation for the ASPN Sports Tech Accelerator. 

Figure: Ministry of Education, Sports Administration Ms.Maggie Hsu was welcoming the delegates at the ASPN Orientation 

Ms. Maggie Hsu from the MOE Sports Administration commenced the event, highlighting the achievements of IAPS and ASPN. Ms. Judy Fang, Head of the International Division Programme, elaborated on ASPN’s support for Taiwanese innovators.

Figure: The panel discussion on the topic of resources and business strategy. 

The event panel consisted of BlackStorm’s Managing Partner Mr. Paddy Tan, IAPS’s CEO Dr. Michael Lin, Digital Transformation Research’s Director Mr. Tim Liu, and Ideal Venture Studio‘s Director Mr. arren Chua.

Figure: Funique VR CEO Leo Li discussing his Health & Wellness tech company

Funique VR CEO Mr. Leo Li discussed his Health & Wellness Tech Company. The event showcased IAPS alumni teams, like Funique VR CEO Mr. Leo Li and Fortune AI Founder Mr. Andrew Chen, inspiring ASPN delegates to maintain ties with coordinators beyond the program.

The event closed with an emphasis on ASPN’s impact, which has empowered 104 startups across 22 countries in Asia Pacific. The 6-month program aids sports startups in partnering, fundraising, and receiving mentorship from global industry leaders.

About BlackStorm Consulting 

BlackStorm Consulting (https://blackstormco.asia/) is a Singapore-based business consultancy firm that specialises in corporate strategy and market entry in Southeast Asia. We scale businesses by closing strategic gaps that hinder companies from reaching their potential. Our clients and connections are internationally present and range from small and medium-sized businesses, and MNCs to government agencies. 

About IAPS (Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University) 

Established in 2013, IAPS (https://iaps.ord.nycu.edu.tw/) is an accelerator at National Chiao Tung University. They aid tech startups, working with 950+ ventures, raising $10-11M annually, acclaimed globally. ASPN is one of the IAPS programs that drives sports innovation, linking 104 startups globally, supported by Taiwan’s Sports Administration, fostering an expansive Asia-Pacific ecosystem.