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Exploring Latest Opportunities in Southeast Asia: A Recap of the IAPS Event in Tainan, Taiwan

August 09, 2023: Tainan became a hub of knowledge and networking as professionals and enthusiasts gathered to delve into the latest opportunities in Southeast Asia.

The event, co-organised by the Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (IAPS) and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in collaboration with BlackStorm Consulting, offered a unique platform for insights, sharing, and one-on-one consulting.

The event unfolded as follows:

Getting Started: Opening Words by Mr. David Peng, CEO of NCKU

The proceedings commenced with the opening remarks from Mr. David Peng, the CEO of National Cheng Kung University. His words set the tone for an afternoon of exploration and discovery, emphasizing the importance of cross-border collaboration and the potential impact of the opportunities discussed.

Representing IAPS were Ms. Anita Hsieh, the Program Manager, and Ms. Kiki Chen, the Marketing Specialist, who introduced the event. 

Diving into Southeast Asian Opportunities

Ms. Jeslin Bay, the Group CEO of BlackStorm Consulting, took the stage next to provide an in-depth overview of the latest opportunities in Southeast Asia. With a dynamic presentation, Ms. Jeslin Bay illuminated the region’s diverse economic landscapes, emerging industries, and untapped potential.

Her insights resonated with attendees, offering a comprehensive understanding of how Southeast Asia is shaping up as a hotspot for growth and innovation.

Figure: Ms. Jeslin Bay was presenting to the crowd 

Engaging Discussions: Networking and Q&A

Following Jeslin’s presentation, participants engaged in a Q&A session and networking opportunity. This interactive segment allowed attendees to seek clarifications, share their perspectives, and connect with like-minded individuals who shared a keen interest in Southeast Asian prospects.

One-on-One Consulting

The event’s uniqueness was further underscored by the provision of one-on-one consulting sessions, where each team was allocated 30 minutes for personalised discussions.

This component allowed participants to directly engage with experts, gain tailored insights, and explore avenues for potential collaboration or future endeavors.

Co-organisers and Key Figures

The event’s success was credited to the collaborative efforts of two esteemed organisations: Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (IAPS) and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU).

Event Highlights:

  • Engaging opening remarks and introduction by IAPS
  • Comprehensive insights on the latest opportunities in Southeast Asia by BSC
  • Interactive Q&A session for attendee engagement
  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • Personalised one-on-one consulting sessions to address specific queries

About BlackStorm Consulting

BlackStorm Consulting (http://blackstormco.asia) is a Singapore-based boutique growth consultancy firm specialising in corporate strategy, profit management, and investment management. We scale businesses in Southeast Asia. Our clients and connections are internationally present and range from small and medium-sized businesses to MNCs to government agencies.

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

Established in 2013, IAPS (https://iaps.ord.nycu.edu.tw/) emerges as a tech-focused, university-affiliated startup accelerator. Having collaborated with over 950 startups and laboratory technicians, each annual program cycle facilitates cohorts in raising approximately 10-11 million USD. In 2015, IAPS was recognized by UBI Global, earning the distinction of being the top accelerator in the APAC region and securing the 7th position on the global scale.

About National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

Ranked among the premier public universities in Tainan City, Taiwan, National Cheng Kung University (https://www.ncku.edu.tw/) stands as an institution renowned for its practical academic ethos, robust research capabilities, globally-oriented educational setting, cross-disciplinary innovation, productive academia-industry partnerships, and results-driven perspective on challenges.